Time for the Irish to open the air bridge with Portugal

in News · 28-08-2020 01:00:00 · 4 Comments

Now the air bridge to the UK has been opened, The Portugal News is focusing on lobbying the Irish government to follow suit.

The Portugal News has already sent letters to the Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin and also to Leo Varadkar, pointing out that Portugal and the Algarve are safe places to visit for tourists, which has been reflected in the decision of the British government to remove the 14 day quarantine period imposed on those returning from Portugal to the UK.

As with the highly successful campaign to open the air bridge to the UK, The Portugal News will now be calling on the Irish government to place Portugal on the Green List of destinations.

The President of the Republic has said that he hopes that Ireland would follow the example of the United Kingdom and remove Portugal from the list of air corridors in countries at risk, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The United Kingdom had preceded the Irish decision, there is a great deal of proximity in points of view in some aspects and therefore I hope that this will also happen with Ireland”, he said.


If the UK remove Portugal from their airbridge later this week, the Irish Govt will do nothing to put it on their green list of safe places to go when they’re saying all along for the last six months to avoid non essential travel, we are all slaves to COVID-19.

By Bea from Other on 03-09-2020 10:06

Cela ne sert à rien de faire des commentaires si on est censuré....

By Michel Schuermans from Algarve on 30-08-2020 09:38

Avec l'augmentation des cas de corona, on se dirige droit vers une catastrophe avec l'arrivée des anglais...Le Portugal a fait un changement à 180 degrés en donnant priorité à l'économie sur la santé de sa population...Il va le payer très cher!

By Michel Schuermans from Algarve on 29-08-2020 09:48

I really hope this happens sooner rather than later. We need to travel to the Algarve to complete a property deal, move belongings etc. So far we have had to cancel plans for June, then July and now possibly (likely) September - a lot of money lost so far from bookings made way back. Keep the pressure on please!

By Anne O'Mahony from Other on 28-08-2020 05:38
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