Cost of PCR tests falls

PCR test being conducted

Costs fall to just £45.00

The cost of PCR testing for international travel in the UK just a few weeks ago was double that of testing in other European countries, according to analysis at the time by Abta and the Airport Operators Association. The lobby groups said ............ more

First night with relaxed rules is very quiet

The Old Town, where relaxed rules did not bring out the crowds

“Timid return to normality”

The Diario reports that for the first time in four months, under the new relaxed rules, Madeirans were able to visit bars, restaurants, and commerce in general until 10:00 pm and remain on the street until 11:00 pm, but the newspaper observed:

“there was no flood, quite the contrary … perhaps ............ more

Madeira features on Russian TV

“Lives of Others”

JM reports that Madeira was the destination chosen for the most recent episode of the Russian travel program ‘The Lives of Others’, in a report made by the well-known TV presenter Zhanna Badoeva, which was released this Sunday on Youtube and Channel One Russia.

In a report of about 45 minutes, ............ more

Portugal tipped to be on UK “green list”

Lisbon, with Portugal expected to be on green list

Portugal among favourites for initial “green list”

With the release date for the “green list” being just next week, and the possible return of international travel a week later on May 17, a lot of the British newspapers have been guessing which countries will be included in the first batch of quarantine-free destinations.

According to the ............ more

Europe in double-dip recession

Euro symbol indicating a recession

Eurozone economy falls back into recession

The eurozone’s economy has fallen back into recession as the impact of the pandemic continues to hit activity.

Reuters reports that the eurozone economy is now in a double-dip recession ............ more

Portugal reopens border with Spain

Old map showing border between Spain and Portugal

Border reopens today

EuroNews reports that Portugal will reopen its border with Spain today as it eases its coronavirus measures two days ahead of schedule. Border controls have been in effect since January.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa ............ more

Portugal’s state of emergency” ends

GNR stop traffic during Portugal's state of emergency

… and moves to a “state of calamity”

Portugal’s state of emergency officially ended yesterday as infections drop sharply and the country prepares to substantially ease a strict lockdown imposed in mid-January to tackle what was then the world’s worst increase in infections. The state of emergency legally allowed the government ............ more

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