Covid positive Algarve Staycationers will not count towards regional incidence rate

in News, Algarve, COVID-19 · 03-06-2021 14:20:00 · 4 Comments

Portuguese tourists who test positive for Covid-19, while on holiday in the Algarve, will not count towards the regional incidence rate, Prime Minister António Costa said at a press conference.

However, foreign tourists who test positive while in the Algarve will be included in the calculations. Infected national holidaymakers will be registered at their home address.

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These numbers are always manipulated to suit a certain agenda.

By SS from Algarve on 05-06-2021 09:44

I agree totally with the last two comments. Considering I am 71 yrs old and still cannot get a vaccine??

By Carol from Algarve on 04-06-2021 02:13

So I would imagine that those having a staycation from the North where numbers are up will NOT be welcomed by those in the Algarve in August and the Portuguese government will make sure they stay at there own Staycation region alleviating the low numbers in the Algarve. Thank you Mr President..ends.

By Deemac from Algarve on 04-06-2021 09:43

Why shouldn’t they? If you’re infected as a local or as a tourist, the community impact is pretty much the same.

By Brent W from Alentejo on 04-06-2021 08:27
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