COVID-19: UK travellers in Portugal feel blind sided with mandatory quarantine rules

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: UK travellers in Portugal feel blind sided with mandatory quarantine rules” – below is their description.

    Some UK travellers in Portugal are not aware of new quarantine rules as the government announce the country’s amber listing.

    Thousands of holidaymakers are now faced with the prospect of rushing home before the Tuesday quarantine deadline.

    Sky’s Ali Fortescue spoke to passengers as they arrived in Faro, Portugal.

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