The suspension of flights to and from the UK ordered by Portugal is affecting over 100 weekly flights. The order announced by Prime Minister António Costa, following the British suspension, entered into force this weekend and is justified by the new strain of covid-19 identified in the United Kingdom. It comes after the UK decided last week to suspend connecting flights with Portugal due to fear of the covid-19 variant originating in Brazil; an identical measure, now applied by Portugal, entered into force on Saturday.