Even on the high-risk list, the German market "has been consolidating demand" for the Algarve

«Tourist regions have a distorted assessment and that is what happens here in this case», considers João Fernandes

The Algarve is still on Germany's high-risk list, after the latest update from the Ricardo Koch Institute released this Friday, August 27th, but only people who are not vaccinated have to comply with quarantine. Moreover, the “German market has been consolidating demand”, even in times of pandemic. 

This continuity of the Algarve in the high risk list requires that travelers who are not fully immunized and who visit the region have to undergo a 10-day isolation period on their return to Germany.

If they test negative after five days, the quarantine ends.

Lisbon left the list in today's update, but João Fernandes, president of the Algarve Tourism Region (RTA), considered it, in statements to Sul Informação, that there is a “skewed assessment” for tourist regions.


João Fernandes – Photo: Nuno Costa | Sul Informação


«The Algarve suffers here from an indicator which is the fact that people who test positive in the region are counted here. Tourist regions have a distorted assessment and that is what happens here in this case», he said.

In the opinion of this official, "the criterion must be changed so that, at least, the Portuguese are counted at origin".

As for the German market, "demand has been consolidating" and even flights from Germany are experiencing "greater demand".

“There is an important issue here, which is the fact that fully vaccinated people are exempt from testing or quarantine”, considered João Fernandes.

According to the latest data, Germany has 60% of the population with completed vaccination.