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Britual tourists can visit Portugal from Monday, Portuguese Foreign Minister confirmed today Emma Featherstone.
The move follows widespread speculation that British travelers should cancel their trips to the country by May 30.
Portugal was widely expected to lift its rules against non-essential travel in time to welcome the British back, but yesterday’s extension of the country’s “state of calamity” until May 30 created new uncertainty – although this does not affect decisions to allow people inside and outside the country.
“[This] revoke essential travel restrictions [that are in] up until May 16, ”said the Portuguese National Tourist Board in a statement confirming that the country would reopen its doors to the British.
Those arriving in Portugal from the UK will still be required to present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure.
Portugal is the only major European holiday destination on the green list and Porto are set to host the Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City on May 29.
“People from the UK have visited Portugal and celebrated our culture, traditions, monuments, history and have enjoyed our warm hospitality for decades. We look forward to welcoming you[ing] all travelers from the UK, ”said a spokesperson for the tourist office.