Portugal has announced a major change to its travel rules meaning Britons will be able to enter the country faster.

The European country said it would fast-track UK travelers, as it currently is with EU citizens. According to Birmingham Live.

That’s better news for those hoping for a getaway this year, and it comes just weeks after Portugal confirmed it was scrapping passenger locator form requirements for land. and the Azores, although this is still a must if you are going to Madeira or Porto Santo.

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That said, there are still other rules of entry for tourists. Fully vaccinated Britons can enter without any covid test, but if you are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you will need to show proof of a covid test negative; this could be a PCR test done within 72 hours of travel or a lateral flow test done within 24 hours.

It’s not just the rules of travel that have changed; Portugal has also relaxed some of its local classical rules. For example, the Portuguese Health Minister earlier this month announced that masks would no longer be mandatory for indoor spaces, with the exception of public transport and care homes.

Upon entry to Portugal, you may also need to present a return or departure ticket and/or prove you have sufficient funds for your stay.

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