UK GOV Update

Many of you have sent me the latest update on the UK GOV website, here is the update below.

  • The Portuguese Government has announced that from 1 January 2021, travel by UK nationals to Portugal will not be permitted, except for essential purposes. This restriction does not apply to UK nationals who are legally resident in Portugal or any other EU member state
  • On arrival in Portugal including Madeira, Porto Santo and the Azores, you will be required to provide a certificate confirming a negative test result for SARS/COVID-19 taken in the previous 72 hours (not required for children aged two or under). Airlines are likely to deny boarding if you cannot provide this at check-in. Check the requirements with your airline in advance of travelling
  • In Madeira, you will be required to take an additional PCR test 5 – 7 days after your initial test. From the day you arrive in Madeira until you receive the results of this additional test, you must remain in isolation.

Isn’t this what has already been in place for the last couple of weeks, just seems to have been worded different.?

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