UK holidaymakers will no longer need to quarantine after returning from Portugal as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) adds the European country to its travel corridor list.

The news has been welcomed by major travel firms Jet2 and TUI, who have been quick to relaunch independent flights and package holidays to Portugal for Brits longing for a holiday at the end of the summer.

However, those looking to take advantage of the deals should be flexible and prepared to change their holiday destination at the last minute, if the FCO changes their advice once again – as we’re all aware of just how quickly air bridges or travel corridors can open and then close.

Holidaymakers making the most of the bargain breaks should look to buy their holiday from an ABTA licenced travel provider for extra protection and ensure that they have adequate travel insurance, especially during these very uncertain times.

There are a number of policies available within the market that cover British tourists for events relating to Covid-19, both before and during their trip. For example, some providers will cover you if you fall ill with Covid-19 before your trip and as a result, are unable to go on holiday. Some also include cover for denied boarding as a result of a high temperature that could be linked to the coronavirus.

Of course, travel policies will differ from provider to provider, particularly in relation to the cover offered for Covid-19. Therefore, if you have any concerns about the cover on your policy, we would recommend that you speak to your travel insurance provider directly.