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Portugal Specific Risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

21 Aug 2020

Following a review of the public health risk assessment process, this country has now changed from a high risk to a moderate risk of exposure to COVID-19.

While case numbers have been decreasing, there has been a recent small increase in case numbers in most regions. Rates of infection are higher in Lisbon, Porto and North, and Alenjo regions, and relatively lower in the Azores and Madeira. This is being closely monitored.

  • Please check theĀ fitfortravel Portugal page regularly for updates on any changes to the risk of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Advice for Travellers

There is a moderate risk of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) in mainland Portugal, the Azores and Madeira:

  • Travellers are advised to consider avoiding non-essential travel to mainland Portugal if they are at an increased risk of severe COVID-19

All travellers should read the fitfortravel page COVID-19: Health Considerations for Travel

To determine if a traveller is at increased risk of severe COVID-19, check the following websites:

  • Scotland: NHS inform website
  • England, Wales and Northern Ireland: see NHS.uk website

Further information can be found on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) page.