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Government will not make an exception on Erasmus students’ trips – ZAP

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The Government will maintain the restrictions on travel abroad for Erasmus students, although Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa recommended that “different rules be established for certain categories of citizens, namely for professional or educational reasons, such as Erasmus students ”.

In the presidential decree of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa for the renewal of the state of emergency, the President of the Republic recommended that “the Government [pudesse] establish different rules for certain categories of citizens, namely for professional or educational reasons, such as Erasmus students ”in relation to travel abroad even with closed borders.

The regulatory decree for the new state of emergency does not mention the possible exception requested by the President of the Republic. However, questioned by the newspaper Public, the office of the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education confirmed that the suspension of travel also applies to these students:

Thus, “the travel restrictions previously defined for Erasmus students are maintained, as recommended by the ministry”, said the ministry under the tutelage of Manuel Heitor.

Some students went ahead with the ban and made the trip before the borders closed, enacted in late January. However, there are several students who would have booked trips for this month of February.

New crossing points between Portugal and Spain

According to the newspaper ECO, the Government adjusted the crossing points between Portugal and Spain, whose land borders will remain closed until at least 1 March.

According to the order published this Saturday in Diário da República, the Government explains that it is “necessary to extend the reinstatement of people control at Portuguese internal borders”, but “slight adjustments are made in relation to the authorized crossing points, as a way to better serve citizens’ interests on both sides of the border ”.

So, every day of the week uninterrupted, it is possible to pass:

  • Valença-Viana do Castelo, exit from the Tuy-Valença Bridge-IP 1-A 3 connection, in Valença;
  • Vila Verde da Raia-Chaves, exit A52, connection with A 24, km 0, next to the roundabout;
  • Quintanilha-Bragança, exit from the International Bridge IP 4 / E 82, exit node to Quintanilha or next to the CCPA facilities at N 218-1 Quintanilha;
  • Vilar Formoso-Guarda near the border line, Largo da Fronteira, next to CCPA, N 16 / E 80, connection 620 Fuentes de Oñoro, Spain, including access through the TIR Park, via trucks, N 16, Vilar Formoso;
  • Caia-Elvas, exit A 6, km 158, connection Caia-Elvas, next to the Tourist Office, Elvas; Vila Verde de Ficalho-Beja, next to the border line, connection A 495 Rosal de la Frontera to IP 8, Serpa ;
  • Castro Marim-Praça da Fronteira, km 131 of A 22, International Bridge of Guadiana-Castro Marim.

On working days, from 6 am to 8 pm, you can go through Marvão-Portalegre, border line, Marvão, N 521 connecting Valencia to Alcântara to IC 13 Marvão.

We already working days, from 6 am to 9 am and from 5 pm to 8 pm, the following passages are open:

  • Monção, Avenida da Galiza, km 15,300, EN 101;
  • Melgaço, Lugar do Peso, km 19,800, EN 202;
  • Montalegre, Sendim – Montalegre, border line km 0, EN 103-9.

U.S weekdays, from 7 am to 9 am and from 5 pm to 7 pm:

  • Miranda do Douro, km 86,990, EN 218;
  • Termas de Monfortinho-Castelo Branco, junction of N 239 with N 240 in Termas de Monfortinho;
  • Mourão, S. Leonardo Border Point, km 7, EN 256-1;
  • Barrancos, EN 258, km 105,5, which connects to HU-9101.

At Wednesdays e Saturdays, from 10 am to 12 pm, it is possible to make the passage in Rio de Onor, Border Point of Rua da Costa, rural path.

Maria Campos Maria Campos, ZAP //

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