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The Lisbon Municipal Assembly suspended new Local Accommodation registrations until September 2022 and increased the size of the containment zones, which now affect the entire central area of ​​the capital.

The suspension of the new Local Accommodation licenses, which will take place over the next 6 months, will allow the municipality to carry out an urban study in order to determine the new Municipal Regulations for the activity of providing Local Accommodation services.

The parishes, where the ratio of AL’s and the number of dwellings is equal to or greater than 2.5% and where the provisional suspension is applied, are:

  • Ajuda (3%), Alcântara (5%), Areeiro (3%), Arroios (14%), Avenidas Novas (7%), Belém (4%), Campo de Ourique (4%), Estrela (11%), Misericórdia (39%), Parque das Nações (4%), Penha de França (4%), Santa Maria Maior (52%), Santo António (26%) e São Vicente (16%).

Despite the serious consequences experienced in the tourism sector in Portugal during the pandemic, the Lisbon Municipality maintains the suspension of Local Accommodation licenses in the city’s containment areas.

In this way, the main neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital will have temporarily the issuance of new Local Accommodation licenses interrupted, they will be subject to taxation at 50% of the tax base, and interested in existing businesses will not be able to obtain licenses through of change of ownership.

(new parishes marked in light red)


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