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      6 The Portugal News • 23 May 2020
      Time to rediscover Portugal                                                       The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de
                                                                                        Sousa, has invited the Portuguese to “rediscover the
                                                                                        charm” of Portugal’s cultural heritage, through
                                                                                        planning holidays in the country and visiting the

                                                                                        monuments they may not have visited for a long time.
                                                                                       he head of state made his    the homes of potential tourists from across
                                                                   President
                                                                   President
                                                                   President
                                                                   President
                                                                   President
                                                                   Marcello
                                                                   Marcello
                                                                   Marcello
                                                                   Marcello            statement following a visit to the  the globe.
                                                                   Marcello
                                                                   Rebelo de
                                                                   Rebelo de
                                                                   Rebelo de
                                                                   Rebelo de           Torre de Belém, in Lisbon, during  Turismo do Algarve have organised a
                                                                   Rebelo de
                                                                   Sousa has
                                                                   Sousa has
                                                                   Sousa has
                                                                   Sousa has
                                                                   Sousa has    Twhich he was accompanied by        virtual tour of the Algarve region
                                                                   called on
                                                                   called on
                                                                   called on
                                                                   called on
                                                                   called on    the Minister of Culture, Graça Fonseca.  (www.algarvepromotion.pt) simulating a
                                                                   the
                                                                   the           Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa asked the  five-day stay with participants having
                                                                   the
                                                                   the
                                                                   the
                                                                   Portuguese
                                                                   Portuguese   Portuguese to “do what many people don’t  access to a programme of activities that
                                                                   Portuguese
                                                                   Portuguese
                                                                   Portuguese
                                                                   people to
                                                                   people to
                                                                   people to
                                                                   people to
                                                                   people to    do on a daily basis, which is to know what  will guide them through a set of diverse
                                                                   visit
                                                                   visit        is fundamental in Portugal’s heritage”,  experiences on offer, from Aljezur to
                                                                   visit
                                                                   visit
                                                                   visit
                                                                   cultural and
                                                                   cultural and
                                                                   cultural and
                                                                   cultural and
                                                                   cultural and
                                                                   heritage
                                                                   heritage
                                                                   heritage
                                                                   heritage     noting: “Foreigners visit, they know, and  Alcoutim.
                                                                   heritage
                                                                   sites in
                                                                   sites in
                                                                   sites in
                                                                   sites in     we suddenly realise that we haven’t   This new tool presents visitors with an
                                                                   sites in
                                                                   Portugal
                                                                   Portugal
                                                                   Portugal
                                                                   Portugal
                                                                   Portugal     known or visited these sites for many  intense programme of activities that will
                                                                   this
                                                                   this         years, many, many years, which is   allow them, each day, to discover a
                                                                   this
                                                                   this
                                                                   this
                                                                   summer.
                                                                   summer.      unforgivable”.                      specific area of the Algarve.
                                                                   summer.
                                                                   summer.
                                                                   summer.
                                                                   (Photo:       “It’s not just a question of travelling   “The objective of this initiative is to
                                                                   (Photo:
                                                                   (Photo:
                                                                   (Photo:
                                                                   (Photo:
                                                                   Lusa/Mário
                                                                   Lusa/Mário   around Portugal in June, July, August and  continue to nurture the proximity and
                                                                   Lusa/Mário
                                                                   Lusa/Mário
                                                                   Lusa/Mário
                                                                   Cruz)
                                                                   Cruz)
                                                                   Cruz)        September, stay in Portugal and plan your  interest that the sector’s agents and
                                                                   Cruz)
                                                                   Cruz)
                                                                                holidays in Portugal, but take the  international media maintain for the
                                                                                opportunity to do cultural tourism, with  Algarve and, in a way, by sharpening their
                                                                                children and young people”, he added.  desire to experience everything that they
                                                                                 The President of the Republic      already know virtually, in the near future”,
                                                                                reinforced the invitation to the Portuguese  explains João Fernandes, president of
                                                                                to “return to what were visits from the past  Turismo do Algarve. “As we do when we
                                                                                and, in some way, rediscover the charm”  receive professionals in the region, we try
                                                                                of Portugal, “also in the cultural heritage of  to focus the visit on authentic experiences,
                                                                                the country, which is very rich”.   where there is an opportunity to meet and
                                                                                 Meanwhile, for those who are unable to  interact with local life, and valuing the
                                                                                visit Portugal in person this year there have  sustainability component, which is
                                                                                been a number of initiatives launched  increasingly present in tourism in this
                                                                                across the country to bring Portugal into  region.”
                                                                                Government questioned about control of
                                                                               Government questioned about control of
                                                                                Government questioned about control of
                                                                                Government questioned about control of
                                                                               Government questioned about control of
                                                                               international travellers
                                                                                international travellers
                                                                                international travellers
                                                                                international travellers
                                                                               international travellers
                                                                                The CDS-PP political party has questioned the Minister of Internal
                                                                               The CDS-PP political party has questioned the Minister of Internal
                                                                                The CDS-PP political party has questioned the Minister of Internal
                                                                               The CDS-PP political party has questioned the Minister of Internal
                                                                                The CDS-PP political party has questioned the Minister of Internal
                                                                               Administration regarding the control over the entry into Portugal of
                                                                               Administration regarding the control over the entry into Portugal of
                                                                                Administration regarding the control over the entry into Portugal of
                                                                                Administration regarding the control over the entry into Portugal of
                                                                                Administration regarding the control over the entry into Portugal of
                                                                               passengers on international flights, wanting to know how the quarantine
                                                                                passengers on international flights, wanting to know how the quarantine
                                                                                passengers on international flights, wanting to know how the quarantine
                                                                               passengers on international flights, wanting to know how the quarantine
                                                                                passengers on international flights, wanting to know how the quarantine
                                                                                period is inspected.
                                                                               period is inspected.
                                                                                period is inspected.
                                                                                period is inspected.
                                                                               period is inspected.
                                                                                 According to the CDS,  the temporary installation  Administration is aware of
                                                                                “recent news reports that  centre at Lisbon airport will  the “entry into Portugal of
                                                                                passengers coming from  be under construction until  passengers coming from
                                                                                international flights, whose  the end of May.   international flights that do
                                                                                entry had been barred     The party also points out  not meet the necessary
                                                                                because they did not meet  that “SEF sources have  requirements to be
                                                                                the necessary           informed” them that at  admitted” and asks “where
                                                                                requirements to be      Lisbon airport “dozens of  are the passengers who
                                                                                admitted in the national  passengers have has had  normally would be placed
                                                                                territory, ended up being  easy access for entry over  in the EECIT”.
                                                                                admitted by SEF at      the past few weeks, coming  The deputies also asked
                                                                                Humberto Delgado Airport,  from countries where  Eduardo Cabrita “how
                                                                                due to the fact that Space  Covid-19 is spreading  does SEF control
                                                                                Equated to Temporary    widely and without the  compliance by these
                                                                                Installation Centre (EECIT)  capacity to check whether  passengers with the 14-
                                                                                is closed”.             or not they will comply with  day quarantine period in
                                                                                 The party recalls that the  the 14 quarantine days in  the national territory”.
                                                                                Minister of Internal    Portugal”.                At the time of going to
                                                                                Administration, Eduardo   The party wanted to know  press MAI had not
                                                                                Cabrita, announced that  if the Minister of Internal  responded to the questions.
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