Portugal holidays may be on hold for now, but should the nation receive a “green” or “amber” categorisation under the Government’s “traffic light” system, they could return in time for summer. However, this will be dependent on how well the country is fairing in terms of COVID-19 figures.
A strict lockdown has been in place across Portugal for months, however, these restrictions are slowly beginning to ease in the coming weeks.
In line with this, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has issued an update to its travel advice page.
“The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted,” the FCDO travel advice explains.
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Restaurants and cafes must close at 10pm on weekdays, and at 1pm on weekends and public holidays.
“The sale of alcoholic drinks in retail establishments is prohibited between 8pm and 6am except at restaurants operating on outdoor terraces where the times stated above apply,” the FCDO explains…