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?
Covid 19 tests in the Algarve - where can you do a test? How much does it cost? Find out about Covid 19 tests in the Algarve.
Safe Communities Portugal – In English (some Portuguese and Spanish)
An excellent resource for confirmed latest information, government announcements, police procedures, support etc.
The information is updated very regularly to accompany the evolving situation and is generally an english translation of the official government position, announcements and regulations.
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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