Holidaymakers To Portugal Told To Wear Masks On Beaches Or Face Hefty Fines

Holidaymakers To Portugal Told To Wear Masks On Beaches Or Face Fines And Even Arrest! image: Twitter

Holidaymakers To Portugal Told To Wear Masks On Beaches Or Face Hefty Fines.

British tourists were handed on arrival into Portugal’s Faro airport, face masks and sanitiser after which they were asked to provide full details about their stay as they touched down in the country for the start of long-awaited sunshine breaks.

All Brits arriving the country were also warned by officials the airport of the strict rules for wearing face masks in public places, which includes keeping them on while on the beach or they could be hit with hefty €117 fines, according to The Sun.

Passengers in arrivals were asked by immigration officials to produce proof of a negative PCR test and show that they had completed a locator form, with details of where they are staying before being allowed to proceed on to the baggage hall.

Katie Price has slammed influencers who broke lockdown rules over the Covid pandemic as she eased into her first holiday after the travel ban was lifted on Monday, May 17. The lucky ex-glamour model, 42, jetted out one of the first flights out of London to Portugal yesterday together with her fiancé Carl Woods.

It comes as the Portuguese tourism minister announced at the weekend that ‘everything is open’ for British tourists when borders open. The secretary of State for tourism, Rita Marques, revealed that restaurants, coffee shops, and bars had been opened up in time for an expected influx of holidaymakers this week

She told the BBC: ‘We have been working hard to tackle the pandemic, as I said, so restaurants and coffee shops and shops and everything is open as from May 1.’

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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!. Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.