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  • Portuguese government moves to lift COVID-19 restrictions on October 1, 2021


The Portuguese government announced that beginning October 1, 2021, it would begin to lift all restrictions put into place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was made because the country has now reached its target of 85 percent of the population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

What’s Changed?

Beginning on August 1, 2021, Portugal began to reduce lockdown restrictions. This new announcement will be the final phase of lifting restrictions for the country and will mean that Portugal will move from a state of emergency to a state of alert. This change will allow for full occupancy in restaurants, cultural venues, and less strict rules in the requirements for in-country travel. The government has also suspended advice on maintaining a partially remote workforce.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the Portuguese government website for COVID-19 related updates.

Sources: The Government of Portugal

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