Wednesday, December 1

New measures in Portugal: Entry only with a test

The government of Portugal has taken new measures to curb the renewed increase in the number of infections. In the future, all visitors arriving by air will have to present a negative test as part of the emergency status that will come into force on December 1st. This also applies if they have been vaccinated or have recovered, as Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced in Lisbon today. Vaccinated and

Those who have recovered just like those who have not been vaccinated will also have to present a negative PCR or antigen test when visiting bars and discos, hospitals and retirement homes and major events without fixed numbered places.

In addition to other measures, a general mask requirement will be introduced again in all closed public spaces. The 3-G rule applies to visits to restaurants, fitness centers, tourist facilities and events with numbered seats.

Working from home is “strongly recommended” by the government in Lisbon. In addition, after the end of the year there will be a “week of restraint” with an obligatory home office and closed schools, universities, bars and discos.

At 87 percent, Portugal has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. However, the seven-day incidence has been climbing for many weeks. It was last over 160.

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