Holiday chaos as UK regime removes Portugal from travel green list

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Britain said Thursday that it is removing Portugal from its list of COVID-safe travel destinations, meaning thousands of U.K. residents currently on vacation there face the prospect of 10 days’ quarantine on return. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the ‘difficult decision’ was prompted by rising infection rates in Portugal and worries about new versions of the coronavirus that could prove resistant to vaccines. He said a mutation of the delta variant first identified in India was causing particular concern. He said ‘there’s a sort of Nepal mutation of the so-called Indian variant which has been detected and we just don’t know the potential for that to be a vaccine-defeating mutation and simply don’t want to take the risk as we come up to June 21’ (the date the U.K. government hopes to lift remaining coronavirus restrictions).” (06/03/21)