The state of natural disaster that takes effect on Wednesday will last at least until March 20, the Portuguese government announced on Monday. A state of natural disaster that limits, among others, the possibility of entering the country was announced due to the escalation of the COVID-19 epidemic.
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Under the new regulations, entry into Portugal will only be possible after presenting a negative coronavirus test result, performed within 48 hours before going on a trip.
The cabinet of Antonio Costa stressed that the state of natural disaster would also apply in the period before the parliamentary elections scheduled for January 30. Between January 2 and 9, schools in Portugal will be closed, and office workers who do not have direct contact with applicants will work remotely.
State of natural disaster
Following Thursday’s prime minister’s press conference, during which Costa announced new restrictions, it was expected that the state of the natural disaster in Portugal would last until the end of January.
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The introduction of the new restrictions coincides in Portugal with the emergence of 13 cases of infection with the new variant of the coronavirus Omikron, confirmed on Monday morning.
Suspension of flights with Mozambique
In monday morning the government has announced a suspension of flights between Portugal and Mozambique, a neighboring country to South Africa where the Omikron variant was first diagnosed. However, it was stipulated that in the coming days the so-called repatriation flights to and from this former Portuguese colony.
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