Shopping malls, childcare centres, gyms, cinemas, theatres and other cultural venues have reopened across most of the country, but with capacity restrictions, social distancing (2 metres) and the use of face masks within indoor public spaces.
Restaurants and cafe bars are only permitted to serve alcohol outside, after 8pm, when accompanied by food. Restaurants must close at 1am and there is a limit of 6 on group bookings
There is a limit of 4 on the number of people gathering in cafes and food courts, unless they belong to the same family unit.
In public spaces there is a limit of 5 persons gathering.
Contactless payments (no cash) are mandatory across the country.
Additional measures in some municipalities
Measures are in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. These measures differ according to the level of risk in each municipality. There are four levels of risk: moderate, high, very high and extremely high. Check the level of risk in your municipality here and use this tool (in Portuguese) on the Portuguese government’s website to confirm the measures in place in each municipality.
Limitations include self isolation from 11pm to 5am and closing of trade from 1pm - opening at 8am except for the following establishments:
- Clinics and surgeries
- Petrol stations
- Grocery stores
Restaurants can remain open after 1pm for food delivery service only.