GNR register 167 offenses for camping or caravanning in prohibited area

in News · 23-07-2020 18:11:00 · 0 Comments

This year GNR registered 167 offences realating to camping or caravanning, as well as any from overnight stays outside the designated places, 89 of which in Faro.

According to GNR, the practice of camping or caravanning outside the designated places, as well as any form of overnight stays, constitutes a light environment offence, punishable by a minimum fine of 200 euros and a maximum of 36.000 euros.

According to the statement, GNR, within the scope of its competences, has the special task of supervising violations of all rules applicable to parking and overnight stays with motorhomes.

On 15 May, a decree-law was approved by the Council of Ministers that establishes the exceptional and provisional regime applicable to the occupation and use of the beaches for the 2020 bathing season, defining the rules regarding circulation in the accesses, bathing facilities and the occupation of the sand.

Among other matters, it was decided to prohibit parking outside the parks and parking areas licensed for the purpose, as well as “the permanence of motorhomes or similar in the park and parking areas.”

The Government explained that motorhomes are prohibited from parking in parks and parking areas that access the beaches, in the context of the covid-19 pandemic, a measure that the sector federation considers “absurd”.


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