Portforbud i Portugal

Lisboa. Photo credit: pressroom.visitportugal.com

Myndighetene i Portugal innfører fra i morgen mandag 9.november nattlig portforbud i store deler av landet, inkludert hovedstaden Lisboa og landets nest største by Porto, i et forsøk på å bremse smittespredningen.

Forbudet mot å bevege seg utendørs gjelder alle netter på hverdager fra klokken 1 de neste to ukene, opplyste statsminister Antonio Costa etter et krisemøte i regjeringen sent lørdag, skriver Dagbladet.no

Restriksjonene gjelder ifølge statsministeren for om lag 70 prosent av innbyggerne.

Portugal har registrert i alt 173.540 smittetilfeller siden pandemien brøt ut, og meldte om 6.640 nye smittede det siste døgnet, viser tall fra Worldometers.

Samtidig ble det registeret 56 nye coronarelaterte dødsfall de siste 24 timene, noe som bringer dødstallet opp i 2.848.

Portugal stenger ned

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Fra onsdag 4.november stenger regjeringen i Portugal ned 70 prosent av landet for å bremse spredningen av coronavirus. Det skriver Dagbladet.no

Restriksjonene omfatter 121 kommuner, inkludert hovedstaden Lisboa og landets nest største by Porto.

Skolene skal holdes åpne. Folk oppfordres til å jobbe hjemmefra, men kan få gå på jobb, dra til legen og ta seg av familiemedlemmer som trenger det. Korte spaserturer og restaurantbesøk tillates, men spisesteder må stenge tidligere og begrense antall kunder. Utendørsmarkeder blir forbudt.

Statsminister Antonio Costa understreker at tiltaket er nødvendig for å unngå at helsevesenet kollapser, men han sier også det er viktig å ivareta landets økonomi.

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What’s On in Lisbon

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Lisbon, capital city of Portugal. Photo credit: pressroom.visitportugal.com

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Secretariat of State for Tourism: www.sapo.pt

General Direction of Tourism: www.dgturismo.pt

Turismo de Portugal: www.visitportugal.pt

City of Lisbon: www.cm-lisboa.pt

Lisbon Tourist Office: www.visitlisboa.com

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New flight linking China and Portugal expected as number of Chinese tourists surge

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Lisbon

Chinese Capital Airlines will soon be opening a new flight connecting Chinese cities, including the capital city of Beijing, to Lisbon, capital city of Portugal, as the country is witnessing a surge of Chinese tourists, Lisbon newspaper Diario de Noticias reported, according to Global Times

The Portuguese government and Tourism of Portugal is focusing its efforts on China and will soon be opening the flight connecting eastern Chinese city Hangzhou and capital Beijing to Lisbon four times per week. 

The flight, taking off in July, was created by HNA Group, a Fortune Global 500 company headquartered in Haikou, Hainan, China, which is also Portugal airline TAP’s stakeholder. 

Citing figures from Portugal’s tourism department, the report says the number of Chinese tourists visiting Portugal in 2016 was 19.1 percent higher than the previous year. And in the past three years, the number duplicated to over 180,000 at the end of last year. 

Moreover, Chinese tourists spent around 72 million euros (76.68 million US dollars) in Portugal last year.

Chinese tourists spend more money than travellers from any other country, according to data released this week by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

News source: Global Times, Xinhua,  Diario de Noticias

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LISBON TO CHARGE A MUNICIPAL REVENUE TAX TO OVERNIGHT VISITORS

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Starting January 1, Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon will charge a one-euro-a-day revenue municipal tax (Taxa Municipal Turística) to tourists staying overnight in the city.

The new municipal tax was approved in December 2014 by the city administration, reports The Portuguese American Journal.

The new tax will be applied to both foreign tourists and Portuguese nationals, including Lisbon residents, who choose to stay overnight at the city’s hotels or other public accommodations. The charges, paid directly by customers to the hotels, will be collected by the city as revenue.

Exempt from the new municipal tax are children under 13 years old; people who stay overnight in the city for medical treatment; and people identified as guests of organizations or institutions.

Starting in April, 2016, an additional municipal revenue tax to be determined will be also applied to visitors on arrival through Lisbon airport.  The tax was scheduled to start January 1, but is on hold pending from ongoing negotiations with the ANA [Aeroportos de Portugal] and the central government.

A tax to be levied to tourist entering Lisbon by sea is also being considered.

This coming year, the municipality of Lisbon hopes to raise an estimated 15.7 million euros in revenue from the new municipal tourist tax, to finance investments in the city.

Read the article at www.portuguese-american-journal.com/travel-lisbon-to-charge-a-municipal-revenue-tax-to-overnight-visitors-Portugal

Source: www.portuguese-american-journal.com

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LISBOA – HOVEDSTADEN VED EUROPAS YTTERKANT

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