THOUSANDS of Brits on holiday in Portugal face a mad dash to return home by Tuesday to avoid having to quarantine.
The country was today relegated to Britain’s amber list after ministers sounded the alarm about a worrying new “Nepal mutation” of the Indian variant detected in the holiday hotspot.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps this afternoon sent thousands of travel plans up in smoke by advising Brits NOT to go to the popular destination – and making returning passengers self-isolate from 4am next Tuesday.
Today’s decision to turn it amber means anyone coming back will now have to isolate for ten days when they get home – with the option to test to release on day five.
Anyone coming into the country will already have to show a negative Covid test, and pay for more in the days after they land back in Britain.
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