In another European resort country, the coronavirus has actually been removed from the agenda – in Portugal, the mask regime has been canceled. The obligation to wear masks has been lifted a few days earlier than expected. Also, it was canceled for tourists to fill out forms before entering the country.
Minister of Health of the country Marta Temido announced the simplification of covid measures and, in particular, the removal of the mask regime after the relevant draft permits were approved at a cabinet meeting ministers. “We are changing the structure because we understand that the circumstances of the pandemic have changed. Firstly, the protection provided by vaccinations and revaccinations is very high, and secondly, the summer months are also traditionally less favorable for the transmission of respiratory viruses.
Spain recently adopted similar measures – for the first time in two years, it is allowed to visit without masks almost all public establishments, including restaurants and hotels. The only place where tourist masks are still required is public transport. And this applies to both Spain and Portugal. Masks are also needed in medical institutions, including pharmacies.
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