UK-Algarve Air Bridge brought more than 25,000 tourists in one week

in News · 01-09-2020 09:45:00 · 11 Comments

The air bridge between the United Kingdom and Portugal brought more than 25 thousand tourists to the Algarve in just one week.

According to SIC Notícias, figures indicate that, last week, between 25 and 30 thousand tourists from the United Kingdom disembarked at Faro Airport.

The news comes at a time when there is talk that Portugal might be put back on the UK’s quarantine list due to a rise in the number of Covid cases.


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By AMICE élise from Algarve on 02-09-2020 05:56

So, is the headline insinuating that 25000 visitors brought Covid into Portugal and within a week they had spread it around and was detected that quick ? What a load of rubbish. Portuguese gov needs to look a bit closer to home!

By Ray from UK on 02-09-2020 05:12

Cases aren’t going through the roof here are they! Not like the early days. We can’t stop the world again. People need to survive, business is crucial to everyone. And so are holidays. Let’s not panic Boris, after all we might have to get used to this for a long time.

By Royston from Algarve on 02-09-2020 03:10

Like another person commented, I doubt very much that the recent rise in cases is down to the UK air bridge opening. For one most of the tourists headed to the Algarve, which doesn’t appear to be having a surge. And for two, the increase was within the first week of it opening, which would be a very quick turnaround for those arriving to infect someone who would then present symptoms and get tested. The age demographics of new infections appear to be on the younger side so in my opinion it is down to the gatherings, and lack of cautiousness of this age group. Personally I’m really frustrated as I was due to fly out to the beautiful Algarve on the 7th, which is now looking like it won’t be happening. I feel sad for all the hard working business owners who rely on the tourism from the Uk.

By Mandy from UK on 02-09-2020 01:02

I have no idea why someone thinks these tourists have brought Coronavirus with them versus all the other tourists that have been coming from say Germany and the Netherlands for a longer period. Every Major outbreak in the Algarve seems to be tied to a Portuguese social or club event

By David S from UK on 02-09-2020 09:54

Britain has been irresponsible in their Covid response. At what point does Europe wake up and take a look at the cautionary tale on the other side of the Atlantic? The whole thing reads like a euro is worth more than a human life..

By Elle from Porto on 01-09-2020 08:19

So stop all the stupid testing. Are you thick or what.

By Martin from Lisbon on 01-09-2020 06:50

You are a genius Thomas ????

By Andrew Michael from Algarve on 01-09-2020 03:28

And these 25,000 will have brought a lot of spending money into Portugal...

By William from Other on 01-09-2020 02:50

There is already a lot of the deadly virus in Portugal, the same virus that isn't killing anyone just now. Maybe its on holiday

By susan from Alentejo on 01-09-2020 02:03

And these 25000 will have brought a lot of virus into Portugal...

By Thomas Wissmann from Other on 01-09-2020 10:05
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