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Holidays: Portugal removed from ‘safe’ list – plus Hungary, French Polynesia & Reunion

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tweeted the latest update today.

He explained that anyone coming back from these destinations will have to quarantine for 14 days from Saturday morning.

“Data shows we need to remove PORTUGAL (minus the AZORES and MADEIRA), HUNGARY, FRENCH POLYNESIA and REUNION from the Travel Corridor list to keep everyone safe,” Shapps posted.

“If you arrive in England from these destinations after 4am Saturday, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.”

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Portugal was only recently added to the travel corridor list.

However, the country has since seen its number of coronavirus cases rise.

Many expected the government to remove Portugal from the ‘safe’ list last week after Wales and Scotland axed the mainland from theirs on September 4 and September 5 respectively.

Fear of the news sent many Britons scrambling to return home last weekend – and with many furious when they learnt Portugal remained on England’s travel corridor list.

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The latest update is likely to spark a second rush back to the UK as they race against the Saturday 4am deadline.

Hungary has also been added to Wales’ quarantine list, coming into force on Saturday.

However, in more positive news, Sweden has now been added to the ‘safe’ list.

This means, the government no longer advises against non-essential travel to the country.

“This week, SWEDEN has been ADDED to the Travel Corridors list,” tweeted Shapps.

The Transport Secretary also issued a warning about Passenger Locator Forms and the importance of filling them in.

“All travellers returning to the UK MUST complete a Passenger Locator Form by law,” said Shapps on Twitter this afternoon in the same thread.

“This is vital in protecting public health & ensuring those who need to are complying with self-isolation rules.

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“It is a criminal offence not to complete the form and spot checks will be taking place.”

Source:Daily Express :: Travel Feed

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