Portugal now has 37 cases of Monkeypox reported, most cases continue to be in young men, with the concentration starting in the Lisbon region, but patients now being reported across the Algarve and the North.
The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) have announced that elderly people over 80 and those living in nursing homes will be vaccinated with the second booster dose of the vaccine against covid-19, starting on Monday 16th May.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have announced today that from Monday 16th May they will no longer recommend mandatory masks in airports and on European flights.
Catholic pilgrims from around the world will gatherer in the Sanctuary of Fatima in central Portugal on Friday, for the 105th anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported by three shepherd children.
After more than two years of wearing masks, the DGS announced on Friday 22nd April that masks are no longer required in schools, restaurants, shops, sporting venues, music venues and other similar locations.
The president of Turismo do Algarve has estimated that the Portuguese MotoGP Grand Prix 2022 this weekend, Friday to Sunday in Portimão, could generate a direct and indirect return of around 50 million euros for the country.
The Director-General of Health warned this Wednesday that the number of cases of covid-19 remains high and reinforced the appeal for the population to adopt protective measures, such as the use of a mask, during the Easter period.
If you have lived in Portugal for less than 5 years, and you have an EU certificate from the town hall (CREU), the expiry date on your new Withdrawal Agreement residence card may not be the date on which you will have been resident in Portugal for 5 years in total, therefore on which you are eligible for permanent resident status.
The Prime Minister has announced that this Friday, April 8th, a new package of measures aimed at containing fuel prices will come in to play, which includes the reduction of the ISP fee (tax on petroleum products), applying the intermediate VAT rate (13%) to fuel prices, instead of the 23% rate.
After a good amount of heavy rain thoughout March, the end of the month saw mainland Portugal registering an improvement in the meteorological drought situation throughout the country, with regions in extreme drought moving to a slightly better 'severe drought' level.
The president of the National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority (ANEPC) has spoken today, saying that the investment in fighting rural fires should be maintained, considering that “prevention is working, but it is still not enough”.
The GNR seized a whopping 8285 litres of Medronho from a production warehouse in Loulé on Tuesday, during an operation which identified a team of 5 people making the strong alcoholic beverage illegally.