Support measures for companies: Several measures are underway to support companies affected by the economic effects of the pandemic. More information on the COVID-19 Business Support Measures made available by IAPMEI.


Do you want to be an SNS supplier? Guidelines for distributing medical devices and personal protective equipment on the market by national manufacturers.


Procedures with tacit approval: the counting of deadlines for these procedures is suspended until 30 June (Art. 17 of D.L 10-A / 2020 of 13 March). More information.

Please find links below to relevant useful information on the planning and building procedures required when opening a cafe, restaurant, pub.

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Request all permits online
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Legal compliance

What you need to know

Food & Beverage Guideline


See the Guia Prático for starting and exercising the catering or beverage activity.


Fill the Prior Notice (MCP), directed to the territorially competent municipal council, in direct access to the Entrepreneur Desk (BDE) or mediated access the service counters available.

Non-sendentary food & beverages - Mainland

Non-sedentary food & beverages - Madeira

Food & beverages with requirement waiver - Mainland

Food & beverages with requirement waiver – Madeira

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