The new environmental legislation which covers caravanning and camping outside of designated areas came into force on 9 January 2020.

Between 9 January and 9 February, the GNR issued fines resulting in a total of €3,540 being collected, with the vast majority of violations detected in the Faro district (55), three in Odemira (district of Beja) and two in Moita (district of Setúbal).

Those being issued fines were from several countries, namely Luxembourg, Germany, France, England, Poland, Spain, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland and also Portugal, according to the GNR.

"With the recent legislative change, the GNR is carrying out awareness and inspection actions in a progressive way, through an adaptation to the new regulations, in conjunction with the local authorities", stated the entity.