Breaking News: Portugal wasn't put on a 'green watch list' before being demoted to amber, says Sun Travel Editor Lisa Minot, who says the government went back on a promise to put green list countries on a 'watch list' before they were demoted to amber.
She said: “The government saying ‘but we always told you that international travel was going to be different this year.’
But there is a difference between different or difficult and almost impossible. I think at the moment there needs to much more clarity.
We were told that there was going to be this green watch list, where countries at risk of going on the amber list would be placed on a green watch list. That hasn’t happened.
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, said that quickly adding Portugal to the UK's 'amber list' was a cautious move that will support the decision for further reopening on 21 June.
Portugal lost its 'green list' status, and will move to amber next week, meaning it will no longer be a quarantine-free holiday destination for UK citizens.
Seven countries have also been added to the UK’s red list, following the latest review of the Government’s ‘traffic light’ system.
Arrivals from the following countries will need to spend 10 days in isolation in a quarantine hotel, at a cost of up to £1,750 per person: Egypt, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Bahrain, Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago and Afghanistan.
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