Flights to Portugal: Digital certificate and negative test are no longer mandatory

Deepak Gupta July 1, 2022
Updated 2022/07/01 at 3:04 PM

The world remains in a state of pandemic by COVID-19, probably because the numbers remain high. In Portugal, the data reveal that there are still many people dying from the disease, but the scenario is “controlled”. There are, however, some limitations that continue to fall.

The National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) reported today that passengers on flights to or from Portugal are no longer required to present the digital certificate or negative test for COVID-19.

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In a statement, ANAC states that, following the entry into force, today, of joint order no. with destination or stopover in mainland Portugal”, the presentation of proof of carrying out a test to screen for infection by Sars-CoV-2 with a negative result, of a covid EU digital certificate or of vaccination or recovery certificates issued by third countries, accepted or recognized in Portugal.

“With the entry into force of this new regime, air carriers and passengers are no longer subject to the restrictive measures applicable to air traffic, in the context of combating the pandemic caused by the Sars-CoV-2 virus, which lasted until 30 December. June 2022”, he says.

Digital certificate and negative test are no longer mandatory on flights to Portugal

According to order no. 8022-D/2022, published on Thursday in the Diário da República, order no. of air traffic, airports, maritime and river borders and defines the terms and requirements of the respective verification system, as well as the supervision of its operation”.

According to the diploma that came into force today, “the epidemiological situation experienced in Portugal following the covid-19 disease pandemic has remained relatively stable, as a result of the high vaccination coverage, the emergence of new drugs for serious illness and the of a greater knowledge about the infection”.

Additionally, “also in the international context, namely within the European Union, the evolution of the epidemiological situation no longer justify the adoption of exceptional measures in terms of air traffic, airports and maritime and river borders”.

According to the rules currently in force, the use of a mask remains mandatory in hospitals, nursing homes and pharmacies.

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