Portugal imposes travel restrictions on countries most affected by COVID-19

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Lisbon: The Portuguese Government connected Saturday (May 1) extended question restrictions to and from countries astir affected by the COVID-19 pandemic until May 16.

According to the Ministry of Internal Administration, for travellers to and from countries with a COVID-19 incidence rate adjacent to oregon greater than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, lone flights considered indispensable are allowed, for example, for professional, study, household reunion, wellness and humanitarian reasons.

Countries similar Cyprus, Croatia, Brazil, India, France, Lithuania, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Sweden are included successful this category, and travellers from these countries person to acquisition 14 days of quarantine aft arrival.

For countries with an incidence complaint adjacent to oregon greater than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, radical whitethorn question to Portugal for indispensable journeys, but they don`t request to bash quarantine.

Any traveller who arrives successful Portugal by air, but for children nether 2 years of age, indispensable contiguous a antagonistic COVID-19 PCR (polymerase concatenation reaction) trial performed wrong 72 hours anterior to departure, according to the ministry.

The hold of question restrictions came a time aft Portugal ended the "state of emergency," with the reopening of onshore borders with Spain and the enlargement of the work hours of shops and restaurants.

The "state of emergency," which has been successful unit since November 9, 2020, is the highest level of civilian protection successful the country. It has been renewed 15 times to incorporate the dispersed of the coronavirus successful Portugal. 

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