Clean & Safe is a request certification that is required by tourism agents on Turismo de Portugal. Tour operators with or without facilities, travel agents with or without facilities and accommodation should have this certification update during the Covid-19 pandemia.
In December 2019 started the first news talking about Covid19 and in March 2020, Portugal shut down most of the business for the first time. Portugal and the world in general increase day by day new cases and promote measures to stop spreading the virus and learn new processes and ways to move forward with social, economic, and political directions.
In April 2020, Turismo de Portugal presents the Clean & Safe seal for all players in the related market, to distinguish tourism activities with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of pandemia.
It was mandatory for companies in the sector to join the program and sign a Declaration of Commitment, which also allowed them can publicize the seal. The publication is allowed in several supports such as a car or tuk-tuk decoration, digital promotion (website, social media channels, emails, etc.).
After the creation of the seal Clean & Safe, Turismo de Portugal promoted several training sessions and for the companies, it was mandatory to present the plan of measures taken and implemented to ensure the safety, hygiene, and cleaning measures for employees and customers.
The measures followed the recommendations of DGS – Directorate-General for Health and intend that Portugal is seen as a safe destination. Reinforcing the confidence in Portugal has a safe destination, in April 2021 the companies need to renew the seal certification. These new sessions have the goal of update of the information and measures.
The validation is free and optional for all operators and due to the evolution of pandemia is on annual basis. The Clean & Safe seal means the implementation of a protocol in the company with hygiene measures that can avoid risks of contagion.
Portugal has a population of about 10 million.
The population density is at its greatest in Lisbon, the capital and its suburbs, where about 1.9 million people live. The second largest city in Portugal is Oporto in the north.
Generally speaking, there are more people living in the country’s coastal regions than in the inland areas.
Market Tour in Portugal is a journey to the world of senses, discovering the Portuguese ingredients in the market stalls. You will be able to engage with locals, making questions, and always with a professional chef with you to visit the local market.