As Covid-19 surge higher in UK, Portugal has been added to England’s quarantine list, meaning any travellers arriving from 4am on Saturday will have to isolate for two weeks. Earlier last week, Portugal was added to Wales and Scotland’s quarantine list.
The restriction will not apply to travellers returning from Madeira and the Azores.
Hungary, French Polynesia and Reunion have also been added to the list of countries from which travellers to England will have to quarantine.
However, those arriving in England from Sweden will no longer need to isolate.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the latest changes to England’s quarantine measures as he hailed how “enhanced data” meant the government now has “the capability to assess islands separate to their mainland countries”.
He also reminded all travellers to the UK they must complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to entry.