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Reopening plan in Portugal: Update on 01/04/2021


  • GOLF COURSES and Golf Academy will open on 5th April 2021.
  • RESTAURANTS with terraces only will open on 5th of April (max. 4 people per table)
  • Outdoor physical activity for up to 4 people and gyms without group classes
  • Museums
  • Stores up to 200 m2 with door to the street
  • HOTELS can remain open if they choose too.


  • All stores and shopping centers
  • Outdoor physical activity for up to 6 people and gyms without group classes


  • Restaurants, cafés and pastry shops (max. 6 people inside or 10 on terraces) with no limit time.


On 4th June 2020, Portugal is the first European country to receive the "SAFE TRAVELS" stamp by World Travel & Tourism Council.

Portugal remains the 3rd safest country in the world and safest country in the European Union according to the latest Global Peace Index 2020 (GPI).

Golf courses

REOPENING 5th April 2021. Please check "Safety Protocols for Golf Players in Portugal during COVID-19"

Tee-times must be pre-booked and Portugal Golf Experience will help golfers with the necessary arrangements to book greenfees in a safe way.


The Portuguese hotels together with the "Turismo de Portugal" (Portugal Tourism board) have reacted very fast to the new reality and have developped a new Hygiene and Security Protocol with the "Clean and Safe" stamp. 

Golf Lessons available

Reopening 5th April 2021! PGA Golf Professional Daniel Grimm will be available to give private golf lessons at Estoril Golf Course. Contact us for information and to make your booking.


Restaurants reopening on 5th April 2021 - terrace only (max. 4 people per table).

Traveling to Continental Portugal
  • Mandatory use of mask in public transport, supermarkets and shops
  • Mandatory social distancing
  • Mandatory use of masks in high density public areas 
  • Hydro-gel and cleaning solutions available everywhere
  • When entering Portugal: contact your local embassy to check on current rules or contact us.
  • Walkthrough camera system for temperature control in the airports
Cancellation policy

Most of the hotels, golf courses and resorts have shown full flexibility on that subject with easy rescheduling and cancellation. 
It is necessary to have a cancellation deadline to avoid no-shows and total disorganization on the hotels and golf courses side. 
For individual bookings, the cancellation release period is variable from unit to unit and is in average from 7 days to 48hrs before arrival (sometimes more depending on the unit).
Each golf package has its own specific cancellation policy, so you may contact us to know more.

When possible, we try to propose golf packages to our clients which do not require pre-payment.

Considering the uncertainty involved with travelling in 2020 and 2021, we make regular check with the clients to assess the evolution of the situation in their country of origin, in Portugal and other variable factors. Closer to the official cancellation deadline, we check if it makes sense to ask for an extension of the deadline.

Traveling to Portugal in 2020/2021:

Despite the difficulties with traveling, there are still some people who are coming to Portugal to play golf. 
We can provide information regarding what is necessary to enter Portugal and help to find a laboratory to do a Covid test for instance.
Check the comments of the Guests who have stayed in Portugal in 2020.

National Health Service - phone line

On Portuguese territory, travellers from affected areas who show symptoms suggestive of respiratory disease during or after travel should immediately contact the National Health Service by calling 808 24 24 24 (SNS24).

See the video from our partner Kelly Legrand explaining the situation for travelling in Portugal - 25/05/2020.

We wish to all of our clients around the globe to keep safe!

 Last update made on 01/04/2021.

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