This saw British bookings, especially to the Algarve, skyrocket. Airlines have increased seats to Faro to respond to demand; on Sunday easyJet announced the availability of 80 thousand extra seats on flights between Portugal and the UK, in addition to the re-launch of the route between Newcastle and Faro.
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By TPN/Lusa, In News - 25 Nov 2021, 14:00
European antibiotic use down 15%
The consumption of antibiotics in Europe fell 15 percent between 2019 and 2020 in primary care due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
By TPN/Lusa, In News, Europe, Health 28 Nov 2021, 12:00
“The latest ECDC data show a decrease in the total consumption of human antibiotics by more than 15% between 2019 and 2020. This has been observed in most EU/EEA [European Union and European Economic Area] countries, mainly in primary care and most likely as a result of the covid-19 pandemic”, reveals the European agency in a statement...
Births at historic low
The 65,600 children born in Portugal in the first ten months of the year, represent the lowest value ever for the same period, according to data from the Ricardo Jorge National Institute based on neonatal screening. Until October 31, 2021, 65,637 newborns were screened under the National Neonatal Screening Program (PNRN), 6,082 less than the same...
Online birth registration extended to all Portuguese in the EU
Portuguese residents in the European Union (EU) who wish to apply for Portuguese nationality for their children born in the EU or the United Kingdom can now apply for birth registration online.
By TPN/Lusa, In News, Europe 27 Nov 2021, 10:00
According to a joint statement from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice, the two government areas involved in the initiative, the aim is for this to be a possibility to be available to the entire Portuguese community abroad. Since December 2020, Portuguese residents in the UK and France were able to do this online. Online access to birth...
Investing in reducing water leaks
The works are being carried out by the municipal company Penafiel Verde, through a project co-financed with European funds, which provides for detection and intervention in infrastructure. At this stage, according to the municipality in the district of Porto, work is being carried out in the parishes of Rio Mau and Rio de Moinhos, where the existing...
Algarve nightclubs call to drop mandatory testing
The Southern and Algarve Discos Association has said they agree with the closure of bars and clubs in January as a “containment” measure against the Covid-19 pandemic, but have criticised the need to present a test for entry even with certificate of vaccination.
By TPN/Lusa, In News, COVID-19, Business, Algarve 26 Nov 2021, 14:13
The association's position comes after the prime minister announced that entry into night entertainment spaces will be subject to the presentation of a negative test for Covid-19, even for vaccinated people, from December 1st, and bars and clubs will close between January 2nd and 9th. "The week from January 2nd to 9th, I think is very good, I think...
Hotels for sale in Portugal
Looking to buy a hotel? The Algarve is the district in Portugal with the most tourist developments for sale, however there are fewer on the market than last year.
By TPN/Lusa, In News, Portugal, Property, Algarve 25 Nov 2021, 20:00
According to data from Idealista, the total number of tourist developments and hotels for sale in Portugal has risen by 1 percent. “The tourism industry was frozen for several months by the Covid-19 pandemic. Occupancy rates were reduced to a minimum as well as revenues. Despite having witnessed a progressive recovery in tourism in Portugal, the offer...
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Foreign pension taxes harmful for EU
The Portuguese regime for foreign pensioners, with a rate of Income Tax on Individuals...
By TPN/Lusa, In News - 24 Nov 2021, 16:00