Coronavirus: Portugal lifts more restrictions from June 14

  • ECO News
  • 2 June 2021

Portugal will take two new steps in the lifting of restrictions: the first on June 14, and the second on June 28. Find out what will be changing.

The government will be lifting some restrictions in the coming weeks, with the evolution of the pandemic and also of vaccination allowing some further steps in Portugal’s lockdown easing plan. The country planned to relax the measures in two different phases: the first on June 14, and the second on June 28.

According to Prime Minister António Costa, the first phase will start on June 14, when teleworking is no longer mandatory and the working hours of establishments (restaurants and cafes) are extended. The second phase is expected to begin on June 28.

This is what will change:

June 14

  • Teleworking is no longer mandatory;
  • Shops will now have their own licensing hours;
  • Cultural shows open until midnight and with 50% capacity of the venues;
  • Cafes and restaurants will be able to stay open until 1 a.m. during the weekends as well as during the week;
  • Sporting venues are allowed to use 33% of their capacity.

June 28

  • Public transport with no capacity restriction;
  • Loja do Cidadão (Citizens’ Advice Bureau) without prior booking.

The following are still prohibited:

  • Bars and nightclubs;
  • Popular festivals and fairs;
  • weddings with over 50% capacity.