Turismo de Portugal is providing tourism enterprises, tourist entertainment companies and travel agencies the opportunity to request certification as a “Clean & Safe” establishment as they prepare for the sector’s recovery.
The “Clean & Safe” stamp of approval distinguishes tourist activities which are compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of COVID-19 and other possible infections, reinforcing tourist’s confidence in the safety of the destination.
This validation is free and optional and is valid for one year.
It requires the implementation of an internal protocol for companies that, according to the recommendations of the Directorate-General for Health DGS – Directorate-General for Health (similar to the Public Health Agency of Canada), ensures the necessary hygiene measures are in place to avoid risks of contagion and a guarantee of safe procedures for the operation of tourist activities.
The “Clean & Safe” stamp can be obtained online, on the digital platforms of Turismo de Portugal: RNET (National Register of Tourist Enterprises), RNAAT (National Register of Tourist Entertainment Agents) and RNAVT (National Register of Travel and Tourism Agents) and will always be associated with the entity’s registration number.
After companies have submitted the Declaration of Commitment, they may promote the “Clean & Safe” stamp, either physically on their premises or on their digital platforms. Turismo de Portugal, in coordination with the competent entities, will carry out random audits to participating establishments.
With this measure, the national tourist authority intends to educate companies on the minimum hygiene requirements and cleaning measures to ensure the safety of various establishments, but to also promote Portugal as a safe destination with measures in place to prevent the spread of the virus via a coordinated action plan which will soon expand to other areas of activity.