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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

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United States not on EU’s ‘safe’ travel list, diplomats say

By Philip Blenkinsop

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The United States is not on a “safe list” of destinations for non-essential travel due to be unveiled by European Union governments later on Tuesday, three diplomats said.

The 27-member bloc is expected to give outline approval to leisure or business travel from Wednesday to 14 countries beyond its borders when they vote on the list by midday Brussels time (1000 GMT), the diplomats said.

The countries are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay, they said.

Russia and Brazil, along with the United

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United Airlines creates ‘internal travel restriction list’ for fliers who won’t wear masks

United Airlines is doubling down on its mandatory mask policy. 

The airline announced Monday that any passenger who refuses to comply with its mask requirement will be placed on an “internal travel restriction list,” starting Thursday. 

“Customers on this list will lose their travel privileges on United for a duration of time to be determined pending a comprehensive incident review,” United Airlines said in a statement provided to USA TODAY. 

United first implemented its mask policy for customers in early May to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The airline said its mask requirement will stay in place for

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Hertz, JCPenney, JCrew join list of businesses filing bankruptcy

WASHINGTON — When the history of the COVID-19 pandemic is written, there will be more than a few words devoted to the retailers the virus decimated as it pounded the economy. The last month, in particular, has brought bankruptcies from well-known brands with deep roots around the country. This weekend, Hertz, the rental car giant, joined the list.

But the impacts of the coronavirus are only half the story. In some cases, such as restaurants and travel companies, the virus is undoubtedly the primary cause of trouble, but in others it looks more like an accelerant — gas on a

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