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
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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.
Currently a containment and in place, the following measures are in effect:
- Travel between municipalities is prohibited on weekends
- A stay at home general rule is in order.
- The use of masks outside is mandatory when social distancing is not possible.
- Mandatory telework
- Online courses for schools
- Medical clinics and pharmacies are open.
- Religious ceremonies are suspended
- Grocery stores and supermarkets open but limited
- Closed restaurants, bars and cafes (take-out and home delivery possible)
- Restaurants in shopping malls are closed, including take-out
- Sports facilities and outdoor sports facilities are closed
- No meeting in public spaces
- Prohibited from travelling outside the country
- Social distance measures applied
- Mandatory use of protective masks.
Avoid: Crowed places, Small, unventilated indoor spaces, without a protective mask.
It is necessary to follow governmental restrictions in Lisbon and minimise your social interactions to prevent the deadly virus from spreading.
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Lisbon Coronavirus Latest News
- State of emergency likely to last until may
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- Government creating a vaccination simulator.
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- Lisbon’ Moxie Festival canceled again due to pandemic
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- Obey rules, PM warns, as Portugal turns corner in though Covid-19 battle
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Lisbon Coronavirus Travel Restrictions
- 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
- Travel to Portugal for non-essential reasons is limited
- Need to present a COVID-19 negative test
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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:
- Estação do Oriente
- Rossio Station
- Cais do Sodré Station
- Sete Rio
- Restauradores Station
- Belem Station
- Santa Apolónia Railway Station
- Estação Ferroviária de Alcântara-Terra
- Sintra Station
- Martim Moniz Metro Station
- Campolide Station
- Sete Rios Bus Station
- Campo Grande Bus Terminal
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:
- Mosteiro dos Jerónimos – Closed
- Torre de Belém – Closed
- Oceanário de Lisboa – Closed
- Museu Calouste Gulbenkian – Closed
- Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga – Closed
- Museu do Oriente – Closed
- Museu Nacional do Azulejo – Closed
- Elevador de Santa Justa – Open and running
- Time Out Market – Temporarily closed
- Lisbon’s Cathedral – Open
Rock in Rio, the world’s largest music show to be held in Lisbon from 20 -28 June has been postponed until 2021.
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?
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?