Portugal Tourism News
Industry left bewildered by latest quarantine restrictions
Scotland and Wales have both asked arrivals from Portugal and parts of Greece to isolate for 14-days on arrival, but England and Northern Ireland have held off.
Jet2.com to boost Portugal offering following government move
The leisure airline and package holiday specialist has announced it will recommence flights and holidays to Faro, one of its most popular destinations, from Monday.
Portugal added to UK quarantine safe list
Portugal has been added to the UK travel corridor list - meaning passengers arriving in England from the destination after 04:00 on Saturday will not need to self-isolate for 14-days.
Portuguese regions welcome UK quarantine decision
Officials from the popular Portuguese tourism hotspots of Madeira and the Algarve have welcomed a UK government decision to add the country to the quarantine safe list.
Portugal launches Covid-19 insurance to travellers
Visitors planning a holiday in Portugal can now subscribe to a new travel insurance product, specially adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Madeira makes claim to be safest destination in Europe
A month after reopening the tourism sector, Madeira has recorded only nine active cases of Covid-19. Officials argue this makes it one the safest destinations in Europe to visit.
Campbell Gray Hotels to debut new Portugal property
Palácio de Canavezes, a former palace property visited by the Portuguese royal family and renowned for its thermal waters, is to become the latest opening from Campbell Gray Hotels.
Algarve woos tourists with new campaign
The Algarve in southern Portugal has unveiled a new promotional video to highlight its pledge to welcome back visitors safely. The campaign has been launched following a series of strict measures put in place to ensure all visitors and locals can visit the region with confidence.
Algarve to welcome first Formula 1 Grand Prix
The Algarve in Portugal has been chosen to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix for the first time this autumn. The event will take place in October at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao.
Breaking Travel News interview: Silvia Biscaia, director general, Dunas Douradas Developments
Breaking Travel News editor, Chris O’Toole, speaks with Silvia Biscaia, director general of Dunas Douradas Developments, about Dunas Douradas Beach Club, what is on offer there and her hopes for the season now the impact of Covid-19 has begun to recede
Portugal reacts with surprise to quarantine exclusion
Luis Araújo, president of Turismo de Portugal, said: “We are extremely disappointed to hear that the UK government has made the decision to omit Portugal from the air bridge agreement.”
Azores declared Covid-19 free as tourism resumes
The Azores are a perfect destination for travellers who prefer nature experiences and for products such as hiking, whale watching, local cuisine and valuing traditions.