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February 17, 2021

Current Measures

Travels to Portugal:

  • Portugal has banned all flights from Brazil and the UK
  • Portugal authorized flights from EU member states, Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau
  • Travels for essential purposes (e.g., studying) are permitted
  • It is required to present a negative result of a SARS-Cov-2 test that should be taken a maximum of 72 hours before the flight
  • For passengers arriving from countries with a high number of cases (e.g., Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Ireland, Lithuania, and Latvia), it is also required to isolate for 14 days

Travels from Portugal:

  • A complete ban on travels abroad for Portuguese citizens, with certain exceptions like essential travelers

Check here for additional information about international travelling.

Travels in Portugal:

Circulation between municipalities is prohibited during the weekend, between 8.00 pm on Friday and 5.00 am on Monday.

General duty of home retreat is established, with exceptions:

  • Buying essential goods and services;
  • Access to public services (all appointments must be scheduled in advance);
  • Work (if accompanied by a statement issued by the employer);
  • Health reasons (emergencies or scheduled appointments);
  • Short walks for physical activity or pet walking, individually or with members of the same household, within the area of residence (authorities might require proof of address).

The closing of a wide range of facilities and establishments is determined, including:

  • Hairdressers/barber shops;
  • Gyms and other sports facilities, even outdoors;
  • Museums, cultural and leisure spaces (including public parks and gardens for leisure activities).

Retail and service provision activities are closed, except for authorized establishments:

  • Shops selling essential goods, such as supermarkets;
  • Health services (medical offices, dentists, and pharmacies);
  • Restaurants and cafes may only operate on a takeaway or home delivery basis;
  • Fairs and markets are allowed for food sales only;
  • Shops must close by 8.00 pm on weekdays. On weekends, closing time is 1.00 pm, except for the above-mentioned establishments, which may be open to the public until 5.00 pm.

During this period, monitoring by police forces will increase, and fines will be given to non-complying individuals.