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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JuliejH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/June/2021 at 14:47
Yes looks like the increase in cases and the pressure from devolved governments has put Portugal back into the Amber zone ! Ridiculous, flip flop again say as last year, they will collapse the tourism industry !!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/June/2021 at 07:53
Increase in cases! Not even 1% of the population is affected. The death of tourist travel is going to cost more in lives and money.

From next Tuesday, travel to Portugal is permitted from UK only for 'essential reasons' which does not include holidays.

Presumably it's not a problem this next four days, so why give several days warning? If it's though that bad here, why was the door not slammed shut immediately and all outbound flights cancelled??

There are dozens of flights due in today from UK. Presumably most will be empty with people being forced to cancel their trips.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucyr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/June/2021 at 07:54
it is just a total mess!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote animallover Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/June/2021 at 08:51
Yet flights from India are still flying into London airports! Absolutely farcical...everyone's mood slumped yesterday when the news was announced 😖
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cameroncleggout Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/June/2021 at 09:41
Grant Shapps (thats the name he is using at present) gave the game away yesterday when he tied in this latest government move with Buffoon Boris`s 21st June announcement. We all know Buffoon doesn`t like to be associated with bad news so he leaves those announcements to others whenever possible. So come 21st June we can expect Boris to tell us all that he has saved the World by his quick decision making and that because of his greatness we can now mingle in pubs etc etc. IMHO and for no scientific reason, I have a feeling that overseas holidays will resume for UK citizens very quickly after the EU members Covid Vaccine passport is up and running. The Again ?
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Originally posted by cubsur cubsur wrote:

Increase in cases! Not even 1% of the population is affected. The death of tourist travel is going to cost more in lives and money.

From next Tuesday, travel to Portugal is permitted from UK only for 'essential reasons' which does not include holidays.

Presumably it's not a problem this next four days, so why give several days warning? If it's though that bad here, why was the door not slammed shut immediately and all outbound flights cancelled??

There are dozens of flights due in today from UK. Presumably most will be empty with people being forced to cancel their trips.
As I understood yesterdays news from the UK, people are still free to travel to Portugal even for holidays but have to self isolate for 10 days on return. Is that not the case?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pyrman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/June/2021 at 12:11
There is a massive 92 flights coming into Faro tomorrow, Sat June 5 .. busy, busy ..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sunseeker2010 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/June/2021 at 15:14
Originally posted by pyrman pyrman wrote:

There is a massive 92 flights coming into Faro tomorrow, Sat June 5 .. busy, busy ..


Sadly they will be operating at about 20% capacity.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/June/2021 at 08:23
But full on the way back with reports that a single seat back to UK is costing around £1000. At least someone will benefit from the UK government decision.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gazza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/June/2021 at 10:00
I heard Ryanair had hiked up the price for a return ticket. Talk about extortion!!
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Yet the Tories are still way ahead in the polls, unfortunately.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/June/2021 at 10:51
Flight Edinburgh - Faro on 10 June, back 17 June - £19.99 each way.  What a bargain.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pyrman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/June/2021 at 12:27
93 flights into Faro Tomorrow, Sunday 6th June ... is it `D-Day` ..
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More like Dunkirk to get people home.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richardk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/June/2021 at 18:57
My families flight home to Luton today was only half full  so the exodus hasn't started yet.  
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