Portugal says some EU countries breaking pact to reinstate free movement

in News · 30-07-2020 10:35:00 · 2 Comments

Portugal’s foreign ministry has said that some member states in the EU had broken a pact to reinstate freedom of movement inside the bloc after coronavirus lockdowns were lifted.

The ministry’s comments came after Britain decided last Friday to persist with a quarantine regime for travellers from Portugal.

Other European nations including Ireland, Belgium and Finland, all of which are EU members, have also imposed travel restrictions on Portugal.

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.


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.


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.


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.


I' m um Brussels. These last days Corona virus is increasing and the Numbers are worst than Portugal numbers. So I can't understand why Portugal doesn't forbeeden the entrances of belgium peoole. Justice should be for alls

By Maria Isabel de Lima Pereira da Silva da Veiga bCabral from Other on 01-08-2020 09:08

Are you sure that the British governments decision isn't based on the impending football tournament in Lisbon. Remember the Lazio /Liverpool game that was blamed for the UK outbreak. Even though these matches may be behind closed doors if the UK allows travel thousands of Manchester and Chelsea fans will go to Lisbon. So maybe its Lisbon who have sold out the Algarve.

By malc from UK on 30-07-2020 02:39
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