The decision to re-open Spain to British tourists, combined with falling Covid cases and rapidly rising vaccination rates in the country, means opening a new Porto route is no longer commercially viable.
Brittany Ferries hope and expect Spain to be placed on the UK’s green list at the first review in early June and for that reason they took the decision to shelve the plan.
Last week, Spanish authorities confirmed the country would open for tourism from Monday 24 May and that Brits would not need to take a PCR test before arrival.
“We have been overwhelmed by messages of support from existing passengers, new customers and via social media urging us to sail to Porto,” said CEO Christophe Mathieu. “Portugal? Never say never.”