Covid in UK: Portugal demands British passengers must quarantine for two weeks if not fully vaccinated

British people arriving in Portugal have to self-isolate for 14 days if they have not been fully vaccinated, Portuguese officials have announced.

Passengers travelling to the country will have to quarantine for the two week period unless they can show proof of having had two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to arriving.

The new rules come into effect today (Monday June 28) and last until at least July 11 – they do not impact under 12-year-olds.

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Brits arriving in Portugal will have to self-isolate for two weeks if they are not fully vaccinated, Portugal officials warn.

The law does not apply in Madeira, which has been moved back to the UK’s green list.

From 17 May, Portugal was on the UK’s ‘green list' and was a quarantine-free destination for holidaymakers.

But it was removed on 3 June over concern for a “Nepal mutation of the so-called Indian variant”, and British travellers had to travel back within four days of the announcement before the country moved to ‘amber’ with many who were planning to go there having to cancel their trips.

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