Portugal travel likely to face tougher rules, BBC understands

Two women on a beach at Ghadira Bay, Malta

Two women on a beach at Ghadira Bay, Malta

The travel and tourism industry has voiced dismay amid growing speculation of tighter rules on foreign holidays.

No further countries are being added to the UK’s green list for foreign travel, while the BBC understands Portugal will be relegated to amber.

Ministers are preparing to update travellers later on its traffic light system of holiday destinations.

But already critics have warned of a further hit to jobs and a “crushing of confidence” for travellers.

The full list of changes is due to be announced later on Thursday.

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