Those arriving from mainland Portugal to England from Saturday will have to self isolate from Saturday. It is just one of a number of countries that have been recently re-added to the quarantine list, following a rise in confirmed Corona Virus cases.
In a tweet, the transport secretary Grant Shapps announced the move, just days after the British Government decided not to include Portugal despite Wales and Scotland imposing self-isolation rules from 4th and 5th of September.
Data shows we need to remove PORTUGAL (minus the AZORES and MADEIRA), HUNGARY, FRENCH POLYNESIA and REUNION from the Travel Corridor list to keep everyone safe. If you arrive in England from these destinations after 4am Saturday, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) September 10, 2020