Sumary of Airfares soar ahead of Portugal amber list deadline as flights sell out:
- Flights are selling for more than £540 per person from Portugal to the UK after the country was downgraded to the amber list in the latest travel traffic light review..
- Transport secretary Grant Shapps yesterday announced that the Atlantic nation, the only mainstream holiday destination on the no-quarantine list, would be plunged into amber – meaning 10 days of self-isolation and two PCR tests for all arrivals entering the UK..
- Recommended On the 1.15pm service to London Heathrow, there are just business class flights available, priced at £780 per person..
- The British flag carrier said it would operate more flights to help holidaymakers get home before the deadline..
- The cheapest flights home from Portugal include a stop in either Madrid (with Iberia) or Amsterdam (with KLM), but these options would require travellers to self-isolate for 10 days regardless as they touch down in an amber-rated country….