Below you can find the most common questions regarding your holiday in Ericeira and the Corona-virus. If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]
In general, for EU and Schengen citizens it is possible to enter Portugal without quarantine. But since the situation is changing all the time and there are some exceptions with countries, we advise to always check with your country’s embassy in Portugal or other competent authority which restrictions might apply for you before you book your tickets.
Indoors in commercial facilities (airport, shops, museums, public transportation etc.) you need to wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. In restaurants, you only need to wear one while getting in and out of the restaurant, not while seated. Outdoors wearing the mask is not mandatory. We recommend wearing it indoors in the surf house in the common facilities too.
It is recommended to maintain 1,5 meter distance from other people whenever possible.
The beach season started officially on the 6th of June so it is allowed to go to the beach to sunbathe, surf and swim. You need to keep 1,5 meter distance from other people and follow the posted rules. The Portuguese government has released an app called “Praia Info” where you can see how busy the beaches are and also find other important information regarding going to the beach.
The restaurants are open in Portugal. It is mandatory to use a facemask when entering and leaving the restaurant. When you are seated on your table, you can take the mask off. The restaurants operate with reduced capacity and many new rules, so especially during the busier evenings like weekends; it is good to make a reservation. Some restaurants even require a reservation made in advance.
Yes, our surf school is operating. There are some new rules also for the surf schools but the lessons are organized with the same quality as always.
We have to follow many new rules regarding the hygiene and safety, but we will provide all our normal services.
In our shared rooms we have reduced the capacity to ensure enough space for the guests staying in these rooms.
We follow the recommendations of the Portuguese officials for the containment of the virus. The common areas of the guest house will be cleaned and desinfected multiple times per day, we have created extra dining space so that everybody can sit with a safe distance from each other and we will arrange our services in a safe way (for example dinners won’t be in a buffet, but served by the staff and transfers will run with less capacity). Also staff will wear facemasks and desinfection materials will be available throughout the guest house.
Our airport transfers will run, but with some limitations. We won’t drive with full cars (unless the group of people travel together). Also in the taxis and Ubers the front seat is not allowed to be occupied so each vehicle will have one place less than normally.
Despite all the restrictions and new rules, the everyday life in Portugal feels already quite normal. It is good to bare in mind that in many every-day situations you might need a bit more time due to the restrictions and in general take others into account with distance and space. But with a little bit of patience and awareness, a relaxed holiday is definitely possible! Our 500m2 house and 1500m2 garden will make social distancing easy.
We understand your concerns about travelling and Covid-19. The situation in Portugal is under control at the moment. Tourism is allowed and life is quite back to normal. That’s also why our surf house is open again. We have prepared the house following the Portuguese Covid-19 regulations and are happy to welcome you in a safe environment. To help you with all your Covid-19 related questions and concerns, we have set-up a page with all the necessary information.