The United Kingdom has decided to remove Continental Portugal from the air corridors, keeping Madeira and the Azores.
The United Kingdom has removed Continental Portugal from the air corridors, keeping Madeira and the Azores, the British Secretary of State for Transport announced on Twitter.
“Data shows we need to remove PORTUGAL (minus the AZORES and MADEIRA), HUNGARY, FRENCH POLYNESIA and REUNION from the Travel Corridor list to keep everyone safe,” wrote Grant Shapps, announcing that the new list takes effect from 4 am this Saturday, September 12. If passengers from these destinations arrive in the UK after 4 am on Saturday, they will need to quarantine for 14-days.
The British politician also explains that the government now has the ability to evaluate the islands separately from the mainland. “If you arrive in England from the AZORES or MADEIRA, you will NOT need to self-isolate for 14 days,” he explains.
This is a reversal of the decision taken on August 20, with a practical effect on August 22, when Portugal was included in the air corridors.
Besides excluding the territories already mentioned, Boris Johnson’s government decided this week to add Sweden to the air corridors.