UK removes Portugal from safe travel list in blow for airlines

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By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) -Britain has removed Portugal from its quarantine-free travel list, the country’s transport minister said on Thursday, essentially shutting down the UK’s leisure travel market and deepening the pandemic crisis for airlines. Airline easyJet also said no new countries would be added to the so-called green list. Britain relaunched travel on May 17 following more than four months of lockdown, with Portugal the only big destination open to UK travellers. Transport Minister Grant Shapps told reporters that Portugal would be moved to the amber list due to rising COVID-…

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