“So I was running around at the weekend down at Heathrow because they guaranteed that they would get the results back to me.”
The travel journalist added: “And the flight cost £25, the test cost £100.
“There is something gone wrong there.”
He said: “The only cloud on the horizon is that for going back, I have got to start getting all the forms in place.
“Tests before departure, book a test before arrival, fill in a passenger locator form.
“I’ve been to the Soviet Union and honestly it was a lot easier than just coming back into my own country after this!”
But the country has some of the strictest Covid restrictions, similar to Spain and Italy.
Masks and face coverings are mandatory indoors and outdoors, on public transport and UK holidaymakers are subject to the local rules.
Punters must also wear a mask when entering or leaving the beach in Portugal – if they don’t follow these rules they face a massive €1,000 fine.
Foreign travel reopened on May 17 along with other restrictions being lifted in the UK, such as indoor hospitality and an end to the overnight stay ban.
And a huge 20 flights from the UK landed in Faro, Portugal on Monday morning bringing sun chasing Britons into the country for a much-needed holiday.
Countries labelled as ‘amber’ and ‘red’ on the UK Government’s traffic light system’ remain virtually off-limits for Britons as they are countries with high covid rates.
Travellers to red list countries have to quarantine in government-provided hotels at a cost of around £1,750 per head – covering food, accommodation, transport, and testing.
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Travel Feed