Friday, December 04, 2020
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The UK Government has today announced that Portugal will be added to the list of travel corridors.

From 0400 hours on 22 August 2020, passengers arriving in the UK from Portugal (including the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores) will no longer need to self-isolate, so long as they have not been in, or transited through any other non-exempt countries in the fourteen days preceding their arrival. Passengers arriving in the UK before that deadline will be required to complete the full 14 day self-isolation period.  

All travellers arriving in the UK, including those from exempt destinations, will still be required to show a complete passenger locator form on arrival into the UK, unless they fall into a small group of exemptions.  

UK travel advice restrictions to mainland Portugal have been removed with immediate effect.   

The British Embassy wishes to thank the Portuguese authorities for their constructive cooperation in recent weeks, including regularly providing updated figures on the evolution of the virus in Portugal.   

Updated list of safe countries to visit here

Updated list of countries exempt from quarantine in England.

More information can be found here: gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

BRITISH EMBASSY, LISBON