Bird on a Fire wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:45 am
Millennie Al wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:57 am
With the usual stupidity of giving people enough notice that they can do the exact opposite of what is needed and rush to cross the border before quarantine would be required. If somewhere is found to be dangerous (and prediction is hard, so that means it's dangerous right now) the change should be instant.
To be fair, I don't think they've changed the rules because Portugal has been found to be dangerous.
According to the official statements, that seems likely to be what they believe, but it seems they're looking in the wrong place.
There's probably a better source for this, but I can only trace the figures back to https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... Covid.html
which says that 1.5% (3 of 200) passengers from Portugal during May 6 to May 19 tested positive. That's 1500/100,000 while (slightly later) cases in Portugal were 30.2/100,000 and England was 35.9/100,000.
That's a far greater concentration of cases. I expect that plane travel is exceptionally bad at spreading it - lots of time spent in close quarters with many strangers (possible trip to the airport on public transport, queueing for checkin, queueing for security, waiting to board, flying, queueing for baggage, waiting for customs, waiting for covid test stuff, possible trip on public transport).