Portugal extends Covid-19 curbs on travellers from most affected countries

The Portuguese Government on Saturday prolonged journey restrictions to and from countries most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic till May 16.

According to the Ministry of Internal Administration, for travellers to and from countries with a Covid-19 incidence rate equal to or higher than 500 instances per 100,000 inhabitants, solely flights thought of important are allowed, for instance, for skilled, research, household reunion, well being and humanitarian causes.

Countries like Cyprus, Croatia, Brazil, India, France, Lithuania, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Sweden are included on this class, and travellers from these countries need to bear 14 days of quarantine after arrival.

For countries with an incidence rate equal to or higher than 150 instances per 100,000 inhabitants, individuals could journey to Portugal for important journeys, however they needn’t do quarantine.

Any traveller who arrives in Portugal by air, besides for youngsters underneath 2 years of age, should current a detrimental Covid-19 PCR (polymerase chain response) check carried out inside 72 hours previous to departure, based on the ministry.

The extension of journey restrictions got here a day after Portugal ended the “state of emergency,” with the reopening of land borders with Spain and the enlargement of the service hours of retailers and eating places.

The “state of emergency,” which has been in pressure since November 9, 2020, is the very best degree of civil safety within the nation. It has been renewed 15 instances to include the unfold of the coronavirus in Portugal.

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