Inbound and outbound air traffic measures

According to Order nº 4857-A/ 2021, air traffic to and from mainland Portugal is authorized to:

1.Flights to and from countries belonging to the EU and countries associated with the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland), only for essential travel to and from the following countries: Cyprus, Croatia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden.

2.Flights from Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, subject to reciprocity;

3.Flights that are not from/to EU countries or associated with the Schengen Area are exclusively for essential travel (namely, those intended to allow the entry into Portugal of citizens travelling for professional, study, family reunion reasons, for health or humanitarian reasons;

4. Flights planned to allow the return to Portugal of nationals or foreign citizens holding a residence permit in Portugal and flights destined to allow the return of foreign citizens who are stranded in Portugal to their countries of origin, as long as they are promoted by the competent authorities of those countries.

LABORATORY TEST RT-PCR
Before boarding, all passengers must present proof of RT-PCR test for screening of SARS-CoV-2 infection, with a negative result, performed within 72 hours prior to boarding, with the exception of children who have not completed 24 months of age. To all foreign citizens who embark without the aforementioned test shall be refused entry into national territory.

MANDATORY PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION IN PORTUGAL
Passengers from Brazil, Croatia, Cyprus, India, Lithuania, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Sweden must comply with a 14-day prophylactic isolation period after entering mainland Portugal, at home or in a location indicated by health authorities.
Passengers who come from the countries mentioned above must complete the form on the travel.sef.pt platform.

ATTENTION:
Prophylactic isolation is also applicable to passengers on flights with initial origin in Brazil, India, and South Africa, who have made a stopover or transited through other airports, and to passengers on flights, regardless of origin, who present a passport stamp with a departure record from Brazil, India and South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

Regarding processing of all national visas, restrictions to short-term visas processing still remain until further notice, with the exception of visas for EU citizens’ relatives and for essential travels (third country nationals traveling for professional reasons, study, family reunion, for health or humanitarian reasons.

Short-stay visas for non-essential travel may only be issued to foreign citizens legally residing in the countries and Special Administrative Regions listed in Annex I of the above referred Order: Australia, China, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

IMPORTANT: Local circumstances resulting from the pandemic may prevent certain Consular Posts from being able to immediately resume the regular processing of visas (Portuguese Consulate in New Delhi is closed for all new Application due local pandemic situation).

Should you have any questions and for more details, please contact the following for assistance:

Luciana Zettel
Immigration Specialist
Santa Fe Relocation
Email: luciana.zettel@santaferelo.com

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