03 June 2021 Adrian Leopard 291 Uncategorized Shock removal of Portugal from “green list” Previous Article Zero deaths is certainly a red letter moment but it’s not all good news Next Article Rise in UK cases is a real worry You had better get used to the idea – unlikely you will be taking a holiday abroad this year Talk about turning the knife in the wound; the removal of Portugal from the green list will be a real blow both to the British and the Portuguese. It isn’t just the fact that one country is removed from the green list; the real story is that no other countries are being added and the tide is definitely swinging against ease of travel. Indeed seven countries have been moved from the amber to the red list. Portgual has been responding reasonably well to the covid-19 statistics, 3828 new cases over the past week which is a rise of 21% and on the deaths front, just 4 representing a reduction of 56%. And yet it is losing its favoured green list status. I bet the footballers who went there are thanking their lucky stars that this is happening after the match! A glance at the Johns Hopkins schedule makes somewhat depressing reading. Yesterday there were world-wide 491000 new cases with India and Brazil romping away ahead but loads of countries where there are significant new cases. Take a look for yourself here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#main_table It looks as if the prospects of a foreign holiday this year continue to recede at quite a pace. Adrian Leopard 03-06-21 Photo Daniel Sessler Rate article No rating Rate this article: No rating Tags mediation holidays Covid-19 travel Share Print Switch article Zero deaths is certainly a red letter moment but it’s not all good news Previous Article Rise in UK cases is a real worry Next Article Comment Collapse Expand Comments (0) You don't have permission to post comments.