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Today’s the day: British holidaymakers return to Portugal as travel ban ends

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By Marco Trujillo and Catarina Demony FARO, Portugal (Reuters) -Sun-hungry British visitors descended on Portuguese beaches once again on Monday as a four-month long ban on travel between the two countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic ended, in a much-needed boost for the struggling tourism sector. Twenty-two flights from Britain are due to land in Portugal on Monday, with most heading to the southern Algarve region, famous for its beaches and golf courses but nearly deserted as the pandemic kept tourists away. “The sunshine is the reason we’re back. The sunshine … Just a nice walk on the be…

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