Big Announcement: Portugal Opens

As of April 19th, we can go watch a movie again! We can also go to the theatre or attend a jazz concert and go back to some sports activities. We can finally go to restaurants again and finally meet again with our close friends!
Yes, finally.

Lisbon

Portugal eases lockdown as cases fall, according to Government Plan.
We are now in phase 3, meaning:

  • Opening of cinemas, theatres, auditoriums, concert halls;
  • Opening of all shops and shopping centers until 9 pm on working days and until 1 pm on weekends and public holidays;
  • Opening of restaurants, cafes, and bakeries until 10:30 pm on working days and until 1 pm on weekends and public holidays. Groups of 4 people are allowed inside or 6 people on terraces;
  • Physical activity and outdoor training up to 6 people;
  • Outdoor events allowed with reduced attendance.
Cascais

From May 3rd, phase 4:

  • Opening of restaurants, cafés, and pastry shops with no time limit. Groups of 6 people are allowed inside or 10 people on terraces;
  • Large outdoor and indoor events allowed with reduced occupancy.
Lisbon

What about the Borders?
“Flights to and from Portugal are allowed for:

  • The Countries of the European Union or from Schengen Associated countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland) and their families.
    Only “essential travel” is allowed to and from countries with an incidence rate equal to or greater than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Spain, Slovenia, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, and Sweden.
    (…)
  • Ireland, Finland, Iceland, Malta, and Liechtenstein with no restrictions, but passengers need a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding time.
  • Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau;
  • Flights to and from other countries (which are not members of the European Union or which are not countries associated with the Schengen Area) exclusively for “essential travel”;
    All passengers, from all nationalities, must present proof of a negative test to Covid19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding time, with the exception of children who have not reached 24 months of age.
    “Essential travel” is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health, and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle. (…)” in visitportugal.com/en
  • Control of people on the Spanish border has been restored.
Algarve

#Covid19 Check out more information at:
https://www.visitportugal.com/nl/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal (English)
https://covid19estamoson.gov.pt/ (Portuguese)
https://travel.sef.pt/ (English)

Updates:
https://reopen.europa.eu
https://covid19.min-saude.pt

Travelers Line: +351 217 929 714 / +351 961 706 472 / gec@mne.pt

Carcavelos

We will try to keep you posted as well as we can.
Together, we will overcome it! #BeSafe

Euronews report, 04/20, 2021

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