The Portuguese government announced that it would lift many COVID-19 restrictions on Oct. 1.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Oct. 1, officials will end the state of emergency and lift the majority of COVID-19-related restrictions; however, individuals still must:
    • Show digital vaccination certificates or negative COVID-19 tests to enter many public venues.
    • Adhere to applicable travel and entry restrictions found here.

Additional Information: Authorities decided to reduce restrictions now that 85% of Portugal’s population is fully vaccinated. More information on COVID-19 restrictions can be found here.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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