"We were informed by the German authorities of the decision to consider Portugal as an area of ​​virus variant, which comes in the context of the emergency brake that is provided for in the Council recommendation", said the spokesman for the community executive for Justice at the conference of the community executive's daily press release.

This 'emergency brake' allows Member States to tighten up measures to halt the progression of the SARS-Cov-2 virus.

Health authorities in Germany have placed Portugal on the 'red list', a decision that will take effect from this Tuesday and that will force all travelers coming from Portuguese territory to a 14-day quarantine.

This measure has been taken due to the increase in the incidence rate of Covid-19 in Portugal, which, according to the most recent data, are 138.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in mainland Portugal and 137.5 in the entire territory.