Early return to UK causes queues at Faroe Airport

Early return to UK causes queues at Faroe Airport

Hundreds of tourists arrive at Faroe Airport to board 55 flights to the UK, as shown sic report.

Most of the early return to the UK is expected between this Sunday and Monday, when airlines expect the departure of most of the 100,000 British tourists to the Algarve.

To double the transport capacity, companies are changing planes and asking tourists to arrive at the airport earlier. Passenger rush is expected to increase in the coming hours.

Although Portugal has removed the British list of safe countries, tourists continue to visit. Still, and with the quarantine requirement,
The Algarve is expected to fall in comparison to the estimated 200,000 tourists for June.

Starting Tuesday, arrivals from Portugal are subject to a 10-day quarantine and three COVID-19 tests: a rapid test before boarding and two PCRs, one per second and one on the eighth day.

Government working with UK to put Portugal back on Green List

The government is working with the UK to put Portugal back on the list of safe countries to travel. Following the UK announcement, the government disputes the reasons given by London, but is prepared to reverse the situation.

The foreign minister assured on Friday that he had already been informed of Portugal’s removal from Britain’s green list of safe countries. Augusto Santos Silva considers this decision incomprehensible, as the epidemic situation in both countries is similar.

The British government maintains that one of the reasons for removing the entire Portuguese territory from the green list of countries safe to travel was based on the increase in cases of the Nepalese mutation, which originated from the Indian version, a version contested by Portuguese health officials. .

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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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