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

Last updated on 1st of April.



State of Emergency - Until April 15th



The following stages will only go forward if Portugal remains in a “safe area”. Therefore, if any county registers in two consecutive evaluations an R(t) over 1 and more than 120 cases per 100k inhabitants, it will not proceed to the next stages.


From April 5th:


  • Retail and service establishments in establishments open to the public, with less than 200 m2 and door to the street;
  • Museums, monuments, palaces, and archaeological or similar places, national, regional and municipal, public or private, as well as art galleries and exhibition halls. This will close at 10:30 pm on weekdays and at 1:00 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays;
  • Stores up to 200 square meters with a door to the street;
  • Fairs and non-food markets, depending on the municipal decision;
  • Catering establishments for service on terraces, with a limit of four people per group. These establishments must close at 10:30 pm on weekdays and at 1:00 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays;
  • Gyms without group classes;
  • Low-risk sports and physical activity in the open air for up to four people;
  • In the scope of sports facilities, the opening of certain equipment is permitted: firing ranges; tennis courts, padel courts, and the like; permanent circuits for motorcycles, automobiles; velodromes; racecourses and similar tracks; gyms and academies; athletics tracks and golf courses.


There are fines for non-compliance with the rules.


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; Those who come from countries with more than 500 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants will have to remain in mandatory quarantine for 14 days.


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


1 - South Africa 

2 - Bulgaria 

3 - Czech Republic

4 - Cyprus

5 - Slovenia

6 - Estonia 

7 - France

8 - Hungary

9 - Italy 

10 - Malta 

11 - Poland

12 - Sweden


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 - Romania

14 - Switzerland


An additional note: flights from and to UK and Brazil are suspended until, at least, April 15th because of the variants and of the pandemic situation there


For more information on traveling check:


From April 19th:


— Universities:

— All stores and shopping centres;

— Restaurants, cafes and pastry shops (maximum of 4 people or 6 on the terrace), until 22h (or 13h on weekends and holidays);

— Cinemas, theatres, auditoriums, theatres;

— Citizen stores with face-to-face service, but with appointment;

— Sports modalities of medium risk;

— Outdoor physical activity for up to six people;

— Outdoor events with reduced capacity;


From the 3rd of May:


— Great outdoor events;

— Interior events with reduced capacity;

— Weddings and baptisms with 50% capacity.


The un-curfew from May onwards will be known closer to the date.


Let us know if you have any questions.

Be safe and stay home.


Your Friends,

ESN Porto