RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL OF MINISTERS N. º 17/2022 FROM 2022-02-06 – CHANGES THE MEASURES APPLICABLE IN THE SCOPE OF THE COVID-19 DISEASE PANDEMIC AS BEEN PUBLISHED
Here’s our understanding of this resolution and FOR NOW we will focus this post on the changes regarding AIR TRAVEL:
Entry into force – the day following its publication, so at 00h01 of February 7th
On ARTICLE 18 – GENERAL RULES APPLICABLE TO ENTRY INTO NATIONAL TERRITORY BY AIR
Number 1 – Essential and non-essential travel are allowed for:
a) Passengers from countries of the European Union and countries associated with the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland);
Passengers coming from countries, special administrative regions and territorial entities included in the list to be defined, subject to confirmation of reciprocity, or passengers from these countries even though they make a stopover in countries not listed;
Number 2 -Essential travel by passengers from countries not listed in the previous number are also authorized.
On ARTICLE 19 – RULES APPLICABLE TO ENTRY INTO NATIONAL TERRITORY BY AIR
Number 2 – Not require the presentation of proof of carrying out a test with a negative result for:
b) Passengers with an EU COVID Digital Certificate
c) Passengers with proof of vaccination or recovery certificates issued by third countries recognized in conditions of reciprocity. Meaning the 33 non-EU countries (and territories) that have joined the EU Digital COVID Certificate system.
Albania; Andorra; Armenia; Cabo Verde; El Salvador; Faroe Islands; Georgia; Israel; Iceland; Lebanon; Liechtenstein; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; New Zealand; North Macedonia; Norway; Panama; San Marino; Serbia; Singapore; Switzerland; Taiwan; Thailand; Tunisia; Togo; Turkey; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man); Uruguay; The Vatican
Number 1 – WITHOUT an EU digital Certificate or a Proof of vaccination recognized in conditions of reciprocity:
Airlines must only allow passengers to board flights to or from mainland Portugal upon presentation, at the time of departure, of proof of carrying out a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or a rapid antigen test (TRAg) for professional use with a negative result, CARRIED OUT WITHIN 72 OR 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE TIME OF BOARDING.
Number 5 – The provisions of the previous numbers are not applicable to minors under 12 years of age.
Number 9 – For the purposes of the provisions of this article, only rapid antigen tests (TRAg) that appear on the common list of rapid antigen tests to screen for COVID-19 disease within the Community, agreed by the Union Health Security Committee European.
Number 10 – For the purposes of complying with the provisions of the previous number, proof of laboratory performance of a rapid antigen test (TRAg) must necessarily indicate the set of standardized data agreed by the Health Safety Committee of the European Union.
Informal english translation on our website https://www.safecommunitiesportugal.com/resolution-of…/…
Portuguese version https://dre.pt/…/resolucao-conselho…/17-2022-178716210