Portugal puts a 2 pm curfew on New Year’s Eve

  • ECO News
  • 5 December 2020

The Portuguese government opted for more restrictive measures at New Year's Eve.

Portugal’s New Year arrives with tight rules to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, seeking to stop a potential third wave. The government has decided that the population will have to be at home by 2 am, with a limited circulation between municipalities.

In the New Year, the movement of people between municipalities is forbidden from midnight on December 31 until 5 am on January 4.

And on New Year’s Eve, the citizens will have to be at home by 2 am. On January 1, New Year’s Day, the curfew will start at 11 pm.

On December 31, the restaurant will be able to operate until 1 am, that is, allowing some people to celebrate the New Year’s Eve in restaurants. already on the 1st, they will be able to serve lunches, as late as 15:30 pm

In these days of celebration, this year there will be no public parties to avoid the spread of the virus. And it is “forbidden to hold public gatherings for over six people.”