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

 

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All passengers traveling to the Archipelago of the Azores must fill out the questionnaire of the Regional Health Authority within 72 hours before their departure. After completing the questionnaire, they will receive a code that they must use to identify themselves before the Health Authority upon landing.

 

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.*
Passengers who, upon arrival, have a negative test performed at the origin will be exempt from prophylactic isolation and will benefit from an incentive granted by the Regional Government of the Azores. Learn more here.
They 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;
     
  2. Passengers presenting the valid EU digital COVID recovery certificate 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. When the stay on any island of the archipelago extends for seven days or more, the passenger must, on the 6th day from the date of the first screening test to SARS-CoV-2, contact the health authority of the municipality in which he/she resides or is staying to conduct a new screening test for SARS-CoV-2, sponsored by the local health authority, whose result will be communicated to him/her by the means assumed by that authority.
 

4. 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


Mandatory information that passengers must provide

All passengers traveling between the islands of the archipelago of the Azores must complete and present to the health authorities, upon arrival, the Traveler's Declaration, available in the following languages:

Failure to complete and deliver the declaration upon arrival at the destination airport may result in delays in the health control procedure.

 

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 fifty 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 test 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.
     

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. When the stay on any island of the archipelago extends for seven days or more, the passenger must, on the 6th day from the date of the screening test to SARS-CoV-2, contact the health authority of the municipality in which he/she resides or is staying to conduct a new screening test for SARS-CoV-2, sponsored by the local health authority, whose result will be communicated to him/her by the means assumed by that authority.
 

4. This is not mandatory in the following situations:

  • • Passengers who present a valid EU digital COVID vaccination certificate as of July 1, 2021;
  • • Passengers presenting the valid EU digital COVID recovery certificate 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.

4.1. 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. 183/2021 of July 23, 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.

    Exceptions:
    • a) Children under 11 years of age;
       
    • b) Passengers who have a medical document certifying that the bearer has recovered from COVID-19 upon landing in the Autonomous Region of Madeira or a document certifying that the bearer has been vaccinated against COVID-19 under the recommended plan and respecting the activation period of the immune system.
       
     
  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
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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:
 

  • 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, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, People's Republic of China, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of South Korea, Serbia, Singapore, Ukraine, South Korea, and Taiwan, and the United States of America, 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 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, Brazil, India, Nepal or the United Kingdom 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, Nepal, and the United Kingdom 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 arriving from the United Kingdom with proof of vaccination carried out in the UK attesting to the holder's complete 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. Passengers on essential travel whose period of stay on national territory, attested by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours;
     
  3. Passengers traveling on essential trips for events organized by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, regardless of the duration of their stay;
     
  4. 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 Section III (Articles 19 to 22) of the Council of Ministers Resolution No. 74-A/2021, with the amendments made by the Council of Ministers Resolution Nº. 91-A/2021, and Order No. 7374_E_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 the end 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

 

1. Mandatory information that passengers must provide

  • 1.1. All passengers five years of age and older, regardless of nationality or citizenship, must submit a negative COVID-19 screening test result, performed by the PCR or RT-LAMP methodologies, within 72 hours before flight departure to Canada.
     
  • 1.2. All passengers five years of age and older will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport and another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period.

    All 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 your arrival in Toronto, passengers must pre-register before they arrive in Toronto at www.switchhealth.ca.  
     
  • 1.3. Before departure for Canada, passengers must reserve a 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel in the city which they first arrive in Canada, where they must stay for up to 3 nights, at their own cost, while they await the outcome of their arrival test. If they receive a negative result from their arrival test, they will be allowed to proceed to their destination or their place of quarantine.

    Passengers will be able to choose from the listed hotel locations where they wish to stay and book in advance of departure. The price includes costs associated with the room, food, cleaning, infection prevention and control measures, security, and transportation.

    Hotel stopover bookings are managed by American Express Global Business Travel and available by phone only. To book your mandatory 3-night hotel stopover, call 1-613-830-2992.

    You can find the list of government-authorized hotels and more information on the COVID-19 mandatory hotel stopover here.
     
    It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure that they have a confirmed booking in a government-authorized accommodation before boarding a flight to Canada. Failure to provide evidence of prepaid accommodation at a government-authorized hotel before travel may result in enforcement action in Canada, including a fine of $3,000.

    For more information, please visit www.canada.ca.
     
  • 1.4. Any person traveling to Canada, regardless of nationality or citizenship, must, before boarding a flight to the country, provide their travel and contact information, quarantine plan, and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment digitally through the ArriveCAN mobile application, available at the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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

    Travelers who do not submit the required information digitally before boarding their flight could be subject to enforcement action, which can range from verbal warnings to a $1,000 fine.

    For more information, or if you require assistance, visit Canada.ca/ArriveCAN.
     
  • 1.5. Before boarding an aircraft for a flight to Canada, all passengers must complete a health check by submitting a questionnaire and consent forms.
    • 1.5.1 Every passenger must confirm to the airline that they understand they may be subject to measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 defined by the federal, provincial, or territorial governments on arrival at their destination.
    • 1.5.2. Foreign nationals must confirm to the airline that, to the best of their knowledge, they are not prohibited from entering Canada in compliance with an order made under section 58 of the Quarantine Act.
    • 1.5.3. A competent adult may provide the confirmations on behalf of a person who does not have the ability or competence to do so.
    • 1.5.4. Passengers may be liable to a monetary penalty, up to $5,000, if they provide answers concerning the health check or confirmations they know to be false or misleading.
       

Check the full process of entry into Canada, effective February 22, 2021, here.
Additional information can be found here.

 

 

Starting on July 5: Exemptions for fully vaccinated passengers who meet specific conditions

Passengers may qualify for certain exemptions to quarantine and testing requirements if they:

Passengers who meet the requirements may be exempt from:

  • quarantine;
  • hotel stopover;
  • day-8 testing requirement.

Children under the age of 18 who are not fully vaccinated, or dependent adults who are traveling with fully vaccinated passengers:

  • must quarantine for 14 days;
  • must follow all testing requirements (unless under the age of 5);
  • are not required to stay at a government-authorized hotel;

 

Travel restrictions on who can enter Canada remain in place.

Foreign nationals (including U.S. citizens) coming to Canada for non-essential reasons will be refused entry.

Find out if you can enter Canada.

 

Determine if fully vaccinated

To be considered fully vaccinated, passengers must:

  • be eligible to enter Canada;
  • have received the complete series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines;
  • have received the last dose at least 14 days before the day they enter Canada;
  • upload their proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN.

Accepted vaccines:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine;
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine;
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine;
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine - single dose.

If passengers received their vaccines outside Canada, it’s still accepted but proof of vaccination must be uploaded digitally in ArriveCAN and must only be in French or English or certified translation into French or English.

 

Entry requirements for the fully vaccinated exemption

 

Pre-entry test required

Fully vaccinated passengers must follow the entry requirements.

All passengers 5 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. A test is not required to fly within Canada.

There are no exemptions to pre-entry testing for fully vaccinated passengers.

Passengers must take a test within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of their flight to Canada. Airlines will refuse boarding to passengers who are unable to provide a valid molecular test result.

  • If they have a connecting flight:
  • the test must be conducted within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of the last direct flight to Canada
  • passengers may need to schedule the test in the transit city

All passengers must:

  • provide one of the accepted types of tests, not an antigen test;
  • maintain proof of their test results for 14 days, counting from the day they enter Canada.

 

Quarantine plan

Passengers must have a suitable quarantine plan where they can stay for at least 14 days. This is required even if seeking the fully vaccinated exemption.

The final determination is made by a government representative at the airport based on the information presented at entry into Canada. Passengers must, therefore, be prepared to quarantine for 14 days, in case they:

  • are symptomatic;
  • don’t meet the requirements.

If passengers do not meet the requirements, they will be asked to follow the instructions provided by the government representative.
If passengers meet all the requirements, they will not need to complete the federal quarantine.

 

Provinces and territories may have their border measures, as well as public health guidelines, so passengers must check for the most up-to-date travel requirements for the province or territory of destination.

Provincial and territorial restrictions

 

Arrival testing

Passengers should register in advance for their test to save time at the airport.
Passengers must follow the instructions provided upon entry to Canada to complete their arrival (day 1) test. Airports and some land borders have on-site testing or sample observation services where passengers can perform their test before continuing to their destination.
If passengers receive a home test kit instead, they must complete it on the day they arrive and send it to the lab following the provided instructions.
If the arrival test is negative, passengers must:

  • follow local public health measures
  • maintain a list of all close contacts for the first 14 days in Canada
  • keep copies of their proof of vaccination for 14 days

If the arrival test is positive, passengers must:

  • isolate themselves from others right away
  • await contact by the local public health authority
  • follow instructions
  • maintain copies of their proof of vaccination for 14 days

Passengers who meet the conditions for the fully vaccinated exemption should meet all requirements. (https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/entering-canada-checklist)  

 

Proof of vaccination

Passengers must use ArriveCAN to enter their proof of vaccination, quarantine, and travel information.

If passengers do not provide the required information in ArriveCAN before arriving in Canada, they will not be considered for the exemption, even if they meet all the other requirements.

 

In ArriveCAN, passengers must provide:

  • the details of their first dose (date, country, and vaccine they received)
  • the details of their second dose if one was required (i.e., for Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines)
  • photo or PDF file of the record of each dose of their vaccination, such as receipts, cards, or confirmations:
  • if they received two doses, and they are both recorded on a single card or PDF, upload that same image or file for dose 1 and again for dose 2.
  • file formats accepted: PDF, PNG, JPEG, or JPG
  • maximum file size for upload: each image upload has a 2 MB size limit
  • preferred file format: if passengers received a PDF file of their vaccination record, upload the PDF rather than an image since the PDF is clearer and easier to read
  • these must be in English, French, or a certified translation into English or French

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 the arrival test before continuing to the place of quarantine;
  • complete a quarantine period of at least 14 days;
  • complete a second test on day 8 of quarantine

The final determination of the vaccination status will be made upon arrival in Canada. Passengers must bring a digital or paper copy of their proof(s) of vaccination with them.

 

Use ArriveCAN - download the mobile app or sign in online.

 

No exceptions for partially vaccinated passengers

There are no exemptions from testing, hotel stopover, or quarantine for passengers who have not received the complete series of a vaccine or a combination of vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada.

Violating any instructions provided when you enter Canada is an offense under the Quarantine Act and could lead to up to six months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines.


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.

 

2. Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities

  • 2.1. Only passengers under these conditions can enter Canada:
    • Nationals of Canada.
    • Passengers arriving from the USA, traveling for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
    • Permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
    • Persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.
    • Protected persons under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
    • Permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions, but who had not yet traveled to Canada.
    • Persons who are exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members.
    • Immediate family members of nationals and permanent residents of Canada authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with them (more information and documentation here. Immediate family members include the spouse or common-law partner of the person; a dependent child of the person or the person's spouse or common-law partner; a dependent child of a dependent child of the person or the person's spouse or common-law partner; the parent or stepparent of the person or the person's spouse or common-law partner; or the guardian or tutor of the person.
    • Extended family members of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who holds a statutory declaration attesting to their relationship with the Canadian citizen or permanent resident and is authorized in writing by an officer designated under subsection 6(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to enter Canada. More information here;
    • The holders of a valid work permit or study permit;
    • Persons whose application for a work permit was approved under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and received written notice of the approval when the travel restrictions took effect, but who have not yet been issued the permit;
    • Persons who seek to enter Canada to attend an institution listed here ), and the immediate family members of those persons, if the persons hold a valid student permit as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, if the persons may apply for a study permit when entering Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, or if the persons’ application for a study permit has been approved under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and they received written notice of the approval when the travel restrictions took effect but have not yet been issued the permit;
    • Persons permitted to work in Canada as a student in a health field under paragraph 186(p) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations;
    • Persons permitted to work in Canada as a provider of emergency services under paragraph186(t) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations;
    • Licensed health care professionals with proof of employment in Canada;
    • Persons who seek to enter Canada to deliver, maintain, or repair medically necessary equipment or devices;
    • Persons who seek to enter Canada to donate or make medical deliveries of stem cells, blood and blood products, tissues, organs, or other body parts that are required for patient care in Canada during the validity of the Order or within a reasonable period of time after the expiry of the Order;
    • Persons who enter Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health to assist in the COVID-19 response.
    • Workers in the marine transportation sector who are essential for the movement of goods by vessel, as defined in section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and who seeks to enter Canada to perform their duties in that sector;
    • Persons who seek to enter Canada to take up a post as a diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies, or of any intergovernmental organization of which Canada is a member, and the immediate family members of those persons;
    • Persons who arrive through an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defense.
    • Members of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members.
    • Protected persons, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
    • French citizens who reside in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.
    • Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada.
    • Persons whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
       
  • 2.2. Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits, and religious functions. This does not apply to:
     
    • Nationals of Canada.
    • Permanent residents of Canada.
    • Persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.
       
  • 2.3. All foreign national boarding an aircraft for a flight to Canada may be prohibited from entering Canada following any of the Emergency Orders made under the Quarantine Act Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Prohibition of Entry into Canada from any Country Other than the United States) and Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Quarantine, Isolation and Other Obligations).
     
  • 2.4. Passengers may not be permitted to board if:
     
    • they exhibit a fever and a cough or a fever and breathing difficulties unless they provide a medical certificate attesting that their symptoms are not related to COVID-19;
    • they have, or suspect that they have, COVID-19;
    • they have been denied permission to board an aircraft in the previous 14 days for a medical reason related to COVID-19;
    • in the case of a flight departing in Canada, they are the subject of a mandatory quarantine order resulting from recent travel or as a result of a local or provincial public health order.
       
    • 2.4.1. If passengers knowingly provide any false or misleading information about their health, they may be subject to a monetary penalty, up to $5,000.
       
  • 2.5. All passengers must submit to a temperature screening before boarding.
     
    • 2.5.1. If the first temperature screening indicates that the passenger has an elevated temperature (temperature 38° C or greater), the screening authority must conduct a second temperature screening, following a rest period of 10 minutes, using equipment that complies with the Transport Canada standard and following the standard procedures.
    • 2.5.2. An exception applies to those less than two years old and those with a medical certificate attesting that their elevated temperature and/or other symptoms are not related to COVID-19.
    • 2.5.3. Every person, other than a crew member, may not be permitted to board an aircraft for a flight originating in Canada and must not enter a restricted area at any airport in Canada for a period of 14 days if the temperature screening indicates that they have an elevated temperature unless they provide a medical certificate certifying that their raised temperature is not related to COVID-19.
       
      Additional information can be found here.
       
  • 2.6. 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, unless they have a medical certificate stating that they can’t wear one. Otherwise, they may be fined up to $5,000.
    Check which masks or facial covers are accepted and allowed by the Canadian authorities here and 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 is not able to 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.
       
  • 2.7. Passengers must arrive at one of the following airports: Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR).
     
  • 2.8. Anyone who receives a negative COVID-19 screening test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full mandatory 14-day quarantine.
    For a quarantine location to be considered suitable, passengers cannot stay with risk groups, including people who work in hospitals or long-term care facilities, adults over the age of 65, or those who are immunocompromised or at risk for more severe disease outcomes. Also, passengers must avoid all contact with others in their household with whom they did not travel.

 


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
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 risk countries 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 6 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 antigen and PCR. and TMA.

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

 

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 to passengers who have resided and last stayed in the following countries and regions:
Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macao, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, USA.
 

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. The 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. 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 https://tools.rki.de/plztool.
 

3. 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.
 

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

 

Mandatory information that passengers must provides

Passengers must complete online the surveillance and health control form.

 


Before departure, incoming travelers must register at the online electronic platform EASE. Registration shall be preferably done five days before the travel date, and it consists of the submission of passport details and other relevant information such as arrival and departure dates, flight number, and place of accommodation.

 

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 72 hours before boarding, under penalty of being denied boarding or entry into the country.

 

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.

 

2. Upon arrival in Cape Verde, passengers must undergo a sanitary screening at the entrance of the terminal and, if they have a fever, they must be immediately referred to an isolation space, where they will be subjected to a second temperature screening. If the evaluation of the situation justifies it, they should be subject to a new for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus by the competent national entities.

 

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 be tested or self-isolated.

 

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).
 

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 be tested or self-isolated.
 

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.
 

Non-vaccinated passengers arriving from a green-listed country

Countries in the European space (European Union, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, and Switzerland), and Albania, Australia, Bosnia, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and Vanuatu.
 

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, 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

Every country in the world, except those on the green list and red list.
 

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.
 

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

Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tunisia, Uruguay, and Zambia
 

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.
 

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

 

Mandatory information that passengers must provide

1. All passengers 2 years of age and older traveling to Bermuda must apply for a Travel Authorization, both visitors and residents, 1 to 3 days before departure and cannot travel to Bermuda without an approved Travel Authorization. Submission of a Travel Authorization within 24 hours before the travel date will not be approved.

1.1. Travel Authorization applications are vetted between 9 AM and 8 PM daily, before approval (see the requirements and the process here). Emergency Travel Authorizations may be issued on the day of travel by the COVID-19 Helpline on +1 (441) 444-2498. If the Travel Authorization is not approved before the flight, the passenger cannot travel to Bermuda.

IMPORTANT: By applying for a Travel Authorization, visitors and residents agree to comply with Bermuda's quarantine and public health laws instructions at all times, including wearing a Traveler Wristband. If you test positive at any time you shall self-isolate for 14 days at your accommodation, at your cost. If you are a close contact of a positive person, you will self-quarantine for 14 days, at your cost. By purchasing a Travel Authorization, you agree to comply with Bermuda's laws designed to protect residents and visitors from COVID-19 spread.
 

1.2. Passengers who fail to complete the Travel Authorization form before their trip to Bermuda must do so on arrival upon payment of a $1,000.00 fine.

2. To obtain approval of a Travel Authorization, passengers must submit proof of a valid negative PCR test to Covid-19 performed no more than 4 days before arrival. (For example, a pre-arrival Covid-19 PCR test performed on July 4 will be valid for arrival in Bermuda until July 8). Requirements for a valid test can be found here.
Passengers must upload their vaccination certificates and the results of their PCR tests on the Travel Authorization. The Travel Authorization will be considered incomplete and will be rejected if the required documents are not uploaded.

 

Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities

1. All visiting passengers aged 2 years or older must perform a PCR test, with a negative result, within four days before arrival in Bermuda.

2. Resident passengers, 2 years of age or older, are strongly encouraged to have a PCR test to COVID-19, with a negative result, performed within four days before arrival.
 

3. Immunized residents 2 years of age and older without a test before arrival must quarantine for the first 4 days in Bermuda until a negative test result is obtained on day 4.
 

4. Immunized residents and visitors, 2 years of age and older, must also retest at days 4, 8, and 14 while in Bermuda.

5. The requirements for a valid test can be found here.

Passengers who have been in, or traveled from, Brazil, India or South Africa during the 14 days before they arrive in Bermuda must quarantine at a Quarantine Hotel at their own expense for 14 days.

 

Vaccinated passengers:

A passenger is considered immunized if they have received the full course* of a vaccine from:

  • Pfizer BioNTech,
  • AstraZeneca,
  • Serum Institute of India,
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson,
  • Moderna

*Full course of a vaccine means a COVID-19 vaccine administered according to the manufacturer’s recommendation or the recommendation of a stringent regulatory body** recognized by the Ministry of Health, with at least 14 days since the last dose. E.g., if the second vaccination is on June 7, a person is considered immunized as of June 21.
**US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA); European Medicines Agency, Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO)

Vaccinated passengers must carry proof of their immunization which may be their signed immunization card or a Vaccination Certificate. A copy of their vaccination certificate must be uploaded as part of completing the Travel Authorization form.

 

Unvaccinated passengers:

Unvaccinated passengers arriving in Bermuda must quarantine upon arrival at a government-designated Quarantine Hotel at their expense for 14 days. Animals are not permitted to remain with travelers in a government-designated quarantine accommodation.

Travelers may request an exemption from the hotel quarantine requirement. If the hotel exemption request is approved, they must quarantine at a residence for 14 days and retest on Day 14.

Passengers exempted from hotel quarantine may be required to wear a quarantine bracelet and be supervised by the Royal Bermuda Regiment.

Additional information can be found 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.

 

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