Companies can ask for another nine months to extend the grace period for loans granted with State guarantees since March 27, 2020, but they have to apply until March 31.

The extension is automatic only for companies in the sectors most affected by the crisis.

This extension of the grace period is accompanied by the extension of the respective maturity of the loan.

The Decree-Law published on the 23rd of March also clarifies that this benefit extends in the cases of operations in which this grace period had already ended