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Coronavirus Guide: Portugal

Covid cancellation rules apply when:

– You are not permitted to travel due to official travel restrictions from your home country
– You are not permitted to travel due to entry restrictions into Portugal
– You have official medical proof of a positive COVID-19 test

– a new lockdown is ordered by the Portuguese government affecting students on site

Lisbon & Faro
Covid Cancellation Policy 2021

Prior to arrival:
If you need to cancel the programme for covid related reasons the student can cancel up to 4 days in advance of arrival and get a 100% refund on tuition and accommodation fees. If the student wishes they can transfer to online group or private tuition classes.

Once in Portugal/Tuition:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can either take online classes, accept a voucher for future study, or cancel the remaining programme and get a refund for the balance of the tuition (for full weeks, not partial weeks).

Once in Portugal/Accommodation:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons once in Portugal, the school will arrange a refund of the unused full (not partial) weeks of host or shared apartment accommodation.

Cancellation for any other reason:
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions

2021 Course Start Dates

From 18th January 2021, for the immediate future Portuguese authorities only allow online teaching, so face to face Portuguese classes are not possible. We expect an update from the authorities on the matter, in mid February.  As soon as the authorities allow the schools to teach face to face again, students will be notified immediately on this page and via the CESA newsletter.

Updated: 18th Jan 2021