At last, lock down restrictions are being lifted. Portugal has probably fared better than any other EU country with fewer cases and deaths. As at 18 May the Algarve has had only 356 cases and 15 deaths the majority being along the coast, Monchique where Villa Vida Nova is located has zero cases and zero deaths.
Open for business
2020 Summer holidays in the Algarve are now very viable and probably the safest option within Europe, restaurants and bars are open at 50% capacity, this may be lifted on 1st of June as will all major tourist attractions.
Quarantine and Self Isolation
Visitors to Portugal do not have to self isolate or quarantine.
We are not a resort
But you may still want to be cautious and so voluntary distancing and hygiene measures ought to be followed. Villa Vida Nova is a very safe option, in a rural location in an area free from Covid 19. In a rural cul-de-sac with no passing traffic, walled, gated and fenced, completely private and nothing is shared, the property, pool and all outside areas are exclusively for you and your family or friends to use.
We are proud to have many reviews that attest to the cleanliness of the villa, this is important but we cannot be complacent so extra cleaning and disinfecting protocols have been introduced.
These are our instructions to staff who will strictly adhere to the protocols in our mutual interests.
- Before they clean, our cleaners will wash their hands, and put on impermeable, disposable gloves.
- Cleaners will avoid touching their face during the clean.
- Gloves will be thrown away after each clean.
- Cleaners will wash their hands immediately after gloves are removed.
- Cleaners will be sure to air and ventilate the property during and after cleaning.
- High-touch surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each stay. Examples of high-touch surfaces include tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, handrails, light switches, remotes, wardrobe and cabinet handles, toilets, sinks, bedside tables, and kitchen and bathroom surfaces. A two-step approach will be used for cleaning high-touch surfaces with use of a detergent and hot water for visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection to kill germs on surfaces.
Let's keep this simple, if the authorities, including transport companies, impose travel restrictions due to Covid 19, as they did in March 2020, then you will have the option to have a full refund or postpone your vacation to any future date. We remain completely flexible.
If you have any questions or suggestions whatsoever about Villa Vida Nova and Covid 19 please ask us by using our contact form , the well being of all our clients and staff are of paramount importance.