Portugal braced for stampede of Brits after confirming they are welcome from Monday

PORTUGAL is braced for a stampede of Brits from Monday after confirming they are welcome.

It is set to cash in on being the only major Euro country on the green list for quarantine-free travel.

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Italy also lifted quarantine for arrivals from the UK — but the government is still warning families not to travel there.

Hotels in the sunny Algarve have been swamped with calls from Brits aching to get away.

While the UK is set for rain next week, Portugal will bask in 26C (79F) heat. Searches for package holidays there rocketed by 865 per cent, says comparison site TravelSupermarket.

Tourist board Visit Portugal yesterday confirmed Brits can come despite a last-minute panic that restrictions will remain.

They will have to show a negative PCR test no later than 72 hours before departure. They will also need to take a swab before returning and back home.

Man City and Chelsea fans will be jetting in for the rearranged Champions League final in Porto on May 29.

But holidaymakers heading back face lengthy delays if they mess up their border paperwork — with airports fearing mega-queues from Monday.

Italy said it will scrap quarantine for UK visitors who test negative.

Greece, Cyprus, Malta, and Croatia have opened borders but are on the amber list.

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