What is the Clean & Safe Stamp? COVID-19 And Tourism In Portugal
Have you seen this symbol in any tourism company in Portugal? Get to know the Clean & Safe seal, an excellent measure launched by Turismo de Portugal to ensure awareness and safety of tourist developments in the country in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initiative was launched in April 2020, and encourages travel agencies, accommodation and tourism companies to raise awareness of compliance with hygiene and social distance measures, in order to promote Portugal as a safe travel destination.
The Portuguese government acted quickly when the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in the country, launching containment measures, encouraging social isolation and the use of masks as advised by the World Health Organization.
This quick action by the Portuguese government allowed Portugal to gain a few meters in the long run against the virus, as the country can now gradually return to normality.
So, these days, having this seal is synonymous with security. All establishments that bear the respective seal are considered, by the responsible authorities, as perfectly prepared places to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The high number of establishments that already have the Clean and Safe seal reflects the reality of Portugal as a safe place to mark your holidays. In the same vein, the Portuguese government also admits that Portugal is, at this moment, a safe destination and one that best handled COVID-19, and that this translates, for example, into the high amount of tests it performs daily.
Therefore, you already know: give preference to establishments with the Clean and Safe seal that gives you guarantees of a place with high levels of hygiene. Although the situation regarding the pandemic slowdown is improving, security is never too much!
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Post written by Fábio Coelho.I was born in 1998 and I'm from Portalegre, but I live in Albufeira. I am currently finishing my degree in Communication Sciences, at the University of Algarve. I am passionate about journalism, radio and everything that involves communication.