The Prime Minister announced today, that as of Saturday, there will be a total halt of flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom, with the exception of those who are of a humane nature to return Portuguese and British citizens.
Antonio Costa announced the measure after being attended by Videocon at an informal summit of EU leaders aimed at coordinating measures to counter Kovid-19 between member states.
Antonio Costa said that, like Saturday, “only Portuguese flights wishing to return to Portugal, or British nationals wishing to return to the United Kingdom, will be made with flights with a human nature to ensure repatriation”.
According to the Prime Minister, during this informal meeting of EU leaders, globally, “there was a manifestation of great concern in relation to the development of the epidemic, namely in relation to the development driven by the new British version, especially in countries.” Close ties with the United Kingdom, as in Portugal ”.
In terms of borders, Antonio Costa considered that the “most important” decision taken at the informal summit was related to the end of flights from the United Kingdom or Portugal to the United Kingdom.