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The government maintains restrictions on flights and cruises until the end of the month with exceptions

The government maintains restrictions on flights and cruises until the end of the month with exceptions

South Africa, Brazil, India, in the European Union, Cyprus, Croatia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden are, as of Monday, the countries that are still on the list of restrictions imposed by Portugal, because they are countries “with an incidence rate equal to or more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In the last 14 days. “

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI), travelers from these countries “can only take essential trips and must meet, after entering the Portuguese mainland, a preventive isolation period of 14 days, at home or at the location indicated by the health authorities.” “

On Friday, the Cabinet also introduced countries that have the incidence of SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, which is below 500 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days and who, as of Monday, “can do it. Types of trips to Portugal, including non-essential trips.

Consequently, the press release specifies that “passengers from European Union member countries, countries associated with the Schengen area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland) and the United Kingdom” cease to fulfill the protective isolation and may render this unnecessary flights.

The press release states that “essential trips are taken into account, that is, those designed to allow the transit or entry of Portugal for citizens traveling for professional reasons, for studies, family reunification, or for health or humanitarian reasons.”

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This decision of the Council of Ministers, explains the MAI statement, is applicable “between 00:00 on May 17, 2021 and 23:59 on May 30, 2021”, taking into account the context of the epidemiological situation caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus – the virus that It is subject to periodic evaluations.