Thousands of British holidaymakers have until 4am on Saturday to return to the UK – or face a two-week quarantine – after the Government removed four more countries from its list of approved destinations.
Portugal, Hungary, French Polynesia and Reunion have all lost their travel corridors, with the Portuguese islands of Madeira and Azores exempt due to lower rates of infection.
Portugal is the biggest blow for British holidaymakers, having only been added to the green list three weeks ago. As has been the pattern for other countries that have been removed with less than a 48-hour window to return home before quarantine kicks in, the price of a flight back from Portugal has skyrocketed.
A direct one-way flight today from Faro to London with easyJet starts at £211; and Telegraph Travel has seen options as high as £399 with British Airways. From Lisbon and Porto,