Algarve imposes mandatory quarantine on those returning from abroad

in News · 22-03-2020 08:31:00 · 2 Comments

The Algarve Regional Health Authorityhas imposed mandatory 14-day quarantine for all citizens returning from abroad to the Faro district, a measure to contain the spread of covid-19.

“All citizens returning from abroad remain in prophylactic isolation for a period of 14 days, counting from the date of their arrival”, reads the dispatch signed by the regional health delegate of the Algarve, Ana Cristina Guerreiro, and published in Algarve Regional Health Administration website.

The person responsible for public health in the Algarve region determines the “immediate application” of the quarantine to those who return from abroad, justifying that, in view of the current epidemiological situation of the disease, “it is urgent that measures be taken to contain the possible contagion”.


Comments:

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By Olki from Algarve on 24-03-2020 02:10

Goood morning,
The statement issued about mandatory quarantine you reported about a few days ago says "citizens returning from abroad..". I am resident in Portugal (Tavira) but not a citizen (Swedish citizen) and currently work in UK. I am arriving Faro airport 9th April (should flights still be available). Will this mandatory quarantine apply to me as well not being a citizen? If it does, can I stay in quarantine at home where my wife is staying now? Grateful for clarification.
Best regards
Henrik Hellkvist

By Dr Henrik Hellkvist from UK on 24-03-2020 10:35
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