Which? responds to Portugal retaining quarantine exemption status

Rory Boland, Editor of Which? Travel, said:

“Days of speculation around this announcement meant many people rushed to pay extortionate prices for flights back to England to avoid having to quarantine on their return – only to now find out there was no need. The government knows this, and yet it continues to offer no clarity around how these decisions are made, all while ignoring the growing evidence suggesting this system is not working.

“If the government is serious about letting international travel resume while prioritising public health, a major reassessment of its approach is needed. It must also look further ahead to ensuring future travel is protected, and bring in major reforms to restore confidence among holidaymakers who have been let down over this period.”