Portugal, the third most popular holiday spot for Brits, is left out of ‘safe’ travel destinations

Praia do Camilo, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal - Marco Bottigelli/Getty Images
Praia do Camilo, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal – Marco Bottigelli/Getty Images
Coronavirus Article Bar with counter ..
Coronavirus Article Bar with counter ..

Britain faced a backlash on Thursday night from Portugal, one of our most popular tourist destinations, after ditching it from a list of 74 countries and territories that English holidaymakers can visit without quarantine.

Canada, the USA, China and Thailand were also excluded from the “amber” and “green” lists of countries to which English holidaymakers can fly and avoid quarantine on their return to the UK from Friday, July 10.

Among those included on the lists were short-haul destinations such as Spain, France, Italy,

Read more

Do I need to wear a face mask and are buses and trains safe?

Getty Images
Getty Images

This weekend, the government is introducing the biggest easing of lockdown rules since the coronavirus hit Britain.

On Saturday 4 July, a host of public spaces and businesses in England are beginning to reopen including pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and art galleries, while the two-week quarantine imposed on airline passengers travelling into the UK is set to lift two days later.

Similarly, while people are being urged to avoid using public transport where possible, and instead try to walk, cycle, or drive, buses and trains are available to use. The government has published new guidance for people on how

Read more

Lakers assistant coach Lionel Hollins ‘red flagged,’ will not travel to restart

NBA coaches cannot be blocked from travel to Orlando for the NBA’s restart based on their age alone. There had to be other underlying factors.

Lakers’ assistant coach Lionel Hollins, 66, has such a condition and will not be traveling to the restart with the team. Via Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:

Read more

Lakers assistant Lionel Hollins deemed ‘high risk,’ won’t travel to Orlando

Assistant coach Lionel Hollins will not join the Lakers in Orlando, Fla., for the restart of the season. <span class="copyright">(Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)</span>
Assistant coach Lionel Hollins will not join the Lakers in Orlando, Fla., for the restart of the season. (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)

Lakers assistant coach Lionel Hollins was “deemed a higher-risk individual due to underlying medical conditions” and will not join the rest of the staff in Orlando, Fla., for the restart of the NBA season, a team official said Friday.

The official, who spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to speak publicly, said Hollins, 66, would continue to be an “essential member” on the staff for Lakers coach Frank Vogel and would be “participating remotely.”

When

Read more

Portugal fumes at exclusion from UK safe travel list

By Catarina Demony and Victoria Waldersee

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s tourism sector reacted with fury and disbelief at Britain’s decision to maintain a quarantine regime for travellers coming from Portugal despite having a higher number of coronavirus cases and deaths.

Portugal was left off a list of more than 50 countries that Britain considers safe enough for travel without coronavirus-related restrictions, meaning holidaymakers returning from Portugal would have to quarantine for 14 days.

That will be a major deterrent for British tourists, who accounted for 2.1 million of Portugal’s foreign visitors last year, the second-biggest market after Spain.

“Restaurants have

Read more