British holidaymakers were previously left in limbo as Portuguese authorities were yet to decide whether the country will allow them to visit from next week.
But the country’s minister of state for foreign affairs has now announced that travel between the two countries, among other countries, that Portugal has put on a green list, will commence on Monday 17 May from 0001.
Travellers will still need a negative PCR test 72hrs before their flight to gain entry into the country.
Visit Portugal said in a statement:
“The Portuguese minister of state for foreign affairs announced today that British tourists will be allowed to enter Portugal as of the 00:00 of 17th of May, next Monday.
“This decision will revoke the essential travel restrictions that is in place until the 16th of May.
“Any person entering Portugal will have, in any case, to have an RT-PCR test done 72 hours before departure.”
Sky News also reports the new travel development here:
Portugal will allow UK tourists to enter the country when a UK ban on foreign travel ends on Monday.#COVID19 latest: https://t.co/GqEG62tsre pic.twitter.com/e6ofCutXCm
— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 14, 2021