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Toll too far between Spain and Portugal
• From December 8, a new toll of 77 euros is to be levied for travellers taking the A-22 motorway across the border
TOURISTS looking to tour through Andalucia and into the Algarve for their winter break will have to bring some extra cash or take a big detour.
From December 8, a massive new toll of 77 euros is to be levied for travellers taking the A-22 motorway across the border.
The measure, brought in by the Portuguese government in a bid to clamber together funds from toll fees, will mean car drivers paying 77 euros and truck drivers 127 euros for a 90 day pass.
Discounts are being offered to residents and business owners on the Algarve, with 10 free trips per month followed by a 15 per cent discount.
But the new toll threatens to drive a wedge between the neighbouring countries.
Many in Portugal have labelled the charge ‘unjust’ and claim it will badly affect tourism.
Meanwhile locals in Huelva argue the measure will create a barrier to economic development in Andalucia.
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