On March 15th, 2020, our team at Portuguese For a Day decided to temporarily close our business before the state of emergency in Portugal. Of course, it was not an easy decision, but given that we were slowly getting used to the word “pandemic,” it was something that had to happen.
During the past two years year, we had time to learn and improve! Now, with the country lifting all restrictions, we are returning more robust than ever!
Following all Lisbon Travel Restrictions as well as the latest Portugal Travel Rules, we’ve created our Health & Safety Protocols after covid. Making sure all of our guests and team members are safe.
Clean & Safe Certification
Here at Portuguese For a Day Tours, we always took the cleaning and hygiene of our vehicles very seriously!
The National Tourist Board created a Clean & Safe certification for businesses to operate under a series of guidelines and commitments. With this measure, Turismo de Portugal intends to make hygiene requirements and cleaning standards to ensure the safety of various establishments.
These measures keep promoting Portugal as a safe destination, increasing the trust of those who visit the country.
Portuguese For a Day is a certified Clean & Safe company by Turismo de Portugal.
We always follow the measures and guidelines to stop the spread of the virus. We thrive to continue to maintain a safe and healthy environment in our tours and during your travels.
We also follow the Global Protocols of the World Tourism & Travel Association, and we received a Safe Travels stamp from WTTA.
Health, Safety & Hygiene Measures
Following the approved guidelines, including physical distance rules, working with curated partners, and adopting a correct etiquette, our priority is to make sure we keep contributing to a safe and trustworthy destination – Portugal.
We proceed with cleaning and disinfecting our vehicles after each tour and several disinfections of most common touching places throughout the day – such as seat belts, doors, seats, and windows.
We strongly recommend that the guides’ instructions are followed, to have a smooth and worry-free day.
Keep it small and safe
We will organize groups inside the vehicles, according to guests & bookings; meaning each different booking will maintain a distance from guests of different bookings.
We will provide hand sanitizer and face masks if you do not have yours.
Private tours are a great option as you can see your questions answered quickly and with personalized attention. We also recommend off-the-beaten-path itineraries, such as the countryside(opens in a new tab) or the beach(opens in a new tab) during weekdays.
So, is it safe to travel to Portugal right now?
Following all the health and safety guidelines, we already returned to business. Now more than ever, it is time to adapt and to make a difference.
Our priority has always been our guests and team safety, and we are strongly committed to keeping doing that.
Most importantly, our goal is to make sure you have a great time in Portugal!
In sum, these are the things you need to know:
- Shared group tours are operating at normal capacity (8 guests)
- Private Tours are highly recommended
- Walking Tours have normal capacity
- Face masks are required in public transportation
- Face masks are required outdoors when physical distance is not possible
- Guests and guides should do hand washing/sanitation several times throughout the tour