Portugal has announced the it is removing the quarantine requirements for British holidaymakers who have received the Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccine.
Portugal had initially refused to recognise the Indian dose of AstraZeneca vaccine known as Covishield.
Portugal was one of 13 European countries initially said to be refusing to recognise the Indian dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India and known as Covishield, however the Portuguese government confirmed that it would now recognise all AstraZeneca doses as well as the Chinese-made vaccine Sinovac.
The move is expected to lead to an increase in the number of UK travellers picking popular holiday spots like the Algarve for their sunshine breaks. Up to five million British citizens were given the Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccine.