CHAOS at Portugal’s Faro Airport as Brits rush to get home ahead of new mandatory quarantine rules
7 Jun, 2021 / on.rt.com
People wait in queues at Faro airport amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Faro, Portugal, June 6, 2021. © REUTERS/Pedro Nunes
Follow RT on Mega queues formed at Portugal’s Faro Airport over the weekend, as Brits made a mad dash home from their Algarve holidays before the UK government’s new mandatory quarantine rules set in for those returning from the country.
The government announced on Thursday that Portugal had been added to its ‘amber list’, which requires those entering the UK from ‘amber’ countries to spend 10 days in quarantine at home. Prior to the announcement, Portugal had been on the ‘green list’, which does not require Brits to quarantine on return.
Predictably, it wasn’t long before Brits rushed to the airport to get on flights that would enter the UK before the new rules come into force at 4am on Tuesday, June 8.
Photos posted to social media over the past few days showed Faro Airport – the main airport for Portugal’s Algarve area, which has previously been listed as Brits’ favourite European tourist destination – packed with crowds and huge queues.