PORTUGAL has been put on the green list for international travel, Grant Shapps has announced. This comes as some foreign travel will be allowed from May 17.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed a list of countries those in England can travel to from May 17. Portugal was among the areas which has been given the green light.
International travel has been banned in the UK since the beginning of the year.
Until now, those in the country have only been able to travel internationally for a small number of essential reasons.
As part of Boris Johnson’s “roadmap” out of lockdown, some travel restrictions will be lifted from May 17.
This includes international travel to a number of countries from England.
Travel from the rest of the UK has not yet been confirmed.
Today, Mr Shapps spoke at Downing Street to confirm the countries Britons will be able to travel to.
The popular holiday destination of Portugal was on the list sparking hopes for summer holidays for Britons.
He said: “We must make absolutely sure the countries we reconnect with are safe.”
He added: “I’m annoucing today that from May 17 you will be able to travel to 12 green list countries and territories which includes Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel.”
While some travel will be allowed from England, those hoping to take advantage will need to follow a number of conditions.
Countries have been put on a “green”, “amber” or “red” list.
Britons will be able to travel to those on the “green” list, such as Portugal, without having to quarantine when they return.