‘Get me on that plane’: Brits board the first flight to Portugal as Covid travel restrictions ease

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    International travel resumes for people in England today, with a new ‘traffic light’ system enabling quarantine-free holidays to a select number of destinations.

    Up to 5,000 British holidaymakers will travel to Portugal and Madeira today, with flights also running to green-listed Iceland and Gibraltar. This comes after international travel has been banned for non-essential reasons since mid-January.

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