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64% Increase in UK Tourism

The Regional Secretary for Tourism, Eduardo Jesus revealed today, that a week after the United Kingdom included Portugal in its ‘safe travel corridors,’ the number of British tourists to the island grew by 64%.

On the 20th of August, the British government included Portugal on its list of “travel corridor” countries where UK passengers are exempt from fulfilling a two-week quarantine.  However, earlier on today, news abounded that this situation could change due to Portugal’s current epidemiological situation.

As a result, the Regional Government of Madeira quickly sent letters to the Governments of the Republic and the United Kingdom, as well as to the British Ambassador to Portugal and the Portuguese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, to assure them that the epidemiological situation in Madeira is different from the mainland, and that those travelling to Madeira are safe.

Samantha Gannon

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