The government has extended to April 15 the suspension of commercial and private flights to and from the UK and to and from Brazil.
Portugal’s government has extended to April 15 the suspension of commercial and private flights to and from the UK and to and from Brazil, with the 14-day quarantine rule also to continue to apply to people crossing the country’s land border with Spain after travelling from high-risk countries.
In a statement released on Monday, the government stressed that only repatriation flights were allowed to and from Brazil and the UK, and that anyone arriving in Portugal from those two countries, on such repatriation flights or on stopovers – as well as from South Africa or any country with a coronavirus incidence rate equal to or higher than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants must not only present proof of a negative result from a recent test but also spend 14 days in quarantine.
In Europe, such countries currently include France and Italy.
“Passengers arriving in Portugal without proof of testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection will have to undergo the test inside the airport, at their own expense, through health professionals qualified for this purpose, and will have to wait for the result at the airport itself,” the statement added.