Update: 12/11/2020

As of today, the counties of risk are now 191 instead of 121 and 7 of the original affected counties have exited the list.

Also, all retail will only be open from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM for the next two weekends. Exceptions are pharmacies, clinics, gas stations and places that sell food items and other essentials (needs to be at least 200m2) , which don’t have any restrictions to close.

Counties that have left the list of risk:

Moimenta da Beira
Tabuaço
São João da Pesqueira
Mesão Frio
Pinhel
Tondela
Batalha

New counties added to the list of risk:

Manteigas
Freixo de Espada à Cinta
Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Coruche
Seia
Proença-a-Nova
Monforte
Vieira do Minho
Mealhada
Celorico da Beira
Castro Daire
Arronches
Nelas
Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Mora
Torre de Moncorvo
Mêda
Mangualde
Salvaterra de Magos
Pampilhosa da Serra
Ourém
Vila do Bispo
Penela
Miranda do Douro
Albergaria-a-Velha
Águeda
Oliveira do Bairro
Arganil
Grândola
Resende
Mira
Ílhavo
Abrantes
Boticas
Coimbra
Almeida
Cantanhede
Almeirim
Ferreira do Alentejo
São Pedro do Sul
Estarreja
Faro
Cuba
Mirandela
Campo Maior
Miranda do Corvo
Alcanena
Ponte de Sor
Condeixa-a-Nova
Arcos de Valdevez
Montalegre
Montemor-o-VelhoCrato
Viseu
Reguengos de Monsaraz
Vagos
Penalva do Castelo
Sousel
Évora
Penamacor
Murtosa
Lamego
Vila Real de Santo António
Albufeira
Carrazeda de Ansiães
Elvas
Vila Nova de Paiva
Alvaiázere
Tábua
Portalegre
Portimão
Ansião
Tavira
Lagos
Aljustrel
Anadia
Sátão

(the rest of the list is at the bottom of the page)

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Update: 09/11/2020

Students that have presential classes and that demands them to circulate during the restrictions, can present 2 documents: the declaration of study and the declaration of the school schedule.

These documents can be obtained through Domus (domus.iscap.ipp.pt), following these instuctions:

To obtain the declaration of study – Certidões/Diplomas – choose the option “Certidão de Matrícula”.

To obtain the declaration of school schedule – Certidões/Diplomas – choose the option “Declaração de horário” – choose the day of the week.

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Date: 08/11/2020

The prime minister announced, this saturday (07/11/2020), restrictions to 121 counties in Portugal in order to control the pandemic of COVID-19 which will take place from the 9th of November as the state of emergency starts taking place. In this page you can consult all the restrictions that are going to take place. Some of the counties affected include Porto, Maia, Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia. You can also check the full list below.

With the state of emergency being activated, it means that the restrictions will be heavier and so will the consequences for disobeying the rules.

This is not just about you, it’s about all of us.

These restrictions will be revaluated every 15 days. We will keep this page updated.

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07/11/2020 UPDATE:

New additional restrictions to the ones imposed on the 4th of November and new measures:

  • Control of temperature in workplaces, schools, public transports, and retail;
  • Quick tests in health facilities, nursing homes, schools, prisons, and when you enter or leave the country;
  • Use of private and social health facilities;
  • It will be mandatory to stay at home on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 PM until the next day at 5:00 AM in all 121 counties of risk (the whole metropolitan area of Porto is included) – applied for the next 2 weeks 14/15 and 21/22 of November
  • During weekdays, it is mandatory to stay at home from 11:00 PM until the next day at 5:00 AM – until 23 of November

Note #1: Public transports will keep working on the next 2 weekends for people that need to go to work or to go home from work.

Note #2: Retail and restaurants must close according to the schedule to stay at home. Restaurants may only sell by takeaway and until 1:00 PM on weekends.

Note #3: Schools will not close.

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04/11/2020 UPDATE:

Restrictions taking place:

– Mandatory to stay at home (read exceptions below)
– Stores and retail closes at 22h
– Restaurants close at 22h30
– 6 people per group at restaurants
– Events limited to 5 people, authorized by health authorities (DGS)
– Celebrations and events are forbidden
– Fairs and markets are forbidden
– Religious ceremonies and cultural shows can happen, according to the rules implemented by health authorities
– Working from home is compulsory when possible
– Rotation of schedules in workplaces with more then 50 people

Exceptions for not staying at home:

– Visits to nursing homes
– Need to go to school to attend classes
– Go to the mall and supermarket
– Provide aid to people in need
– Go to restaurants
– Attend cultural events
– If you need to go to the post office, bank agencies, insurance agencies or leave the country (airport, train station, bus station, etc)
– Sport activities
– Walk pets

Note: It’s important for people to keep going to cultural events, doing sports, supporting local restaurants, stores and businesses, but always following the rules mentioned and making sure you wear a mask at all times, keep social distance and avoid gatherings.

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Areas affected by these rules:

Alcácer do Sal
Alcochete
Alenquer
Alfândega da Fé
Alijó
Almada
Amadora
Amarante
Amares
Arouca
Arruda dos Vinhos
Aveiro
Azambuja
Baião
Barcelos
Barreiro
Beja
Belmonte
Benavente
Borba
Braga
Bragança
Cabeceiras de Basto
Cadaval
Caminha
Cartaxo
Cascais
Castelo Branco
Castelo de Paiva
Celorico de Basto
Chamusca
Chaves
Cinfães
Constância
Covilhã
Espinho
Esposende
Estremoz
Fafe
Figueira da Foz
Fornos de Algodres
Fundão
Gondomar
Guarda
Guimarães
Idanha-a-Nova
Lisboa
Loures
Macedo de Cavaleiros
Mafra
Maia
Marco de Canaveses
Matosinhos
Mesão Frio
Mogadouro
Moita
Mondim de Basto
Montijo
Murça
Odivelas
Oeiras
Oliveira de Azeméis
Oliveira de Frades
Ovar
Palmela
Paredes de Coura
Paredes
Penacova
Penafiel
Peso da Régua
Ponte de Lima
Porto
Póvoa de Varzim
Póvoa do Lanhoso
Redondo
Ribeira da Pena
Rio Maior
Sabrosa
Santa Comba Dão
Santa Maria da Feira
Santa Marta de Penaguião
Santarém
Santo Tirso
São Brás de Alportel
São João da Madeira
Sardoal
Seixal
Sesimbra
Setúbal
Sever do Vouga
Sines
Sintra
Sobral de Monte Agraço
Trancoso
Trofa
Vale da Cambra
Valença
Valongo
Viana do Alentejo
Viana do Castelo
Vila do Conde
Vila Flor
Vila Franca de Xira
Vila Nova de Cerveira
Vila Nova de Famalicão
Vila Nova de Gaia
Vila Pouca de Aguiar
Vila Real
Vila Velha de Ródão
Vila Verde
Vila Viçosa
Vizela