British visitors to Portugal must self-isolate for 14 days if not fully vaccinated

British visitors to Portugal who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 must self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.

The new strict rules entered into force today (Monday) and state that anyone traveling to mainland Portugal by air, land or sea, will have to prove that they have received two doses of the vaccine at least two weeks previously, or self-isolate “at home or a place indicated by the health authorities”.

The regulations will be in effect until July 11 at the earliest and will apply to seaside resorts on the continent. The Portuguese island of Madeira is not covered by the restrictions.

Most of the new Covid cases are concentrated in the region around the capital Lisbon, the southern Algarve, a favorite of British holidaymakers, has the highest ‘R’ number of 1.34, according to health reports local.

Portugal on Thursday imposed stricter rules, including forcing restaurants to close earlier this weekend in Lisbon and the Algarve resort town of Albufeira.

“We are in a fight against the time between the progression of the disease and the vaccination process,” Cabinet Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva said.

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Portugal is currently on the British government’s Orange Travel List, which means passengers must also self-isolate for 10 days upon their return to Britain.

He was removed from the green list, which does not require passengers to self-quarantine, last month amid concerns over an increase in cases.

Germany is also trying to get the European Union to ban all travelers from the UK, whether or not they have received a coronavirus vaccine. However, the plan meets resistance from Spain and Greece.

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