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Decree Law No. 21/2020

Publication: Republic Diary No. 95-A/2020, Series I of 2020-05-16
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 21/2020
  • Pages: 2 - 3

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law establishes exceptional and temporary measures in response to the epidemic of the COVID-19 disease within the framework of periodic technical inspections.

What is going to change?

The inspection centres are reopened to the public, allowing users to make periodic inspections of vehicles.

Measures of occupation, permanence and physical distance are imposed to safeguard users and staff.

The exceptional scheme of periodic inspection is maintained, which extends by five months the period for vehicles with a registration date until 30 June 2020 to carry out the periodic inspection, which period is counted from the registration date.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law gradually establishes the lift of the confinement measures, allowing the reestablishment of life in society and the economy.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law entered into force on 17 May and takes effect on 18 May 2020.

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