The Portugal News Air Bridge Campaign

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The Portugal News is now leading the petition to lobby the UK Government to change their mind and open an air bridge between Portugal and the UK.

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It is all rumour and speculation as to which countries will have an air bridge at the start of July.

I am reading today that Portugal may miss out due to an isolated spike in an area of Lisbon and because they report more cases in the EU as a result of carrying out more tests per head of population than any other EU country.

As such it is inevitable that you are going to record more cases of infection than countries like Italy and Spain, for example, who do not test as much and are effectively “hiding” their cases which we all know are still around.

Do we reward for transparency and effective action and support the Portuguese economy - I certainly would OR do we punish them as the case may be at present with no air bridge by the UK.

Double standards are in action or are we forgetting the larger spikes in Germany and the West Midlands and Leicester outbreaks and recent spikes in cases in Spain?

The WHO classes Portugal as very good in dealing with Covid and the UK as poor. Spain, France and Italy have had larger deaths per million than Portugal but they appear to be getting an air bridge with Portugal for one small spike (with a good testing regime) may miss out.

Good management is having a corridor between the countries that can be followed. Forcing tourists via the back door through Spain is not good management and a poor track and trace system because people will still visit Portugal.

This looks like politics and nothing else and indeed stinks of double standards. Get your finger out Boris and Grant. Give a nation that has done very well in fighting this virus a summer season from the start of July.

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