Restrictions and Mandatory Procedures for Entry into the Destinations

The SATA Group airlines have been permanently monitoring the national and international developments related to the Covid-19 outbreak and have complied with all the recommendations issued by the competent national and international entities, namely IATA (International Air Transport Association), the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control, as well as the National and Regional Directorate of Health and also the national aeronautical entity, ANAC.

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COVID-19 screening test with negative result Mandatory on arrival
Completion of a questionnaire with health and travel information Mandatory
Need for prophylactic isolation / quarantine May be applicable

 

Mandatory information that passengers must provide

 

MySafeAzores.com. Your arrival to the Azores will be faster and easier!

 

There are three options for entry to the Azores, and devices are available for passengers’ screening at the airports to read the respective QR codes:

  • With EU digital COVID certificate of vaccination or recovery: passengers do not need to perform screening tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection and do not need to fill out the MySafeAzores questionnaire or any other validation other than the certificate, and passengers can enter the Azores without restrictions;
     
  • With EU digital COVID test certificate, or with a laboratory test result: passengers must fill in the MySafeAzores questionnaire and submit the laboratory test result or the test certificate within 72 hours before the start of their trip, whose code generated by the MySafeAzores platform will be validated at the arrival in the Azores.
    Passengers aged 12 and under, although exempt from test and its submission upon arrival in the Azores, must also fill out the MySafeAzores form;
     
  • Without certificate and test result: passengers will perform a test upon arrival, and their data and test result are entered into the platform by the teams present at the airport.

 

Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities

1. Passengers who wish to travel to the Azores and who are traveling from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be areas of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus must perform a mandatory diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2, using the RT-PCR methodology, upon arrival at the island of final destination, awaiting the result in prophylactic isolation, which will be communicated within 24 hours, except if they present, at the time of check-in and upon arrival:
 

a) Proof, in digital format, except SMS, or on paper, of a valid EU digital COVID test certificate;
 

b) Proof, in digital, except SMS, or paper format, of a document issued by a duly credited national or international laboratory for the completion of a diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2, with a NEGATIVE result, performed by the RT-PCR methodology in the 72 hours before the departure of the flight, and the test must remain valid on arrival at the final destination.*
Antigen tests are not accepted for entry into the Autonomous Region of the Azores unless converted to an EU Digital COVID Certificate of Testing valid within 48 hours before flight departure. Antigen tests issued from any laboratory are not accepted.
Passengers who, upon arrival, have a negative test performed at the origin will be exempt from prophylactic isolation and may also travel to other islands in the archipelago with a lower risk of infection without performing a new test.

Covid-19 test specifications - Test Accepted for boarding: RT-PCR Molecular test. Test not accepted: NAAT molecular test, Antibody test and Antigen (Rapid) test. Double check before performing your test.  

* Passengers departing from abroad, in a situation of flight cancellation or whose transit or delayed flight exceeds the 72 hours of validity of the test performed at the origin, are required to submit to a new SARS-CoV-2 screening test, by the RT-PCR methodology, upon arrival in the Azores, and to comply with prophylactic isolation until a NEGATIVE result is communicated within a maximum of 24 hours.
 

1.1. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must include, in Portuguese or English, the passenger’s identification, the name of the laboratory where the test was performed with mention to its certification, the reference to the use of the RT-PCR methodology; the reference to "nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab" sample, "nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal exudate", "respiratory sample" or "respiratory exudate"; the test date, and its NEGATIVE result.
The document proving the negative test done at origin or upon arrival in the Azores is valid for travel to other islands in the archipelago. 
 

2. The following are exempted from the requirement of testing for SARS-CoV-2 upon entry into the Region:
 

  1. Passengers who present a valid EU digital COVID vaccination certificate as of July 1, 2021. Vaccination proof and vaccination certificates from countries outside the European Union are not accepted, and those from European Union countries are only accepted with a Digital COVID Certificate of vaccination, with its QR code;
     
  2. Passengers presenting the valid EU digital COVID recovery certificate with its QR code, as of July 1, 2021, or a declaration of clinical discharge from surveillance and isolation measures issued by the public health service regarding SARS-CoV-2, which is valid for 180 days;
     
  3. Passengers aged 12 years and under;
     
  4. Health professionals on duty for transferring or evacuating patients with an updated professional periodic screening, under the technical standard of the Regional Health Authority in effect at the date of travel;
     
  5. Passengers with a disease duly confirmed by a medical statement attesting to anatomical and/or clinical incompatibility for conducting a SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test through nasopharynx swab. In this case, passengers must submit, at least five working days before their trip, the mentioned declaration to the Regional Health Authority for validation, without prejudice of conducting a serological test upon arrival in the Azores;
  6. Passengers who submit a declaration of clinical discharge from surveillance and isolation measures issued by the public health service regarding SARS-CoV-2, which is valid for 90 days;
     
  7. Airline crews that do not move from the airside to the landside of the airport, as well as those who travel in service outside the Azores and return without having left the aircraft;
     

2.1. These exception declarations may only be submitted in paper or digital format, excluding the SMS format.
 

3. All passengers must comply with the rules on wearing a mask, physical distance, and respiratory hygiene set by the regional health authority.

 

This information is summarized and constantly updated, not exempting the full reading of the Official Entities' website here.
Please be advised that it is the passenger's sole responsibility to verify the necessary documentation and/or requirements and current COVID-19 restrictions in all countries of the itinerary, effective on the date of travel.

 


 

Inter-island travel


Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities

1. All passengers traveling from airports on islands in the archipelago of the Azores where there is community transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with an incidence rate higher than seventy-five new positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days to any other island are subject to testing on arrival at the island of their final destination, except if they present:
 

  1. Proof, in digital format, except SMS, or on paper, of a valid EU digital COVID testing certificate;
     
  2. Proof, in digital format, excluding SMS, or paper, of a document issued by a duly certified national or international laboratory, attesting to the performance of a screening test for SARS-CoV-2, using the RT-PCR methodology, within 72 hours before the flight departure.
    Antigen tests are not accepted unless converted to an EU Digital COVID Certificate of Testing valid within 48 hours before flight departure. Antigen tests issued from any laboratory are not accepted.
     

You can find the levels of transmission risk in the islands of the Azores here.

 

2. The document issued by the laboratory must contain the passenger's identification, the name of the laboratory where the test was performed with mention to its certification, the reference to the use of the RT-PCR methodology, the test date, and its NEGATIVE result.
 

Check here the laboratories convened with the Regional Government of the Azores for this purpose.

 

3. This is not mandatory in the following situations:

  • Passengers who present a valid EU Digital COVID Vaccination Certificate as of July 1, 2021. Vaccination proof and vaccination certificates from countries outside the European Union are not accepted, and those from European Union countries are only accepted with a Digital COVID Certificate of vaccination, with its QR code;
     
  • Passengers presenting the valid EU Digital COVID Recovery Certificate with its QR code, as of July 1, 2021, or a declaration of clinical discharge from surveillance and isolation measures issued by the public health service regarding SARS-CoV-2, which is valid for 180 days;
     
  • Passengers aged 12 years or under;
     
  • Health professionals on duty for the transfer or evacuation of patients and who have the periodic professional-level screening updated, according to the technical standard of the Regional Health Authority in effect;
     
  • Passengers with an illness duly proven by a medical declaration attesting the anatomical and/or clinical incompatibility to perform the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test, through the collection of biological material by the nasopharynx, in which case passengers must previously submit the said declaration to the Regional Health Authority for validation, at least two working days in advance, without prejudice to performing a serological test upon arrival on the island of destination;
     
  • Passengers departing from an island considered to have a lower risk of transmission and, in transit to the island of final destination, land at airports on islands classified as high or medium risk of transmission, as long as they do not circulate from the airside area to the landside area;
     
  • Airline crews that do not circulate from the airport's airside area to the landside area, as well as those that travel on duty, departing from islands classified as having a higher risk of transmission and return to them without having left the aircraft.
     

3.1. These exception declarations may only be submitted in paper or digital format, excluding the SMS format.

 

These guidelines do not exempt the careful reading of Articles 5 and 6 of Government Council Resolution no. 217/2021 of September 3, 2021.
 

 

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COVID-19 screening test with negative result Mandatory (see paragraph 2)
Completion of a questionnaire with health and travel information Mandatory
Need for prophylactic isolation / quarantine May be applicable

 

Mandatory information that passengers must provide

All passengers travelling to Madeira Airports must complete the "Madeira Safe to Discover" web app registration at www.madeirasafe.com in the 12 to 48 hours before departure. If they do not complete it before the flight, they will have to do so after landing on their mobile device, at www.madeirasafe.com or by using the QR codes posted at the airport or by providing their data to the staff available for that purpose.

 

Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities

  1. All passengers on flights from abroad who carry a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test carried out within 72 hours before disembarkation, in laboratories certified by national or international authorities, may proceed to their destination, after having disembarked and upon presentation of the respective report.
    Covid-19 test specifications - Test Accepted for boarding: RT-PCR Molecular test. Test not accepted: NAAT molecular test, Antibody test and Antigen (Rapid) test. Double check before performing your test.
    Check here the laboratories convened with the Regional Government of Madeira for this purpose.

    Exceptions:
    • a) Children under 11 years of age;
       
    • b) Passengers carrying a vaccination certificate (document proving full vaccination) and/or proof of recovery from COVID-19 disease in the last 180 days. These documents must be submitted on the madeirasafe.com platform at the time of registration.
       
     
  2. The disembarked passengers at airports of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, who have not been tested for COVID-19, will do so at the airport upon arrival. The test is free. After performing the test, passengers should remain in isolation, in their home or in the hotel establishment where they are staying, until a negative result of the test is obtained.
     
  3. Passengers arriving at airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira from the United Kingdom, Brazil, and South Africa, who do not have a negative result from the PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 infection, must take the PCR test, and, while awaiting the result, they should remain in prophylactic isolation in a hotel establishment requested by the Regional Government for that purpose.
     
  4. All travelers who are residents in the territory of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, as well as Madeiran emigrants, their families, and students attending higher education establishments or in Mobility Programs, who arrive at the airports of Madeira and Porto Santo on flights from any territory outside the Autonomous Region of Madeira, must perform a second RT-PCR screening test for SARS-CoV-2, between the fifth and the seventh day after the completion of the first test, and must ensure, in the period between landing and the second test, prophylactic isolation at home and full compliance with surveillance and self-reporting of symptoms and prevention measures of COVID-19.
     

This information is summarized and constantly updated, not exempting the full reading of the Official Entities' website here.
Please be advised that it is the passenger's sole responsibility to verify the necessary documentation and/or requirements and current COVID-19 restrictions in all countries of the itinerary, effective on the date of travel.

 

 

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COVID-19 screening test with negative result Mandatory
Completion of a questionnaire with health and travel information Mandatory
portugalcleanandsafe.pt
Need for prophylactic isolation / quarantine Mandatory (see paragraph 3)

 

Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities

1. Air traffic to and from Mainland Portugal is authorized for flights to and from the Member States of the European Union, to and from countries associated with the Schengen area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland), and to and from the United Kingdom;
 

1.1 Air traffic is also authorized for:
 

  • Non-essential travel to and from the United States of America and to and from Brazil;
     
  • Essential travel, such as that carried out for professional, study, family reunion, health, or humanitarian reasons;
     
  • Travel to and from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Japan, Jordan, New Zealand, People's Republic of China, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Republic of South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Ukraine, and Taiwan, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, whose epidemiological situation is under Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of June 30, 2020, and its updates, whose air traffic to and from mainland Portugal is authorized, subject to confirmation of reciprocity, as well as entry into Portugal of passengers arriving from these countries even if they make transits through other of the referred countries;
     
  • Travel assigned to allow the return to the respective countries of foreign citizens, who are in mainland Portugal, provided that the competent authorities of those countries promote such flights, subject to request and prior agreement, and respecting the principle of reciprocity.
     

1.2. Foreign citizens without legal residence in national territory transiting through a national airport must wait for the connecting flight to the respective countries in a dedicated place inside the airport.

 

2. All passengers on flights to or transiting mainland Portugal must present, before boarding, proof of a laboratory nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or rapid antigen test (TRAg) for screening for SARS-CoV-2 infection with negative results, carried out within 72 or 48 hours before departure, respectively, or they will not be allowed to board.
 

2.1. Passengers who, as part of the infrared body temperature screening to be performed on all passengers arriving in mainland national territory, are found to have a body temperature of 38 °C (100.40 °F) or higher shall be taken immediately to a suitable area for repeat body temperature measurement. If the situation assessment so requires, such passengers shall be subjected to a rapid antigen test (TRAg) to screen for SARS-CoV-2 infection, waiting in a proper location within the airport until notification of the result.
 

2.2. The following are exempted from the requirement of presenting, before boarding, proof of a laboratory nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or rapid antigen test (TRAg) for screening for SARS-CoV-2 infection with negative results, carried out within 72 or 48 hours before departure, respectively:
 

  1. Children who have not yet reached 12 years of age;
     
  2. Passengers who are national citizens, foreign citizens with legal residence in mainland Portugal or diplomatic personnel stationed in Portugal on flights originating in the autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira. However, if their departure to mainland Portugal is to transfer to another country, passengers will have to comply with the destination country's procedures.
     

2.3. The proof of laboratory performance of the rapid antigen test (TRAg) must contain the standard data set defined by the European Union Health Security Committee. Only tests from the general list of rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 screening within the European Union agreed by this Health Security Committee are allowed. Passengers boarding with proof of a non-compliant rapid antigen test (TRAg) must perform on arrival a new nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or rapid antigen test (TRAg), at their own expense, and wait in a designated area within the airport until the notification of the result.
 

3. Travel to Portugal, for any purpose, is permitted for passengers who possess an EU Digital COVID Certificate, in digital or paper form. The following EU digital COVID certificates are accepted:
 

  1. A vaccination certificate attesting to the holder's completed vaccination program for at least 14 days with a market-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccination program is considered complete after the administration:
     
    1. From a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with a one-dose vaccination program;
    2. Of the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with a two-dose vaccination schedule, even if doses of two distinct vaccines have been administered; or
    3. Of the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with a two-dose vaccination schedule by persons who have recovered from the disease, stating on the vaccination certificate that the vaccination schedule was completed after the administration of one dose.
       
  2. A test certificate, attesting that the holder has been subjected to:
     
    1. a nucleic acid amplification molecular test (NAAT), within the last 72 hours, with a negative result;
    2. a rapid antigen test within the last 48 hours, with a negative result;
       
  3. A certificate of recovery, certifying that the holder has recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection, following a positive NAAT test result, for more than 11 days and less than 180 days.
     

3.1. Presentation of an EU COVID Digital Certificate exempts testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection for travel reasons.
 

3.2. Presentation of an EU Digital COVID Certificate for vaccination or recovery exempts from quarantine or isolation for travel reasons.
 

3.3. Minors traveling with one or both parents or another responsible companion are exempt from quarantine if the companions hold a valid vaccination or recovery certificate when entering the national territory.
 

For more information about the EU Digital COVID Certificate, please refer to Decree-Law no. 54-A/2021 of June 25.
 

4. Passengers on flights with origin from South Africa, India, or Nepal must comply, after entry into mainland Portugal, with a period of prophylactic isolation of 14 days, at home or a place appointed by the health authorities. An airport stopover or transit in any of these countries is not considered an origin.
 

4.1. Passengers on flights, regardless of country of origin, who present passports with a record of departure from South Africa, Brazil, India, or Nepal in the 14 days before their arrival in Portugal must comply, after entry into mainland Portugal, with a period of prophylactic isolation of 14 days at home or a place appointed by the health authorities.
 

4.2. The following are exempt from prophylactic isolation and should limit their movements to what is essential for the purpose for which they entered the country:

  1. Passengers who hold the EU Digital COVID Certificate of vaccination or recovery;
     
  2. Passengers on essential travel whose period of stay on national territory, attested by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours;
     
  3. Passengers who travel exclusively to participate in sports activities integrated into international professional competitions, provided that a set of appropriate measures is taken to reduce the maximum risk of contagion, namely avoiding non-sports contacts, and that they comply with the rules and guidelines defined by the Directorate-General for Health.

 

These measures regarding air traffic and airports do not apply to:

  • Flights by State and Armed Forces aircraft;
  • Flights of aircraft that are or will be part of the Special Division to Fight Rural Fire;
  • Flights for the exclusive transport of cargo and mail;
  • Flights for humanitarian or medical emergency purposes;
  • Flights for medical emergency purposes;
  • Flights of technical stopovers for non-commercial purposes.
     

 5. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recommends the use of a protective mask from the age of 6 years. Its use is obligatory within the Portuguese territory from the age of 10 years, as provided by law decree no. 10-A/2020.

 

These guidelines do not exempt the careful reading of Chapter V (Articles 27 to 32) of the Council of Ministers Resolution No. 144-A/2021, and Order No. 8652-C/2021.


This information is summarized and constantly updated, not exempting the full reading of the Official Entities' website here.
Please be advised that it is the passenger's sole responsibility to verify the necessary documentation and/or requirements and current COVID-19 restrictions in all countries of the itinerary, effective on the date of travel.

 

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COVID-19 screening test with negative result 3 mandatory tests: 1 before departure, 1 on arrival, at the airport, and 1 at Day-8 of the quarantine
Completion of a questionnaire with health and travel information Mandatory through the ArriveCAN app
Need for prophylactic isolation / quarantine A mandatory 14-day quarantine period

 

Effective September 7, foreign nationals who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveler exemption can enter Canada for discretionary travel.

Check here if you qualify for the exemption.

 

1. To be considered fully vaccinated, passengers must have received the recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine accepted by Health Canada.
 

Accepted COVID-19 vaccines in Canada

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
     

Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 still need a complete series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or combination of accepted vaccines. If they’ve only had one dose of an admitted vaccine other than Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), passengers don’t qualify as fully vaccinated.

 

2. The last dose of the vaccine must have been administered at least 14 days before entry into Canada.

 

3. Passengers must submit the vaccination certificate on the ArriveCAN application before boarding their flight.
 

Note: Only during the transition period (September 7, 8, 9), unvaccinated children between the ages of 12 and 17 and dependent adults over 18 may board without an ArriveCAN receipt. In this case, parents/guardians must complete the PHAC Traveller Contact Information Form before boarding or upon arrival, if not possible before boarding.

 

4. Passengers must keep in their possession a copy of the vaccination certificate in paper or electronic format, in English, French, or in a certified translation for sharing with border services, when requested.

 

5. Fully vaccinated passengers must also:

  • Submit a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours before flight departure or submit a positive test result between 14 and 180 days before flight departure. Antigenic tests are not accepted.
  • Take a COVID-19 test upon arrival, if requested.
  • Have a valid quarantine plan in case the border services deem quarantine necessary.
  • Wear a mask during air travel.
  • Be asymptomatic.
  • Follow any additional guidance recommended by health authorities, including wearing a mask in public for 14 days and keeping a contact list.

 

6. If proof of vaccination does not meet all of the requirements, it will be considered invalid, and passengers will be required to:

  • Stay at a government-authorized hotel to await the results of their arrival test before continuing to their place of quarantine.
  • Complete a quarantine period of at least 14 days.
  • Complete a second test on day 8 of the quarantine.


 

2. Mandatory information that passengers must provide


2.1. All passengers five years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, must submit proof of a COVID-19 test result, performed by one of the accepted methodologies, within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of your flight to Canada.

Tests accepted: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing, and WGS.

 

If passengers have a connecting flight:

  • the test must be conducted within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of the last direct flight to Canada;
  • passenger may need to schedule the test in the transit city.

 

If passenger have already had COVID-19 and recovered

If now symptom-free, passengers can provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test, instead of a negative one.
This test result will also exempt passengers from the requirement for an arrival test, and from a Day-8 test for those required to quarantine.

  • The test must have been conducted at least 14 and no more than 180 days before the passengers’ initial scheduled departure time of the flight;
  • The proof of the positive result must be from an accepted type of molecular test.
     

All passengers must:

  • provide one of the accepted types of tests, not an antigen test;
  • keep proof of the test results for the 14-day period that begins on the day they enter Canada.
     

Fully vaccinated passengers still have to provide a pre-entry test result.

  • Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech.


 

2.2. When entering Canada, passengers five years of age and older will be required to take a COVID-19 test before exiting the airport, unless directed to use a home test kit. Passengers will also get a kit to use on Day-8 of their mandatory quarantine.

There is no fee for the arrival test.

 

Arrival testing for vaccinated passengers

If passengers qualify for the fully vaccinated traveler exemption, they may be exempt from arrival testing. However, they may be selected for mandatory randomized arrival testing.

 

Arrival testing for unvaccinated passengers

International passengers arriving in Toronto, as well as those connecting to other locations within the Province of Ontario, must perform a COVID-19 screening test upon arrival at Toronto Pearson International Airport, at the testing centers located on the arrivals levels of Terminals 1 and 3.

For a quicker testing experience upon arrival in Toronto, passengers must pre-register before they arrive in Toronto at portal.switchhealth.ca. Passengers should use the same e-mail address they used for their ArriveCAN account.

 

Day-8 test

Fully vaccinated passengers arriving to Canada, who meet all the criteria, no longer need to take a Day-8 test.
 

All passengers will receive calls from a live agent or automated system, and they may also be visited at their place of quarantine by a screening officer to verify compliance.
 

Negative results for the Day-8 test: Passengers can only leave their place of quarantine if they receive a negative result from their Day-8 test AND they have completed their mandatory 14-day quarantine.
 

Positive results on your test: Passengers must isolate themselves from others immediately for a period of 10 days that begins from the time they took the test with positive results (i.e., date/time of specimen collection). A government representative will call them to provide them with additional instructions.
 

Passengers are under a legal obligation to take the arrival and Day-8 tests. Failure to comply with the requirements of the Quarantine Act and emergency orders made under this Act is an offense and could lead to fines of up to $750,000 or imprisonment. If passengers do not take the tests, they may also be transferred to a designated quarantine facility.
 

You can find more information here.


 

2.3. All passengers traveling to Canada, regardless of nationality or citizenship, must, before boarding a flight to the country, submit their travel details, contact information, vaccination information, pre-entry test results, and quarantine plan digitally through the ArriveCAN mobile application, available at the Apple App Store and Google Play, or the website, within 72 hours before their arrival to Canada.
 

Passengers who do not submit the required information through ArriveCAN may be denied boarding.
 

Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons registered under the Indian Act and foreign nationals eligible to enter Canada under another entry exemption (such as foreign work, study, compassionate grounds) will not be denied boarding or entry, but they:

  • won't be eligible for the fully vaccinated traveler exemption;
  • may face additional delays for public health questioning;
  • may be subject to fines or enforcement action.

 

All passengers arriving in Canada, unless exempt from this requirement, must also continue to submit COVID-19-related information, including a COVID-19 symptom self-assessment, electronically daily throughout the quarantine period.

 

For more information, or if you require assistance, visit Canada.ca/ArriveCAN.
 


Do not forget that to enter Canada, you must present a valid visa exemption. Therefore, you must apply for a Travel Authorization at least 72 hours before your departure. You can do it electronically here.


 

3. Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities


3.1. Only passengers under these conditions can enter Canada:

  • Effective September 7, 2021, foreign nationals with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, or Pfizer-BioNTech. A combination of vaccines is accepted.
  • Nationals of Canada.
  • Dual nationals of Canada with a Special Authorization approval email.
  • Permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
  • Persons registered under the Canada’s Indian Act with the Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) or the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS).
  • Passengers with a Canadian Refugee Travel Document or a Single Journey Document for Resettlement to Canada.
  • Immediate family members of nationals of Canada, of permanent residents of Canada and of persons registered under Canada’s Indian Act. They must stay for at least 15 days and have a quarantine plan. Staying for less than 15 days is allowed if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
  • Extended family members of nationals of Canada, of permanent residents of Canada and of persons registered under Canada’s Indian Act. They must stay for at least 15 days, have a quarantine plan, and have a written authorization issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Staying for less than 15 days is allowed if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
  • Passengers with an authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
  • Passengers with a letter of authorization from the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH).
  • Nationals and permanent residents of the USA arriving from the USA with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
  • Nationals of France and residents of St. Pierre and Miquelon arriving from St. Pierre and Miquelon with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
  • Passengers arriving directly from the USA and traveling on an essential purpose.
  • Passengers with a study permit or a post-graduation work permit, issued by Canada. They must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory. They must travel to attend their study.
  • Passengers with an application for permanent residence. They must have a written notice issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • Members of the Canadian forces traveling on duty, and their immediate family members.

 

3.2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada.
This does not apply to:

  • Passengers younger than 5 years;
  • Passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 15 days and at most 180 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada.

 

3.3. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, and their accompanying children younger than 12 years.

 

3.4. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 molecular test on day 1 and day 8 after arrival. This does not apply to:

  • Passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 15 days and at most 180 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada;
  • Residents of Point Roberts in Washington in the USA entering Canada to return to their place of residence;
  • Passengers who are members of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force traveling on duty;
  • The COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 after arrival does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.

 

3.5. Passengers aged 2 years old or older must always wear a face mask or cover during the boarding process, in-flight, when exiting the aircraft, and when directed to do so by a gate agent, airport security screening personnel, or a crew member, and when traveling through Canadian airports. Check which masks or facial covers are accepted and allowed by the Canadian authorities here.

  • Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering.
  • Between the ages of 2 and 5 years, children are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering at the time of boarding, during flight, and while disembarking, so long as the child can tolerate it. Children of these ages (or their parents/guardians) must be able to demonstrate they have a mask in their possession when boarding the aircraft, even if the child cannot tolerate wearing it at that time.
  • Children six and older must wear a non-medical mask or face covering when traveling unless their parent or guardian has a medical certificate.

 

3.6. Passengers must arrive at Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Halifax (YHZ), Montreal (YUL), Ottawa (YOW), Quebec (YQB), Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR), or Winnipeg (YWG).

 

This information is summarized and constantly updated, not exempting the full reading of the Official Entities' website here.

 

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COVID-19 screening test with negative result Mandatory
Completion of a questionnaire with health and travel information Mandatory
Need for prophylactic isolation / quarantine Subject to measures set by the state or territory of final destination.

 

Mandatory information that passengers must provide

1. All passengers aged 2 years old or older, regardless of their nationality or citizenship, must present a document proving a negative COVID-19 screening test result, which may be an antigen test (Ag-RDT) or a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), such as reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), reverse transcription loop mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP), and transcription mediated amplification (TMA), provided they are authorized for use by the relevant national authority for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in the country where the test is administered, performed within 3 days before the flight departure to the United States of America. Otherwise, boarding or entry into the country will be denied.

  • 1.1 All passengers who have tested positive to COVID-19 in the 90 days before departure of the flight to the United States of America, must, in addition to the document proving the positive test result to SARS-CoV-2, present a signed statement with official letterhead containing the name, address and telephone number of a licensed health care professional or public health authority attesting that the passenger has recovered from COVID-19 and has been authorized to travel.
     

2. All passengers with two years old or older, regardless of nationality or citizenship, must print and complete the following form in duplicate. One of these copies must be given to the airline when boarding the flight to the United States of America, and the other must accompany the passenger until the end of the trip, as it may be requested for verification or confirmation by the U.S. airport authorities.
 

You can find additional information and recommendations for international travel to and from the United States of America here.

 

Please visit CDC’s (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website to check significant information.
 

3. From September 1, 2020, the U.S. Government requires all passengers traveling to the country, regardless of nationality, to provide the following data, for passenger screening purposes:

  • Full name
  • Address in the USA
  • Primary contact number
  • Secondary contact number
  • Email address

To provide your details, you must contact our Contact Center, by phone (+351) 296 209 720 or email info@sata.pt, a SATA Azores Airlines sales office or your travel agent.


Do not forget that to enter the United States of America, you must present a valid visa exemption.

Therefore, you must apply for a Travel Authorization at least 72 hours before your departure. You can do it electronically here.

 

Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities

1. Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.
This does not apply to:

  • nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
  • spouses of nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
  • parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
  • the unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
  • the child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
  • passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, D, E-1(as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
  • members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
  • passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of COVID-19;
  • passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
  • B1 crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew, and other similar crewmember actives;
  • students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland (Rep.), United Kingdom or Schengen Member States in the past 14 days.
     

2. Federal law requires each passenger two years old or older to wear a mask at all times, throughout the flight, including during boarding and deplaning. Refusing to wear a mask is a violation of federal law and may result in denial of boarding, removal from the aircraft, and/or penalties under federal law.

2.1. The requirement to wear a mask does not apply under the following circumstances:

  • When necessary to temporarily remove the mask for identity verification purposes;
  • While eating, drinking, or taking oral medications for brief periods. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted for eating or drinking; the mask must be worn between bites and sips;
  • While communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, when the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication;
  • When resorting to oxygen masks;
  • If unconscious (for reasons other than sleeping), incapacitated, unable to be awakened, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
     

3. Passengers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state or territory of their final destination. More information here.
 

4. Passports issued to nationals of Belarus which have expired between 30 April 2020 and 31 July 2020, are considered valid with an extension of 3 months.


This information is summarized and constantly updated, not exempting the full reading of the Official Entities' website here.
Please be advised that it is the passenger's sole responsibility to verify the necessary documentation and/or requirements and current COVID-19 restrictions in all countries of the itinerary, effective on the date of travel.

 

You can also find more relevant information here.

 

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COVID-19 screening test with negative result Mandatory
Completion of a questionnaire with health and travel information Mandatory
Need for prophylactic isolation / quarantine Mandatory

 

Mandatory information that passengers must provide

1. Passengers must inform the proper health authority of their address in Germany where they will be staying. To do so, passengers should digitally complete the Digital Registration on Entry, or use the Passenger Locator Card provided by the air carrier.

2. Passengers arriving from or who have been in the last 10 days before arrival in countries with high-risk incidence and variants of concern must register before departure at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de. You can check a continuously updated list of high-risk areas at www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete.

3. Passengers entering or transiting through Germany, except for passengers younger than 12 years old, must present to the airline, before boarding, a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than 48 hours before arrival, proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery.

3.1. Tests accepted are PCR, RT-LAMP and TMA.

3.2. The test result must be in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish.

3.3. Alternatively, passengers may present a positive COVID-19 PCR, RT-LAMP, or TMA test issued at least 28 days and no more than 6 months before arrival.

 

Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities

1. Temporary travel restrictions apply to all non-essential travel from third countries to Germany.
 

1.1. These travel restrictions do not apply to German citizens and residents of Germany, to passengers from EU member states, to citizens of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City, and member states of the European Economic Area, as well as to passengers who have recently resided and stayed in the following countries and regions:
Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Uruguay.
 

1.2. Entry into Germany is permitted to all passengers who have resided and last-stayed in third countries, provided they are fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Passengers under 12 years of age who have not yet been vaccinated may enter with proof of testing and accompanied by at least one fully vaccinated parent. Mandatory SARS-CoV-2 testing does not apply for children younger than 6 years.

A passenger is considered fully vaccinated under the following conditions:

  1. The vaccine must be listed on the website of the Paul-Ehrlich Institute.
  2. Passengers must have received all the necessary vaccination doses required for a complete protective vaccination, as listed on the website of the Paul-Ehrlich Institute.
  3. At least 14 days have elapsed since the last required vaccination, except for recovered persons.
  4. Passenger has not stayed in an area of variants of concern during the last 10 days.
  5. Passengers have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that you have been vaccinated with the full doses from AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure. The certificate must be in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish.
  6. Passengers have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, proving that they have received the first dose of vaccine from AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna, or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure, and a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 6 months before the first dose of vaccine. Certificates must be in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish.
  7. Passengers under 12 years old traveling accompanied by a parent with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that the parent received the first dose of vaccine from AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna, or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure, and with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 6 months before the first dose of vaccine. Certificates must be in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish.
  8. Passenger is a citizen of a state whose entry requirements are not subject to reciprocity. Reciprocity reservations currently exist for the following State: China.
     

1.2.1. Passengers must present a digital COVID certificate of the European Union (EU-DCC) or equivalent proof of vaccination before departure to the carrier, which must check it against an ID card or equivalent before boarding.

The vaccination certificate must contain at least the following information:

  1. Personal data of the vaccinated person (at least surname, first name, and date of birth),
  2. Date of vaccination,
  3. Number of vaccination doses,
  4. Name of the vaccine,
  5. Name of the disease against which vaccination was received, and
  6. Characteristics that indicate the person or institution responsible for carrying out the vaccination or issuing the certificate. For example, an official symbol or the name of the issuer.
  7. Accepted languages of proof of vaccination: German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.
     

1.3. Entry into Germany is permitted to all passengers from third countries who have an imperative reason for travel:

  1. EU citizens and third-country nationals with current right of residence in Germany,
  2. Healthcare workers, health researchers, and geriatric-care workers,
  3. Skilled and highly qualified foreign workers if their employment is necessary from an economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed abroad,
  4. Freight transport and other transport personnel,
  5. Seasonal workers in agriculture,
  6. Seafarers,
  7. Foreign national students, trainees, volunteers,
  8. Persons immigrating into Germany to join their families and visits for urgent family reasons or short-term visits of core family members (husband/wife, minor children, parents of minor children) or unmarried partners in a relationship with German nationals, EU citizens, and third-country nationals with current right of residence in Germany or joint short-term visits of couples (third-country national and German national / EU citizen) residing together in a third country for significant reasons,
  9. Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons,
  10. Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel, and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions,
  11. Ethnic German resettlers,
  12. Passengers in transit.
     

1.4. Entry from third countries into Germany for the sole purpose of onward travel to another EU/Schengen state is permitted. The following conditions apply:

  1. The time spent in Germany is limited to the duration required for direct transit to the destination state,
  2. The third-country national is permitted to enter the destination state per Annex I or Annex II of the Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of 30 June 2020 or an individual confirmation of the granting of entry issued by the destination state.
  3. The third country is not designated as an area of variants of concern.
     

Under these conditions, entering by air and onward travel to the country of destination by land is also permitted.

It is the passenger’s responsibility to prove the right of entry into the country of destination and the travel route if controls occur.
 

2. Passengers arriving from or who have been in a country or area considered to be a risk area in the 10 days before arrival in the Federal Republic of Germany must:
 

2.1. Register on arrival: Passengers who have been in an area considered a risk area must complete the digital registration at www.einreiseanmeldung.de and have the confirmation with them when arriving in Germany. The confirmation will be checked by the airline before boarding and may also be checked by the Federal Police as part of their responsibilities as a border control agency.
 

2.2. Present proof: Passengers arriving in Germany after a stay in the last 10 days in a risk area must present a negative test result, proof of vaccination, or recovery. Without this proof, boarding will be denied.

Passengers arriving from or having been in the last 10 days in an area with variants of concern must have in their possession a negative test result, even if they have a vaccination or recovery certificate, and present this proof to the airline before boarding.

These proofs must be uploaded via the travel portal at einreiseanmeldung.de.
 

2.3. Undertake mandatory quarantine: Passengers who arrive from or have been in a risk area must go directly to their home or other accommodation at their destination on arrival and remain there in isolation for ten days.
Passengers who arrive from or have been in an area with variants of concern before arriving in Germany must remain in quarantine for 14 days.
 

2.3.1. Quarantine may be reduced on presentation of a new negative SARS-CoV-2 screening test result. For passengers arriving from or having been in a high incidence area before entering the country, the new test cannot be performed until the fifth day after arrival. For persons under 12 years of age, the quarantine automatically concludes at the end of the fifth day after entry.
If arriving from an area with variants of concern, the duration of quarantine may not be shortened unless the area in question is no longer listed at www.rki.de/risikogebiete. For now, the quarantine obligation is determined to last until September 30, 2021.

More information is available here.
 

3. Since each Federal State implements its regulations, you should inform yourself about the provisions in effect in the State that you are entering and/or staying in. The local health authority will monitor compliance with quarantine requirements. You can find the local health authority online at tools.rki.de/plztool/.
 

4. Even if test results are negative, passengers are legally required to contact the local health authority immediately, if they develop typical symptoms of a Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infection (shortness of breath, newly developed cough, fever, or loss of taste/smell) within 10 days of arrival. You can find the local health authority online at https://tools.rki.de/plztool.
 

5. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recommends the use of a protective mask from the age of 6 years. Within Germany, it is mandatory to wear one from the age of 6 years.


This information is summarized and constantly updated, not exempting the full reading of the Official Entities' website here.
Please be advised that it is the passenger's sole responsibility to verify the necessary documentation and/or requirements and current COVID-19 restrictions in all countries of the itinerary, effective on the date of travel.

 

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Valid Covid Certificate of Testing, Recovery or Vaccination with complete vaccination schedule, or negative RT-PCR or antigen test result Mandatory
Completion of a questionnaire with health and travel information Mandatory

 

Mandatory information that passengers must provides

Passengers must complete online the surveillance and health control form.

 

Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities

1. Passengers who intend to disembark in Cape Verde are required to present a negative RT-PCR test result, or a negative antigen (Ag-RDT) test result, or any other molecular test validated by the health authorities, carried out within a maximum period of 48 hours before boarding, under penalty of being denied boarding or entry into the country.

 

2. Accepted vaccines and certificate validity:

  • AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Sinopharm, Sputnik V (14 days from 2nd dose)
  • Johnson & Johnson (28 days from single dose)

 

Exceptions:

a) Passengers in transit or transfer, who do not cross the national border, are exempted from any molecular test (RT-PCR or other) or antigen test (Ag-RDT), without prejudice to compliance with other measures determined by health authorities.

b) Children under seven years of age.

 

3. In international air travel, verification of the ownership of a valid COVID Test, Recovery or Vaccination Certificate as a complete vaccination schedule or a negative RT-PCR or antigen test result is carried out at departure and arrival times, by airlines, health and airport authorities as a condition for boarding or disembarkation.

 

You can find more information here.

 

This information is summarized and constantly updated, not exempting the full reading of the Official Entities' website here.
Please be advised that it is the passenger's sole responsibility to verify the necessary documentation and/or requirements and current COVID-19 restrictions in all countries of the itinerary, effective on the date of travel.

 

 

Additional information for passengers traveling from Cape Verde to China

All passengers of Chinese and foreign nationality flying from Cape Verde to the People’s Republic of China as the final destination are required to perform a nucleic acid and IgM antibody test and, then, request from the Chinese Embassy in Cape Verde a green health code, with an HS symbol (for Chinese citizens) or a health declaration form, with an HDC symbol (for foreign citizens) before boarding the flight leaving Cape Verde, whether a direct or a connecting flight.

 

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COVID-19 screening test with negative result Mandatory
Completion of a questionnaire with health and travel information Mandatory
Need for prophylactic isolation / quarantine Applicable to passengers arriving from countries on the orange and red lists

 

Mandatory information that passengers must provide


If passengers are vaccinated:

Vaccinated passengers can travel to France with no restrictions linked to health conditions.

The measures applicable to vaccinated adults also apply to any minors accompanying them, whether they are vaccinated or not. Passengers can therefore travel with their underage children whether they are vaccinated or not, and they will not need to self-isolate. Unvaccinated children 12 years of age and older will need to have a negative result of a COVID-19 screening test before boarding.

 

Vaccinated passengers must present the following travel documents:

1. Proof of vaccination.

It will only be valid if it proves that the passenger is fully vaccinated, i.e.,

  • Seven days after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria and Covishield));
  • Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
  • Seven days after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).

Only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be accepted, i.e., Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), and AstraZeneca (Covishield).
 

To simplify travel of non-European passengers in France, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs set up a specific mechanism for issuing a COVID vaccine certificate of equivalence which is valid on French territory.
This system, available here, is open to non-European foreign nationals, tourists and students enrolled in French higher education establishments.
You can find more information here

2. A sworn declaration, that can be downloaded here, stating that:

  • passengers have no symptoms of COVID-19 infection;
  • to their knowledge, passengers have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days before their journey.

 

If passengers are not vaccinated

Depending on their circumstances, non-vaccinated passengers must complete and carry the following documents to board:

1. A sworn declaration, which can be downloaded here, stating that:

  • passengers have no symptoms of COVID-19 infection;
  • to their knowledge, passengers have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days before their journey;
  • If passengers are aged 12 years or older, they agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France;
  • Where applicable, passengers pledge to self-isolate for seven days;
  • For non-vaccinated passengers arriving from a red-listed country, passengers are aware that they will have to quarantine for ten days upon arrival in France.
     

2. An exempted international travel certificate for Metropolitan France, which can be downloaded here. Passengers must present this certificate to travel companies before using their travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea, and land, including by rail).
 

3. Proof of location of self-isolation, and where appropriate, access details for inspectors to carry out checks.

 

Passengers will not be allowed to board without these documents.

 

Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities


If passengers are vaccinated:

Vaccinated passengers can travel to France with no restrictions linked to health conditions.

The measures applicable to vaccinated adults also apply to any minors accompanying them, whether they are vaccinated or not. Passengers can therefore travel with their underage children whether they are vaccinated or not, and they will not need to self-isolate. Unvaccinated children 12 years of age and older will need to have a negative result of a COVID-19 screening test before boarding.
 

If passengers are not vaccinated:

A list of countries of departure has been drawn up based on health indicators. The lists of countries can be altered based on changes in the epidemic situation.
Check the countries on the "green", "orange" and "red" lists here.
 

Non-vaccinated passengers arriving from a green-listed country

1. Upon boarding, each passenger aged 12 years or older must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 72 hours before the flight.

For passengers traveling from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Spain, the Netherlands, or Portugal, the test must have been performed less than 24 hours before the flight.
 

If passengers have previously contracted COVID-19, instead of a negative test result, they may present a recovery certificate dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months before the date of arrival. A recovery certificate is a document issued to persons who have contracted COVID-19 upon a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test.
 

Exemptions:

  • Work-related trips, since the urgent or frequent nature of which makes them incompatible with these tests.

To avail of this exemption, passengers must have a document proving the reasons for their trip.
 

Non-vaccinated passengers arriving from an orange-listed country

1. Passengers can only travel to France if they have pressing grounds for travel. The list of pressing reasons is set out in the certificate of international travel drawn up by the Ministry of the Interior.
 

2. Each passenger aged 12 years or older must present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before departure.

For passengers arriving from the United Kingdom, the PCR or antigenic test must have been performed less than 24 hours before boarding.
If passengers have previously contracted COVID-19, instead of a negative test result, they may present a recovery certificate dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months before the date of arrival. A recovery certificate is a document issued to persons who have contracted COVID-19 upon a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test.
 

3. Passengers may be subject to a random test when arriving in France.
 

4. Passengers must pledge to self-isolate for seven days.

 

Non vaccinated passenger arriving from a red-listed country

1. Passengers can only travel to France if they have pressing grounds for travel. The list of pressing reasons is set out in the certificate of international travel drawn up by the Ministry of the Interior.
 

2. Upon boarding, each passenger aged 12 years or older must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before the flight.
If passengers have previously contracted COVID-19, instead of a negative test result, they may present a recovery certificate dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months before the date of arrival. A recovery certificate is a document issued to persons who have contracted COVID-19 upon a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test.
 

3. Passengers will be tested again when arriving in France.
 

4. Passengers will be subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine supervised by security forces.

 

Regardless of the place of departure, if passengers show symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival in France, they will be quarantined or placed and kept isolated by the authorities.

 

During their stay in France, passengers should download and activate the TousAntiCovid application, available here.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recommends using a protective mask from the age of 6 years. Its use is mandatory within France from the age of 11 years.

 

This information is summarized and constantly updated, not exempting the full reading of the Official Entities' website here.

 

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