The land borders between Portugal and Spain will remain closed until 23:59 on June 30 because of the coronavirus crisis.
The land borders between Portugal and Spain will remain closed until 23:59 on June 30 due to the Covid-19 disease pandemic, the cabinet decided on Tuesday.
The land borders with Spain have been controlled since 11:00 pm on March 16 at nine authorised crossing points due to the Covid-19 pandemic and this control will end next Monday.
In the context of border control, tourist and leisure travel between the two countries is banned, and only goods transport, cross-border workers, seasonal workers, emergency and rescue vehicles and emergency service is allowed.
The border points in operation are Valença-Tuy, Vila Verde da Raia-Verín, Quintanilha-San Vitero, Vilar Formoso-Fuentes de Oñoro, Termas de Monfortinho-Cilleros, Marvão-Valência de Alcântara, Caia-Badajoz, Vila Verde de Ficalho-Rosal de la Frontera and Castro Marim-Ayamonte.
Border control is carried out by the Foreigners and Borders Service, in collaboration with the GNR police force.
Portugal has been in a state of public calamity since May 3 due to the pandemic, after three consecutive periods in a state of emergency for 45 days.
Portugal today had a total of 1,492 deaths related to Covid-19, seven more than on Monday, and 35,306 infected, 421 more, according to the epidemiological bulletin released by the health authority.