The Portuguese ministry stressed restrictions also remained on non-European countries including Brazil, India, and South Africa.
FILE: Portugal will open to tourists from nearly all European countries from Monday. Picture: © kadmy/123rf.com.
LISBON – Portugal will open to tourists from nearly all European countries from Monday, the interior ministry said, following months of restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The vacation hotspot hopes to jump-start a tourism comeback after one of the country’s most vital industries was brought to a standstill by the pandemic.
Travellers from most EU countries, the 26-nation Schengen Area, and the UK can make “all types of visits to Portugal, including even non-essential visits,” the ministry said in a statement on…