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Seeking to Resolve UK Green Corridor Issue

The President of the Regional Government has confirmed that he has already submitted a 117-step plan to reverse the UK’s decision to remove Madeira from its ‘Safe to Travel – Green Corridor List.’ In a statement he said that ‘the epidemiological situation in Madeira cannot be compared to the continental one.’

Responding to Lopes da Fonseca, parliamentary leader of the CDS, who had attacked António Costa and the PS for not having safeguarded the region when the country was withdrawn from the United Kingdom’s ‘green list.’ Miguel Albuquerque said, “we have taken 117 steps to alert and demand the re-opening of the green corridor.”

Although no one can doubt that Madeira needs as much tourism as possible, many are worried that UK tourists could prove detrimental to the island’s economy and wellbeing due to their Covid variant situation.

A situation that is further exacerbated by the fact that most tourists are not complying with the mandatory mask wearing rules.

Samantha Gannon

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