Sports COVID-19. Portugal reopens its terrestrial border with Spain

00:12  30 april  2021
00:12  30 april  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Terrestrial borders with Spain closed until 30 June. COVID - 19 negative certification required for entering the country- subject to categorization. Spain authorities extend closure of Spain ’s border with Portugal until at least 3 May (The Local, 16.04.2021). Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU

Travelling to Portugal : land borders with Spain continue to be closed until Easter and for those wishing to arrive by air, please note that you need to have a negative PCR test for less than 72 hours (as soon as there is any news, I will update this part of the article). If you want to visit Portugal , I advise you to Since December 30, 2020, Portugal has seen a sharp increase in the number of new cases of covid - 19 and deaths. This sharp increase is due to the negative temperatures that the country has suffered for several weeks (viruses love the cold), but mainly because of the relaxation of measures

Une plage d'Albufeira, au Portugal, le 20 juillet 2020. © Rafael Marchand / Reuters A beach of Albufeira, Portugal, July 20, 2020.

The terrestrial boundary between Portugal and Spain will reopen this Saturday for all trips . A negative PCR test for visitors from the most affected countries will always be required to enter Portugal.

The Portugal will reopen Saturday its terrestrial border with the Spain , announced Thursday evening Antonio Costa Prime Minister. "May 1st we will go to the next phase of the Deconformation, with in particular the reopening of the border with Spain" , he declared during a press conference at the end of A Council of Ministers devoted to the control measures against The Pandemic of Covid-19 .

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Portugal has just recorded its first death from the Covid - 19 coronavirus, reportedly a 80-year-old man. There are fewer than 200 confirmed cases in the country as of Monday. Spain has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, with only China, Iran and Italy registering more cases. As the deadly coronavirus continues to spread, Madrid has ordered a lockdown of its land borders , only allowing entry to Spanish nationals, residents, cross- border workers and people with justified emergencies, according to the country’s interior minister.

If you qualify for essential reasons, a COVID - 19 PCR test with a negative result is required on arrival, whether at an airport or the land border . Due to the UK risk level falling, there is currently no quarantine for Brits arriving directly from the UK. We are expecting that tourism will reopen at some point in May from the Portugal side – but it depends on what the UK rules are for people to leave then I guess. Who can enter Portugal . Travel to Portugal is still limited to the EU+EEA+UK (plus a select few countries with basically zero covid like Australia, South Korea, Singapore) and only really for essential travel.

In addition to the lifting of border posting controls, which had been restored in late January, this sanitation reduction will allow the organization of gatherings, such as wedding parties, in speakers limited to 50% of their capacity.

All sports activities outdoors and sports rooms will be allowed again. In addition, cafes and restaurants, shops and cultural spaces will see their expanded hours, especially the weekend.

The travel restrictions maintained

in the night Friday to Saturday, the state of health emergency, which has been in effect since November, will retrograde in "Calamity situation" , a legal framework that will all the same for authorities to maintain certain restrictions still in force, such as the closure of bars and discotheques, and the call for confinement at home and teleworking as possible.

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COVID - 19 travel restrictions and border closures – updated 14 April 2021. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of all countries. We will try to keep this page updated with the latest information on border closures and openings, but please check your government travel advisory and local news Costa Rica: From 1 August, borders have reopened to allow citizens and residents of some countries. Eligible travelers must fill out an epidemiological form prior to departure, meet visa requirements and purchase a travel insurance policy that covers COVID - 19 . El Salvador: El Salvador International

Travel restrictions to Portugal, with the requirement of a negative or quarantine test for visitors from the most affected countries, will also be maintained, said Mr. Costa.

In a dozen municipalities with a higher incidence rate, restrictions will remain more severe than in the rest of the territory, he said.

First day without any death since August

Portugal was struck at the beginning of the year by a violent explosion of CVIV-19 cases, which overwhelmed the hospitals of the country and provoked a total assessment of the 17,000 deaths for a population of about 10 million inhabitants.

But, testifying to the respite offered by a strict confinement of two months, Portugal knew this week a day without any deaths for the first time since in early August. And, after a peak of nearly 13,000 daily contaminations reached at the end of January, the number of new cases per day has remained stable since the beginning of the deconformation, around 500 contagions.

After the reopening of primary schools, six weeks ago, intervened early April that of colleges, café terraces and restaurants and street shops. In mid-April, Portuguese were able to access the interior restaurants and cafes, high schools and universities, shopping centers, cinemas and theaters.

From Thursday and Friday, representative associations of the organizers of shows and music festivals will organize in Braga (North) the first tests for upcoming gatherings, with a comedy show and a concert that will bring together some 400 spectators held outdoors. to strict social distancing.

Once again, Canadian border restrictions come only after the damage has been done .
In the face of an overwhelming number of COVID-19 cases in South Asia, on Thursday Canada finally imposed a month-long ban on direct passenger flights from India and Pakistan. The announcement came only hours after a letter from the premiers of Ontario and Quebec pleaded with Ottawa “to protect the lives and well-being of our citizens” by stepping up Canadian border controls. “Effective 11:30 p.m. Eastern time tonight, I am suspending all commercial and private passenger flights arriving in Canada from India and Pakistan for 30 days,” said Transport Minister Omar Alghabra Thursday.

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