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

Last updated on 31st of April.



State of Calamity - Starting on May 1st



Portugal will return to the state of calamity on the 1st of May, and with that comes new measures that we’ll bring to you in the following paragraphs. We want to highlight that these measures are, for now, only applicable to the municipalities that progress to this state, in which Porto is included:


There are fines for non-compliance with the rules.


— Restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries (maximum of 6 people inside or 10 in terraces per group) open until 22h30, every day;


— Cultural shows until 22h30;


— Sports activities and gym classes return;


— Reopening of the terrestrial borders (Spain);


— Shopping centers open until 21h during the weekdays and until 19h during weekends;


— The purchase of alcoholic drinks will last until 21h, but it’s still forbidden to drink them on the streets; 


— Beaches will remain with rules of last summer: distancing is very important, and the number of people there will be controlled;


— The general duty of staying at home will continue;


These measures will be reevaluated often, depending on how the situation evolves. We will bring more news once they are available.



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


For more information on traveling check:


Let us know if you have any questions.

Be safe and stay home.


Your Friends,

ESN Porto