Football Fans Being Told To Quarantine On Return To UK From Porto

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FOOTBALL fans returning from the Champions League final in Portugal are now being told they need to self-isolate after passengers on multiple returning flights tested positive for Covid.

Football fans returning from the Champions League final in Portugal are now being told they need to self-isolate after passengers on multiple returning flights tested positive for Covid. Many Man City and Chelsea fans were seen in the city centre of Portugal before and after the match on Saturday, May 29.

It has been reported that as many as five flights that were organised by Manchester City for the big match have been affected, with around 12,000 fans having travelled for the match. The news comes as it has just been announced that Portugal has been removed from the green travel list today, June 3.

According to Falmouth Packet, a sports journalist for Stats Perform, Dom Farrell, travelled to Porto for work and four days after flying home received a notification from NHS Test and Trace informing him to self-isolate for a week. A colleague of Farrell’s was on the same flight and received the same notification.

“I’m all right – I can put my tests through expenses at work, but there will be people who were on that flight who will have paid for a ticket, paid for all their tests, and will now maybe be losing a week of work,” said Mr Farrell.

According to the Irish Mirror, three planeloads of people returning from Portugal have been told to self-isolate as cases in Portugal rise.

According to The Mail, Man City fans have also been caught up in the scare as all passengers on the 9 am Ryanair flight from Porto to Manchester have also been told to isolate immediately.


The Euro Weekly News is running a campaign to help reunite Brits in Spain with their family and friends by capping the costs of PCR tests for travel. Please help us urge the government to cap costs at http://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/16/ewn-champions-the-rights-of-brits-in-spain-to-see-loved-ones-again/

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