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Portugal: Restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic. 18-30 APR21. Impact: High.

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A1390/21

Valid from: 18 Apr 2021 2300 UTC

Valid till: 30 Apr 2021 2259 UTC

NOTAM message

COVID-19: CONTINENTAL PORTUGAL FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS AND PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS. IN ACCORDANCE WITH PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS AIMING TO IMPROVE APPROPRIATE INFECTION PREVENTION AND SPREAD MITIGATION: 

1) ALL FLIGHTS TO LAND AT/DEPART FROM CONTINENTAL PORTUGAL ARE SUSPENDED. EXCEPTIONS ARE: 

1A) FLIGHTS FROM/TO EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES, LIECHTENSTEIN, NORWAY, ICELAND AND SWITZERLAND. 


1B) FLIGHTS FROM/TO AUSTRALIA, CHINA, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, NEW ZEALAND, RWANDA, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, HONG KONG AND MACAU. 


1C) FLIGHTS FROM/TO NON-EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES AND NON-SCHENGEN AREA ASSOCIATED MEMBER STATES, EXCLUSIVELY FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL. 

1D) FLIGHTS INTENDED TO ALLOW FOREIGN CITIZENS, WHO ARE IN CONTINENTAL PORTUGAL, TO RETURN TO THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES, IF SUCH FLIGHTS ARE PROMOTED BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES OF THEIR HOME STATES AND SUBJECT TO PREVIOUS REQUEST AND AGREEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO RECIPROCITY PRINCIPLE. 


1E) HUM FLIGHTS FOR NATIONAL CITIZENS REPATRIATION, EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES CITIZENS, SCHENGEN AREA ASSOCIATED MEMBER STATES CITIZENS AND THIRD COUNTRY NATIONAL CITIZENS WITH LEGAL RESIDENCE IN NATIONAL TERRITORY. 


1F) HUM FLIGHTS FOR REPATRIATION OF FOREIGN CITIZENS WHO ARE IN MAINLAND PORTUGAL. 


1G) STATE, MIL, FIRE FIGHTING, CARGO/MAIL, HOSP, MEDEVAC, HUM, TECHNICAL STOPOVERS FOR NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES. 


2) PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS ARE: 

2A) PASSENGERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, BRASIL, BULGARIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, CYPRUS, CROATIA, SLOVENIA, ESTONIA, FRANCE, HUNGARY, NETHERLANDS, POLAND, SWEDEN, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, DENMARK, SLOVAKIA, SPAIN, GREECE, ITALY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, NORWAY, ROMANIA AND SWITZERLAND, ONLY ESSENTIAL TRAVEL IS PERMITTED. ESSENTIAL TRAVEL IS TRAVELLING FOR PROFESSIONAL, STUDY, FAMILY REUNION, HEALTH OR HUMANITARIAN REASONS 


2B) PASSENGERS FROM COUNTRIES STATED ON 1B) INCLUDING WHENEVER THEY HAVE CARRIED OUT INTERNATIONAL TRANSITS OR TRANSFERS AT AIRPORTS LOCATED IN COUNTRIES IN WHICH FLIGHTS ARE ALLOWED TO PORTUGAL CONTINENTAL.


2C) PASSENGERS IN FLIGHTS STATED ON 1E) SHALL PRESENT A NEGATIVE SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR TEST PROOF DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE OR WAIT FOR A FLIGHT TO THE DESTINATION COUNTRIES IN A DESIGNATED PLACE AT THE AIRPORT. 2D) FOREIGN CITIZENS WITH NO LEGAL RESIDENCE IN NATIONAL TERRITORY WHO MAKE A STOPOVER AT A NATIONAL AIRPORT MUST WAIT FOR A FLIGHT TO THE RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES IN A DESIGNATED PLACE AT THE AIRPORT. 


2E) AIRLINES SHOULD ONLY ALLOW PASSENGERS TO BOARD WITH DESTINATION OR STOPOVER IN MAINLAND PORTUGAL BY PRESENTING, AT THE TIME OF DEPARTURE, PROOF OF RIGHT TURN PCR FOR SARS-COV-2 WITH NEGATIVE RESULT, DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE. NATIONAL AND FOREIGN CITIZENS WITH LEGAL RESIDENCE IN NATIONAL TERRITORY AND DIPLOMATES PLACED IN PORTUGAL, WHO, EXCEPTIONALLY, DO NOT HAVE A NEGATIVE SARS-COV-2 RIGHT TURN PCR TEST PROOF WILL BE FORWARDED BY AUTHORITIES TO CARRY OUT THE TEST ON ARRIVAL IN NATIONAL TERRITORY, AT THEIR OWN EXPENSES. EXCEPTION ARE CHILDREN UNDER 24 MONTHS OF AGE. 


2F) THE ENTRY IN NATIONAL TERRITORY SHALL BE REFUSED TO THIRD COUNTRY NATIONAL CITIZENS WITH NO LEGAL RESIDENCE IN NATIONAL TERRITORY, WHEN BOARDING WITHOUT A NEGATIVE SARS-COV-2 RIGHT TURN PCR TEST PROOF DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE. 


2G) PASSENGERS ON FLIGHTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, BRASIL, BULGARIA, CZECH REPUBLIC,  CYPRUS, CROATIA, SLOVENIA, ESTONIA, FRANCE, HUNGARY, NETHERLANDS, POLAND AND SWEDEN SHALL COMPLY A PROPHYLACTIC 14 DAYS ISOLATION PERIOD, AT RESIDENCE OR IN A PLACE DESIGNATED BY HEALTH AUTHORITIES. THIS RESTRICTION IS ALSO APPLICABLE TO PASSENGERS WITH ORIGINAL FLIGHT FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND BRASIL, WHENEVER HAVE CARRIED OUT INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT OR TRANSFER AT ANY OTHER AIRPORTS AND TO PASSENGERS ON FLIGHTS, REGARDLESS OF ORIGIN, WHO PRESENT A PASSPORT WITH A DEPARTURE REGISTRY FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND BRAZIL IN THE 14 DAYS PRIOR TO THEIR ARRIVAL IN PORTUGAL. 


2H) EXCLUDED FROM COMPLYING PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION ARE: PASSENGERS TRAVELING ON ESSENTIAL TRAVEL AND WHOSE PERIOD OF STAY IN NATIONAL TERRITORY, ATTESTED BY A RETURN TICKET AND DO NOT EXCEED 48 HOURS, PASSENGERS TRAVELING EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE PRACTICE OF SPORTING ACTIVITIES INTEGRATED IN INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COMPETITIONS, LISTED IN PORTUGUESE LAW 

- DESPACHO 3894-A/2021 17 APRIL ANEXO IV 

- AND PASSENGERS WHO ARE PART OF FOREIGN DELEGATIONS WHO TRAVEL EXCLUSIVELY TO PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS UNDER THE PORTUGUESE PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. 


3) THE DUTIES SET ON THIS NOTICE TO AIRMEN (NOTAM) DO NOT APPLY TO CREW MEMBERS. 


4) AIRLINES THAT ALLOW PASSENGERS TO BOARD WITHOUT A NEGATIVE COVID-19 RIGHT TURN PCR TEST ARE IN BREACH OF THE DUTIES ESTABLISHED AND SHALL BE OBJECT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS FORESEEN IN PORTUGUESE LAW. 

Area of influence: 36.59N 12.26W, R 759 km (410 NM)

More details: This NOTAM (ID A1390) issued in 2021 is a new one

Purpose: Immediate attention, PIB entry, Operationally significant for IFR flights

Scope: En-Route

Significant for IFR and VFR traffic

Original Notam

A1390/21 - COVID-19: CONTINENTAL PORTUGAL FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS AND PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS. IN ACCORDANCE WITH PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS AIMING TO IMPROVE APPROPRIATE INFECTION PREVENTION AND SPREAD MITIGATION: 1) ALL FLIGHTS TO LAND AT/DEPART FROM CONTINENTAL PORTUGAL ARE SUSPENDED. EXCEPTIONS ARE: 1A) FLIGHTS FROM/TO EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES, LIECHTENSTEIN, NORWAY, ICELAND AND SWITZERLAND. 1B) FLIGHTS FROM/TO AUSTRALIA, CHINA, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, NEW ZEALAND, RWANDA, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, HONG KONG AND MACAU. 1C) FLIGHTS FROM/TO NON-EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES AND NON-SCHENGEN AREA ASSOCIATED MEMBER STATES, EXCLUSIVELY FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL. 1D) FLIGHTS INTENDED TO ALLOW FOREIGN CITIZENS, WHO ARE IN CONTINENTAL PORTUGAL, TO RETURN TO THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES, IF SUCH FLIGHTS ARE PROMOTED BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES OF THEIR HOME STATES AND SUBJECT TO PREVIOUS REQUEST AND AGREEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO RECIPROCITY PRINCIPLE. 1E) HUM FLIGHTS FOR NATIONAL CITIZENS REPATRIATION, EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES CITIZENS, SCHENGEN AREA ASSOCIATED MEMBER STATES CITIZENS AND THIRD COUNTRY NATIONAL CITIZENS WITH LEGAL RESIDENCE IN NATIONAL TERRITORY. 1F) HUM FLIGHTS FOR REPATRIATION OF FOREIGN CITIZENS WHO ARE IN MAINLAND PORTUGAL. 1G) STATE, MIL, FIRE FIGHTING, CARGO/MAIL, HOSP, MEDEVAC, HUM, TECHNICAL STOPOVERS FOR NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES. 2) PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS ARE: 2A) PASSENGERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, BRASIL, BULGARIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, CYPRUS, CROATIA, SLOVENIA, ESTONIA, FRANCE, HUNGARY, NETHERLANDS, POLAND, SWEDEN, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, DENMARK, SLOVAKIA, SPAIN, GREECE, ITALY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, NORWAY, ROMANIA AND SWITZERLAND, ONLY ESSENTIAL TRAVEL IS PERMITTED. ESSENTIAL TRAVEL IS TRAVELLING FOR PROFESSIONAL, STUDY, FAMILY REUNION, HEALTH OR HUMANITARIAN REASONS 2B) PASSENGERS FROM COUNTRIES STATED ON 1B) INCLUDING WHENEVER THEY HAVE CARRIED OUT INTERNATIONAL TRANSITS OR TRANSFERS AT AIRPORTS LOCATED IN COUNTRIES IN WHICH FLIGHTS ARE ALLOWED TO PORTUGAL CONTINENTAL. 2C) PASSENGERS IN FLIGHTS STATED ON 1E) SHALL PRESENT A NEGATIVE SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR TEST PROOF DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE OR WAIT FOR A FLIGHT TO THE DESTINATION COUNTRIES IN A DESIGNATED PLACE AT THE AIRPORT. 2D) FOREIGN CITIZENS WITH NO LEGAL RESIDENCE IN NATIONAL TERRITORY WHO MAKE A STOPOVER AT A NATIONAL AIRPORT MUST WAIT FOR A FLIGHT TO THE RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES IN A DESIGNATED PLACE AT THE AIRPORT. 2E) AIRLINES SHOULD ONLY ALLOW PASSENGERS TO BOARD WITH DESTINATION OR STOPOVER IN MAINLAND PORTUGAL BY PRESENTING, AT THE TIME OF DEPARTURE, PROOF OF RT-PCR FOR SARS-COV-2 WITH NEGATIVE RESULT, DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE. NATIONAL AND FOREIGN CITIZENS WITH LEGAL RESIDENCE IN NATIONAL TERRITORY AND DIPLOMATES PLACED IN PORTUGAL, WHO, EXCEPTIONALLY, DO NOT HAVE A NEGATIVE SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR TEST PROOF WILL BE FORWARDED BY AUTHORITIES TO CARRY OUT THE TEST ON ARRIVAL IN NATIONAL TERRITORY, AT THEIR OWN EXPENSES. EXCEPTION ARE CHILDREN UNDER 24 MONTHS OF AGE. 2F) THE ENTRY IN NATIONAL TERRITORY SHALL BE REFUSED TO THIRD COUNTRY NATIONAL CITIZENS WITH NO LEGAL RESIDENCE IN NATIONAL TERRITORY, WHEN BOARDING WITHOUT A NEGATIVE SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR TEST PROOF DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE. 2G) PASSENGERS ON FLIGHTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, BRASIL, BULGARIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, CYPRUS, CROATIA, SLOVENIA, ESTONIA, FRANCE, HUNGARY, NETHERLANDS, POLAND AND SWEDEN SHALL COMPLY A PROPHYLACTIC 14 DAYS ISOLATION PERIOD, AT RESIDENCE OR IN A PLACE DESIGNATED BY HEALTH AUTHORITIES. THIS RESTRICTION IS ALSO APPLICABLE TO PASSENGERS WITH ORIGINAL FLIGHT FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND BRASIL, WHENEVER HAVE CARRIED OUT INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT OR TRANSFER AT ANY OTHER AIRPORTS AND TO PASSENGERS ON FLIGHTS, REGARDLESS OF ORIGIN, WHO PRESENT A PASSPORT WITH A DEPARTURE REGISTRY FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND BRAZIL IN THE 14 DAYS PRIOR TO THEIR ARRIVAL IN PORTUGAL. 2H) EXCLUDED FROM COMPLYING PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION ARE: PASSENGERS TRAVELING ON ESSENTIAL TRAVEL AND WHOSE PERIOD OF STAY IN NATIONAL TERRITORY, ATTESTED BY A RETURN TICKET AND DO NOT EXCEED 48 HOURS, PASSENGERS TRAVELING EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE PRACTICE OF SPORTING ACTIVITIES INTEGRATED IN INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COMPETITIONS, LISTED IN PORTUGUESE LAW - DESPACHO 3894-A/2021 17 APRIL ANEXO IV - AND PASSENGERS WHO ARE PART OF FOREIGN DELEGATIONS WHO TRAVEL EXCLUSIVELY TO PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS UNDER THE PORTUGUESE PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. 3) THE DUTIES SET ON THIS NOTAM DO NOT APPLY TO CREW MEMBERS. 4) AIRLINES THAT ALLOW PASSENGERS TO BOARD WITHOUT A NEGATIVE COVID-19 RT-PCR TEST ARE IN BREACH OF THE DUTIES ESTABLISHED AND SHALL BE OBJECT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS FORESEEN IN PORTUGUESE LAW. 18 APR 23:00 2021 UNTIL 30 APR 22:59 2021


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