Portugal will begin to reopen its hotels and beaches next month, subject to "strict and rigorous" health and safety requirements.
The country entered the second phase of its "reopening strategy" this week, which has seen museums and other cultural attractions – including monuments, galleries, palaces and churches – reopen their doors.
Restaurants, cafes, patisseries, terraces, promenades and shops of up to 400sq/m have also been given the green light to resume trading.
Portugal was also able to restore some transport services earlier this month, including car rental and public transport, without harming the country’s downward coronavirus curve.
Bathing season will now resume on 6 June, Turismo de Portugal has confirmed, while hotels will be allowed to resume operations from the start of next month – again, subject to new sanitation requirements.