The government has decided that passengers on flights from South Africa, Brazil, India and Nepal can still only take essential flights And after entering mainland Portugal, they must adhere to a 14-day preventive isolation period, at home or in a place designated by the health authorities.
Already British citizens are obligated to comply with the period of protective isolation “except for those who provide evidence of vaccination attesting to compliance with the full vaccination schedule implemented in that country, for a period of at least 14 days, with a vaccine against COVID-19”.
These are the measures that were clarified this morning in a statement sent to the newsrooms by the Ministry of Internal Administration.
CEO says so “All citizens who wish to travel to Portugal by air, with the exception of children under 12 years of age, must provide a digital EU COVID certificate, or, alternatively, evidence of a molecular laboratory test by RT-PCR or a test A rapid antigen-negative result, performed within 72 or 48 hours prior to the time of shipment, respectively.”
Just be warned Rapid tests for antigens are allowed on the common COVID-19 disease checklist approved by the European Union’s Health Safety Commission.
This proof must mandatorily indicate the identity of the citizen, the type and name of the test, the manufacturer, the date, time and place (including the country) of collection, test results, the issuer and the certification number. Passengers whose tests or evidence do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements shall, at their own expense, take a new test upon entering the territory of the mainland, and wait at a suitable place, within the airport, until the result is notified.”
In this statement, the Ministry warns against that Airlines should only allow passengers to board flights with a destination or layover in mainland Portugal “upon presentation, at the time of departure, of an EU digital COVID certificate or negative test result”
If they do not, airlines bear تتحمل “An offense punishable by a fine of 500 to 2,000 euros per passenger.”
All measures now adopted also apply to the boarding and disembarkation of passengers and crew of cruise ships at ports on the main national territory.
Also, according to the ministry, Except for the EU member states and countries associated with the Schengen area, only essential travel to third countries is allowed.
However, the rule does not apply to the list of countries and administrative regions – which now include Albania, the United States of America, Lebanon, the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Taiwan – whose epidemiological status aligns with Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of 30 June 2020″.
Essential trips are those “destined to allow the transit or entry into Portugal of citizens for professional reasons, for study, for family reunification, for health reasons or for humanitarian reasons”.