Turismo de Portugal created the Clean & Safe stamp in 2020 with the objective of recognizing companies and leisure activities compliant with health safety recommendations issued by the National Tourist Authority, according to National Health Authority guidelines to avoid risks of contagion of covid-19.

In 2021, Turismo de Portugal established a partnership with Nova Medical School, to adapt the requirements of the Clean & Safe stamp to the current guidelines of the Directorate-General for Health, according to the current pandemic situation and the technical and scientific knowledge acquired regarding covid-19.

Objectives

To create awareness within tourist agents of the need to adopt health and hygiene measures and procedures that ensure the safety of their employees and customers and stimulate the resumption of national and international tourism activity, reinforcing confidence in Portugal as a tourism destination.

Establishments and activities covered – Responsible Entity/Partner

  • Tourist accommodation – Turismo de Portugal
  • Tourist Activities Providers – Turismo de Portugal
  • Travel Agencies – Turismo de Portugal
  • Casinos – Turismo de Portugal
  • Bingos – Turismo de Portugal
  • School Hotels – Turismo de Portugal
  • Airports and Handling companies– Turismo de Portugal
  • Geoparks – Turismo de Portugal
  • Local Accommodation Providers – Agency for Administrative Modernization
  • Restaurants – General Directorate of Economic Activities
  • Performance Venues – General Inspection of Cultural Activities
  • Convention centres - General Directorate of Economic Activities
  • Events and convention companies – General Directorate of Economic Activities
  • Museums, Palaces, Monuments and Archaeological Sites – Ministry of Culture
  • Tourist offices – Regional Tourism Entities
  • Municipal cultural facilities – Regional Tourism Entities
  • Municipal libraries – Regional Tourism Entities
  • Car and Motorhome rental companies – Driverless Industrial Rental Association
  • Thermal Spas – Termas de Portugal Association
  • Golf courses – National Golf Industry Council
  • Motorhome Parking – Portugal Camping and Mountain Federation
  • Ciência Viva Centres– National Network of Ciência Viva Centres

Application process

The Clean & Safe stamp is free and voluntary.

After submitting a declaration of commitment to comply with all requirements, the applicant will receive a communication confirming their registration, the official stamp and the QRCode 2021, which can be used in their communications and advertising.

Validity

The stamp is valid until 30 April 2022.

If the holders fail to comply with any requirement, they must immediately communicate it and they will no longer be able to use the “Clean & Safe” stamp.

Training

Turismo de Portugal promotes specific training sessions for applicants to implement the requirements of Clean & Safe stamp.

Compliance Inspections

Turismo de Portugal, the Economic Security Authority and industry associations will carry out random inspections to Clean & Safe stamp holders.

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