Passengers aged 2 years and older are not permitted to enter Portugal if not holding either a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate done within 72 hours prior to boarding or a Rapid Antigen Test done within 24 hours prior to the departure of the passengers final flight to Portugal. Nationals and residents of Portugal arriving without a negative test certificate, along with their airlines, will be subject to fines and testing upon arrival at their own expense. This does not apply to the following passengers; however, they will be required to take the test on arrival at their own expense:
- Nationals and residents of Portugal (spouse, registered partner, dependents under 21) either travelling for essential reasons or arriving from a European Union or Schengen Area member state, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea (South), Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore or Thailand,
- Passengers travelling from Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Iceland, or Norway,
- Passengers in transit, provided they don't leave the airport,
- Accredited diplomats,
- Crew members (the test on arrival also does not apply).
Passengers aged 2 years and older are required to hold a negative Covid-19 test certificate tested within 72 hours prior to departure to Portugal if they will leave the airport during their transit. Passengers arriving in the Autonomous Region of Madeira are advised to hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers travelling to the Azores must hold a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificate from an accredited laboratory obtained within 72 hours prior to departure. The test certificate must include identification of the passenger, name of the accredited laboratory where the test was carried out, with mention of the respective certification, reference to the use of the RT-PCR methodology, reference to the sample in the technical meanings recognized by the Regional Health Authority in accordance with the World Health Organization, date of testing and test result is negative. This does not apply to:
- Health professionals in service for the transfer or evacuation of patients and who have up-to-date periodic professional screening in accordance with the technical standard of the Azores Regional Health Authority;
- Passengers who are unable to carry out a Covid-19 diagnostic test through nasopharynx collection of biological material, provided that the passenger has submitted a medical declaration duly confirming the anatomical and/or clinical incompatibility to the Azores Regional Health Authority 5 days prior to arrival. Passengers must undergo a serological test on arrival;
- Passengers who present a declaration of high surveillance clinic and isolation measures issued by the Public Health Service regarding Covid-19, which is valid for 90 days;
- Airline crew members that do not travel from the 'air' side to the 'land' side of the airport terminal and crew members traveling in service outside the Azores and returning without having left the plane;
- Passengers departing abroad whose transit exceeds the 72 hours of the validity of the test done at the origin. Passengers are obliged to undergo a RT-PCR test on arrival and quarantine until a negative result is received; or
- Passengers leaving and returning to the Azores within 48 hours. Passengers are obliged to undergo a RT-PCR test on arrival and quarantine until a negative result is received.
Passengers not holding a PCR test certificate will be subject to a test on arrival, and must quarantine until a result is received. Passengers who are staying 7 or more days in the Azores will have to undergo a second Covid-19 test on day 6 after the date of the first test result.
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