lockdown easing in Portugal: What will change on April 5?

  • ECO News
  • 1 April 2021

The pandemic's evolution allows moving to the next phase of the deconfinement. More students in schools, museums and shops up to 200 metres reopen, and it will even be possible to sit on terraces.

After the Easter period, Portugal will enter the second phase of the deconfinement. As of this Monday, schools will reopen for more students, it will already be possible to visit museums, palaces and art galleries, and it will even be possible to sit on terraces.

With the pandemic indicators placing the country in the “green zone”, the government led by António Costa confirmed this Thursday that it would be possible to go ahead with the lifting of some restriction measures.

See everything that changes in this new phase, which starts this Monday and should last until April 19, when the third phase of the deconfinement is planned to start:

  •  Students from the second and third cycles will return to schools;
  • Restaurants, cafes and bakeries can open up outside terraces (with no more than 4 people together);
  • Shops with open doors to the street up to 200 square meters are allowed to function again;
  • Museums, monuments, palaces, art galleries and similar establishments will reopen;
  • Gyms can function without group classes;
  • Non-food markets may operate (the decision will be made at a municipal level).