Portugal to intensify health control at airports

in News · 16-03-2020 14:32:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal will intensify health control at airports, Health Minister Marta Temido announced in Lisbon on 16 March.

According to the Minister of Health, the European Union (EU) made an appeal to maintain the dissemination of information, dissemination of information leaflets to passengers arriving in the national territory, conducting epidemiological surveys and visual observation of passengers.

Marta Temido was speaking at a joint press conference with the Minister of Internal Affairs, Eduardo Cabrita, after the meeting by videoconference of the ministers of Internal Affairs and Health of the EU.

The minister also informed that Portugal expressed interest in acquiring medical equipment to combat Covid-19 disease, since the EU announced that “a new joint acquisition package” will be made.

Marta Temido reported that several Member States raised the issue of access to personal protective equipment, heavy medical equipment, such as ventilators, and tests for laboratory diagnosis.

According to the Directorate-General for Health, in Portugal there are 331 cases of people infected with Covid-19 disease.


I was at Faro airport last night to collect my wife returning from UK. No sign of any checks, controls, or observations. Just some passengers wearing masks

By Lawton from Algarve on 16-03-2020 08:19
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