The Portuguese Government decided to suspend flights to and from Brazil, starting at 00:00 on Friday, the 29th, and until February 14, in view of the evolution of the epidemiological situation worldwide.
"The increase in cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Portugal and the detection of new strains of the virus", are reasons cited by the Ministry of Internal Administration, in a statement.
“Until February 14, all flights, commercial or private, of all airlines, to and from Brazil are suspended. The rules now established are also applicable to flights to and from the United Kingdom ”, clarifies the government.
Thus, only flights of a humanitarian nature are allowed for the purpose of repatriation of national citizens and members of their respective families, as well as holders of residence permits in Portugal.
These citizens must present, at the time of departure, proof of having performed a molecular test by RT-PCR to screen for SARS-CoV-2 infection with a negative result, performed within 72 hours prior to the time of departure, under penalty of boarding and entry into national territory should be refused.
Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home or in a place indicated by the health authorities.
On these flights of a humanitarian nature, nationals of the European Union, nationals of States associated with the Schengen Area and members of their families, as well as nationals of third countries with legal residence in a Member State of the European Union, can only board for the purpose of repatriation.
These passengers must also present proof of having tested SARS-CoV-2 infection at the time of departure, with a negative result, performed within 72 hours prior to departure, under penalty of being refused boarding. .
When arriving at national airports, they must also wait for the connecting flight to the respective countries in their own place inside the airport.