Portugal is set to be added to the list of destinations that Brits could travel to and not have to self isolate on their return, it has been reported.

Ministers are said to be monitoring Portugal's progress with coronavirus and if their numbers remain low they could be added to the list of 'safe' countries.

But because of a spike in cases in Europe, the green light to do so might not be given for at least two more weeks.

According to The Sun, Portugal might just make the list in the next few weeks.

A Whitehall source said: "Portugal has made a lot of progress but the process of for dropping quarantine is far more gradual, where we monitor progress in weeks rather than days."

In Portugal, 52,351 people have tested positive for Covid-19 and 1,746 have died.

The UK has been reviewing the so-called air bridges and this week it has removed Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas from its list of safe countries after a spike in coronavirus cases.

There is now speculation that France could follow suit as the country is experiencing an increasing number of infections.

The government "will not hesitate to take action" and add more countries to its quarantine list, chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.

He added: "If we need to take action overnight we will of course not hesitate to do that."

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Ministers are monitoring the country and Brits could be able to travel quarantine free by the end of the summer

Those looking to book a holiday abroad are advised to check which countries are on the air bridges list – which means you don’t have to quarantine upon return.

To help Brits navigate the rules and find a safe place to holiday, the government released a list of 70 "safe" countries.

Holidaymakers were welcome to travel to these countries without self-isolating upon return, reports The Mirror.

Unfortunately, not every location on the list – like New Zealand – is willing to accept tourists from the UK.

Others have strict rules in place such as health certificates and quarantine requirements.

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In Portugal, 52,351 people have tested positive for Covid-19 and 1,746 have died

These 24 countries don't require Brits to isolate or take a test, as of August 7.

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The Government has released a list of countries that you can travel freely without the need for quarantining or testing

Make sure to double-check the requirements on the gov.uk website before departure as rules are updated.