The municipality of Faro district justified the decision in a statement, pointing out that the organisation "does not have the conditions to ensure respect for the rules of prevention of Covid-19 listed by the Directorate General of Health, as well as the measures imposed by the government, with regard mainly to social distancing and prevention of gatherings inside and outside".

For the Câmara, the decision to cancel the carnival festivities in 2021 "highlights the need to protect the population at the health level, as well as to safeguard the local economy, preventing the emergence of new outbreaks that could result in more periods of confinement".

The cancellation of the Carnival parade joins other measures taken by the Algarve municipality to maintain the safety of the population, due to the lack of knowledge of the evolution of the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus (Sars-Cov-2), at the beginning of 2021.