Covid-19 Pandemic in Portugal update

As Covid-19 Pandemic in Portugal update, we want to let you know that Ride351 adhered to the certification program “Clean & Safe” stamp, make an update about the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal and what we made to ensure, even more, your trust on future bookings.

“Clean & Safe” stamp
This certification program was created by the Tourism of Portugal bureau and the DGS – Directorate-General for Health to distinguish tourist activities and accommodations, later restaurants as well, which are compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of COVID-19 and other possible infections. The “Clean & Safe” certification is valid until April 30, 2021.

Not only we fulfill all healthy and safety measures required by the DGS but we’ll make sure all partners involved in your/ours surf holidays are adhered as well to the “Clean & Safe” certification.

COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal update
After three states of emergency because of the pandemic, which forced the closure of most people and economic activities during more than 45 days, Portugal begin to reopen. The government approved a plan to reopen after the peak of the pandemic, in three distinct phases (May 4th and 18th and June 1st, depending on the evolution of the public health.

May 4 was the first phase of the country’s reopening. No longer has a state of emergency but Portugal had to move on to the state of calamity, meaning that the duty of confinement continued. Some shops reopened, mostly important the surf is allowed with some restrictions, but only on May 18 will there be a wider opening.

Finally, and if the evolution of public health allows it – that is, if the number of new infections does not rise in such a way as to jeopardize the sustainability of the NHS – on June 1 the country may reach a level of activity closer to that known before the arrival of the virus in Portugal.

COVID-19 Portugal numbers on May 17, 2020 over a total population of 10,259,214:
Total Cases 29,036 | Recovered 4,636 | Deaths 1,218 | Active 23,182

Fortunately and mostly because of the quickness response by the Portuguese government and local authorities to contain the virus and the way as the people accepted the lockdown measures, the numbers have been decreasing every day. On the last 24 hours we had only 226 new cases and more 15 deaths, numbers lower than the first days of March which is very positive.

What we made to ensure, even more, your trust on future bookings
All bookings made for dates up September 30, 2020, that are not carried out or that are cancelled due to a fact attributable to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic have the right to a voucher of the same value, valid until December 31, 2021.

We are going even further, offering date flexibility to postpone or refund full deposit in case you need to cancel until 30 days before arrival. Dates to 2021 are already available for bookings, so please book now to guarantee best dates!