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PSP arrests suspects for shoplifting and drug trafficking in the Algarve
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PSP arrests suspects for shoplifting and drug trafficking in the Algarve

The Public Security Police (PSP) announced this Saturday the arrest of two men in the Algarve, one for alleged theft in commercial establishments and the other on suspicion of drug trafficking, both of which were awaiting trial in preventive detention. One of the suspects, aged 41, is the alleged author of several thefts in real estate agencies, clinics and other establishments in the cities of Portimão, Albufeira, Silves and Loulé, which he accessed during the night through "of burglary, subtracting the monetary amounts that were found", informed today the District Command of the PSP of Faro in a statement. The suspect's arrest took place on Wednesday and culminated an investigation that took place over the past few months, during which, a...
Covid-19: Albufeira extends PCR tests to tourists
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Covid-19: Albufeira extends PCR tests to tourists

The Council of Albufeira today launched a campaign to promote the health security of the tourist destination and which allows tourists to carry out PCR tests to detect covid-19 before returning to their countries of origin, said the president. The campaign, called “Albufeira Safe” was launched at the start of the bathing season and also includes an advertising part featuring two singers, the Portuguese Nelson Rosado and the British Bonnie Tyler, as “ambassadors” for the municipality, according to the mayor José Carlos Rolo. The mayor of Albufeira, in the district of Faro, explained that the massive testing of the local population, which has been carried out in the car park next to the Town Hall, will now be extended to tourists, allowing th...
Castro Marim fire reportedly subdued
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Castro Marim fire reportedly subdued

The fire that this afternoon mobilized more than 120 operatives and three aerial means in the parish of Altura, municipality of Castro Marim, was said to have subsided at about 20:00 this Saturday. The fire that broke out in a bush area forced the cutting of the A22 in both directions, in that area. The alert was given at 15:50 today. . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more
Lack of tourists and late rules worry Algarve beach dealers
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Lack of tourists and late rules worry Algarve beach dealers

The low influx of tourists, the late definition of rules and the change of skills for municipalities or are making it difficult to prepare for the bathing season, Algarve beach concessions and support officials told Lusa. 10 days before the opening of the bathing season, scheduled for between 1 June and 30 September, the president of the Association of Industrials and Similar Concessionaires of the Beaches of the Maritime Coast of the Algarve (AISCOMA) assured that the entrepreneurs are preparing themselves again for an “uncertain” summer, after “losses suffered last year” due to the effects of the covid-19 pandemic on the economy and tourism. Last year we were on the ground with our good will to face the situation, this year we are bac...
Covid-19: vaccination in the Algarve will be accelerated, advances AHP
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Covid-19: vaccination in the Algarve will be accelerated, advances AHP

AHP - Associação de Hotelaria de Portugal said this Tuesday that "it has received confirmation of the intention to initiate a reinforcement of vaccination in the Algarve region, accelerating the rate of vaccinated population", according to a statement. In the note, the entity said that “following the proposal submitted to the coordination of the 'Task Force' of the Vaccination Plan against covid-19 with the request for priority vaccination of the population of the Algarve”, the association received “confirmation of the intention to initiate a reinforcement of vaccination in the Algarve region, accelerating the rate of vaccinated population ”. In the statement, AHP also said that the purpose of its proposal, "Presented last May 13, is to gua...
Covid-19: more than five thousand cars crossed the border in the Algarve in two days
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Covid-19: more than five thousand cars crossed the border in the Algarve in two days

About 5,000 vehicles crossed the land border of Castro Marim, in the Algarve, in the first two days after the deflation and reopening of road connections between Portugal and Spain, police sources told Lusa. Next to the International Bridge of the Guadiana, in the connection between the two countries, there is no longer any control over vehicles and people and the crossing is done without any restrictions, both for Spain and Portugal. This Sunday road movement has been much higher than Saturday, namely with the displacement of Spanish citizens to Portugal, it is estimated that the number of vehicles may exceed five thousand ”, elements of Portuguese and Spanish authorities were told to Lusa. According to the elements of inspection ...