Denmark latest country to lift restrictions on travel to Portugal

Denmark has joined the list of countries that have lifted restrictions imposed on travel to Portugal.

It may not ‘mean much’ in terms of this year’s tourism, but it “corroborates recognition of the transparency of information provided” by Portuguese authorities regarding the evolution of the virus, said foreign affairs minister Augusto Santos Silva,

In a note released this morning, Mr Santos’ ministry said the development also resulted from “evidence of the SNS health authority’s response capacity, which at no moment failed to guarantee accompaniment of people infected with Covid-19”.

Danish authorities have “recognised the positive evolution of the epidemiological situation in Portugal, namely the capacity to test on a wide scale, detect positive cases, control their transmission and treat them in an adequate way”.

Denmark thus joins Greece, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Romania, Belgium and the Netherlands in either partially or totally lifting travel restrictions previously applied to Portugal.

The country currently has just under 51,000 ‘positive cases’ of which 403 are in hospital, and 42 in intensive care.

Deaths through the pandemic reached 1,727 yesterday (Thursday) with the Algarve having registered only 15, and holiday island of Madeira still having not registered one death.

For the up to date picture of Covid-19 in Portugal (click here)

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