04 May 21 | Lisboa
End of State of Emergency and beginning of State of Calamity

The State of Calamity has been declared throughout mainland Portugal from 00:00 hours on 1 May 2021 until 23:59 hours on 16 May 2021.

Following the deconfinement plan presented in March, and given the evolution of the pandemic in all municipalities on the mainland, the Council of Ministers decided that from May 1, most of the country, with the exception of eight municipalities - Odemira (parishes of São Teotónio and Longueira/Almograve), Aljezur, Resende, Carregal do Sal, Portimão, Paredes, Miranda do Douro and Valongo - continues to the next phase of deconfinement. 

Thus, in addition to a set of measures, namely regarding the civic duty of home confinement, the obligation to wear masks or visors, the control of body temperature, the carrying out of diagnostic tests, as well as safety rules and distancing in establishments or places open to the public, the following rules shall also apply:

Business hours:

- Restaurants and shows open until 10.30 pm;

- Commerce in general open: until 9 pm on weekdays and until 7 pm on weekends and holidays.


Restaurants, cafes and patisseries can operate with a restricted limitation to a maximum of six people per table inside and ten people per table on outside terraces;

Capacity for weddings and christenings is now limited to 50% of the space.

Sports practice:

The practice of all sports is now allowed, as well as and for all outdoor physical activity.

Gymnasiums may operate with group classes, observing safety and hygiene rules.

The Government's evaluation will become a weekly mid-term review.

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