Coronavirus - Algarve, Portugal Information Resources
Where to consult up to date and reliable informationInformation resources on coronavirus and Covid 19 in Portugal in English and/or Portuguese.
We understand that people of various nationalities, whether expats or visitors, in Portugal may be struggling to find accurate information in the current fast-changing scenario, particularly if they do not understand Portuguese. Below we have listed some resources (in English and Portuguese) that we hope will be helpful.
Your Questions Answered - check out our FAQ on travel to Portugal and what you can expect in resort this summer. When should you wear a mask? Are the beaches open? Are restaurants and bars open? Are trips and tours running? What about quarentine?
Safe Communities Portugal – In English (some Portuguese and Spanish)
An excellent resource for confirmed latest information, government announcements, police procedures, support etc.
SNS – Serviço Nacional de Saúde (Portugal’s National Health Service): https://www.sns.gov.pt/
To access the English version, click on the globe icon in the upper right corner.
Covid 19 updated figures in Portugal by DGS (Direção Geral do Saúde) : https://covid19.min-saude.pt/ponto-de-situacao-atual-em-portugal/
Local News Publications – English
Algarve Daily News – online English language news
Portugal Resident – English language print and online news.
The Portugal News - English language print and online news.
Sul Informação - Portuguese language online news, now with an automatic English translation.
Local News Publications – Portuguese ( try google translate….)
Jornal do Algarve
Postal do Algarve
Travel Advisories – check the travel advice being issued by your country.
Here are some links:
Canada Travel Advisory
Ireland Travel Advisory
FCO – UK : https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
British Embassy – Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BritsInPortugal/
USA Travel Advisory: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html
Consulates in the Algarve: https://www.visitalgarve.pt/en/menu/206/consulates.aspx
Faro Airport Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AeroportoFaro/
SEF Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras: https://www.sef.pt/en/Pages/homepage.aspx
GNR – Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GuardaNacionalRepublicana/
There are innumerous Facebook pages and groups for expats and residents in the Algarve. Please bear in mind that the extensive sharing of information on social media is not a guarantee of its veracity.
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