There are fears that UK tourists could be sent home from Portugal when they land, as the EU recommends that the non-essential travel ban for member countries remain in place.
Portugal is one of only 12 countries on England’s green list for travel. This means that anyone who goes to Portugal does not have to quarantine on their return.
But Portugal, which holds the EU presidency, must currently maintain its own ban on non-essential travel.
This rule will not be discussed by the EU until next week, reports The times.
Thousands of people have booked a vacation in Portugal after the travel ban in England was lifted – this rike goes into effect on Monday.
Despite UK regulations, travelers must continue to comply with regulations in the countries they plan to visit.
The Portuguese cabinet will meet today to discuss the matter. “If they don’t solve it, thousands of British visitors will be turned away at the airport, which is not a good scenario,” said one official.
The European Commission will not meet until next week to discuss the travel ban.