Portugal makes green list – find cheap summer holidays from £131pp

PORTUGAL has made it onto the UK travel "green" list, meaning holidays to the country can go ahead quarantine-free from May 17.

The green list is part of the UK's traffic light scheme, and it allows holidays to go ahead with few restrictions for British travellers.

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Countries are classified as either green, amber, or red, depending on the state of the pandemic and rate of vaccinations.

Portugal has made the "green" list due to it having kept coronavirus cases low, with just a few hundred new daily cases.

The country most recently reported 373 daily Covid cases and has given 25.9 per cent of its population a first dose of the vaccine.

Brits who travel to "green" list countries will be able to return to England without quarantine restrictions but will require a pre-flight Covid test as well as a PCR test on day two of returning to the UK.

Brits that have been eagerly awaiting the travel announcement can find some great deals to Portugal:

  • Easyjet Holidays 7-night Algarve holidays in June from £256pp
  • TUI Algarve deals in September and October from £290pp
  • Jet2 Holidays September 7-night self-catering holidays from £364pp
  • Jet2 Holidays September 7-night all-inclusive holidays from £499pp
  • Easyjet Holidays 7-night stay at Mirachoro II apartments Praia da Rochain June from £256pp
  • Thomas Cook September 7-nights self-catering holidays from £206pp 
  • Love Holidays 7-night holidays in July from £131pp
  • Travel Republic 7-night holidays in July from £231pp

Prices were correct at time of publishing.

May 17 is the start date for holidays abroad, as the Government continues to ease the lockdown restrictions and the Commons Transport Committee says the travel industry needs time to prepare.

Those countries that are on the "amber" list require a negative Covid test before arrival in the UK, plus two further tests once in the country and a ten-day quarantine at home.

Arrivals from "red" list countries would have to isolate at a quarantine hotel for 10 days, at a cost of £1,750.

If you're looking for more foreign holiday inspiration, we've found cheap all inclusive holidays for this summer and there are many cheap package holidays.

For breaks in the UK, holiday parks are offering huge bargains and we've found the best UK holiday parks with children’s entertainment and the best holiday parks with outdoor pools.

We've also rounded up great deals in the UK's warmest places and found the best kid-friendly beaches and England's best family-friendly seaside towns.

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