COVID-19. Tourist Corridor opens with United Kingdom ‘Good News’

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“I’m not worried at all, I think it’s a good news for this opening in the UK Tourist Corridor,” Francisco Calheiros in Lisbon said at the press conference for the presentation of the National Council of Portuguese Confederations, an organization that The social concert brings together four associations with seats in (CAP, CCP, CIP and CTP) and also the Portuguese Construction and Real Estate Confederation.

Asked if he was concerned that a large influx of tourists at this stage could increase the number of new infections by Kovid-19 and thus put Portugal on the red list of destinations, the CTP chairman said Said he did not do so, arguing that it should be that the fact that “all tourists, without exception,” had to land at any national airport was “a negative test conducted in the last 48 hours.” have to present.

“That’s why I’m not worried. They are tourists who really miss us,” he said.

This Monday, 17 flights arrived at the Far Airport with 5,500 passengers from the United Kingdom, what was the first day the British were allowed to travel to Portugal without quarantine on their return.

According to a report by the French agency AFP, the Kovid-19 epidemic caused at least 3,391,849 deaths worldwide, resulting in more than 163.5 million cases of infection.

According to the latest bulletin of the Directorate General of Health, 17,011 people have died out of 842,767 confirmed cases of infection in Portugal.

The disease is transmitted to a new coronavirus found in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.

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Cory Weinberg

About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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