Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said today, Friday, that the doors of Portugal are open to tourists, to be among the first European countries to welcome the return of tourists from other countries on the continent.
Santos Silva added to the Portuguese newspaper “Observador”: “Welcome to tourists in Portugal,” noting that “some medical checks will be carried out at airports, but there will be no compulsory quarantine for arrivals.”
Portugal is slowly relaxing general isolation restrictions in effect since mid-March.
Portugal has recorded 30,200 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,289 deaths.
Portugal has suffered less than its neighbors, Spain or Italy, which are planning to reopen the economy next month.