Lisbon has never been confined, the restrictions ended on June 21, 2021 at 6 a.m.
Faced with the delta variant that caused a new rise in coronavirus cases in Lisbon, the government decided to restrict traffic conditions last weekend. If Lisbon has never been reconfigured, what are the conditions for getting there? What is the state of the epidemic in Portugal and in its capital? Here are some answers.
Facing a slight rebound in the epidemic, due to the delta (Indian) variant, the Portuguese government decided to take the lead.
Travel to Lisbon was limited last weekend to reduce the spread of the new strain of coronavirus. With more than 1,180 cases, Saturday June 19, 2021, Portugal is experiencing a growth in contaminations, but rather localized.
"The number of new cases of infection in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo represent 64.3% of new cases," explain our colleagues from Dario de Noticias.
Thus, traffic to and from the Lisbon metropolitan area was prohibited between 3 pm on June 18, 2021 and 6 am on June 21, 2021. Since this Monday morning the restrictions have been lifted.
"Shops, restaurants and tourist attractions fully operating at defined times.
Entrances and exits for international travel at the airport are also permitted, so there are no restrictions preventing tourists from visiting Lisbon this weekend, "the Association Turismo de Lisboa confirmed to us.
Since Monday, June 21, 2021 and for the moment, it is possible to travel to Lisbon without heavy restrictions.
Even if international flights have never been banned during the travel restriction, at the start of the week, it is possible to travel and sightseeing in Lisbon.
Thus, for the French, a negative PCR test is required within 72 hours of boarding or an antigen test (NAAT, TRAg) carried out by a laboratory and carried out within 24 hours of boarding.
That's not all, because like many other countries, travelers have to fill out various documents.
On arrival in Portugal (continental territory only, i.e. the airports of Lisbon, Porto and Faro) are required to submit to a temperature measurement (via a thermal camera system), but also to complete a form required by the Portuguese health authorities.
"This form is communicated to the traveler by the airline during the online check-in process, failing which, by the flight crew during the flight - plan to bring your own pen," France Diplomatie explains.
Travelers are strongly advised to follow the evolution of the epidemic in Portugal and more specifically in Lisbon. "The National Federation of Physicians (FNAM) has criticized "[the apathy' of the government in the measures to respond to the coronavirus]" continues the Portuguese newspaper.