The measure was approved on 8 July by the Council of Ministers Council of Ministers and applies regardless of the existing incidence rate in the county where the tourist establishment and local accommodation is located.

"The requirement for testing in hotels is throughout the national territory and every day," said the Minister of the Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, stressing that the measure does not cover children under 12 years of age.

The measure, said the minister, continues the strategy that has been taken in order to extend the use of the digital certificate or the requirement of a negative test.

The Minister of Economy, Pedro Siza Vieira, said that the digital certificate or test is presented at check-in.