Portugal adds quarantine for over-12s …

… but rule will not apply in Madeira

Telegraph headline about quarantine foor over  12s

The Telegraph reports that on top of yesterday’s announcement that British tourists will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival if they are not fully vaccinated or cannot show a negative PCR test, the Portuguese authorities have added that all children over the age of 12 have to comply with the requirement.

Under pressure from Angela Merkel, Spain also introduced new restrictions yesterday for UK travellers. From later this week UK visitors over the age of 12 will have to prove that they are fully vaccinated.

Madeira, which joins the “green watch” list tomorrow is exempt from the reuirement, which only applies on the mainland, which remains on the amber list, and where only the under-12s will be exempt from proof that they are fully vaccinated. The Telegraph reports that TUI said it was likely to cancel flights to Portugal (there were 19 flights leaving the UK yesterday destined for Lisbon, Faro, and Porto.

The high level of interest in the restrictions the EU are placing on non-vaccinated UK travellers having to quarantine in Portugal (but not in Madeira) took the total page views over 30,000 yesterday. Please consider “buying me a beer” if possible – the expense of maintaining a server that can support that level of traffic without slowing the site down is considerable, and any contribution is appreciated.

A new tab has been added to the top of each page with a link to resources dealing with COVID-19 in Madeira – this covers the latest government regulations on travel to the island, how to get a PCR test, and many other links that will be useful to people wanting to travel to and from Madeira

COVID-19 in Madeira: daily updates can be found in an earlier post

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27 thoughts on “Portugal adds quarantine for over-12s …”

    • So there u have it. Portugal and Spain bow to pressure from Maggie Merkel and her lap dog Micky Macron because if they did not adhere they would not get any EU money. Pathetic.

  1. Where is a child of 12 to 18 years old supposed to get double-vaccinated? I am not aware of any European country doing this. So as philD commented, it does look like a vendetta by Frau Merkel.

    God help the UK if England beat Germany at Wembley!

    Oh and before anyone jumps up and shouts about over 22 thousand cases in the UK on Monday, the figures are skewed and include several thousands from Sunday.

    • Agree again. My daughters cannot get vaccinated because they are 15 and 16. We both are vaccinated fully yet they still have take PCR tests…Total vendetta against UK by them both. It will get worse now France are out of the Euros and if we beat Germany tonight, then again I suppose we should be in the Euros!!!!!

  2. Obviously it is a vendetta against the UK but the harm it will cause to both UK and Germany is little. It is small regions like Madeira that will suffer with this dispute. I always thought the UK corridor list absolutely silly and random. But they are outside our border now so do as you like. But Germany is inside our borders so what they are doing is despicable.

  3. We are a third country now. You voted for it! Get over it. Who’s moaning now?

    Strange how we don’t hold all the cards after all!

    You’ll have to get used to the reintroduction of mobile ‘phone roaming charges, too.

    Still, you have your blue passports!

    PS to Admin: I’ve bought a monthly beer. Well worth it. Keep up the valuable work.

    • It makes perfect sense if you understand what a third country is. That is what brexiteers voted for. They kept shouting that they knew what they were voting for. Well here it is, the brutal reality of being outside the EU.

      Remember Davies and others telling us the U.K. held all the cards, so would get exactly what it wants?

      Remember when the brexiteers said that the warning about the reintroduction of roaming charges was branded as project fear? Well, guess what, it is project reality.

      Incidentally, I am still waiting for any brexiteer to tell us how this materially country is better off since leaving the EU.

  4. These anti EU comments are pointless! UK was, and is doing the same. Any country will restrict travel into it from Countries with high incidence!
    This is especially true if they think a new variant maybe be imported ( delta variant). The incidence rate for virus must be around 80-100 per 100K per week now in UK. This is what they are afraid of and much higher than many EU countries. Saying this though, once people are fully vaccinated there is no argument to ban or severely restrict travel but control who are allowed in.
    The UK should have stopped travel from India weeks before. I could not believe it when I read 50-80000 travellers from India entered UK in February. I thought UK was locked down from foreign travel then. At least the vaccines appear to work well against this variant
    Madeira I think is taking the sensible middle road in this virus problem.

  5. I voted against leaving the EU but given the chance again I would vote to leave the dictatorship which is Germany and France masquerading as the EU. Those poor Spanish and Portuguese economies which are being made to be more dependent on the big two.

    • I agree that France and Germany have too much influence in the EU.
      Do you agree that England has too much influence (eufinism) in the UK? Being a dictatorship over Scotland, Wales and the Occupied Territories?


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