27TH NOVEMBER 2021
The evolution of the epidemiological situation in Portugal and, above all, in the other Member States of the European Union, has shown an upward trajectory in terms of the number of new daily cases of the COVID-19 disease, a marked increase in the incidence rate and transmissibility rate of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Even though, as a result of the high vaccination rate achieved in Portugal, pressure indicators on the National Health Service and the impact on mortality are below the reference levels proposed by experts, the aforementioned reality requires the immediate adoption of preventive measures, from in an attempt to avoid the worsening of the epidemiological situation.
Seeking to find a balance between the concerns described above and the vaccination coverage of the Portuguese population, it is decided to adopt a set of preventive measures, fundamentally based on greater use of masks, on the mandatory presentation of the digital certificate for access to certain events and services and the massification of testing, which will be mandatory for access to some events and equipment.
How will this affect my stay?
Here at Omassim guesthouse, the pandemic does not have a huge impact on our day-to-day life. Our guests are mostly remote workers who are staying with us long term. Most meet for meal breaks and we are enjoying a family-like community in this beautiful space. You’ll be able to enjoy every day long walks in the nature with stunning views, relax and meditate at the sound of the power of the ocean. We practice yoga three days a week (Tuesday, Friday, Sunday, and more under request) and use the gym for personal workouts. All extra activities are available, such as surf lesson, bouldering, guided mountain biking, etc..
Please note: Guest are required to provide a proof attesting the complete vaccination schedule or a proof of a negative test results by the time they’re checking-in. A proof of a negative test is mandatory every week in case of long term staying whenever the guest is not holding a full vaccination schedule.
Tourist and Local Accomodation
Regarding tourist or local accommodation establishments, as well as restaurants, bars and similar establishments, other non-spectacled drinking establishments and establishments with dance space, gyms, gambling establishments, casinos, bingos or similar, is foreseen that access to them, regardless of the day of the week or the time, depends on the presentation at the time of check-in or entry into establishments, of a COVID EU Digital Certificate admitted under the terms of Decree-Law No. 54-A/2021 , attesting the complete vaccination schedule or proof that a test has been carried out with a negative result.
Additionally, it is foreseen that between the 2nd and 9th of January 2022, bars, other non-spectacled beverage establishments and venues with dance venues will be closed.
Government Risk Scale for Covid-19
The government has developed a risk scale with four levels and different measures. Each country (concelhos) has been assigned a risk level. Moderate risk (risco moderado), increased risk (risco elevado), considerably increased risk (risco muito elevado) and extraordinarily increased risk (risco extremamente elevado). Omassim Guesthouse is located in Palhais / Ribamar. We belong to the Lisbon District, Concelho de Mafra. Please use the link below to investigate which risk level is currently assigned to our region.
There are currently no entry restrictions for European citizens entering mainland Portugal by air or land, whether is essential or non-essential travel.
Countries with flights authorized for non-essential travel subject to reciprocal confirmation: Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, South Korea, UAE, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Republic Popular in China, Rwanda, Uruguay, as well as the administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau and Taiwan.
Rules and regulations regarding Covid-19 in Portugal might change frequently. We therefore recommend that you keep yourself informed using the following links:
– For the current situation Portugal, please visit: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal
– To see the list of countries and their respective risk levels, (see: MAFRA for our region) please visit:
Booking your holiday
To ensure that nothing stands in the way of your stay at Omassim guesthouse, we have adapted our booking and payment conditions to the current situation: (not valid for long term stays/remote worker inquiries)
– As usual, you can confirm your booking by paying a deposit of 80 Euro / one person or 120 Euro / 2 people. This is fully refundable up to 60 days before departure. The remaining amount must be paid on the day of arrival.
– If you need to cancel your booking due to a travel warning, Covid_19 caused flight cancellation or you are infected with Covid-19, you can rebook for a later date free of charge – subject to availability. We will place your paid deposit on HOLD until you are able to travel. This deposit is also transferable to another person in case you will be unable to fulfil your booking.
Travelling during the Covid-19 pandemic
Laboratorial Rapid Antigen Test – 48h before boarding, or
A valid test or recovery EU Digital COVID Certificate, or
A valid recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions.
All passengers need to fill online a Passenger Locator Card (individually) at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card, after check-in and before departure time.
We trust that each guest will travel responsibly and refrain from joining us if they are unwell or have been in direct contact with a person testing positive for Covid-19 prior to travel. Nevertheless, we ask guests to wash and disinfect hands thoroughly on arrival and to leave luggage immediately in their room. Please be especially careful to keep the recommended safe distance while travelling.
Hygiene measures on site
In April / May 2020, we participated in online courses to learn how to safely manage the guesthouse. We uphold the appropriate restrictions and measures to keep Omassim Guesthouse as safe and clean as possible.
We have received the badge: CLEAN & SAFE, recognised by Tourism Portugal.
As a guest, please adhere to the current hygiene regulations (wear a mask, disinfect your hands). We have appropriate protection and disinfection material in stock.
The total occupancy of the guesthouse has been reduced to a maximum of 12-15 people. This ensures there is enough space in the Yoga Shala, living room, dining room and outdoor communal areas. We are a family-like guesthouse and enjoy sharing the space to eat, drink, work and chill out.
We prefer to organize guests with their own bathrooms. Remote workers tend to have their own single bedrooms and private bathrooms. We regularly have double rooms available for couples or guests travelling as a pair with one bathroom available per double room. We have a shared, three-bed bedroom with one bathroom. This room is bookable for groups of friends already travelling together. There is also a five-bed bedroom which has two bathrooms attached to the room. This room can be available for guests from two separate households as there are two bathrooms included.
Guest isolation room
Should a guest develop symptoms of Covid-19, there is a designated isolation room available for quarantine purposes.
If you have a Corona test within 14 days of your return and the result is positive, please inform us and we will make sure to notify your contacts and test ourselves.
If you have any other questions, suggestions, or concerns, please feel free to call us or send us an email at any time. We wish for a careful and mindful approach towards the current situation and look forward to spending a wonderful time with you.