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Portugal reopens to tourism from Finland but not from Sweden

All entrants over the age of 2 must still present a negative PCR coronavirus test.
Tourists in Porto (Portugal). Photo: Pixabay.
Tourists in Porto (Portugal). Photo: Pixabay.

Visitors from EU countries with a relatively good coronavirus situation will be allowed to enter Portugal again for tourism as of Monday.

The previously valid entry restrictions will no longer be extended for citizens from EU countries with a 14-day incidence of less than 500, the Ministry of the Interior announced in Lisbon on Saturday.

Finland, which now has an incidence of 51 cases per 100,000 inhabitants according to health authorities, is among the countries with the lowest incidence, so its citizens and residents can travel as tourists to Portugal.

The relaxations also apply to the associated members of the Schengen area Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland as well as to Britain.

However, all entrants over the age of 2 must still present a negative PCR coronavirus test, which must not be older than 72 hours.

Countries excluded

Countries with 500 or more infections per 100,000 inhabitants within 14 days are reportedly exempt from this relaxation for entries by air or sea.

These include Croatia, Cyprus, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden.

From these EU countries, entry is only allowed with a valid reason until at least the end of May.

Portugal, the former coronavirus hotspot, currently has the lowest infection levels in Europe after Iceland.

The state of emergency to contain the pandemic ended on May 1 after about five and a half months.

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