Rising numbers of infections: Portugal now corona virus variant area – significant travel restrictions for vacationers


Portugal is again struggling with a sharp increase in the number of infections. The corona situation in Portugal was considered under control for months. The reason for the sharp increase is the spread of the delta variant of the virus, especially in the greater Lisbon area: This already accounts for more than 70 percent of the new corona cases recorded there. The number of infections is also increasing sharply in the Algarve. In response, the RKI classified Portugal as virus variant areas. This applies from Tuesday. The classification is initially valid for two weeks. An extension is possible. The classification as a virus variant area is accompanied by massive travel restrictions. You can find out exactly which ones below under “What applies to people returning from Portugal”.