Travel to the Azores
TRAVELLING WITH COVID19 DIGITAL CERTIFICATE OF VACCINATION OR RECOVERY
All passengers traveling to the Azores, and who are holders of a valid EU COVID Digital Certificate OF VACCINATION, that is, 14 days after the date of complete vaccination, do not need to carry out screening tests for SARS-CoV-2.
In the case of the Digital Recovery Certificate, they are valid for 180 days after recovery.
All passengers traveling to the Azores on domestic (national) flights do not have public health control measures on entry.
All passengers traveling to the Azores on direct international flights, and who hold a valid EU COVID Digital Certificate of TEST, do not need to carry out screening tests in the Azores.
Children aged 12 and under can travel without a certificate or test
All passengers traveling to the Azores on domestic (national) flights do not have public health control measures on entry. All passengers traveling to the Azores on direct international flights, without COVID19 Digital Certificate, are required to carry out a pre-departure test under the following conditions
- molecular tests (PCR), valid for 72 hours
- antigen rapid, valid for 24 hours
Exceptions to testing on arrival are:
a) Passengers aged 12 years or less; b) Health professionals on duty for the transfer or evacuation of patients and who have the periodic screening of professional scope updated, in accordance with the technical standard of the Regional Health Authority in force at the time; c) Passengers with a disease duly proven by a medical certificate attesting to the anatomical and/or clinical incompatibility for carrying out a SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test, through the collection of biological material through the nasopharynx, in which case passengers must previously submit to the their travel, at least five working days in advance, the aforementioned declaration to the Regional Health Authority for validation, without prejudice to carrying out a serological test upon arrival in the Autonomous Region of the Azores; d) Airline crews that do not travel from the «air» side to the «land» side, in the terminological sense used at national airports, as well as those who travel outside the Autonomous Region of the Azores and return without having left of the aircraft.
- If you carry out the test in advance, the examination report carried out before the departure of the flight must contain the following information: a. Passenger identification; b. Name of the accredited laboratory where it was carried out, mentioning the respective certification; c. Reference to the use of any of the methodologies mentioned above; d. Reference to the sample of “nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab”, “nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal exudate”, “respiratory sample” or “respiratory exudate”; e. Date of performance of the test; f. Test result as «negative».
- You must present the exam result at check-in in digital or physical format, excluding SMS format