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Portugal to begin reopening to EU tourists from Monday

Portugal is to resume admitting tourists from most European countries on Monday, the interior ministry said, following months of restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Travellers from European Union countries with coronavirus rates below 500 cases per 100,000 residents can make "all types of visits to Portugal, including even non-essential visits," the ministry said in a statement.

It said restrictions, limited to essential trips, would be maintained for five EU countries - Cyprus, Croatia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden - plus Brazil, India and South Africa.

Yesterday, Portugal said it will allow holidaymakers from Britain to enter the country from Monday, prompting a sigh of relief from hotel owners already inundated with

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Portugal is to resume admitting tourists from most European countries on Monday, the interior ministry said, following months of restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
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