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With an increase in cases, Portugal again implements restrictions against Covid-19

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Portugal, which has nearly 87% of the population fully vaccinated against Covid-19, has announced that it will reimpose restrictions to contain the increase in cases, requiring all passengers traveling to the country to present a certificate of negative test on arrival.

“No matter how successful the vaccination is, we must be aware that we are entering a phase of greater risk,” Prime Minister Antonio Costa said at a press conference on Thursday (25). “We are seeing significant growth (of cases) in the European Union and Portugal is not an island,” he added.

Portugal reported 3,773 new cases on Wednesday, the highest daily number in four months, before falling to 3,150 on Thursday.

Deaths, however, remain well below levels seen in January, when the country faced its most difficult battle against Covid-19.

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