Tourists have no reason for concerns
Tourists have no reason for concerns: The Algarve Tourism Region (RTA) said today in a statement that tourists have no reason for concern, since the Monchique fire hit only a small part of the Algarve, and is now fully controlled.
“Only a small part of the Algarve has been affected by the annoyances resulting from this fire in the Monchique area, so there is no cause for concern for those who choose the Algarve as a holiday destination,” said the statement, led by João Fernandes.
This statement is related to the issued by, the British Foreign Ministry on Wednesday advising the British not to travel to areas of Portugal affected by fire.
The RTA informed the tour operators during the week that it closely followed the evolution of the fire always guaranteeing that there was never any danger to tourists and that at this moment the whole situation is fortunately outdated with the end of the fire.
“The priority has been the safety of the populations and of the operatives involved in the combat, not having to register any injured tourists,” Turismo do Algarve highlights.
About 500 tourists were cautiously removed from hotels in Monchique, but “were never at risk and were able to continue their holiday in accommodation near the Algarve coast,” the institution continues.
“The Algarve remains absolutely safe for those who visit us, the area affected by the fire is far from the coast and is inaccessible to residents and tourists while Civil Protection works are taking place. The cloud of smoke produced by the fire that was visible from the beaches due to the wind has already dissipated and did not constitute a danger to the people, and it is not expected to be repeated, “assured the Algarve Tourist Region, reiterating that tourists can continue to enjoy their holiday tranquility.