Portugal flights to UK banned as fears grow over mutant covid strain from Brazil

In a tweet, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced: “Travel from PORTUGAL to the UK will also be suspended given its strong travel links with Brazil – acting as another way to reduce the risk of importing infections.

“However, there is an exemption for hauliers travelling from Portugal (only), to allow transport of essential goods.”

The new rule does not apply to British and Irish Nationals or third part country nationals who have UK residency rights.

However, they will face strict quarantine rules.

Mr Shapps added: “Passengers returning from these destinations must self-isolate for TEN DAYS along with their households.”

This is a breaking news story, more information to follow…

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