Portugal will welcome British tourists from 17 May if they have a vaccination certificate or evidence of a recent negative COVID-19 test, said the country’s tourism minister, adding to hopes for a travel recovery in Europe this summer.
“We do hope to welcome all British holidaymakers from 17 May,” Portugal’s tourism minister Rita Marques informed. She said that Britons could either present their vaccination certificate or their negative test result in what would be a very straightforward and simple process.
Britons should also be able to participate in the EU’s digital green pass plan to allow travel, she said. There has been reports earlier that there has been a surge in interest and bookings for holidays abroad ever since Cyprus and Portugal made the announcement that they would re-open to British tourists. Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) has also been removed from England’s travel red list.