“Given the results of the analyses, and after guidance from the Regional Health Delegate of the Algarve, the ban on bathing on that beach has been lifted, and instructions were given for the green flag to be hoisted again”, reads a note published on the website of the National Maritime Authority (AMN).

The lifting of the ban was ordered after new analysis of the water quality was carried out by the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA), whose results “indicate that the microbiological values ​​were within the quality parameters”.

The ban on bathing at Batata beach, located at the entrance to the Port of Lagos, had been decreed on Tuesday, after analysis of the water quality revealed microbiological values ​​above reference parameters.

At the time, the AMN said that the analysis of the water quality carried out by the APA revealed that it was “unsuitable for bathing”.