According to the National Maritime Authority (AMN): “Following indications from the delegate of Regional Health of the Algarve, the ban on bathing on the beach of Armona Mar, in the municipality of Olhão, has been lifted.”
The lifting of the ban was ordered after a new analysis of the water quality was carried out, the results of which "revealed that the microbiological values were again within the reference parameters".
In view of the results of the analyses, the Câmara de Olhão gave the go ahead for the green flag to be hoisted once again on the beach.
The red flag had been raised in that bathing area on Tuesday afternoon, after a water quality analysis revealed microbiological values above the reference parameters.
Armona Mar beach belongs to Armona Island, one of the five barrier islands that form part of the Ria Formosa lagoon system.
The beach is located at the western end of the island of Armona, which also includes Fuseta beach, at the eastern end.