This morning Alison Hammond had a panic attack after failing to obtain a QR code Who has tested negative for Coronavirus upon arrival in Portugal.
The 46-year-old presenter headed to the European holiday destination on Monday morning, when the country reopened its borders to tourists. However, she was immediately surprised that she would not be left at customs after failing to find evidence that she had not had Covid-19.
Alison joined Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield live from her resort and asked viewers to ensure they had evidence before traveling abroad.
“When I got to Madeira airport, I couldn’t get to the site because I had no WiFi or internet. He remembers that I couldn’t access my QR code through my Covid test.
“We all know I’m negative, but I need to prove it with a QR test and I couldn’t reach it. So, I had a panic attack, everyone was passing by and I couldn’t find my QR code.”
Alison shared her pearls of wisdom, adding: “My only advice to people is to take a screenshot of your QR code so you can show it when you’re here, as it might spoil your entire vacation.
“Seriously, this is my only advice. So I thought it was very painless, I am here, it was worth it.”
Travel agents reported an increase in demand for travel to Portugal after the government placed the country on the Green Travel List, meaning that people traveling from England and Wales do not need to self-isolate upon return and only one needs to be tested. Access.
The “Green List” countries have minimal travel restrictions assigned to them and people are not required to be quarantined on their return to the UK, unless The compulsory COVID-19 test taken before the flight is positive.
Which countries are on the green travel list?
These green states only apply to English tourists – Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have yet to mention when they can simplify their travel rules.
- Falkland Islands
- Pharos Islands
- Tarek mountain
- Israel and Jerusalem
- New Zealand
- Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)
- South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- Saint Helena, Asunción and Tristan da Cunha
If you are visiting “green” countries, you will need to get tested for Covid-19 before you leave and when you get home. However, you won’t have to go through a long quarantine period when you return to the UK.
PCR tests should be booked with a government approved supplier.
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