CHeslin Baker, from the English county of Leicestershire, arrived in Algarve with two friends two days before the British government amended the ‘green list’, excluding Portugal. The tourist now says he felt like a criminal at home.
In May, Portugal joined the UK’s green list, and the British and his friends decided to use Algarve’s heat, especially after a year’s epidemic. Tourists purchased Ryanair flight tickets departing from East Midlands Airport on June 3rd.
In the boarding line, the British heard rumors that the United Kingdom was considering expelling Portugal from the runway after paying 160 160 (approximately 180 euros) each to test Covit-19.
To Leicestershire Live, Cheslin pointed out that he never thought this would happen, mainly “cases were low in Alcarve, otherwise, we would not even consider the trip”.
About two days after they were already on Portuguese soil, friends who had completed the vaccination schedule found their fears confirmed, with Portugal actually dropping out of the UK green list (on June 6).
Excluding Portugal from the list meant that upon their return to the UK, the British would be subjected to trials and isolation. As a result, Ceslin had to stay home for 10 days and pay for three PCR tests, which cost him 300 (approximately யூ 350).
“We felt that British citizens had committed a crime. We were also fined for three PCR trials and 10 days in jail in the form of self-isolation, and random daily trials, not to mention the visits of officers to confirm we were there. , “He explained.
Note that the Madeira archipelago, the Balearic Islands and some Caribbean, including Barbados, will be added to the “green list” of international travel and will not be isolated upon arrival in the UK, the British government announced today.
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