What is an airbridge?
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps first introduced the concept of air bridges in May, and the Government’s plans are set to be unveiled on June 29.
An air bridge, also known as a travel corridor or transport corridor, is an agreement between two countries that allows tourists to travel without restrictions.
Airbridge agreements mean that UK holidaymakers can visit countries with low COVID-19 infection rates without having to quarantine for 14 days when they return home.
The agreement is reciprocal, with people in those countries free to travel to the UK without having to quarantine on entry.
The Government’s plan is to have “travel corridors” between the UK and a number of short-haul destinations, but it is thought that Portugal isn’t one of them.