Augusto Santos Silva, the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, reported Portugal was “incredibly unhappy” to have been excluded from a list of nations around the world from which travelers will be exempt from expending two weeks in isolation immediately after arriving in England.
Talking to BBC Radio 4 on Friday, Santos Silva said: “We are quite disappointed with this choice of the British authorities. We feel it truly is senseless and unfair. It really is pretty absurd.
“The United Kingdom has seven periods a lot more circumstances connected to Covid-19 than Portugal, so we think this is not the way in which allies and good friends are handled,” he included.
Though he acknowledged that Portugal has professional some “particular outbreaks” of Covid-19 in Lisbon, the minister pressured that destinations well known with British visitors — such as the Algarve — have been not coronavirus hotspots.
António Costa, the Prime Minister of Portugal, also mentioned the Algarve was a safe and sound spot to devote a holiday getaway this summer time.
In accordance to British isles governing administration details, around 2.5 million Britons traveled to Portugal past 12 months.
CNN’s Isabela Tejera and Milena Veselinovic contributed reporting.