The safest beaches in Europe were selected by European Best Destinations on the basis of various criteria such as a low number of people infected by the coronavirus (from 10 to 600 times fewer cases of Covid-19), the size of the beaches and the number of square metres available for each person on the beach.
These destinations have also been selected on the basis of the large offer of private villas, tourist apartments, small or medium-sized hotels with specific health charter and commitments to travellers, such as cleaning and room disinfection service after each stay, respect for social distancing.
These destinations are also located near hospitals that have never been overcrowded during the crisis with an average of hospital beds per inhabitant above the European average.
Portugal is one of the countries least affected by coronavirus with up to 40 times fewer infected people than in some European countries. Some regions have been almost entirely spared: the Algarve and the Alentejo for example and some of the most popular destinations for travellers, such as "Lagos" have not recorded any deaths related to Coronavirus.
Portuguese authorities reacted very quickly and Portugal, with a fairly large clothing industry, was able to produce masks very early and even export them abroad. With its hundreds of kilometres of beaches, Portugal is a perfect destination for this summer.
The Algarve is particularly appreciated by families. Unlike other tourist destinations in Europe, 60% of the Algarve tourist accommodation offer consists of tourist accommodation, private villas with swimming pools, apartments, guesthouses or small hotels. The destination is therefore perfectly suitable for travellers this summer. As for larger hotels, a label has been created by the tourist authorities of Portugal: the "Safe and Clean" label: it gives travellers guarantees of sanitary and cleanliness standards.
Portugal remains third safest country in the world, as well as being ranked the safest country in the European Union.
This is according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI), by the Institute for Economics & Peace, which compiles the 'ranking' of the world’s safest countries.
Portugal’s Ministry of Home Affairs has said he is happy with the results. Portugal appears in third position, after Iceland and New Zealand.
In a brief interview recorded on Monday night, António Costa points out to the American television network CNN that in Portugal a protocol was signed between the health authorities and the representatives of the national hospitality in order to guarantee safety and hygiene conditions whom to visit the country.
Also in terms of Rent a Car in the Algarve with rental cars delivered at Faro airport, all safety and hygiene measures have been implemented for total customer safety, as is the case with rental cars delivered by Algarve Auto Rental, which has a strict disinfection system implemented.