The GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness and covers 99.7% of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, and measures the state of peace across three domains:
– the level of Societal Safety and Security,
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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;
Testes rápidos de antigénio (TRAg), na modalidade de autoteste, realizado em farmácia até 24 horas antes do check-in;
Testes rápidos de antigénio (TRAg), verificado por entidade certificada, realizado nas 48 horas anteriores ao check-in;
Testes de amplificação de ácidos nucleicos (TAAN), conhecido por PCR, realizado nas 72 horas anteriores ao check-in.
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;
-Rapid antigen tests (TRAg), in the form of self-test, carried out in a pharmacy up to 24 hours before check-in;
-Rapid antigen tests (TRAg), verified by a certified entity, carried out within 48 hours prior to check-in;
-Nucleic acid amplification tests (TAAN), known as PCR, performed within 72 hours prior to check-in.
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.
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.
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”.