Portugal to come off the travel green list and added to amber in shock blow for holidays

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Holidaymakers will no longer be able to travel to Portugal quarantine free this summer. The nation is being taken off the green list and added to the amber list later today, according to the BBC.

The UK’s travel traffic light system will be updated later today, with Portugal expected to be removed from the green list.

The news comes after a meeting this morning between Westminster and the UK’s devolved governments.

The decision was made following advice from the joint biosecurity centre.

Boris Johnson’s cabinet will announce the news later today, according to BBC sources.

Many British holidaymakers were planning to travel to Portugal this summer, but now they will not be permitted to do so without having to quarantine.

This leaves Iceland as the only European nation to let Britons into the country quarantine free.

Other countries on the green list include Australia, New Zealand, and Israel.

No new countries were added to the green list today.

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The Government decides which category – green, amber, or red – to place a country depending on advice from the Joint Biosecurity Centre.

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