Lisbon Coronavirus Updates
Lisbon Coronavirus Updates

Lisbon Coronavirus Information

 

Here you have all the latest information on airports, public transport, attractions and rules and regulations on one page. We’re committed to keeping you informed so you can take the necessary measures and be one step closer to getting back to your normal life or get back home safely once the coronavirus in Lisbon is no longer a threat.

Get an overview of the current coronavirus precautions in Lisbon and in Portugal by clicking on their Government of Portugal page. Further information, in Portuguese, is available on the Portuguese Health authority website.

 

Governmental Rules and Restrictions in Lisbon

If you are stuck in a hotel room in a foreign country, we also gathered all the information about airports, public transport, and attraction information on one page in order to make things a little easier for you.

protect yourself from coronavirus

Here are the key takeaways and rules to follow set by the Portuguese Government, which apply in Lisbon as well as in other cities in the country. Please visit the official website of the Portuguese Government to see if any changes have been made.

  • Portugal declared a state of emergency on 18 March; this activated a series of measures including significant restrictions on movement throughout the country
  • Citizens advised to use face masks in social interactions and in confined spaces
  • Though not mandatory, the Portuguese health authority advises the use of a non-surgical mask in enclosed public spaces, such as in supermarkets, shops and pharmacies and on public transport
  • Lisbon City Council also announced the suspension of all parking fees on municipal property as well as the possibility of rent exemptions for households that have lost their sources of income
  • Returning “to normal” will only happen once there is a vaccine, Minister Costa warned

It is necessary to follow governmental restrictions in Lisbon and minimise your social interactions to prevent the deadly virus from spreading. It’s important not to panic but it’s also very important to be careful.

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How to safely store your luggage during the COVID-19 pandemic

Visit our “How to safely store luggage” page to check the regulations for a safe arrival at your destination, and to make sure you’re safe while you drop your luggage on one of our certified shops.


Download our free luggage storage app here:

For even more comfort and ease, you can download our LuggageHero bag storage app where you can see all our locations for left luggage in Lisbon.

Use LuggageHero anywhere with the official app for iPhone and Android.

 

 

Lisbon Coronavirus Latest News

(Published in the last 24 hours)

  • County reports 55th death from COVID at long-term care facilities
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  • Battle in Portugal over plans for compulsory virus app
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  • Portugal may consider allowing fans to attend F1 race as virus cases increase
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  • Angry but determined: Portuguese workers protest for better wages amid pandemic
    Read here >

 

Lisbon Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

  • Limitation of circulation between municipalities between 11 p.m. November the 27th and 5 a.m. on December the 2nd.
  • Public road circulation ban – compulsory curfew in municipalities:
    • At high risk from 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
    • Very high and extreme risk on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays from 1 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Trips to the Azores and Madeira Islands.
    • Passengers to Madeira: Passengers have to present a negative COVID-19 test, not older than 72 hours before embarkation. Another possibility is to take it upon arrival.
    • Passengers to the Azores: need to be subject to one of the next choices:
      • Proof of negative COVID-19 test up to 72 hours before departure
      • Take a test upon arrival, and wait for the results on isolation
  • Trips to Europe Union and Schengen Area
    • Depending on the border restrictions and evolution of the pandemic situation worldwide. Portugal’s government recommends consulting alerts and restrictions of destination countries before the trip.
  • Trips to Portugal

    • Air travel allowed from European Union countries, Schengen Associated Countries, UK, Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and Uruguay.
    • No need to present a COVID-19 test on the flight if the destination is not Madeira or the Azores.
  • Information for tourists:If you have symptoms and believe you need to be evaluated for Covid-19, please call (+351) 808 24 24 24
    Or email:
    atendimento@sns24.gov.pt

Lisbon Airport Information

Official websites are doing a great job at keeping travellers well-updated and at providing the latest information. You can read about the impact of coronavirus on your travel arrangements on the official websites of Lisbon’s airports. Check with your airline company to find out about any alterations of your travel plans. For airport passenger information regarding Covid-19 regulations and updates click here

Find out more here:

Lisbon Public Transport

Public transport services are operating at reduced levels. Though not mandatory, the Portuguese health authority has advised the use of a non-surgical mask in enclosed public spaces, such as on public transport.

Keep up to date on public transit here:

 

Lisbon Attractions

Most Lisbon attractions have started to reopen. Here, you can keep yourself informed on attraction reopenings, daily opening and closing times and information on reduced capacity.

In the case that certain locations close again due to changes in restrictions, you can still enjoy some of these attractions after they are open again if you are staying in Lisbon for a longer period of time.

Here is the list of Lisbon’s iconic attractions and their official websites with the latest updates:

Rock in Rio, the world’s largest music show to be held in Lisbon from 20 -28 June has been postponed until 2021. The municipality has also announced that Festas de Lisboa will not take place in June.

All attraction websites update the information about when they will be open again on their websites. Please check these websites regularly to stay tuned.

 

What to do while currently in Lisbon

  • Food delivery

The coronavirus situation doesn’t need to prevent you from trying delicious food and keeping your body fuelled and healthy. You can visit Glovo Lisboa and Takeaway or other delivery websites, pick anything you have cravings for and have it delivered to your location.

  • Communicating with your loved ones

You can use this time to reconnect with your loved ones through different video options online. Keeping everyone up-to-date about yourself, making sure everyone is healthy and well and “making someones’ day” by giving them a good laugh is a great way to maintain strong relations even when you cannot physically spend time together.

Virtual coffees and dinner dates with a friend, family member, a loved one, or a “double-date” even with another couple is the thing to do during these corona times. Why not enjoy someones’ company while everyone stays in the comfort of their home? Times like these sometimes ask us to adapt to another lifestyle, but why not make the best of it?

  • Read/Write

If you’re at home, you probably have a shelf full of books that you’ve always wanted to read but never got to. Or perhaps you have some texts that you’ve saved on your phone under “read later.” This is the perfect time to take your mind off the current stressful situation and dive into a literary world, at least for a an hour or two a day.

Also, writing or keeping a journal and getting those thoughts and feelings out on paper can be a true stress reliever during times like these.

  • Watch a Portuguese-themed movie

If you can’t explore the city because of the restrictions, you can watch a Spanish movie instead! We all know that feeling when we watch a movie, we see a scene filmed where we’ve been and we scream ‘I’ve been there!” How about watching a movie about Lisbon while you are in Lisbon? It suddenly changes your current experience of the city. Here is a list of the 10 Best Portuguese Movies of All Time.

  • Get some fresh air on your balcony or take a walk around your premises when permitted

Although social distancing during these times is very important, going outdoors for some fresh air and a quick walk are just as important for our health. We suggest talking a walk around your living premises when the time permits, making use of your backyard if you have one or simply going on your balcony more frequently during the day.

 

The entire LuggageHero team wishes you good health and positive vibes!

It’s important that we all follow the measures set by the authorities and protect ourselves and others. By social distancing and taking care of our hygiene, we are lessening the change of the virus spreading. Every individual matters. If coronavirus spreads this fast, imagine how contagious some love and a smile are?

 #SpreadPositivityNotCoronavirus

Once the situation is safe again and we are ready to explore and travel again, check our luggage storage Lisbon guide and LuggageHero sites in Lisbon.

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