London Stansted Airport: Amber list country passengers could face two-week quarantine in travel rules

Unvaccinated passengers arriving from one amber list country will face a two week quarantine period, despite rules changing.

According to new rules, passengers who are fully vaccinated returning from an amber list country, will not have to self isolate for 10 days upon their return back into England.

But in one European country, there’s one giant stumbling block that could affect any trips there.

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Travellers to popular tourist destination, Portugal, must be fully vaccinated in order to avoid a mandatory self-isolation period.

Like a lot of countries, Portugal has its own rules on entry and many people may be affected by the vaccination rule, like families who have children that are unvaccinated, for example.

Another country with a similar rule is Malta, which does not let anyone in the country who has not been fully vaccinated.

This means families with young teenagers who are yet to qualify for the jabs in the UK are not allowed to go there.

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Portugal’s rules are not quite as strict, but the country does insist that anyone who is not fully vaccinated must quarantine for two weeks when they arrive, reports Berkshire Live.

Children aged under 18 do not have quarantine if they are travelling with a fully vaccinated adult.

What are Portugal’s entry requirements?

All passengers entering Portugal over the age of 12 must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test to travel to Portugal.

The airline is likely to not let you on the plane if you do not have this.

However, anyone who is fully vaccinated and has an EU digital certificate does not need to have a test ahead of travelling.

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All arrivals will be screened when they arrive and anyone with a temperature of 38C or over could be asked to take another test and remain at the airport.

Anyone who is not fully vaccinated must quarantine at the place they are staying or a place designated by the Portuguese health authority.

Anyone who travels to Portugal from India, Nepal, South Africa or Brazil must quarantine for 14 days regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not.

The full details can be found here.

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