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This is my first photo from holidays on Madeira. I have a lot to talk about. At my first photo, I actually wanted to talk not about Madeira but about the Covid-related international travel restriction system in Great Britain. We have currently a so-called traffic light system. Countries are sorted into colours: green, amber and red. British government caused a lot of confusion in the way they introduced it and even now the rules they use are not very clear. Bottom line is on the green list there were originally 12 countries or territories where Brits were allowed to go for holidays. Frankly only one of them really counted, Portugal. Hence, I went for a week of school break to Madeira. Interestingly, towards the end of my stay there, British government changed their mind and Portugal was moved to the list of amber countries, meaning we practically cannot go for holidays from the UK anymore. I managed to return to the country just before the new decision came into force without a need to shorten my holidays. To be honest I felt quite bad going to Portugal in the first place because I really wanted to visit my parents in Poland. Unfortunately, Poland is on the amber list. Even worse, going to Poland I would need to quarantine both on my way there and on the return, in addition to three Covid tests. Going to Portugal I just needed to take altogether three Covid tests without a need to quarantine there or here. For a while yet I decided to postpone my visit to family.

This photo was taken along the harbour promenade in Funchal, the main town of Madeira.

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