WOMEX 21 will take place in Porto, Portugal from 27-31 October 2021. To answer some questions or concerns, please read our answers to Frequently Asked Questions below.
The Portuguese government publishes updates every two weeks. Next governmental update is expected on 28 October 2021.
Portugal has decided to loosen restrictions on the number of people allowed in restaurants and cultural venues two weeks earlier than planned, as the vaccination campaign moved faster than anticipated. According to the article on NY Times last week, 86 percent of its population of 10.3 million fully vaccinated. About 98 percent of all of those eligible for vaccines — meaning anyone over 12 — have been fully vaccinated, Admiral Gouveia e Melo said, taking Portugal to rank no.2 for the highest vaccination rate in the EU.
IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE
Before travelling, please check the most recent travel regulations with your airline, including COVID-19 test certificates, vaccination proof and the Portuguese Passenger Locator Card—also, the Portuguese embassy website in your country of residence.
If your country of residence is listed under essential travel, here you can find a letter from the Municipality of Porto stating WOMEX as "essential travel". Please print this letter and carry it along with your WOMEX registration while travelling to Portugal.
Last Update: 15 October 2021