Update: 17 October 2020
Portuguese government tightens up corona measures again due to an increase in infection rates.
Traveling to Lisbon
- Travellers at increased risk of severe COVID-19 should consider avoiding non-essential travel to this country.
- Individuals entering or returning to the UK may be required to follow additional UK border measures which may include self-isolation for 14 days.
- No quarantine on arrival in Lisbon.
- Filling out a ‘Passenger Locator Form‘
- No additional medical documents are required for the fasting country.
- On arrival by plane, a health check will be done, by means of a camara system that measures the temperature.
Non compliance with the following measures may result in a fine of 5 – 500 euros.
General measures in Lisbon
- 2 meters distance is mandatory.
- Regularly hand-washing.
- Face mask are required in public and closed spaces such as museums, stores, supermarket.
- In Lisbon there is a prohibition of groups 5 persons or more.
- Urgent advice to wear a face mask outside the house.
Getting out in Lisbon
- At restaurants you can join until midnight, the restaurant has to close at 1 o’clock.
- Cafés close at 9 P.M.
- Cafés and restaurants allow a limited number of customers (50% of the capacity), reservation is necessary.
- The use of a mouth shield is mandatory if you are not sitting at the table in the restaurant.
- Drinking in public spaces outside and at esplanades is prohibited.
- The sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in public areas or gas stations and from 8 p.m. onwards in stores, including supermarkets and hypermarkets.
- Discotheques and bars are open under the same conditions as a pub. This means that they have to close their doors at 9 pm. Outside Lisbon there is a closing time of 01:00 at night. It is not allowed to dance.
Shopping in Lisbon
- Supermarkets are open until 10 p.m.
- Fuel stations are open.
Stay overnight in Lisbon
- Most hotels and campsites are open.
- It is recommended to contact the accommodation to know all the measures
Transport in Lisbon
- Face mask are required in public transport.
- Children from 10 years and older are required to wear a face mask in public transport.
- You may take more than one person in one car (also with people outside a household).
- Ascensors can be used by everyone again.
- In a car with a capacity of 5 seats or less, all seats can be used if the passengers belong to the same household.
- If a car has a capacity of 5 seats or more, the capacity is limited to 2/3 of the total, unless the passengers belong to the same household.
Sightseeing in Lissabon
- Most theme parks are closed
- Lisboa Zoo, Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa, is open.
- Museums, concert halls and theaters are open to a limited extent. Please book in advance.
- The beaches around Lisbon are open.
The Portuguese and local authorities currently use different alert levels for Lisbon and the surrounding area.
Lisbon Metropolitan Area (LMA) has alert orange. The measures above apply here.
A number of neighborhoods and suburbs of Lisbon alert red. These are:
- Sintra (Queluz, Belas, Massamá, Monte Abraão, Agualva, Mira Sintra, Algueirão, Mem – Martins, Rio de Mouro, Cacém, São Marcos)
- Loures: Camarate, Unhos, Apelação, Sacavém, Prior Velho
- Lisboa: Santa-Clara
In these areas stricter measures apply (in line with the above) such as 5 people together, staying at home as much as possible, bars and discos are closed.
Clean & Safe badge
Tourists in Lisbon should look for the blue and white “Clean and Safe” bagde. This badge has been awarded to hotels and restaurants that meet certain hygiene requirements and follow strict safety protocols to help prevent the spread of the virus.