Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2021
The Embassy of Portugal in Washington DC cordially invites you to the fifth webinar of our OutSpoken series, within the context of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union:
The EU’s road to recovery: A conversation with Portuguese Minister of State for the Economy and the Digital Transition Pedro Siza Vieira
The post-COVID-19 recovery has been a central focus of the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union. Business survival in hard-hit economic sectors, climate change, fiscal sustainability, and employment losses are among the many challenges policymakers face as they strive to ensure a strong and resilient recovery. After an introduction by Portuguese Ambassador to the United States Domingos Fezas Vital, Portuguese Minister of State for the Economy and the Digital Transition Pedro Siza Vieira and AEI’s Stan Veuger will reflect on these issues and the Portuguese government’s approach to them.
Following the continuing evolution of the health situation in Portugal and in the USA, the Portuguese Government has authorized the resumption of non-essential travel between the two countries. As such, all travels are allowed once again, including for tourism reasons.
To enter Portugal, both Portuguese and foreign nationals must present a negative RT-PCR test, done 72 hours before departing to Portugal, or a Rapid Antigen Test, made 24 hours before. Children under 12 years old are not require a test to enter Portugal.
Citizens from European Union Member States may use the EU Digital Certificate, instead of the negative covid test, as proof that they have been vaccinated. In order to get this certificate, citizens have to contact their respective national health authorities.
Despacho 5848-B/2021: https://dre.pt/pesquisa/-/search/165129409/details/maximized
On January 4th, 2021, at 10 am EST (3pm in the afternoon in mainland Portugal), the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union of the Embassy of Portugal, Washington, D.C. will be launched.
The Embassy of Portugal in Washington, D.C., cordially invites you to the virtual launching of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which will be followed by a piano concert, live, in the distinguished performing arts center “Casa da Música” (Porto), by world-renowned Portuguese composers Mário Laginha and Pedro Burmester.