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General measures to contain the pandemic
[Updated May 17th, measures in effect until May 30th]

During the spread of the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 respiratory disease it triggered, the Portuguese government took all necessary public health measures to protect the entire population. The course of the spread is constantly analyzed and new measures are implemented whenever necessary.

General guidelines and rules of conduct have been established that everyone should adhere to:
- Keep distance;
- Wash your hands frequently;
- wear a mask;
- Follow cough and sneeze labels.

In order to avoid the spread of the virus and the risk of contagion, all departments must Hygiene and disinfection measures in accordance with the requirements of the General Directorate for Health implement, and there are specific recommendations for different business areas.

In tourism, the hygiene seal developed by the Portuguese tourism authority, Turismo de Portugal, "Clean & Safe"introduced that makes it possible to do more Security and confidence in the use of accommodation that provide various tourist services and attractions.

In the case of the Madeira and Azores archipelago, the respective regional governments have adopted some specific measures.

Detailed information:
National Measures - https://covid19estamoson.gov.pt/ (in Portuguese)
Azores - www.visitazores.com / https://destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt
Madeira -www.visitmadeira.pt / www.madeira.gov.pt/Covid19 / https://covidmadeira.pt

Before starting your journey, you should always obtain and confirm information about procedures and restrictions in the countries of origin and destination, the airline and / or the foreign service and the borders.

The state of emergency is currently in force until May 30th. A four-phase disinfection plan was established, which is reviewed every fortnight, depending on the epidemiological development.

  • General imprisonment
    There is a home collection obligation and it is not allowed to circulate in public spaces and streets, with the exception of the authorized trips in which they stand out:
    - Acquisition of goods and services;
    - Access to utilities;
    - Carrying out professional activities (if accompanied by a declaration);
    - health reasons;
    - Care of needy people;
    - school attendance;
    - Participation in religious ceremonies;
    - short trips for physical activity, alone or with a roommate;
    - animal walk;
    - Travel necessary to enter and exit the mainland, including travel to and from the accommodation;
    - return home within the permitted locations;
    - Refueling at petrol stations as part of permitted journeys.

  • 1st phase
    Restrictions introduced on March 15th
    - Opening of commercial establishments until 9 p.m. on working days and until 1 p.m. on weekends and public holidays, for home delivery, door-to-door delivery of goods or the collection of products purchased via remote communication (click and collect);
    - Grocery stores are open on working days until 9 p.m. and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays until 7 p.m.
    - The sale of take-away beverages is allowed in restaurants and similar establishments, but the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
    - opening of bookstores, libraries and archives;
    - opening of parks, gardens, green spaces and leisure areas;
    - Fairs and markets are allowed for the sale of food, with the approval of the city council.
    The time restriction does not apply to tourist accommodation, rental cars and facilities within airports after passenger security.
    In bars and hotel restaurants, operation is permitted for the purpose of delivering to guest rooms (room service) or for providing food or take-away products.

  • 2nd phase
    Restrictions that were introduced on April 5th but will be maintained from May 14th to May 30th in the parishes and Odemira (São Teotónio) Resende
    - Opening of museums, monuments, palaces, art galleries and the like;
    - opening of shops up to 200 m² with a door to the street;
    - Non-food fairs and markets allowed by decision of the municipality;
    - Opening of the terraces (groups of maximum 4 people allowed);
    - Physical activity and outdoor training up to 4 people.

  • 3rd phase
    Restrictions that were introduced on April 19 but will be in effect from May 14 to May 30 in the parishes of Arganil and Lamego
    - Opening of cinemas, theaters, lecture halls, concert halls;
    - All shops and shopping centers are open until 9 p.m. and until 1 p.m. on weekends and public holidays;
    - The restaurants, cafés and bakeries are open until 10.30 p.m. and until 1 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. Groups of 4 people inside or 6 people on the terrace are allowed;
    - Physical activity and outdoor training up to 6 people;
    - Outdoor events with a reduced number of participants.

  • 4th phase
    Measures will be implemented on May 1st
    - Restaurants, cafes and bakeries are open until 10.30 p.m. Groups of 6 people inside or 10 people on the terrace are allowed;
    - Large outdoor events and indoor events with a reduced number of participants.

  • Free movement on Portuguese territory / borders
    There have been no traffic restrictions on land borders with Spain since May 1st.
    Nationals or those legally resident in the territory of Brazil, India, Croatia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa and Cyprus who enter Portugal by land must have a 14-day quarantine period at home or at one of the specified by the health authorities Meet place.
    If you are obliged to adhere to the prophylactic isolation of 14 days in Portugal, you can register with the SEF - Immigration and Border Authority at https://travel.sef.pt before entering the country.

  • Travel to the Azores and Madeira archipelagos
    Passengers on Flights to the Madeira Archipelago must adhere to one of the following options:
    - Submission of a negative test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of boarding
    - Submission of a medical document certifying that the porter has recovered from COVID-19 disease at the time of disembarkation, issued within the last 90 days
    - Present vaccination certificate against COVID-19 taking into account the duration of the triggering of the immune system as specified in the summary of product characteristics (SmPC)
    - Carry out the test on arrival and wait for the result in isolation
    - Do voluntary isolation for a period of 14 days at home or in a hotel facility.
    More information at - www.visitmadeira.pt.

  • Passengers up Flights to the Azores archipelago must present a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry that is not older than 72 hours.
    If the stay is longer than seven days, the passenger must contact the health services of the district in which they are staying on the 6th and 12th day from the date on which the first SARS-CoV-2 test was carried out another test can be performed.
    Passengers coming from areas considered by the World Health Organization to have active community transmission or an active SARS-Cov-2 virus transmission chain must present a document issued by a national or international laboratory prior to boarding; Negative RT-PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to departure for the Azores. This requirement does not apply to passengers 12 years of age or less and to humanitarian situations approved by the Regional Health Authority.
    More information at www.visitazores.com.

  • Flights within the European Union and the Schengen area
    The resumption of flight routes with the countries of the European Union and in the Schengen area depends on border restrictions and epidemiological developments around the world. Before starting your journey, you should always obtain and confirm information about procedures and restrictions in the countries of origin and destination, the airline and / or the foreign service and the borders.
    Detailed information: www.sef.pt

    The European Union website https://reopen.europa.eu provides information on border regulations, available transport options, travel restrictions, public health and safety measures and other practical information for travelers for each country.

    The worldwide applicable regulations can be viewed at the IATA (International Air Carrier Association) travel center https://www.iatatravelcentre.com

  • Air travel to and from Portugal is permitted for:
    - Flights from countries in the European Union or the Schengen area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland).

    - At Countries with a 14-day incidence of 500 or more cases per 100,000 population must also have a 14-day prophylactic quarantine period at home or in a location specified by health authorities: Brazil, India, Croatia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa and Cyprus

    - Flights from Australia, China, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the Hong Kong and Macau SARs;

    - Flights to and from other countries (which are not part of the European Union or countries associated with the Schengen area) only for necessary trips;

    - Flights that allow national citizens or foreign citizens with a residence permit in Portugal to return to Portugal and flights that allow foreign citizens staying in Portugal to return to their countries, provided that they are approved by the competent authorities of those countries be promoted.

    All passengers are required to provide evidence of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 performed within 72 hours prior to departure, with the exception of children under 24 months.

  • Anyone a prophylactic 14 days quarantine in Portugal can register with the SEF - Immigration and Border Authority at https://travel.sef.pt before entering the country.
    The prophylactic quarantine does not apply to:
    - Passengers who are traveling on necessary journeys and whose stay in Portugal is more than 48 hours, certified by the return ticket;
    - Passengers traveling solely for the purpose of participating in international sports competitions listed in Annex IV of Regulation No. 4957-A / 2021;
    - Passengers who are members of a foreign delegation to attend meetings during the Portuguese Presidency.

  • Necessary trips“Are defined as trips that allow people to transit, enter or leave Portugal for professional reasons, to study, to reunite families, for health or humanitarian reasons.
    If travel is necessary, domestic and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal as well as diplomatic staff accredited in Portugal who, in exceptional cases, do not present the test, must take it upon arrival at the airport at their own expense. Foreign passengers who board without a proven test will be refused entry into the country and the airline will be charged with an administrative offense.

  • At the international airports of Portugal (Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Ponta Delgada and Funchal) further measures have been introduced to increase the safety of staff and passengers. On arrival at Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Madeira airports and soon also at Ponta Delgada airport, a new system for measuring body temperature will be used. During the flight, the airline should request the health authorities to submit a Passenger Locator Form in order to keep contact on board in the event of a COVID-19 case. More information at www.ana.pt/en/lis/zügeger-guide/what-you-need-to-know/covid-19
     
  • Useful links with information about flights to / from Portugal:
    - www.flytap.com
    - www.ana.pt/en/corporate/ana/flight-restrictions
    - www.azoresairlines.pt
    - www.ryanair.com
    - www.airfrance.pt
    - www.lufthansa.com
    - www.eurowings.com
    - www.easyjet.com
    - www.airtransat.com
    - www.airmalta.com

    On Portuguese territory, travelers coming from affected areas who experience symptoms suggestive of a respiratory disease during or after the trip should immediately contact the National Health Service under 808 24 24 24 (SNS24) to contact.

    Travelers to Portugal and Madeira can have a COVID-19 test in the participating hospitals and clinics shortly after arrival, before departure or at any time during their stay Portugal Health Passport can be carried out that offer personal support in many different languages. A consultation must be arranged for the COVID-19 tests; the test results are available within a maximum of 72 hours. For more information, please contact [email protected]

    If you need to contact your embassy as a foreigner, consult the website of the diplomatic corps in Portugal: hwww.portaldiplomatico.mne.gov.pt/rede-diplomatica/corpo-diplomatico-em-portugal (in English)

    If you are a Portuguese citizen or live in Portugal, if you plan to travel, it is recommended to consult the Portuguese Communities portal about restrictions in the country in question:
    Warnings (in Portuguese) - www.portaldascomunidades.mne.pt
    Advice to travelers (in Portuguese) - www.portaldascomunidades.mne.pt/pt/conselhos-aos-viajantes

    If you are traveling and need assistance returning to Portugal, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
    Hotline for Portuguese people traveling - [email protected] / +351 217 929 714 / +351 961 706 472

  • Embarkation and disembarkation of cruise ships
    All passengers are required to provide evidence of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 performed within 72 hours prior to departure.
    Nationals or those legally resident in the territory of Brazil, India, Croatia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa and Cyprus who enter Portugal by land must have a 14-day quarantine period at home or at one of the specified by the health authorities Meet place.
    If you are obliged to adhere to the prophylactic isolation of 14 days in Portugal, you can register with the SEF - Immigration and Border Authority at https://travel.sef.pt before entering the country.

  • Public transportation
    Public transport is limited to a maximum passenger capacity of 2/3 and a mask is required.
    In taxis / TVDE (transport in unmarked vehicles) the front seats may only be used by the driver, the occupancy with passengers must not exceed 2/3 of the remaining passenger space.

  • Car rental
    Vehicles with a maximum capacity of five seats can be fully occupied if the people belong to the same household. If the vehicle has more than five seats, the occupancy is limited to 2/3 of the total capacity, unless the people belong to the same household.

  • Sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages
    The sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in rest stops or petrol stations and in shops, including supermarkets and hypermarkets, after 9:00 p.m.

  • golf
    The golf courses are open. Each golf course follows the recommended health guidelines as well as the specific measures set by the Portuguese Golf Association, available at www.fpg.pt. (in English)

  • accommodation
    During the month of June, tourist accommodation will start operating again. You can apply for the "Clean & Safe" hygiene seal introduced by the Portuguese Tourism Authority, which identifies all tourist facilities and service providers that have introduced increased hygiene and safety measures.
    Since no general occupation restrictions have been specified, each facility should define an emergency plan to be applied within the framework of COVID-19, which contains standards and rules for the circulation and use of individual or shared spaces as well as hygiene and cleaning procedures.

  • Campsites
    The Portuguese campsites and service areas for mobile homes can reopen with a maximum occupancy of 2/3 of the area.

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