According to the Association of Hotels and Tourist Enterprises of the Algarve (AHETA): “The British market was the one that most contributed to the decrease (68.2 percent), followed by the Irish and the German”.

The figures came from the monthly summary of the activity of the sector, one of the most affected by Covid-19 pandemic, according to Lusa News Agency.

The quarantine imposed by the United Kingdom on those who travel to Portugal was restored on 12 September, after a period of opening an air corridor between United Kingdom and Portugal. The need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the UK from Portugal is said to have been a major factor in the decrease in holiday makers from the country.