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Prices to would-be Green List destinations soar

Added 05-07-21 02:36:02am EST - “Flights to resorts in Portugal more than doubled in price following suggestions it may be among a 'handful' of destinations set to offer quarantine-free travel.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Prices to would-be Green List destinations soar”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The cost of travel to potential 'green list' destinations soared last night as Downing Street prepared to unveil a list of countries British holidaymakers will be allowed to visit when the international travel ban lifts on May 17.

Flights to popular Portuguese resorts more than doubled in price for May 17 following suggestions the European holiday hotspot may be among a 'handful' of destinations to immediately offer quarantine-free travel.

Most of Europe – including France, Spain, Greece and Italy – is expected to be 'amber' in a blow to eager travellers, though it is hoped many could turn green by the end of June as the traffic light system is reviewed.   

The initial 'green list' - understood to contain less than a dozen destinations - will be finalised by Cabinet ministers this morning before being unveiled at a Downing Street briefing led by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. 

But despite insiders warning there will be a 'very small' number of countries subject to the loosest rules when the ban on non-essential travel lifts, demand for flights to possible 'green list' nations has surged. 

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