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PORTUGAL could face being axed from the UK's travel corridor list this week as cases continue to rise. The growing speculation has led many Britons in the country to book flights back to the UK early - at extortionate prices.

PUBLISHED: 09:50, Wed, Sep 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:21, Wed, Sep 2, 2020

The UK government has been reviewing its travel corridor list on a weekly basis to halt the spread of coronavirus. Countries at risk of being removed from the list are those with more than 20 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period. Last week saw the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Jamaica removed from the list.

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The next update is due tomorrow, with many people anticipating that Portugal will be removed after it crossed the UK’s coronavirus threshold.

One expert, Paul Charles, CEO of travel consultancy, The PC Agency has been posting daily updates on Twitter regarding countries’ case rates.

He posted yesterday: "Tues update: no countries in the Amber zone for the second day running. Two extremes, above or well below 20.

“#Portugal remains in the red for second day; most greens relatively stable under 15/100,000."

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Portugal’s coronavirus cases have reached 22.3 per 100,000 people over a seven-day period. 

While this is above the UK’s preferred threshold, other factors could keep Portugal on the quarantine exemption list.

The possible removal of Portugal from the travel corridor list has led many British holidaymakers to book flights home early.

Many others who have holidays booked in September to Portugal are now questioning whether to go at all.

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