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Portugal: Restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic. 30 NOV-15 DEC20. Impact: High.

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A3884/20 

Valid from: 30 Nov 2020 2305 UTC

Valid till: 15 Dec 2020 2359 UTC

NOTAM message

COVID-19: FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS AIMING TO IMPROVE APPROPRIATE INFECTION PREVENTION AND SPREAD MITIGATION, FLIGHTS FROM/TO NON-EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES ARE PROHIBITED TO LAND AT/DEPART FROM PORTUGUESE AERODROMES. EXEMPTED FLIGHTS ARE: 

1) FLIGHTS FROM/TO LIECHTENSTEIN, NORWAY, ICELAND, SWITZERLAND AND UNITED KINGDOM. 

2) FLIGHTS FROM/TO AUSTRALIA, CHINA, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND, RWANDA, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, URUGUAY, HONG KONG AND MACAU, INCLUDING ALSO THE ENTRY INTO PORTUGAL OF RESIDENTS OF THESE COUNTRIES AND SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS WHENEVER THEY HAVE ONLY CARRIED OUT INTERNATIONAL TRANSITS OR TRANSFERS AT AIRPORTS LOCATED IN COUNTRIES THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS LIST. 

3) FLIGHTS EXCLUSIVELY FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL. IT IS CONSIDERED AS ESSENTIAL TRAVEL THE TRANSITING OR ENTRY AND EXIT FROM PORTUGAL OF NATIONAL EUROPEAN UNION CITIZENS, NATIONALS OF STATES ASSOCIATED WITH THE EUROPEAN SCHENGEN AGREEMENT AND MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES, PURSUANT TO DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL, AND THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS WITH LEGAL RESIDENCE IN A EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATE, OR, THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS TRAVELLING FOR PROFESSIONAL, STUDY, FAMILY REUNION, HEALTH OR HUMANITARIAN REASONS. 

4) REPATRIATION FLIGHTS OF NATIONAL CITIZENS OR HOLDERS OF A PORTUGUESE RESIDENCE PERMIT. 

5) REPATRIATION FLIGHTS OF FOREIGN CITIZENS PROMOTED BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES OF THEIR HOME STATES AND SUBJECT TO PREVIOUS REQUEST AND AGREEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO RECIPROCITY PRINCIPLES. 

6) EMERG, STATE, MIL, HOSP/MEDEVAC, FIRE FIGHTING, CARGO/MAIL, HUM, UNITED NATIONS, TECHNICAL STOPOVERS FOR NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, TECHNICAL LANDING WHERE PASSENGERS DO NOT DISEMBARK. EN ROUTE AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE(S) IS NORMAL AND AIR OPERATORS ARE ABLE TO FILE PORTUGUESE AERODROME AS ALTERNATE IN FILED FLIGHT PLAN MESSAGE 

Area of influence: 31N 24.17W, R 1850 km (999 NM)

More details: This NOTAM (ID A3884) issued in 2020 replaces NOTAM (ID A3651) issued in 2020

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

Scope: En-Route

Significant for IFR and VFR traffic

Original Notam

A3884/20 - COVID-19: FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS AIMING TO IMPROVE APPROPRIATE INFECTION PREVENTION AND SPREAD MITIGATION, FLIGHTS FROM/TO NON-EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES ARE PROHIBITED TO LAND AT/DEPART FROM PORTUGUESE AERODROMES. EXEMPTED FLIGHTS ARE: 1) FLIGHTS FROM/TO LIECHTENSTEIN, NORWAY, ICELAND, SWITZERLAND AND UNITED KINGDOM. 2) FLIGHTS FROM/TO AUSTRALIA, CHINA, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND, RWANDA, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, URUGUAY, HONG KONG AND MACAU, INCLUDING ALSO THE ENTRY INTO PORTUGAL OF RESIDENTS OF THESE COUNTRIES AND SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS WHENEVER THEY HAVE ONLY CARRIED OUT INTERNATIONAL TRANSITS OR TRANSFERS AT AIRPORTS LOCATED IN COUNTRIES THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS LIST. 3) FLIGHTS EXCLUSIVELY FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL. IT IS CONSIDERED AS ESSENTIAL TRAVEL THE TRANSITING OR ENTRY AND EXIT FROM PORTUGAL OF NATIONAL EUROPEAN UNION CITIZENS, NATIONALS OF STATES ASSOCIATED WITH THE EUROPEAN SCHENGEN AGREEMENT AND MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES, PURSUANT TO DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL, AND THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS WITH LEGAL RESIDENCE IN A EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATE, OR, THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS TRAVELLING FOR PROFESSIONAL, STUDY, FAMILY REUNION, HEALTH OR HUMANITARIAN REASONS. 4) REPATRIATION FLIGHTS OF NATIONAL CITIZENS OR HOLDERS OF A PORTUGUESE RESIDENCE PERMIT. 5) REPATRIATION FLIGHTS OF FOREIGN CITIZENS PROMOTED BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES OF THEIR HOME STATES AND SUBJECT TO PREVIOUS REQUEST AND AGREEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO RECIPROCITY PRINCIPLES. 6) EMERG, STATE, MIL, HOSP/MEDEVAC, FIRE FIGHTING, CARGO/MAIL, HUM, UNITED NATIONS, TECHNICAL STOPOVERS FOR NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, TECHNICAL LDG WHERE PAX DO NOT DISEMBARK. ENR ATS IS NORMAL AND AIR OPERATORS ARE ABLE TO FILE PORTUGUESE AD AS ALTN IN FPL.

30 NOV 23:05 2020 UNTIL 15 DEC 23:59 2020


A3885/20 

Valid from: 30 Nov 2020 2306 UTC

Valid till: 15 Dec 2020 2359 UTC

NOTAM message

COVID-19: PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS AIMING TO IMPROVE APPROPRIATE INFECTION PREVENTION AND SPREAD MITIGATION, ALL BOARDING PASSENGERS EXCLUSIVELY FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL FROM/TO NON-EU AND NON SCHENGEN AGREEMENT COUNTRIES, SHALL HOLD A NEGATIVE COVID-19 RIGHT TURN PCR TEST, DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE, WITHOUT WHICH WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO BOARD. EXEMPTIONS: 

1) TRANSIT PASSENGERS WHO DO NOT HAVE TO ABANDON AIRPORT FACILITIES. 

2) NATIONAL CITIZENS AND FOREIGN CITIZENS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS WITH LEGAL RESIDENCE IN NATIONAL TERRITORY AND DIPLOMATIC PERSONNEL PLACED IN PORTUGAL, ON FLIGHTS EXCLUSIVELY FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL, REPATRIATION FLIGHTS OF NATIONAL CITIZENS OR HOLDERS OF A PORTUGUESE RESIDENCE PERMIT, HUMANITARIAN OR REPATRIATION FLIGHTS OF FOREIGN CITIZENS PROMOTED BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES OF THEIR HOME STATES AND SUBJECT TO PREVIOUS REQUEST AND AGREEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO RECIPROCITY PRINCIPLES, THAT EXCEPTIONALLY DO NOT HOLD A NEGATIVE COVID-19 RIGHT TURN PCR TEST, WILL BE IMMEDIATELY FORWARDED TO THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES TO CARRY OUT THE TEST AT THEIR OWN EXPENSES, EXCEPT IF THEY IMMEDIATELY PROCEED TO OTHER NATIONAL AIRPORTS WHERE CONTROL AND TEST IS MANDATORY, AT ARRIVAL.

Area of influence: 31N 24.17W, R 1850 km (999 NM)

More details: This NOTAM (ID A3885) issued in 2020 replaces NOTAM (ID A3652) issued in 2020

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

Scope: En-Route

Significant for IFR and VFR traffic

Original Notam

A3885/20 - COVID-19: PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS AIMING TO IMPROVE APPROPRIATE INFECTION PREVENTION AND SPREAD MITIGATION, ALL BOARDING PASSENGERS EXCLUSIVELY FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL FROM/TO NON-EU AND NON SCHENGEN AGREEMENT COUNTRIES, SHALL HOLD A NEGATIVE COVID-19 RT-PCR TEST, DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE, WITHOUT WHICH WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO BOARD. EXEMPTIONS: 1) TRANSIT PASSENGERS WHO DO NOT HAVE TO ABANDON AIRPORT FACILITIES. 2) NATIONAL CITIZENS AND FOREIGN CITIZENS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS WITH LEGAL RESIDENCE IN NATIONAL TERRITORY AND DIPLOMATIC PERSONNEL PLACED IN PORTUGAL, ON FLIGHTS EXCLUSIVELY FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL, REPATRIATION FLIGHTS OF NATIONAL CITIZENS OR HOLDERS OF A PORTUGUESE RESIDENCE PERMIT, HUMANITARIAN OR REPATRIATION FLIGHTS OF FOREIGN CITIZENS PROMOTED BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES OF THEIR HOME STATES AND SUBJECT TO PREVIOUS REQUEST AND AGREEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO RECIPROCITY PRINCIPLES, THAT EXCEPTIONALLY DO NOT HOLD A NEGATIVE COVID-19 RT-PCR TEST, WILL BE IMMEDIATELY FORWARDED TO THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES TO CARRY OUT THE TEST AT THEIR OWN EXPENSES, EXCEPT IF THEY IMMEDIATELY PROCEED TO OTHER NATIONAL AIRPORTS WHERE CONTROL AND TEST IS MANDATORY, AT ARRIVAL. 30 NOV 23:06 2020 UNTIL 15 DEC 23:59 2020 

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