On Monday, Portugal lifted a ban on non-essential travel, which had been in place since the end of January. For the first time in three months, tourists are allowed to enter. Visitors only need to present a negative COVID-19 test.
A much-needed relief for the tourism sector, which represents almost 20 percent of Portugal's gross domestic product (GDP).
"Last year was terrible but this is a relief for me and everyone else, at least we already see people in the streets again," Silvina Rodrigues says. She has been selling ice cream for more than 40 years in downtown Lisbon.
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