By Ron Howells • 05 June 2021 • 20:09
Holidaymakers Jam Faro Airport To Fly Home From Portugal Before Tuesday 4.00 am Deadline. image: Twitter
Holidaymakers Jam Faro Airport To Fly Home From Portugal Before Tuesday 4.00 am Deadline.
British holidaymakers flooded into Faro airport today, Saturday, June 5, as they rushed to get back to the UK before Portugal is plunged onto the amber travel list from Tuesday.
Hundreds were crammed into the airport as they desperately tried to catch flights back to Britain to avoid the need for quarantine, the country was on the green list when they first arrived.
According to travellers that made the journey back to the UK, there were long queues of tourists at Faro airport, who were not social distancing, that were snapped looking fed up as they waited to board planes in scorching 22C heat. Both Ryanair and easyJet laid on m
Brits are scrambling to get back to the UK before Portugal moves to the UK’s amber list from 4.00 am on Tuesday in scenes resembling the fiasco witnessed in France last year when thousands were queued up next to the Channel Tunnel, stranded due to the French government’s decision to close all borders because of escalating virus cases.
It is estimated that more than 112,000 Brits are currently still in Portugal, travellers returning from there after Tuesday’s 4.00 am deadline will be required to take a pre-departure PCR Covid test and provide a negative result.
When back in the UK, they will then have to pay for a further two tests on days two and eight of their 10-day quarantine. Brits can opt for private Covid test providers, which can cost between £120 – €140 and £300 €350 per person – or slightly cheaper options are available from Boots and Superdrug.
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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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.
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