Portugal has seen a spike in demand for travel following its inclusion on the ‘green’ list of safe destinations by the government in England on Friday.
London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has announced plans for the biggest domestic tourism campaign the capital has ever seen. The plans are designed to help the economy get back on its feet after Covid-19.
ABTA and Airlines UK have written to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office on the need for clarity around the future approach to Foreign Travel Advice.
João Fernandes, president of Algarve Tourism, said: “We are obviously delighted with the news that Portugal will be on the green list, and are very ready to welcome British visitors to the Algarve."
Holidaymakers from England will be able to travel to Portugal and Israel from later this month under new guidelines issued by the government.
Two destinations, Greece, and Iceland, which have announced that they will welcome vaccinated visitors this summer have seen inbound flight bookings pick up dramatically.
The Caribbean destination, along with its sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, has fully-vaccinated 70 per cent of hotel workers with the Astra-Zeneca vaccine.
The second most remote inhabited island in the world, guests will be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes, outstanding marine life, historic heritage and the warm and friendly local community spirit.
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira has been considered one of the safest destinations in Europe by international observers.
Jamaica has reopened its borders to UK-based travellers. The decision comes after flights to the Caribbean island were banned for several months in the wake of skyrocketing Covid-19 cases in Europe.
UK-listed travel, hospitality and leisure companies issued 90 per cent fewer profit warnings during the first three months of 2021 than they did during the equivalent period in 2020.
Officials plan to admit travellers from countries with “a good epidemiological situation,” as well as those who have had two doses of an EU-approved vaccine.