Portugal, with an impact from the COVID-19 pandemic that was less severe than its European neighbors, is in the midst of reopening. On June 1, larger stores and shopping malls, cinemas, and theaters reopen and on June 6, all beaches reopen.

Social distancing will be in place on beaches and an app will be available that can be downloaded that will help beachgoers find space.

Hotels plan to start reopening on June 1. Tourist attractions including monuments, museums, zoos and aquariums are open to visitors who much comply with the rules of social distance and wear face masks.

In addition, Turismo de Portugal has created a “Clean and Safe” stamp of approval to distinguish tourist activities which are compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of COVID-19 and other possible infections.

Tourism companies, entertainment venues, travel agencies and others that have an official registration with the National Tourist Authority, are able to request certification as a “Clean and Safe” establishment. After companies have submitted the Declaration of Commitment, they can publicize the “Clean and Safe” stamp, either physically on their premises or in their digital platforms.

For more information about travel to Portugal, go to the Visit Portugal website by clicking here. For more updates on new protocols, visit Recommend’s Safe Travels page. Stories about future travel can be accessed at #AmazingDaysAhead.