Algarve Newsletter #05
Algarve Tourism Bureau - News - June 2020
01. Flights to Faro

Upcoming flights resuming to Faro:

Edelweiss – from May 28th 3 weekly flights
Luxair - Luxembourg from 31 May, 4 weekly frequencies
Transavia – from June 9th double daily from Amsterdam and from 18th June daily flights from Rotterdam and Eindhoven, from 26th June, daily flights from Paris Orly, and 2 weekly flights from Montpellier, Lyon and Nantes
Brussels Airlines – from June 15th
TUI Belgium – from June 15th
Volotea - scheduled for June 15th from Lyon
Wizzair – 4 weekly frequencies from Luton from June 16th
EasyJet - connection between Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Faro from June 16th, 3 weekly frequencies
TUI Germany – Flight from Dusseldorf and Frankfurt from June 17th
SWISS – Geneva from June 18th
Eurowings – from June 20th, 4 weekly frequencies from Dusseldorf and Stuttgart and 3 weekly frequencies from Cologne and Hamburg
Ryanair – from June 21st, 10 weekly frequencies from Dublin, Stansted, Manchester, Oporto and Brussels
Lufthansa - June, from Frankfurt
SAS – from July 4th weekly flights from Copenhagen and Stockholm
Air France – new route from Paris CGD, starting with one weekly flight on the 4th of July and 4 weekly flights from July 13th – from 15th of July from all UK bases
British Airways – July
Norwegian – from August 8th weekly flights from Oslo and 3 weekly flights from September

02. No quarantine

No quarantine will be imposed for travellers arriving in Faro: Portugal’s foreign minister Augusto Santos Silva stressed that “to tourists who come by air, Portugal will not impose a quarantine”, instead focusing on “minimal health controls” to keep travellers and locals safe. In fact, although the border with Spain is currently closed until July 1st, those arriving by air are welcome in the country right now.

03. Testing COVID-19 in Portugal

Portugal is one of the countries in Europe that tests the most for covid-19. Ahead of Austria, Germany and Switzerland, Portugal has performed 975.735 tests to its population of 10.197.799 people, which represents 95.681 tests per milion people.


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04. Outbreak key figures in the Algarve

7.5% of the Algarve’s population  has been already tested to coronavirus(Total pop. 438.406). According to the latest daily bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) on the pandemic, the region has 158 active cases  (for a total of 521 since March 8th) 340 recovered, 6 hospitalizations, 0 ICU hospitalizations and 15 deaths associated to covid-19.

Official data: 21th June 2020


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05. Check our companies with the “Clean & Safe” seal

Hotels and resorts, local accommodation, travel agencies and excursion companies, golfs, restaurants and rent-a-car services are getting the seal “Clean & Safe” created by Turismo de Portugal to ensure safety in destination businesses for staff, guests and locals.

  • Hotels & resorts – 424

  • Local accommodation – 2519

  • Golf courses – 36

  • Restaurants - 259

  • Rent-a-car - 29

  • Travel agencies – 280

  • Touristic activities companies – 321

Check in the link all our members with the seal:

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06. UALG – University of Algarve launches new digital platform for international researchers and students

The University of Algarve (UAlg) has just launched a new digital platform, aimed at attracting international students and which, in a pandemic context, aims to reaffirm the region as a safe destination for studying in Europe. The rector said that the portal “intends to promote and reinforce the reputation and competitiveness of the institution and the region, making known its greatest potentials”.
With 2.000 foreign students from over 80 countries attending the institution in 2020, out of a universe of 9,000 students, this is the Portuguese university with the highest percentage (22%) of foreign students.
Since no positive case has been registered within the academic community from the beginning of the pandemic, UAlg “asserts itself as a safe haven for those who want to study in Europe, and in one of the countries and regions with the lowest rate lethality and fewer positive cases ”.

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07. The World Superbike Championship is back to the Algarve

The World Superbike Championship, the main international competition of this modality, returns in 2020 to AIA, Algarve’s international racetrack, from 7th to 9th of August.

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08. Zoomarine is open again and Slide & Splash will follow

Zoomarine just reopened its doors last 10th of June and Slide & Splash will follow on the 29th of June.The safety and well-being of visitors and employees has always been the parks highest priority but know their commitment is even higher with new access rules and hygiene and safety measures in accordance with the guidelines of the General Directorate of Health and the Portuguese government. Both Zoomarine and Slide & Splash are in compliance with the new procedures and distinguished with the Clean & Safe seal for a confident visit.

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