Covid-19: Grave Effects on Tourism Industry in Portugal

Rita Marques, Minister of Tourism of Portugal, told a national newspaper that Portugal’s tourism industry has been regressed for 10 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 


An interview by Expresso showed that Portugal’s tourism industry has lost a huge amount of 7.7 billion euros in revenue. In terms of capital income, the country has lost 10 years. However, Rita Marques believes that Portugal will resume in 2023 and the quality of its offers will improve. 

The minister said that Portugal’s tourism revenue has fallen by 56% and expressed the hope that by 2022 or 2023 it will return to the income level of 2019, but it is necessary to reposition Portugal as a tourist destination. 


Rita Marques said that measures to support the industry have been announced, including an additional package of 750-900 million euros, as well as other measures aimed at protecting jobs, which are on the website Provided an overview.

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