The UK government has confirmed Portugal has been removed from the ‘green’ list of countries which UK travellers will be able to visit and not self-isolate on their return home.
Wales has so far adopted the same list of countries for foreign travel purposes as the UK government and Westminster was issuing its updated list today, Thursday, June 3, which could see countries moving between the green, amber and red lists. The news about Portugal was confirmed by Transport Minister Grant Shapps this afternoon.
People returning to the UK from green locations are not required to self-isolate, and only need to take one post-arrival coronavirus test.
Travellers returning from amber list locations – which currently includes popular hotspots such as Spain, France, Italy and Greece – must quarantine at home for 10 days and take two post-arrival tests, while there is a travel ban to red list countries. Anyone flying in from a red list country must go straight to an airport hotel in quarantine conditions and remain there for 10 days.
On Wednesday, Boris Johnson warned the Government will have “no hesitation” over moving countries off the green list if necessary and said it will “wait and see” what the recommendations of the Joint Biosecurity Centre are before announcing changes to the travel lists.
There are emerging reports that no countries will be added to the green list.