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Portugal will be downgraded to amber on 8 June

Jun 4, 2021

Over 112,000 Brits on holiday in Portugal as it joins the amber list
Some 112,000 Britons are estimated to currently be on holiday in Portugal, according to the latest data.
As of 31 May (the most recent data available) 112,177 British travellers are staying in the Iberian nation
According to research from Huq Industries, a mobility research business, from 17 May, when Portugal officially became a green list country, until 31 May, a total of 221,064 Brits travelled out to the country. As of 31 May, the number of Brits who had travelled back from Portugal stood at 108,887, leaving 112,177 visitors still overseas as the country was downgraded from green to amber in the UK governments latest review.
The changes will come into effect from 4am on 8 June; anyone arriving into the UK after that will have to quarantine for 10 days and take two PCR tests.
Conrad Poulson, chief executive officer at Huq Industries, said: Assuming the largest capacity Boeing 737 or equivalent can carry around 230 people that equates to around 487 flights to get every one of the remaining 112,177 people home.
When you also factor in the five-day window before Portugal goes on the amber list, this rough calculation gives a sense of the scale of the issue for holidaymakers and those charged with getting them home.