Mateys, a glimmer of hope for us Brits with Portugal opening up to tourists and the UK being included in the list of countries they are willing to welcome with open arms.
Portugal is open and ‘tourists are welcome’, according to the country’s foreign minister Augusto Santos Silva. If flights are available, Portugal is ready and waiting, although the land border between Portugal and Spain will stay closed until 15th June.
When arriving in Portugal by air you will NOT be required to go into quarantine, there will be ‘minimal health controls’ in accordance with the country’s lockdown rules.
Other countries that Portugal are welcoming include Canada, Brazil, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.
TAP, Portugal’s biggest airline, have announced that they will be starting their service to North American also which will begin on the 4th June then slowly resuming more scheduled flights further into the summer.
Please note, if you plan on flying into the Azores and Madeira islands instead of mainland Portugal there are further rules and regulations to stick to. You will need to wear a mask and also are required to provide proof of a negative covid test taken within 72 hours of arrival, or take a free test when you arrive.