Travel Restrictions between municipalities 00.00 hrs October 30th to 0600 hrs November 3rd, 2020

We remind everyone that the above comes into effect at midnight tonight 29th/30th. To help we have compiled the attached poster showing the main provisions.

VISITORS/TOURISTS

We have received in the last few days around 300 questions/comments concerning the movement of non-residents (mainly tourists/visitors). Some clarification is needed. In order to ensure the most accurate answers we have put the main three to the GNR for an official response. This is as follows:

“1.Eles podem viajar entre acomodação em hotel ou ficar, digamos, em AL se a mudança de acomodação for durante esse período em um município diferente?

É possível, desde que a deslocação seja comprovada – alínea l) nº 16 RCM 89-A/2020.

2.Eles podem realizar atividades turísticas normais, ou seja, visitar diferentes municípios para passeios turísticos?

Apenas são admitidas deslocações, entre concelhos limítrofes ou dentro da mesma Área Metropolitana, para assistir a espetáculos culturais, devendo nestes casos estarem munidos do respetivo bilhete – alínea m) N.º 16 RCM 89-A/2020.

3.Uma pessoa pode ir ao aeroporto buscar um membro da família que está hospedado com ela ou devolvê-lo ao aeroporto se este for em um município diferente

Não pode. Neste caso deve recorrer a transportes públicos (Expresso, Taxi, TVDE – estes deslocam-se no âmbito de uma atividade profissional). Contudo, de acordo com o N.º 15 e 18 da RCM 89-A/2020, sendo um caso urgente ou sem alternativa de transporte, admite-se a realização do referido deslocamento.”

TRANSLATION

Please see the above including English translation here

1.Can they travel between hotel accommodation or stay in, say, AL (local lodging) if the change of accommodation is during that time in a different municipality?

Reply: It is possible, as long as the displacement is proven – point l) nº 16 RCM 89-A / 2020.

2.Can they carry out normal tourist activities, that is, visit different municipalities for sightseeing?

Trips or only allowed, between neighbouring municipalities or within the same Metropolitan Area, to attend cultural shows, in which case they must be provided with the respective ticket – item m) No. 16 RCM 89-A / 2020.

  1. Can a person go to the airport to pick up a family member who is staying with him or return him to the airport if he is in a different municipality (to the airport)?

Cannot. In this case, you must use public transport (Expresso, Taxi, TVDE – they travel within the scope of a professional activity). However, in accordance with No. 15 and 18 of RCM 89-A / 2020, being an urgent case or with no transportation alternative, the referred trip is allowed.

THIS has taken our volunteer a great deal of work. To save us a great deal more we appreciate if you would refrain from personal opinion or comments so it is easier for others to seek any clarification that is necessary as it affects you. Thank you

 


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