Red alert for the Algarve

in News · 03-08-2020 10:08:00 · 7 Comments

The National Emergency and Civil Protection Authority has placed the Algarve on a red-level state of readiness, due to the increased risk of fire, and called for the care of the populations.

The warning also applies to Santarém.

Meanwhile, the Portuguese Met Office has also placed six Algarve counties on the highest alert due to the risk of wildfires taking into account prevailing weather conditions.

The advisories apply to Portimão, Lagos, Monchique, Loulé, Tavira and São Brás de Alportel.


We arrived on 24th July, and whilst we had completed the forms prior to boarding our flight from Manchester, neither the cabin crew nor passport control personne, asked forcthe form, we passed through as we would have pre Covid19. We return on Friday so wonder if it will be any different

By Graham Bosson from UK on 04-08-2020 09:06

We arrived on 21st July and handed our forms in at passport control.

By Julie Mercer from UK on 04-08-2020 06:55

Passport control at Faro took our forms

By Susan Lyth from UK on 04-08-2020 05:17

Our forms were collected and retained by the Easyjet cabin crew.

By Jane Hibbert from UK on 04-08-2020 01:19

We arrived at Faro with our forms on 22 July. No one asked us or any others on the flight for the forms when we arrived.

By Lesley Arrowsmith from Algarve on 04-08-2020 12:55

Our forms were collected by the cabin crew and handed over to the ground staff at Faro (BA flight 18 July)

By Patrick Forbes from UK on 04-08-2020 11:42

I was surprised to hear from a friend of mine who arrived tecently at Faro from England on a flight was never asked for the form he had been requested to fill up on the flight regarding where he was staying etc. The Algarve has been managing the Covid19 Virus extremely well over the past few months and so not collecting the data at the point of entry would seem to be irresponsible to say the least. I just wonder if other people arriving through Faro had the same experience. If they had, then it would appear tracking and tracing in the event of any future spikes or outbreaks on the Algarve will be extremely difficult to monitor and control.

By Michael Roberts from Algarve on 03-08-2020 08:56
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