This page will always have the measures and rules updated as soon as possible.

Last updated on 25th of February.

 

 

State of Emergency - Until March 16th
Measures

 

  • Home collective duty
  • Mandatory teleworking
  • Masks are mandatory everywhere (outdoors and indoors).
  • The sale or delivery of any type of drink, even coffee, at the door of establishments is prohibited;
  • To eat food at the door, on the public road, or in the vicinity of food establishments is prohibited;
  • All dining spaces in shopping centers are closed, even if they are operating on a take-away basis;
  • All sales campaigns that promote the movement of people are prohibited;
  • It is forbidden to stay in gardens - you can still visit, but you can't stay for long or even sit;
  • There will be limited access to places that promote the concentration of people, such as the beach and surroundings, garden benches, playgrounds, or sports equipment (individual sports such as tennis and paddle too);
  • Senior universities and day and social centers are closed;
  • All workers who must travel must have a "credential" to circulate. All service companies with more than 250 workers have to send in the next 48 hours the list whose face-to-face work they consider indispensable;
  • It is forbidden to move between municipalities unless you have a valid excuse (yes - taking a flight is a valid excuse);
  • All establishments of any kind close at 8 pm on weekdays and 1 pm on weekends, with the exception of the food retail that closes at 5 pm on weekends. 
  • The suspension of educational and teaching activities from all teaching requirements is effective until February 5th. These activities will resume from February 8th on a non-face-to-face basis (online classes);
  • Limitation on travel to Portuguese citizens going abroad, by sea, land, or air - Possibility of suspension of flights and determination of mandatory quarantine of passengers upon arrival;

 

There are fines for non-compliance with the rules.

 

What is open / allowed?

 

  • Public services open by appointment
  • Doctor’s offices, hospitals, dentists, and pharmacies
  • Grocery stores and supermarkets (limited to 5 people per 100m2)
  • Religious ceremonies
  • Individual exercise outdoors

 

What is closed / not allowed?

 

  • Preschools, schools, and universities
  • Shopping centers
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes (only for take-away or home delivery)
  • Forbidden to buy alcohol after 8 pm, either in supermarkets or takeaway
  • Cultural establishments 
  • Gyms, and sports facilities
  • Hairdressers, barbershops

 

What about traveling?

 

 

  • Limitation on travel to Portuguese citizens going abroad, by sea, land, or air - Possibility of suspension of flights and determination of mandatory quarantine of passengers upon arrival;

 

Here you have the EU/Schengen countries specific restrictions.

- Negative PCR test + 14-day quarantine coming from these countries:

 

1 - Czech Republic

2 - Slovakia

3 - Slovenia

4 - Spain

5 - Estonia

6 - Ireland

7 - Lithuania

8 - Latvia

 

Only a negative PCR test from these countries:

 

1 - Germany

2 - Austria

3 - Belgium

4 - Cyprus

5 - Croatia

6 - Denmark

7 - France

8 - Hungary

9 - Italy

10 - Luxembourg

11 - Malta

12 - Netherlands

13 - Poland

14 - Romania

15 - Sweden

16 - Switzerland

 

For more information on traveling check:

https://reopen.europa.eu/

 

 

Let us know if you have any questions.

Be safe and stay home.

 

Your Friends,

ESN Porto