Portugal expects to welcome British tourists from May 17

  • ECO News
  • 18 March 2021

The Secretary of State for Tourism, Rita Marques, said that Portugal should start receiving the first British tourists from mid-May.

British tourists should be able to return to Portugal from May 17, upon presentation of a vaccination certificate or a negative test result for coronavirus, said the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tourism, in an interview with BBC radio, quoted by Reuters.

“We do hope to welcome all British holidaymakers from May 17,” said Rita Marques on Thursday, stating that after presenting one of those two methods, it will be “a very straightforward and simple process.”

The Secretary of State also said that British tourists should be included in the EU’s digital green pass plan.

The United Kingdom on Friday removed Portugal from the famous ‘red list’, ending the need for the Portuguese to quarantine when arriving in British territory. However, the Portuguese government has decided to keep all flights to and from the United Kingdom suspended until March 31.