COVID-19 INFORMATION – Portugal
With thanks to visitportugal.com
For the latest updates and situation on COVID-19 preventative measures and regulations in Portugal please check the Visit Portugal site which details the most up to date situation with the latest measures and regulations which may be in place at the time of your visit.
Please click here to be taken to the Visit Portugal website (in English) – Cliquez ici pour être redirigé vers le site Web de Visit Portugal (en Français) – Bitte klicken Sie hier, um zur Website von Visit Portugal zu gelangen (auf Deutsch) – haga clic aquí para ir al sitio web de Visit Portugal (en Español)
For details on where to locate required PCR-RT and antigen tests please visit the Visit Portugal site here
Both Villa Quina and Villa Susana hold the ‘Clean and Safe’ mark from the Portuguese Tourist Authority.
Preventive steps and reducing risk of transmission: For residents and those travellers returning to Portugal from the affected areas, who show symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness, during or after the trip, before attending a health clinic, they should call 808 24 24 24 (SNS24), informing them about their health condition and health history. following the guidelines that may be indicated
Should all suspected infections be tested?: People with a suspected infection, that is, who have symptoms such as fever, persistent cough or aggravated chronic cough, and difficulty breathing, should be tested. Those with the presence of these symptoms, people should call the free telephone line SNS 24 (808 24 24 24), which will refer cases. Try calling the SNS 24 line 808 24 24 24 OPTION 9 for English (the first option you hear)
FACE COVERING (‘máscara’)
Face coverings are required, with the risk of substantial fines for non-compliance, on all public transport, in taxis and similar passenger transports. They are also required to access and visit care and nursing homes and health facilities – this includes pharmacies, dentists and any other healthcare provider
Masks are no longer mandatory in other enclosed spaces (e.g. shops and restaurants). but are still recommended for use in all situations where people will gather in any numbers inside a building. You are advised to carry a face covering with you at all times