Portugal Earns ‘Safe Travels’ Certification

Portugal has become the first European country to receive the ‘Safe Travels’ seal from the World Travel & Tourism Council.

The seal aims to recognize destinations that comply with health and hygiene protocols in line with the Safe Travel Protocols issued by the WTTC, helping, above all, to instill confidence in consumers, so that they feel they can travel safely as soon as restrictions are removed.

Portugal’s Secretary of State for Tourism, Rita Marques said: “Portugal was a pioneer in launching the Clean & Safe seal. This WTTC seal comes to reward the effort that has been made by everyone. The best destination in the world is also seen as the safest in the world.”

The WTTC also published guidelines for other sectors, including catering, street shopping, aviation, airports, congress, meeting and event centers.

In addition to distinguishing destinations, the WTTC is also promoting a stamp that recognizes the commitment to safety by companies, a stamp that can be obtained through the WTTC website: https://wttc.org/COVID-19/SafeTravels-Stamp-and-Assets .