Portugal was the first European country to receive the ‘Safe Travels’ seal

THE distinction, awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), intends to certify destinations that comply with hygiene and safety rules and aims to give confidence to those who travel after restrictions to avoid the spread of covid-19.

“This seal aims to recognize destinations that comply with health and hygiene protocols in line with the Safe Travel Protocols issued by the WTTC, helping, above all, to instill confidence in consumers, so that they feel they can travel safely as soon as restrictions are lifted “, explains the Ministry of State, Economy and Digital Transition, in a statement.

The Secretary of State for Tourism, Rita Marques, considers that the award of the seal comes to reward the effort made in the country.

“Portugal was a pioneer in launching the Clean & Safe seal. This seal from WTTC comes to reward the effort that has been made by everyone. The best destination in the world is also understood as the safest in the world “, said the minister.

O WTTC also published guidelines for other sectors, such as restaurants, street commerce, aviation, airports, congress centers, meetings and events.

The seal can be obtained through the World Travel & Tourism Council website.

Globally, according to a report by the news agency AFP, a pandemic in covid-19 has already caused more than 385 thousand deaths and infected more than 6.5 million people in 196 countries and territories.

More than 2.8 million patients were considered cured.

In Portugal, 1,455 people out of 33,592 confirmed as infected, and there are 20,323 recovered cases, according to the Direction-General Health.

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