Denmark opens air bridge with Portugal

in News · 31-07-2020 17:46:00 · 4 Comments
Denmark opens air bridge with Portugal

Denmark joins Greece, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Romania, Belgium and the Netherlands in lifting all or partial travel restrictions on travel from Portugal.

Denmark removed the mobility restrictions previously imposed on passengers coming from Portugal with the measure coming into effect this Saturday, August 1.

A note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Government considers that this decision is recognition of the "positive evolution of the epidemiological situation in Portugal, namely the ability to test on a large scale, detect positive cases, control their transmission and treat them in the most appropriate way".

If you disagree with the decision of the UK Government to continue to leave Portugal off the air bridge list, then click here to find details on how to sign a petition and lobby UK ministers.

WHO and Worldometer Data for each country for confirmed cases per week.

Portugal

Week ending 29/6/20 - 2380 cases

Week ending 6//7/20 - 2652 cases

Week ending 13/7/20 - 2169 cases

Week ending 20/7/20 - 760 cases

On 760 cases that is roughly 7.6 per 100,000 infection rate.

The Algarve is roughly 3 per 100,000 now.

Spain

Week ending 29/6/20 - 2589 cases

Week ending 6//7/20 - 4590 cases

Week ending 13/7/20 - 9016 cases

Week ending 20/7/20 - 8865 cases

On 8865 cases that is roughly 18.7 per 100,000 infection rate.

England

The ONS last figures for England is estimated at 2,800 new cases per day or 19,600 per week for the week ending 20/7/20 and also states that the current infection rate is 5.2 per 100,000.

As such the Algarve is less than England and the whole of Portugal is just above England with the most telling factor being that Spain is on and Portugal off even though Spain has a rising infection rate over the last three weeks and Portugal has declined.

As such Portugal is now 7.6 per 100,000 and Spain is 18.7 per 100,000 infection rate.


Comments:

It is pretty obvious you would be many times safer in the Algarve watching Portimonense FC beat Benfica than Burnley beating Man Utd at Old Trafford, -which they did by the way. The treatment of our oldest ally has been a disgrace.
Some parts of the UK Government could not arrange a p... up in phone box for 2 people.

by Richard Cole from UK on 05-08-2020 12:15:00

I think it's a blessing that they are not going to the Algarve to infect people. :)
Stay healthy Portugal...

by Antonio from Other on 03-08-2020 12:50:00

Es wird Zeit das wieder Normalität einkerrt...es gibt zur Zeit mehr Tote durch Unfälle und verunreinigtes Wasser und somit auch durch Hunger sterben,!!!!!

by Roat Hengartner from Lisbon on 01-08-2020 06:03:00

Until Portugal start standing up to some nations that sees themselves as supper nations, this discrimination will continue.
In my honest opinion, if you don’t allow us the Portuguese to come into your country, we won’t allow your citizens to come into our country.
No nation should feel that they are sustaining the other coz we all need each other one way or the other.

by Mickey from Other on 31-07-2020 10:53:00
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