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Portugal resumes essential trips with the United Kingdom and Brazil

Portugal resumes essential trips with the United Kingdom and Brazil

The government announced this Friday that it would suspend flights of origin or destination in Brazil and the United Kingdom, but only for travel.

“Essential travel is considered, aimed at allowing citizens traveling or entering Portugal traveling for professional, study, family reunification, health or humanitarian reasons,” the Ministry of Home Affairs (MII) explained in a statement.

For travelers to South Africa, Brazil, or other countries with more than 500 cases per 100 million or more Covit-19 incidence rates, “Portugal must comply with the isolation period within 14 days after entering the territory. , At home or at a place indicated by health officials ”.

Travelers from countries with event rates equal to or greater than 150 cases per 100 thousand people can only make essential trips.

The list of countries includes Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Slovakia, Spain, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania and Switzerland.

All citizens arriving in Portugal by air (except children under 24 months of age) must present “Evidence of Laboratory Testing (RT-PCR)” for screening of Covit-19, with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours of departure.

“Passengers arriving at the national border without proof of testing for SARSCoV-2 infection must do so at the airport, at their own expense, and wait for the decision at the airport,” the ministry’s internal administration said.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced on Thursday that the land border with Spain would be suspended for another two weeks.

“On the land border, the cycle between Portugal and Spain – and only at 18 authorized crossing points – is limited to the transportation of international goods, with properly documented cross-border and seasonal workers and emergency and relief and service vehicles,” the MAI said in a statement.

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