The health situation is improving in Portugal. The country's government will ease certain restrictions and lift the curfew as of Sunday, August 1, 2021. We take stock.
While the number of new cases of covid-19 is increasing in France, it is decreasing in some countries. This is particularly the case in Portugal. Thanks to the acceleration of the vaccination campaign in the country, the government has decided to ease some restrictions by allowing businesses, restaurants and theaters to remain open until two in the morning. In addition, from this Sunday, August 1, 2021, the night curfew in force in several municipalities in Portugal will be lifted.
"Vaccination has contributed in a very important way to (allow) these measures" declared Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on July 29, specifying however that "the virus continues to circulate". This is why the presentation of a full vaccination certificate or a negative test for covid-19 is still mandatory to stay in a hotel or enter a restaurant on weekends.
As for the rest, Antonio Costa announced the lifting of the obligation to wear a mask in busy public spaces from the month of early September. Nightclubs will be able to reopen their doors to night owls in October, if the sanitary situation permits.