The Ministry of Foreign Affairs deems recent news regarding bans or limitations on the arrival of emigrated nationals in the summer baseless, particularly in the case of those residing in Europe.

The government’s goal is for emigrants to come to Portugal in the summer to be reunited with their families and, as they have always done, to support the economic recovery of the country.

In the case of Portuguese citizens emigrated in European countries, it should be noted that the airspace within Europe remains open, and it is expected that the number of flights across the continent will gradually pick up.

At the same time, the Government is working to ensure that, in any scenario of an evolution of the situation on the land border, it will be possible for Portuguese residents abroad, who have another residence or family in Portugal, to travel to our country in the summer holidays period. 

Lisbon, 8 May 2020

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