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Lockdown in Portugal - Updated 4th Feb. 2022

Written on Sunday 30 May 2021


Updated 4th Feb. 2022

The Government announced in January that the State of Calamity throughout mainland Portugal will remain in place until 22nd March 2022.

Over 86% of the population in Portugal are fully vaccinated and the Portuguese Government continues to monitor and take stock of the situation across Portugal. The situation has worsened recently and there has been an increase in the level of incidence of the disease and because of this the alert  situation has been extended until March 2022. 

The three factors which justify this measure are:

  • Continued rate of vaccination
  • The Delta variant is predominant across all of Portugal
  • Greater mobility across Portugal because of holidays

The latest resolution takes effect from 00:00 on 10th January 2022

Testing is still mandatory for visits to nursing homes, visiting hospitalised patients as well as for access to large events, events without assigned seats, sports grounds. Exemption – Those who have been vaccinated with a booster dose more than 14 days ago or a recovery certificate

Bars and Nightclubs – reopen after 22:00 on 14th January. Entry with a negative test or recovery certificate. Exemption – Those who have been vaccinated with a booster dose more than 14 days ago or a recovery certificate

Certificates – Vaccination or Recovery or Test – for access to restaurants, tourist establishments and local accommodation, cultural shows, cinemas, events with assigned seating and gyms. Self-tests to be valid under the terms defined by DGS and by INSA, IP. Anyone unvaccinated will have to present negative tests which must be performed within 24 hours prior to presentation.

Work – compulsory teleworking is extended until January 14. After this date, it will be 'recommended'

If you received your COVID-19 vaccination in Portugal, you can get an EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE from the health authorities. For further information, visit the European Commission's EU Digital COVID Certificate page

The Portuguese Government reiterated that it will continue to maintain permanent monitoring of the situation and will not hesitate to stop or reintroduce measures in the easing of lockdown, if necessary.

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