PCR Travel Testing

We provide the testing service to COVID-19 so you can travel safely and so you can present the result upon arrival at the destination.

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Given the mandatory testing before each trip, ensure that you have a COVID-19 test performed upon arrival at your destination.

Skip the line on both arrivals and departures by scheduling a test with us!

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We can schedule a visit by a healthcare professional with all the necessary protections for safe screening.

CONVENIENCE

Make the test to COVID-19 where you find it’s most convenient. We can go to your home or business. If you prefer you can go to Hotel Solar Antigo Porto*, a 5-minute walk from Porto’s Airport.

*Avenida do Aeroporto, 288 4470-558 Maia

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    Travel restrictions by country

    All passengers traveling to Continental Portugal, either as a final destination, in transit or transfer, must complete this online form after checking-in for the flight.
    The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points.

    As per the directive of the Portuguese Government (Despacho n.º 2207-A/2021, of February 26, 2021), entry into Portuguese territory is only authorized for:

    a) Passengers on flights from countries belonging to the European Union, countries associated with the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland). Its recommended that travel is limited to essential reasons, and only from/to Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Spain, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands,
    Poland, Romania and Sweden)
    b) Passengers on flights from countries whose epidemiological situation is in accordance with Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1551, of 22 October 2020.
    c) Passengers on flights from countries that are not members of the European Union or that are not countries associated with the Schengen Area, exclusively for essential travel, thus:
    – Citizens of the European Union, nationals of States associated with the Schengen Area and members of their families, in accordance to the Directive 2004/38 / EC, of the Parliament and of the Council, and third-country nationals legally resident in a Member State of the European Union;
    – Third-country nationals traveling for professional, study, family reunion, health or humanitarian reasons.
    d) Passengers on repatriation or humanitarian flights organized in accordance with the law.

    COVID TEST WITH A NEGATIVE RESULT MANDATORY IN ORDER TO BOARD

    Passengers referred in paragraph a), entering or transiting through Portugal must present proof of laboratory testing (RT PCR) for the screening of SARS-CoV-2, with a negative result, performed within 72 hours prior to the time of departure, or they will be denied boarding. (including Portuguese citizens, residing in Portugal and their families).

    • Exception: Children who have not completed 24 months of age;
    • In addition to the negative test, passengers must quarantine for 14 days at their residence or other location determined by the Portuguese authorities. (except if the permanence in Portugal does not exceed 48h), if arriving from: Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, and Latvia

    All passengers referred in paragraphs b), c) and d) entering or transiting thru Portugal must present proof of laboratory testing (RT-PCR) for the screening of SARS-CoV-2, with a negative result, performed within 72 hours prior to the time of departure, or they will be denied boarding. (including Portuguese citizens, residing in Portugal and their families).

    • Exception: Children who have not completed 24 months of age;

    Flights from/to Brazil and UK remain suspended as per the same decree.

    Permitted flights:

    • Cargo flights
    • Humanitarian and repatriation
      – Of national citizens and their family members permanent residents
      – EU citizens, nationals of countries associated to Schengen area and their families and
      – Third countries nationals with legal residence in an EU country

    Passengers travelling under these conditions must:

    • National citizens and permanent residents
      – Provide the negative COVID19 test result, performed within the last 72h before boarding, or the boarding and entry to Portugal may be denied and
      – Complete a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
    • Nationals of the EU, nationals of countries associated to Schengen area and their families and third countries nationals with legal residence in an EU country
      – Provide the negative COVID19 test result, performed within the last 72h before boarding, or the boarding may be denied and
      – Upon arrival at a Portuguese airport, must wait for the connecting flight in a designated location inside the airport.

    All passengers traveling to Azores must complete this online form in the 72h hours prior to the flight.
    The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

    Mandatory diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2.

    1. Passengers wishing to travel to the territory of the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organisation to be areas of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are required to present, before boarding, proof, in digital or paper form, of a document issued by a
      laboratory, either national or international, of a diagnostic test with a NEGATIVE result.
    2. The diagnostic tests should be carried out using the RT-PCR methodology, seventy-two (72) hours before the departure to the territory of the Autonomous Region of the Azores.
      If this deadline is exceeded due to operational irregularities resulting from weather
      conditions or other constraints, a new test will be carried out on arrival.
    3. The document issued by the laboratory performing the diagnostic test must contain the following information: Passenger identification; Name/identification of accredited laboratory where test was carried out, with reference to its certification; Reference to the use of the RT-PCR method; Date the test was carried out; Negative test result.
    4. Extending the stay in the Autonomous Region of the Azores for seven or more days, the passenger must perform on the sixth day, counting the date of the first test, a new screening test for SARS-CoV-2, to be promoted by local health authority.

    Exceptions:The obligation referred to in the preceding paragraphs does not apply in the following situations:

    1. Passengers aged 12 years or under:
    2. Health professionals on duty for 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 and provided that the period of stay outside the Autonomous Region of the Azores is equal to or less than 72 hours;
    3. Passengers with an illness duly proven by a medical declaration attesting to anatomical and/or clinical incompatibility for the performance of the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test, through the collection of biological material by the nasopharynx, in which case passengers must submit the referred declaration to the Regional Health Authority for validation at least five working days in advance, without prejudice to the performance of a serological test on arrival in the Autonomous Region of the Azores;
    4. Passengers who present a declaration of discharge from clinical surveillance and isolation measures issued by the public health service regarding SARS-CoV-2, which is valid for 90 days;
    5. Passengers who submit a declaration of a funeral home based in the Autonomous Region of the Azores proving the death of a family member, being obliged to undergo screening for SARS-CoV-2, using the RT-PCR methodology, upon arrival in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, as well as prophylactic isolation, until the NEGATIVE result is communicated to them, within a maximum period of 24 hours;
    6. Passengers departing from abroad, or in a flight cancellation situation, whose transit journey exceeds 72 hours of validity of the test done at the origin, in which case they will be required to undergo screening for SARS-CoV-2, by the RT-PCR methodology, on arrival in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, as well as prophylactic isolation, until the NEGATIVE result is communicated to them, within a maximum of 24 hours;
    7. Passengers who leave and return to the Autonomous Region of the Azores within a period of up to 72 hours, being obliged to undergo screening for SARS-CoV-2, using the RT-PCR methodology, upon arrival in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, as well as prophylactic isolation, until the NEGATIVE result is communicated to them, within a maximum of 24 hours.

    The corresponding exception declarations that are provided can  only be submitted in paper or digital format, excluding the SMS format.

    All passengers traveling to Madeira and Porto Santo must complete this online form in the 48 hours prior to the flight.
    Proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

    As of July 1:

    • All passengers on flights from abroad who carry a negative PCR test for COVID-19 disease, performed within 72 hours prior to disembarkation, in laboratories certified by national or international authorities, upon disembarkation, proceed to their destination, upon presentation of the respective report submitted, in advance, through https://madeirasafe.com.
    • Passengers disembarking at airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira who have not performed a PCR test for COVID-19, will do so at the airport upon arrival. After performing the PCR test, the passenger will proceed to their destination. The passenger will be informed of the result within the following 12 hours.
    • As additional preventive measures for COVID-19 in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the following are recommended:
      • Use of a mask, especially in closed spaces and public transport (mandatory);
      • Social distance (2 meters between people and avoid crowds);
      • Frequent hand hygiene;
      • Respiratory etiquette.

    For the safety and protection of all, comply with the recommendations.

    For further clarification, passengers can send an email, uesp.madeira@iasaude.madeira.gov.pt and / or contact the following numbers: +351 291208700 / +351 969320327 / +351 969320235.

    All passengers traveling to Germany must complete this online form prior to the flight.
    The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points.

    As of January 30, 2021, on flights originating from an area of virus concern variant (in which Portugal has currently included) only German nationals and their accompanying family members, and passengers residing and with right of residence in Germany, can enter Germany:

    • Family members are the core family: parents, children, spouse, or a registered life partner.
    • Proof of residence: Residence permit (Meldebescheinigung), house rental contract (Mietvertrag), and German social security card (Sozialversicherungsausweis)

    This is applicable also for:

    • Passengers that are just transiting thru Portugal, from any area,
    • Passengers intended to transit thru Germany, when arriving in Germany on a flight from the Schengen area (which is the case of Portugal), even if the intended destination is non-Schengen
    • Any passengers arriving in Germany from certain areas and stayed in them for 10 days before entering the country must provide a negative test for COVID-19 performed within the 48 hours prior to entry in Germany or, within 48h after arrival in Germany.

    Exception: children under 6yrs

    The factor that determines whether the passenger must present the test prior or post-arrival is the classification of the provenance:

    • Countries in the high-risk list.
      – The test can be performed either 48h prior to or after arrival.
      – Obligation to fill out the online form.
      – Exceptions: passengers only transferring thru Germany do not need to present the test nor fill out the online form.
    • Countries in the high incidence list
      – The test must be performed within 48h prior to arrival in Germany
      – Obligation to fill out the online form.
      Exceptions: passengers only transferring thru Germany do not need to present the test nor fill out the online form.
    • Countries on the virus variant list – Brazil and Portugal are currently on the virus variant list.
      – The test must be performed within 48h prior to arrival in Germany
      – Obligation to fill out the online form.
      – No exceptions – not even if only transiting thru a country that is part of the virus variant list.

    Country classification can be found here.

    Notes:

    • The test can be submitted on paper or electronic documents in German, French, or English.
      Only PCR and antigen tests are acceptable. Additional information here.
    • This measure is in addition to the current requirement of 10 days quarantine, which can be ended with a negative test from the 5th day onwards. A negative test upon entry into Germany does not exclude quarantine. It can only be lifted if a new test is done from the 5th day onwards and the result is negative.

    Passengers traveling to Germany and embarking in German airports are only allowed to use surgical masks or FFP2 or FFP3 masks without a valve. The maximum duration for which the surgical mask should be used is 4 hours, and it must be replaced after this period.

    Ventilated and fabric masks are not permitted.

    All passengers traveling to Belgium must complete this online form 48 hours prior to the flight.
    The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points and passengers who do not prove that they have completed the form will not be allowed to board the flight.

    Non-essential trips in and out of Belgium are prohibited from January 27 to March 1, 2021.

    Only essential travel is allowed during this period, i.e. travel for:

    • Compelling family reasons
    1. Family reunification;
    2. Visits to a spouse or partner who does not live under the same roof, insofar as the stable and long-term character of the relationship can be proven;
    3. Journeys in the context of co-parenting, civil and religious marriages, funerals, or cremations (of relatives or next of kin).
    • Humanitarian reasons
    1. Travel for medical reasons and continuation of medical treatment;
    2. Assistance or care to an elderly person, minor, disabled, or vulnerable person;
    3. Visiting relatives receiving palliative care.
    • Study purposes
    1. Journeys by pupils, students, and trainees as part of a student exchange program;
    2. Researchers with a hosting agreement.
    • Residents of border areas
    1. Journeys as part of everyday activities that are also allowed in Belgium
    • Professional reasons when performing work-related activities
    • Miscellaneous
    1. Animal care, travel in the context of legal obligations (insofar as these cannot be done online), urgent repairs in the context of vehicle safety, and a house move are also considered essential.

    People entitled to travel to Belgium must:

    • Complete the online PLF form. Which must be filed no earlier than 48 hours prior to arrival in Belgium.
    • Anyone traveling to or from Belgium will be required to carry a sworn statement linked to the Passenger Locator Form and supported by the necessary documents. The sworn statement can be downloaded here.
    • Present a negative COVID 19 test result, if returning from a red zone. The red zones worldwide can be found on this website, which is updated regularly.

     

    • Exceptions:
    1. Belgium nationals and permanent residents
    2. Children under 6yrs of age
    3. Passengers who only transit by air and who only enter the transit zone (They must have a confirmed ticket for their connecting flight and meet all requirements to enter their destination)
    • The test must:
    1. Have a negative result
    2. Have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point
    3. Only PCR test for SARS CoV-2 with the mention PCR are accepted;
    4. The analysis must have been carried out in an official laboratory in the country from which the traveler comes and certified by a doctor or pharmacist biologist (equivalent INAMI
      number).
    5. The document can be in paper format or in electronic format but must be consultable immediately;
    6. The document must be in English, German, French, or Dutch

    Passengers who do not meet the above requirements cannot board the flight.

    Additionally, as of January 25, all people traveling to Belgium from the United Kingdom, South Africa, or South America must quarantine for 10 days and take a PCR test on day 1 and day 7.

    All passengers traveling to Brasil must complete this online form within the 72 hours prior to the flight.
    The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points.

    Since January 25, 2021, the entry of foreign nationals in Brazil is permitted, if the entry requirements are met.

    Since December 30, 2020, passengers embarking to Brazil must present:

    • Proof of laboratory testing (RT-PCR) for screening for SARS-CoV-2 infection, with a negative/nonreactive result, carried out within 72 hours prior to boarding.
      • This document must be presented in Portuguese, English, or Spanish.
      • Children under the age of 12 traveling accompanied and babies under the age of 2 are exempt from presenting the RT-PCR test result.
      • Children aged 2 and over traveling unaccompanied must present the result of the negative / nonreactive RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2;
    • Proof of completion of the Traveller’s Health Declaration (DSV) (in print or digital) with the agreement on the sanitary measures that must be complied with during the period in the country. The filling out of the DSV form is done online here and must be completed within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Travel ban from Italy to Brazil.

    There is a flight ban to direct flights from Brazil to Italy. Entry or transit in Italy is refused to any passengers that have been or transited through Brazil.

    Travel ban from the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and South Africa to Brazil.

    According to the ordinance law nº 652, of January 25, 2021, international flights to Brazil from or through the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and South Africa are forbidden on a temporary basis.

    All passengers traveling to Canada must complete this online form or do so through the ArriveCAN mobile app 48 hours prior to the flight. The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points.

    As of February 1, 2021, the Government of Ontario requires Covid-19 testing upon arrival at Toronto Pearson International Airport (additional to the one already required to board). More information and to register for on-arrival testing, available here.

    Also, all passengers (age 5 and older) traveling to Canada, including Canadians and residents, must present proof of negative Covid19 test from a laboratory accredited by Canada or by the health authorities of the issuing country taken within 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the direct flight to Canada.

    Note 1 – The 72 hour period is counted from the moment the test was carried out, not when it was received by the passenger. If the time when the test was carried out is not registered (only the day), it’s possible to consider tests within 3 calendar days. In case of a canceled or delayed flight (up to a delay of 24 hours), the initially scheduled departure time should be considered for counting the 72 hours period.

    Note 2 – The documentation of a negative laboratory test result must include the following data elements:

    • Passenger name;
    • The date on which the test was conducted;
    • Date of birth If the test only states de-age, it must be verified against the passport date of birth;
    • Name and civic address of the laboratory/clinic/facility that performed the test;
    • The method of test conducted;
    • A negative test result (or “not detected”).

    Exemptions:

    • Passengers in transit to other destinations within the same terminal, and traveling on the same ticket, are not required to have testing for Canada.
    • Children who have not reached their 5th birthday.
    • Any passenger that presents a “positive” result, performed not less than 14 pre Flight, nor older than 90 days, as it is considered as recovered from the infection.

    As of February 22, 2021, additionally, to the presentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the direct flight to Canada, passengers must also:

    • Perform an additional RT-PCR test upon arrival;
    • Quarantine in a Government-mandated hotel at the passengers’ expense for 3 days after arrival into Canada to wait for the results of PCR test performed on arrival. If test results are negative, they may continue the rest of their 14-day quarantine at their place of residence or quarantine plan. If results are positive, they will be moved to a Government facility: authorized hotel list can be checked here;
    • Repeat the test later on during the quarantine;
    • Submit their travel and contact information, including a suitable quarantine plan and proof of pre-paid reservations at an authorized hotel, electronically via the ArriveCAN app before boarding their flight.

    Useful links:

    All passengers traveling to Spain must complete this online form prior to the flight.
    The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points.

    With regards to the situation created by the snowstorm in Spain which has led to the delay/cancellation/rescheduling of flights, it is reported that no new PCR will be required for affected travelers coming from risk countries. The health checks to be carried out on arrival will take the necessary measures to resolve this situation and will not involve the filing of a complaint.

    As of 23 November, the new regulations for entering Spain from abroad are in place: The new regulation requires that all passengers coming from a risk area (regardless of nationality or place of residence) must have a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours before the flight to Spain.

    TMA TEST (Transcription mediated amplification) is also accepted.

    PCR / TMA testing is not required for children under 6 years of age.

    To be able to board flights arriving in Spain from a risk zone, passengers must have the QR code which must be obtained through the above-mentioned form.

    If the passenger brings the printed Passenger Locator Form (PLF), he or she must present the PCR test certificate together with the PLF at the time of boarding.

    The PCR/TMA certificate must be original, written in Spanish, English, German or French on paper or electronic format, and contain at least the traveler’s first and last name, passport number or ID card, date of testing, identification, and contact details of the center performing the analysis, technique used and negative test result.

    The origin of the passenger must be considered, and not the transfer point (if there is no stopover at the transfer point).

    Passengers transferring to Spain are excepted from presenting the negative PCR test if there is no need to leave the airport restricted area.

    The red areas can be found here and will be checked by the authorities every 15 days.

    As of March 8, all passengers arriving from Brazil, the Republic of South Africa, Botswana, the Union of Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique (MPM), Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru, and Colombia must comply with a 10-day quarantine on arrival in Spain, with possible reduction after the seventh day with a negative RT-PCR or molecular test result.

    There is a travel ban for passengers from Europe to the USA that have been or transited thru the following countries for the last 14 days:

    • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland; United Kingdom (excluding territories outside Europe), and Ireland
    • Rest of the world: Brazil, Iran, China (excluding Macau and Hong Kong) and South Africa.

    This travel ban is not applicable to US nationals or permanent residents.

    From January 26, 2021, all passengers permitted to travel to the USA must present:

    • A negative SARS-Cov2 test (Antigen or PCR)
      Or,
    • A recovery declaration, in paper or electronic, issued by a competent authority, stating that the passenger is recovered from SARS-Cov2 infection in the last 3 months and its released to travel (this declaration must follow CDC-US orientations)

    Notes:
    Test validity (download FAQs (PDF, 0.1MB, EN))

    • Direct Flight to the USA: the test must have been performed within the last 3 days before departure.
    • One or several connection flights to the USA: the test must have been performed within the last 3 days before departure from the 1st Flight of the itinerary, as long as the flights are all in the same PNR with final destination in the USA, and each transfer does not exceed 24h.
    • If there are separate PNRs or there is a transfer longer than 24h, the test must have been performed within the last 3 days prior the flight to the USA

     

    Exceptions to presenting the test:

    • Children under 2 years of age
    • Federal agents on duty

    From the same date, passengers must present a signed declaration (PDF, 0.1MB, EN), stating that:

    • They have presented a SARS-Cov2 negative,
      or,
    • They have presented a recovery declaration (last 3 months) from SARS-COV2 infection
      or,
    • They presented one of the above documents in the name of a passengers that travels under their guard between 2 and 17 years of age

    Useful links:

    As of January 31, 2021, all French nationals, traveling from France to outside the EU, must present a declaration of a motive of travel.

    From 24 January 2021, all passengers aged eleven or over (including nationals and residents of France) traveling to France (direct or indirect flight) must present before boarding a negative molecular test* to the COVID-19 carried out less than 72 hours before the flight.

    * Type of tests accepted: PCR, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, qPCR, LAMP, RT-LAMP, RNA Detection.
    Type of tests not accepted: Antigen test (except for consular passes), Rapid Serological Test, Serology, detection of antibodies, antibodies, and IgG / IgM.

    Except:

    • Members of delegations on official missions or staff on diplomatic or consular missions, or of an international organization with its headquarters or an office in France, and their spouses and children.

    In Addition:

    Passengers must:

    • Fill out and keep throughout the journey a certificate stating the reasons for the voyage.
      • There is a version for passengers with French or European nationality
      • There is a version for passengers with non-European nationality
      • Exception for those embarking from member countries of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the Vatican, Australia,
        South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand.
    • Fill out and keep throughout the journey a sworn statement indicating:
      • That he has no symptoms of covid-19 infection and is not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 in the last 14 days before the flight,
      • If eleven years of age or older agree to a biological virological screening test or examination for sars-cov-2 to be performed on arrival,
      • Commits to a prophylactic isolation period of 7 days and to carry out, if 11 years old or older, a biological virological screening test at the end of this isolation period.

     

    The Sworn Statement and declaration of the motive of travel can be found here.

     

    As decreed by French authorities, it is mandatory that all passengers from the age of 11 and above wear a surgical mask or FFP1, FFP2, or FFP3 masks without a valve. The maximum duration for which the surgical mask should be used is 4 hours, and it must be replaced after this period. Children from the age of 6 and above are still required to wear suitable masks.
    Ventilated and fabric masks are not permitted.

    From January 23, 2021, all passengers, including Dutch nationals must have a negative rapid test performed within 4h prior to board. This is additional to the rules in place since December 26, 2020. 

    Meaning, passengers must provide the result for two tests:

    1. Negative PCR test performed within the 72h prior to arrival in the Netherlands , AND
    2. Negative rapid test performed within the 4h prior to the departure of the flight to the Netherlands.

    Exemptions for both tests (a and b):

    • Children under 13;
    • People arriving from countries on the EU list of safe countries;
    • Passengers on flights which do not have a Dutch airport as their destination, but are diverted to a Dutch airport due to unforeseen circumstances
    • Passengers on flights from a non-risk country which do not have a Dutch airport as their destination and do not leave the airport during transfer (if they do leave the airport during transfer, the test should be taken at the first point of departure
    • Passengers with a NATO Travel Order or NATO-2 visa.
    • Cross-border workers (including students and school children);
    • Holders of a diplomatic identity card issued by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
    • Holders of non-Dutch diplomatic passports;
    • Holders of Dutch diplomatic passports, if they are travelling in the exercise of their work or whose physical presence is required for work;
    • Heads of state and members of foreign governments;
    • Seafarers who possess a seaman’s record book if they are travelling in the exercise of their work or whose physical presence is required for work. The exemption does not apply to seafarers on commercial yachts and pleasure craft;

    Exceptions just to the PCR test (a) but still have to present a negative rapid test (b)

    • Individuals who work in the goods transport sector, and other essential transport personnel, including lorry drivers and crew members on container ships, bulk carriers (e.g. ore and coal), tankers (fuel and chemicals) and fishing vessels. It also includes individuals who work in the energy sector.

    In response to the Dutch government decision to request a rapid test performed within 4 hours prior the flight bound to the Netherlands, a test facility will be available at Lisbon’s airport, as of January 23, 2021, for passengers travelling to Amsterdam.

    Additional details:

    • Where: Boarding area S, next to gate S24
    • How:
      • Service is available 4 hours prior to the scheduled departure time (07:40 Lisbon time)
      • Cost: 30€ to be paid by the passenger
      • The process takes 30 minutes and the result is available in 15 minutes.
    • Who: All passengers bound for Amsterdam must perform the test 4 hours prior to departure, in order to be allowed to board: 
      • Local passengers: if arriving at the airport without the test, must proceed to the testing facilities right after check-in is completed (within the 4 hour time frame). For this reason, check-in for Amsterdam will close 75 minutes before scheduled departure time.
      • Connecting passengers: must proceed to the testing facilities immediately after arrival (within the 4 hour time frame)

    Both tests (RT-PCR test and rapid test), with negative test results are necessary in order to board.


    Since December 26, 2020, all passengers, including Dutch nationals, must have a COVID19 negative PCR test declaration to board an aircraft bound for the Netherlands.

    The negative test result must be in English, German, French, Spanish or Dutch. The document (paper or digital) must include the following information:

    • Type of test: the test used must be a molecular PCR/LAMP test for the diagnosis of active SARS-CoV- 2 infection (COVID-19). No other type of test, including a rapid test, is valid;
    • Test result: the test result must be negative (or ‘not detected’);
    • Passenger’s first and last name as stated in their passport;
    • Date and time the passenger was tested: the test sample must have been collected no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in the Netherlands; (STA of the flight at AMS)
    • Name and contact information of the institute or laboratory that conducted the test

    The test must have been performed in the 72h prior to arrival in the Netherlands (meaning scheduled flight arrival time at Amsterdam).

    Exception: Test conducted more than 72 hours prior to arrival in the Netherlands due to delay -> If a passenger is delayed through no fault of their own, a negative result of a test conducted up to 96 hours before arrival (instead of 72 hours) will still be accepted. This gives the passenger an extra 24 hours. The passenger is responsible for proving they had no fault in the delay.

    For more information here.

    Since the 10th of December, it is mandatory for all passengers coming or transiting from the EU countries, to present the test for Covid-19 with a negative result, carried out 48 hours before entering Italy or to carry out self-isolation (14-day quarantine) confirmed by a declaration completed by the passenger to be delivered to the police checkpoints, entering the Arrivals / Transit area.

    This declaration must be handed over to passengers (if they do not have it) and completed before disembarking in Italian territory.

    Travel ban from Brazil to Italy.
    From January 16 to February 15, there is a flight ban to direct flights from Brazil to Italy
    On the same dates, entry or transit in Italy is refused to any passengers that have been or transited through Brazil.

    Passengers traveling to Italy and embarking on Italian airports are only allowed to use surgical masks or FFP2 or FFP3 masks without a valve. The maximum duration for which the surgical mask should be used is 4 hours, and it must be replaced after this period.

    Ventilated and fabric masks are not permitted.

    Hand Luggage Restrictions

    As per the restrictions imposed by Italian authorities, on flights to/from Italy passengers cannot place loose items of clothing into overhead bins. Any items of loose clothing should be placed within the hand luggage or kept with the passenger.

    The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs wishes to inform the airlines operating on the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg that the Luxembourg authorities have acted on the Council Recommendation of 17 December 2020 amending Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction.

    The list of third countries whose residents are not affected by a temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU has therefore been updated, removing, with effect from 11 January 2021, Uruguay from the list.

    As of 11 January 2021, the updated list of third countries whose residents are authorised to enter the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are available here.

    It is recalled that the temporary ban on the entry of all other third-country nationals into the territory of Luxembourg will remain in place until 31 March 2021 inclusive.

    From 29 January 2021, any person, regardless of nationality, traveling by air transport to Luxembourg, must present at boarding the aircraft a SARS-COV2 negative test result, on paper or electronic document, accompanied, if necessary, by a translation in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg (French, German and Luxembourgish) or in English. The test – PCR viral detection test for SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or a viral antigen test (rapid test) – must be carried out less than 72 hours before the flight. The previously indicated applies to all departures to Luxembourg, including those from Member States of the European Union or the Schengen area.

    Exceptions:

    • Children under 6 years of age;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new PCR or antigen test;
    • Passengers in transit thru Luxembourg;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from Luxembourg to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;

    Additionally, any person travelling by air from a third country (direct flights or transferring at an EU country), i.e. a country that is not a member of the European Union or the Schengen area, will have to undergo an additional test for viral antigen (rapid test) on arrival at Luxembourg airport. In the event of refusal to undergo a test, the person will remain in quarantine for a period of 14 days. This quarantine may end at any time as soon as a negative test result is obtained.

    Note that UK nationals and their family members who fall within the scope of the Withdrawal Agreement, family members of a citizen of the European Union, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican / Holy See, as well as other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (Island, Liechtenstein, Norway) and the Swiss Confederation, who have a right of residence on the territory of one of the states mentioned above, are not affected by these temporary measures and restrictions.

    Further information available here.

    All passengers traveling to the United Kingdom must complete this online form 48 hours prior to the flight.
    Proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

    Additional information regarding this measure is available here.

    From 4 AM, Friday, January 15, 2021, there is a flight ban determined by the  British Government, for direct flights from Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Brazil, Argentina and Cape Verde.

    As a result of this flight ban, TAP flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom will be canceled. 

    • No flights from Lisbon or Porto to the United Kingdom will operate, until further notice;
    • Flights from the United Kingdom to Lisbon or Porto will not operate from 9 AM, Friday, January 15, 2021, until further notice.

    Passengers with confirmed bookings on affected flights are advised not to go to the airports and contact directly TAP Contact Center.

    Additional, passengers who have been in or transited through Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Cape Verde, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Panama, Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores), Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela in the last 10 days will no longer be granted access to the United Kingdom.

    Exception: British and Irish Nationals, or third-country nationals with residence rights in the UK.

    As of June 8, new rules are in effect for passengers, residents, and non-residents, traveling to the United Kingdom. Passengers will need to:

    • Fill out the online form available here, providing information regarding the journey, as well as personal contact information. The form can only be submitted within 48 hours before the scheduled arrival in the United Kingdom;
    • Self-isolate for a period of 10 days at the location where you will be staying. Passengers also have the possibility of opting for the Test to Release for International Travel scheme, in which you can choose to pay for a private Covid-19 test. If the result is negative, you can stop self-isolating. The earliest you can take the test is 5 full days after self-isolating. Click here for more information.
    • To see which passengers are exempt from English border rules, click here.

    All passengers (including UK nationals) arriving in the United Kingdom from January 18, 2021, onward are required to present a negative COVID19 PCR test taken in the 3 days before starting the journey to the UK. For example, if you travel on Friday, you must take a test on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

    This measure does not apply to children under the age of 11 years.

    The test must be in English and contain: Name, date of birth or age, a negative result, statement of the type of test or diagnostic standard, and test provider.

    If proof of a negative test result is not provided, you could be subjected to a fine in the amount of 500GBP.

    Connecting flights
    You should get a test within 3 days of your final departure point to England. But if you have one or more connecting flights to the UK, you should take a test as close as possible to the date of the first flight – if the connecting flights were booked as a single passenger record.

    Additional information regarding this measure is available here.

    As of 23:00/11 PM (UK Time) on December 31, 2020, free movement no longer applies and EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens are required authorization to enter the United Kingdom. Further information available here.

    Travel ban to the United Kingdom

    Since 9 January, and until further notice, entry into the UK will be banned to those who in the last 10 days have traveled from or through any southern African country, including South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique, and Angola – as well as Seychelles and Mauritius, except British and Irish Nationals, longer-term visa holders and permanent residents.

    All passengers traveling to Switzerland must complete this online form prior to the flight.
    The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points.

    As of February 8, 2021, all passengers traveling to Switzerland, must provide proof of a negative PCR test (molecular biological analysis) for SARS-COV2, performed within the last 72h prior to boarding. 

    Valid as of 22 February 2021: If, for example, you are traveling too long or the result of the PCR test is not available quickly enough, a rapid immunological test conducted less than 24 hours previously is also permitted for the boarding check. However, you need the negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours previously at the latest for the second check that may possibly be carried out at the Swiss border. If you cannot show proof of a negative result at that point, you must have a test at your own expense immediately after entering Switzerland.

    Further clarification on the presentation of COVID-19 testes should be verified here.

    Boarding will be denied if proof of testing is not presented.

    Passengers arriving in non-conformity will immediately be requested to perform a test on arrival at their own expenses and will be subject to a 200 CHF fine.

    Exceptions for the presentation of test: children under the age of 12 years.

    Additionally, passengers arriving from countries and areas with a high risk of infection must go into quarantine. The current quarantine list is available here.

    A negative test does not exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement. Passengers must go into a 10-day quarantine, which may be shortened to 7 days if by that time they present a new negative test (antigen rapid test or PCR test).

    Exceptions to quarantine:

    • Persons who during their professional activities for airline companies transport passengers across borders and in doing so have spent time in a country or area with an increased risk of infection.
    • Business travelers who are traveling for an important reason that cannot be postponed.
    • Individuals traveling for an important medical reason that cannot be postponed.
    • Transit passengers who have spent less than 24 hours in a country or area with an increased risk of infection.