AVISO COVID: Certificado Digital ou teste para check-in (Covid tests or EU Vaccine Certificate required at check-in)

(FYI: English translation below Portuguese text)

O Governo Português deliberou esta quinta-feira, 8 de Julho de 2021, a necessidade de doravante apresentar o Certificado Digital (2 doses da vacina) ou um teste COVID negativo no acto do check-in em Hotéis e Alojamento Local em todo o território continental. Os tipos de teste aprovados são os seguintes:

  • Testes rápidos de antigénio (TRAg), na modalidade de autoteste, no check-in e com a supervisão dos responsáveis do Alojamento Local ou Hotel;

ou

  • Testes rápidos de antigénio (TRAg), na modalidade de autoteste, realizado em farmácia até 24 horas antes do check-in;

ou

  • Testes rápidos de antigénio (TRAg), verificado por entidade certificada, realizado nas 48 horas anteriores ao check-in;

ou

  • Testes de amplificação de ácidos nucleicos (TAAN), conhecido por PCR, realizado nas 72 horas anteriores ao check-in.

Artigo relacionado:

https://www.dinheirovivo.pt/geral/saiba-os-testes-que-pode-apresentar-para-entrar-nos-hoteis-e-restaurantes-13919339.html

ENGLISH TEXT:

The Portuguese Government deliberated this Thursday, July 8, 2021, the requirement to present the European Digital Certificate (2 doses of vaccine) or a negative COVID test at check-in in Hotels and Local Accommodation throughout the territory continental. The approved test types are as follows:

-Rapid antigen tests (TRAg), in the form of self-test (autotest), at check-in and under the supervision of those responsible for the Local Accommodation or Hotel;

or

-Rapid antigen tests (TRAg), in the form of self-test, carried out in a pharmacy up to 24 hours before check-in;

or

-Rapid antigen tests (TRAg), verified by a certified entity, carried out within 48 hours prior to check-in;

or

-Nucleic acid amplification tests (TAAN), known as PCR, performed within 72 hours prior to check-in.

550 Flamingos born in natural reserve near Monte Gordo

This June/July there were about 550 newly born flamingos in the Natural Reserve of Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo Antonio, located about 2km north of Seasun’s apartments. Here is the video:

Here is a link to an article in English:

https://www.portugalresident.com/hundreds-of-flamingos-hatch-in-algarve-a-first-for-portugal/

Here is an article in Portuguese about it (you can use google translate for your language):

Website of the Natural Reserve: https://natural.pt/protected-areas/reserva-natural-sapal-castro-marim-vila-real-sto-antonio?locale=en

COVID-19 e Regras nas Praias (Beach Rules)

(ENGLISH TRANSLATION BELOW)

Com vontade de ir para a Praia? Leia este resumo das regras.

Não cumprir as regras estabelecidas nas praias este ano pode dar multa de 100 a 500 euros aos banhistas.

Deveres dos banhistas:

a) Cumprir as normas e orientações emitidas pela Direção-Geral da Saúde (DGS) em matéria de etiqueta respiratória;

b) Assegurar o distanciamento físico de segurança entre utentes no acesso e na utilização da praia e no banho no mar ou no rio – e aqui o diploma inclui disposições como ser obrigatório distância de três metros entre chapéus, no máximo cinco pessoas por toldo ou o facto de ser obrigatório usar calçado na utilização de instalações ou duches.

c) Proceder à higienização frequente das mãos;

d) Usar máscara até chegar ao areal sempre que o distanciamento físico recomendado pelas autoridades de saúde se mostre impraticável;

e) Evitar o acesso a zonas identificadas com ocupação elevada ou plena;

f) Cumprir as determinações das autoridades competentes;

g) Depositar os resíduos gerados nos locais destinados a esse efeito.

Fonte / Source:

https://sol.sapo.pt/artigo/734957/tr-s-metros-entre-chapeus-e-raquetes-so-com-praia-com-pouca-gente-saiba-quais-sao-as-regras-nas-praias-e-o-que-da-multa?

ENGLISH TRANSLATION:

Ready to go to Beach in Portugal? Read this summary of the rules.

Failure to comply with the rules laid down on the beaches this year could lead to a 100 to 500 euro fine for swimmers.

Individual’s Duties at the Beach:

a) Comply with the norms and guidelines issued by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) in terms of respiratory etiquette;
b) Ensure the physical safety distance between users when accessing and using the beach and when bathing in the sea or in the river – and here the diploma includes provisions such as mandatory a distance of three meters between hats, a maximum of five people per awning or the fact that it is mandatory to wear shoes when using facilities or showers.
c) Proceed with frequent hand hygiene;
d) Wear a mask until you reach the beach whenever the physical distance recommended by the health authorities proves to be impractical;
e) Avoid access to areas identified with high or full occupation;
f) Comply with the determinations of the competent authorities;
g) Deposit the waste generated in the places destined for that purpose.

May 17 Portugal opens to UK and most EU tourists

The Portuguese Government has announced that on Monday (May 17) Portugal will allow entry to tourists from UK and EU countries with “less than 500 cases of infections per 100,000 people”, but “passengers must show a negative coronavirus (PCR) test on arrival” and done at most 72 hours prior to traveling. More details in links below.

News Source:

https://news.yahoo.com/portugal-allow-eu-uk-tourists-114237783.html

Website of the Portuguese Tourism Office:

https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal

Website of the Portuguese Borders Police:

https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/covid-19/faqs/#1596230859073-a1cdfe6a-4ada

Latest COVID-19 travel rules (Links to Portuguese Government)

If you are looking for information about travel rules and COVID-19 requirements per country of origin, these are two essential sources of information in Portugal:

Website of the Portuguese Tourism Office:

https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal

Website of the Portuguese Borders Police:

https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/covid-19/faqs/#1596230859073-a1cdfe6a-4ada

Government announces new COVID-19 plan

March 11th, 2021

As the COVID-19 situation is again under better control after the Christmas Holidays spike, the Portuguese government just announced the plan to end the “confinement”. The link below gives you a summary of the measures and key dates in English, as well as a link to the original document in Portuguese. Briefly, the reopening of the activities that have been severely restricted since Christmas, for example bars and restaurants, will begin gradually on March 15 and the impact of the incremental freedoms assessed every 2 weeks. By April 5, outside seating (open air) in bars and restaurants will be allowed (with a maximum of 4 people per table). By April 19, indoor seating in bars and restaurants is expected to be allowed, and venues like shopping malls, theaters and cinemas will open. By May 3, there will be very little restrictions – e.g. big outdoor events will be allowed, and Weddings can resume at 50% indoor capacity.

Know that hotels and Lodging remain open, without any restrictions (besides the health and hygiene guidelines issued early in the pandemic). However, know there still are travel restrictions, particularly for countries NOT in the European Union.

DO YOUR PART AND BE STAY SAFE.

Greetings from Portugal. Links below:

ENGLISH SUMMARY OF THE PLAN:

Portugal’s PM presents country’s “step-by-step” deconfinement plan: Monday sees life begin to open

The plan in PORTUGUESE (PDF file):

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Booking.com 2021 Guest Review Awards / Prémio dos Hóspedes

(English Below Portuguese text)

Graças ao reconhecimento dos nossos estimados hóspedes durante o ano de 2020, o Booking.com continua a classificar a Seasun Vacation Rentals como um dos melhores alojamentos em Monte Gordo e por conseguinte galardoou-nos com o 2021 Guest Review Awards. Muito obrigado! Vamos continuar a dar o nosso melhor para vos proporcionar bons apartamentos para umas excelentes férias em Monte Gordo!

Reconhecimentos do Booking.com (comparativamente a outros alojamentos em Monte Gordo):

  • “Favorito dos hóspedes”
  • “recomendado pela boa relação preço/qualidade em Monte Gordo! Os hóspedes têm mais por menos dinheiro em comparação a outros alojamentos nesta cidade. “
  • “situa-se numa das localizações com melhor pontuação em Monte Gordo! Os hóspedes adoram-na em comparação com outras propriedades nas proximidades. “
  • “Informação fiável: Os hóspedes dizem que a descrição e as fotografias deste alojamento são muito precisas.”

Thanks to the feedback of our guests during 2020, Booking.com continues to rank Seasun Vacation Rentals has one of the best lodging in Monte Gordo, and consequently it has awarded us the  2021 Guest Review Awards. Thank You! We will continue to do our best to offer you great seafront apartments for excellent vacations in Monte Gordo!

Booking.com acknowledgements (relatively to other Monte Gordo lodgings):

  • “Guest Favourite”
  • “rated for the best value in Monte Gordo! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.”
  • “one of the best-rated locations in Monte Gordo! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.”
  • “Reliable info: Guests say the description and photos for this property are very accurate.”

(Other languages)

Gebaseerd op recensies van klanten, Booking.com richt Seasun als de beste accommodatie in Monte Gordo – Veel Dank!!!

Gracias al reconocimiento de nuestros estimados clientes, Booking.com continua a clasificar Seasun como el mejor alojamiento en Monte Gordo – Muchas Gracias!!!

En raison de la reconnaissance de nos chers clients, Booking.com continue aévalue Seasun comme le meilleur hébergement à Monte Gordo – Merci beaucoup!!!

Grazie al riconoscimento dei nostri stimati clienti, Booking.com continua aclassificare Seasun come la migliore sistemazione a Monte Gordo – Grazie mille!!!

Once again, Algarve and Portugal win World Travel Awards!

The Algarve won the 2020 Europe’s Leading Beach Destination award attributed by the World Travel Awards. This is the 7th time that Algarve wins such annual honor since 2012. Link:

https://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-europes-leading-beach-destination-2020

Portugal (as a country) also won the 2020 Europe’s Leading Destination award attributed by the World Travel Awards. This is the 4th consecutive year that Portugal wins such honor. Link:

https://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-europes-leading-destination-2020

But more importantly, this is the first time that Portugal wins the “World’s Leading Beach Destination“!

https://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-worlds-leading-beach-destination-2020

Portugal awarded “Safe Travels” seal by WTTC

Portugal has been the first European country to receive the ‘Safe Travels’ seal awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).  Such recognition certifies “destinations that comply with hygiene and safety rules and aims to give confidence to those who travel after restrictions to avoid the spread of covid-19”.

Description of the “Safe Travels” seal: https://wttc.org/News-Article/WTTC-unveils-Safe-Travels-new-global-protocols-to-restart-the-Travel-Tourism-sector

Articles about Portugal

English: https://world-today-news.com/portugal-was-the-first-european-country-to-receive-the-safe-travels-seal/

Português: https://expresso.pt/coronavirus/2020-06-04-Portugal-e-o-primeiro-pais-europeu-a-receber-o-selo-Safe-Travels

 

Nova Casa de Banho no T1 BEACH (New Bathroom in the 1-Bed Apt. Beach)

Aproveitamos a paragem forçada nos alojamentos devido ao Covid-19 para remodelar a casa de banho do T1 Beach. Veja as primeiras fotos em baixo. Novo video e fotos a publicar em breve.

ENGLISH: Due to Covid-19’s forced halt in lodging guests, we took the opportunity to renew the bathroom of the 1-Bedroom Apartment BEACH. Check the first photos below. New video and photos coming soon.