As vaccination against the coronavirus progresses, mandatory masking and social distancing concerns may ease, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which updated its pandemic control guidelines on 21st April 2021.
Whether you live in Portugal and want to move house, or whether you're planning on moving to Portugal, many people will be asking the same question. Is it better to buy or rent property in Portugal in 2021? Is borrowing money from the bank to buy a house the best option during a pandemic?
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, how is the rental market in Portugal behaving in terms of prices? At the start of 2021, rental prices in Portugal fell 0.4% in January, settling at 11.2 euros per m2.
Portugal is experiencing its strictest coronavirus lockdown to date, and the latest COVID restrictions in Portugal state that working from home is mandatory and that there will be very serious fines for those who breach the teleworking rules.
Will house prices fall in Portugal in 2021? Is 2021 a good time to invest in property in Portugal? What effect will COVID-19 have on house prices? These are just some of the questions on the minds of those planning a move to Portugal in 2021.
With the recent worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government in Portugal has announced that it will broaden the criteria for allocating support to renters who need assistance in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic after losing income.
The compulsory use of face masks in Portugal has been in place in the country since April 2020, and must be used in all public spaces, including public transport, show grounds, commercial spaces, public roads and workplaces.
There is more help on the way for renters in Portugal in 2021, as MPs have approved the extension of the exceptional regime for late payment of rent in the housing market due to the COVID-19 pandemic where residential tenants get assistance with the rent they have to pay.
The Portuguese government has decided once again to extend the law that bans the termination of rental contracts which are due to expire to continue to protect families during the coronavirus pandemic in Portugal.
The boom in tourism in several cities worldwide, notably in Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, generated controversy in pre-pandemic times, due to excessive numbers of tourists and the anticipated effects of this trend on inhabitants.