Britons holidaying in Portugal this winter have vowed to skip Boris Johnson’s hotel quarantine diktat by travelling home to the UK via the EU, MailOnline can reveal today. Mr Johnson’s plans to forcibly confine travellers from 30 ‘high risk’ countries was branded ‘another omnishambles’ amid claims it can easily be bypassed by flying home via Spain or Ireland, or driving to Calais to cross the Channel. MailOnline has previously revealed that travellers from South Africa, where a mutant strain of Covid was found before Christmas, were flowing into the UK via Paris and Amsterdam after direct flights were scrapped. Portugal, visited by 2million Britons each year before the pandemic, is expected to be among the 30 ‘high risk’ states on the list because of rocketing infection and death rates as well as its links to Covid-ravaged Brazil. But Britons, many of whom have second homes on the Algarve, are already planning to bypass the rules. There are currently no direct flights between the UK and Portugal. Ken Browne tweeted: ‘If you want to escape highly expensive hotel quarantine, just cross from Portugal into Spain and travel from there. It’s another omnishambles’. Paul Snape wrote: Won’t everyone just go via a different country? U… Read full this story
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