All citizens wishing to travel to Portugal by air, except children under 12 years of age, must present an EU Covid Digital Certificate or proof of a negative Covid-19 test.
The Portuguese government announced on Wednesday that passengers arriving from Brazil and the United Kingdom are no longer subject to quarantine as part of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The text distributed to the press also stated that except the two countries mentioned, the member states of the European Union and countries associated with the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom and the countries and administrative regions whose epidemiological situation is under Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of 30 June 2020 – whose list no longer includes Israel, Macedonia, Montenegro, Lebanon and Kosovo – only essential travel is allowed to other third countries.
All citizens wishing to travel to Portugal by air, except children under 12 years of age, must present an EU Covid Digital Certificate or proof of a negative result from a molecular laboratory test using RT-PCR or a rapid antigen test carried out within 72 or 48 hours before boarding, respectively.
The measures now announced “are in force between 12 a.m. of 1 September and 11.59 p.m. of 16 September 2021 and may be revised at any time, depending on the evolution of the epidemiological situation,” reads the press release.
Covid-19 has caused at least 4,518,163 deaths worldwide, among more than 217.63 million infections by the new coronavirus recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the latest balance of the agency France-Presse.
In Portugal, since March 2020, 17,743 people have died, and 1,037,927 confirmed cases of infection have been counted, according to data from the country’s national health authority, the DGS.