Amber holiday price slash: Average cost of a break in Portugal in July or August plunges by 64%

Amber holiday price slash: Average cost of a break in Portugal in July or August plunges by 64% after it was axed from green list with trips to the Canary Islands 25% less than 2019

Prices for breaks in Portugal in July or August fell by 64% after move to amber Seven-night family breaks during school holidays are as little as £180 per personPeople returning to the UK from amber destinations must self-isolate at home

Holidaymakers can make huge savings if they choose a destination on the Government’s amber list, new figures revealed today.

Average prices for breaks in Portugal in July or August fell by 64% in the week after the Government moved the country from green to amber compared with the previous seven days, price comparison website TravelSupermarket said.

Seven-night family package breaks during the school holidays are available from as little as £180 per person, according to the firm.

Beachgoers crowd Santo Amaro beach near Lisbon on a hot and sunny afternoon in Portugal yesterday

People returning to the UK from amber destinations must self-isolate at home for 10 days.

There are no viable major summer hotspots on the quarantine-free green list.

Summer holidays on Spain’s Canary Islands, which are also on the amber list, are lower than before the coronavirus pandemic.

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