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UK tourists can enter Portugal from Monday as Covid restrictions end

The Guardian | Visit Portugal says anyone entering the country will have to have an RT-PCR test 72 hours before departure.

Portugal is to reopen to British visitors with negative PCR test results on Monday, despite the government extending a nationwide state of emergency until the end of the month as the country continues to recover from a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement came a week after the UK government added Portugal to the “green list” of countries to which Britons can travel from 17 May without the need to quarantine on their return.

In a much-anticipated statement on Friday afternoon, the Portuguese government confirmed that British tourists would be allowed to enter Portugal from midnight on Monday.

Read the full May 15 report in The Guardian here.

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