Government gives green signal to non-essential travel with Brazil and America – Coronavirus

Government gives green signal to non-essential travel with Brazil and America - Coronavirus

Non-essential travel between Portugal and countries such as Brazil and the United States will be allowed from 00:00 on September 1 to 23:59 on September 16, “which can be reviewed at any time, which is due to the pandemic.” Depends on the development of the state of science,” according to Govt.

This order was published on this Wednesday in republic diary It also reports on a list of countries and international sporting events to which rules on air traffic, airports, land, sea and river boundaries apply due to the pandemic situation.


The same order includes a list of countries whose origin stipulates that, after having traveled to, passengers and citizens on flights must observe a 14-day isolation period upon entry into Mainland Portugal. Countries like South Africa, India and Nepal are included in this list.


Travel to Portugal is also permitted “for any reason” by travelers who have a COVID-19 digital certificate from the European Union certifying that they are recovering from illness or vaccination. In this scenario, there is no need for prophylactic isolation.


The government also includes a list of countries whose epidemiological status is “according to the Council’s Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of June 30, 2020 and related updates”, which also have non-essential travel to and from Portugal. authorized to. , “Subject to mutual confirmation”. The list includes countries such as Albania, Australia, Canada, Japan, Qatar, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore or South Korea.


The list of sports competitions refers to competitions and competitions in various sports, including football, tennis, cycling, basketball, etc. In this case, athletes are exempted from observing prophylactic isolation upon arrival in Mainland Portugal. The list of competitions also includes the match between Porto and Liverpool on 28 September, or the match between Benfica and Barcelona on 28 September, for example, both within the Champions League.

The order leaves room for updating the list of countries and international sporting events “in light of the evolving epidemiological situation”.

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