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Portugal is one of just two accessible holiday options on the current green list. Credit: Shutterstock

Portugal: FCDO latest update for green list country - why should you cruise there?

Author: Harriet Mallinson

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Portugal holidays are booming thanks to its coveted spot on the UK's green list. Yesterday the Foreign Office updated its travel advice - this is what you need to know and why you should cruise there.

Portugal travel is very much back on after international travel got the go-ahead on Monday 17.

With many people flocking to Portuguese shores, it's important to know what the latest guidance is for the country and what to enjoy when you get there.

Yesterday the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) updated its travel advice.

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"There are no restrictions on travelling to Portugal from England and Scotland," states the FCDO at the time of writing.

Steps will need to be taken to combat the spread of Covid, however.

"You need to complete an online passenger locator card before you arrive in Portugal.

"All passengers, excluding children up to the age of two, travelling to or through Portugal in transit, must show a negative RT-PCR test result for SARS/COVID-19 at the time of boarding."

Portugal: "There are no restrictions on travelling to Portugal from England." Credit: Shutterstock

"The test must have been taken within 72 hours of departure.

"Your airline is likely to deny boarding if you cannot provide this at check-in. Check with your airline before you travel."

Thanks to Portugal being on the green list, no quarantine is required on return to the UK but you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day two after you arrive.

A number of cruise lines including Emerald Cruises and Scenic are whisking passengers off to Portugal - one of just two accessible holiday options on the current green list.

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