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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Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities


1. There are currently no public health control measures for all passengers traveling to the Azores.
 

2. 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, available 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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Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities

1. There are currently no restrictions for passengers entering the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
 

2. The use of masks is recommended in the following contexts:

  1. By more vulnerable persons, namely persons with chronic diseases or states of immunosuppression at increased risk for severe COVID-19, whenever at increased risk of exposure;
  2. By persons in contact with more vulnerable persons.
     

3. Visitors who are or become infected with SARS-CoV-2, with symptoms, and sick with COVID-19 should be confined for five days in the home or hotel where they are staying, at their own expense, returning to the community on the 6th day if they are symptom-free, without the need for a rapid antigen test (TRAg) to screen for SARS-CoV-2 infection.
 

3.1. Asymptomatic visitors with positive result from the RAT test for SARS-CoV-2 infection do not require isolation, but must wear masks to access, circulate or remain indoors and outdoors, in all activities of daily life, and may not visit establishments belonging to the health, social, education and civil protection sectors for a period of five days.
 

4. Visitors, regardless of their vaccination status, with a body temperature of 38 °C or higher, are entitled to a free rapid antigen test (RAT) to screen for SARS-CoV-2 infection, to be performed at the entities that signed the protocol with the Regional Government (ACIF).
 

5. Visitors are recommended to comply with sanitary rules in enclosed spaces, namely hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
 

6. Visitors are recommended to use the app S-Alerta Cidadão, so that their self-management of care continues to contribute to the monitoring of the pandemic in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, in collaboration with the health authorities.

 

These guidelines do not exempt the careful reading of the Regional Government Council Resolution No. 783/2022 of August 26, 2022.

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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Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities


1. There are currently no public health control measures for all passengers traveling to mainland Portugal.

 

For more information, refer to the Council of Ministers Resolution No. 73-A/2022 of August 26, 2022.


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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1. Mandatory information that passengers must provide


1.1. Unvaccinated foreign passengers will not be permitted to enter Canada unless they meet one of the few exemptions.
Check here if you qualify for the exemptions.

 

1.2. All passengers five years of age or oldermust provide proof of one of the following accepted types of test results:

  • Proof of a COVID-19 negative molecular test result, performed by one of the accepted methodologies, within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of the flight to Canada; or
  • Proof of a negative result from a professionally administered or observed antigen test taken outside of Canada no more than 1 day before the scheduled flight to Canada; or
  • Proof of a previous positive test result taken between 10 and 180 days. Counting starts the day after the test.
     

1.2.1. Exceptions:

  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French, or accompanied by a certified English or French translation.
  • Passengers with proof of positive COVID-19 molecular test result taken between 10 and 180 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Counting begins the day after the test.
     

1.2.2. Molecular 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.
 

1.2.3. The antigen test must be administered or observed by a laboratory or testing provider. Phrases indicating a test is an antigen test could include, but is not limited to:

  • rapid antigen test
  • viral antigen test
  • diagnostic immunoassay
  • lateral flow test (LFT)
  • also could be noted as an Antigen Chromatographic Digital Immunoassay, Antigen Chemiluminescence Immunoassay, or Antigen Lateral Flow Fluorescence
     

1.2.4. The documentation of the negative laboratory COVID-19 test result must include the following data elements:

  1. the person’s name and date of birth;
  2. the name and civic address of the laboratory that administered the test;
  3. the date the specimen was collected, and the test method used; and
  4. the test result.

 

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 passengers 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 10 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.
     

Passengers must:

  • provide one of the accepted types of tests;
  • keep proof of the test results for the 14-day period that begins on the day they enter Canada.

 

1.3. When entering Canada, passengers five years of age and older will be subject to take an arrival COVID-19 test before exiting the airport.

For a quicker testing experience upon arrival in Toronto, avoiding lengthy lines and delays in processing, 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.

There is no fee for the arrival test.

 

1.3.1. Unvaccinated passengers eligible to enter Canada are required to test on arrival, on Day 8 and quarantine for 14 days. They must remain in quarantine until the expiry of the 14-day period that begins on the day on which they enter Canada, or until receipt of a negative test result from the arrival COVID-19 molecular test, whichever comes first.
 

1.3.2. Fully vaccinated passengers will be randomly selected for arrival testing and won’t be required to quarantine while awaiting their test result.

 

You can find more information here.

 

1.4. 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.

 

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

1.4.1. All international air travelers who enter Canada at Toronto Airport and Montreal Airport must complete the Advanced CBSA Declaration before their arrival in Canada, following the prompt on the receipt page obtained after entering their mandatory travel and health information in ArriveCAN.
Using the Advance CBSA Declaration feature within ArriveCAN let passengers make a customs and immigration declaration up to 72 hours in advance of flying into Canada, giving them a faster border experience. Submitting the declaration in advance will save time when they arrive at the airport. Find out more here.

 

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 that they know to be false or misleading.

 


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. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate uploaded in ArriveCAN showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French, or accompanied by a certified English or French translation.
Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Medicago Covifenz, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted.
This does not apply to:

  • Nationals of Canada;
  • Permanent residents of Canada;
  • 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 an authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for compassionate entry;
  • Passengers with a Canadian Refugee Travel Document or a Single Journey Document for Resettlement to Canada;
  • Passengers younger than 18 years traveling with their vaccinated parents or guardians;
  • Passengers with an application for permanent residence. They must have a written notice issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • Nationals of Ukraine and their immediate family members with a Canadian Temporary Resident Permit or a Canadian Temporary Resident Visa.

 

2.2. Passengers must have:

  • a negative molecular COVID-19 test taken outside of Canada at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct 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; or
  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most one day before departure of the last direct flight to Canada.
This does not apply to:
  • Passengers younger than 5 years;
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French, or accompanied by a certified English or French translation. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Medicago Covifenz, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted.
  • Passengers with a positive molecular COVID-19 test taken at least 10 days and at most 180 days before departure of the last direct 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.

More details can be found here.

 

2.3. Passengers must submit their information electronically, at most 72 hours before arrival, through the ArriveCAN app or the website. Passengers must present an ArriveCAN receipt before boarding.
Passengers on international flights to Toronto and Montreal must also complete the Advanced CBSA Declaration, available on the ArriveCAN app.
 

2.3.1. National and permanent residents of Canada and passengers exempt from the vaccination requirement are allowed to enter without an ArriveCAN receipt. Such passengers could be subject to additional measures, e.g. COVID-19 test upon and after arrival, quarantine, and fines.

 

2.4. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.

This does not apply to:

  • Passengers younger than 12 years traveling with their fully vaccinated parents or guardians;
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival. The certificate must be in English or French or be accompanied by a certified translation to English or French. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Medicago Covifenz, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted.

 

More details can be found here.

 

2.5. Passengers five years of age or older are subject to a COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival.

  • More details for vaccinated passengers here.
  • More details for unvaccinated passengers 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. 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.

 

2.7. Passengers may be denied boarding on flights to Canada if:

  • they exhibit a fever and a cough, or a fever and breathing difficulties;
  • they have COVID-19, or they have had it within the previous 10 days, or they have reasonable grounds to suspect that they have COVID-19 or have developed signs and symptoms of COVID-19 within the previous 10 days; or
  • in the case of a flight departing from Canada, they are the subject of a mandatory quarantine order resulting from recent travel or from a local or provincial public health order.

 

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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Mandatory information that passengers must provide

 

1. All passengers 18 years of age or older non-US citizens, non-US nationals, not legal permanent residents of the US, or traveling to the United States on a non-US immigrant visa, must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling to the United States from a foreign country. Only limited exceptions apply. Learn more about this requirement here.
 

1.1. Passengers with U.S. citizenship or nationality, who are legal permanent residents of the U.S., or who are traveling to the United States on a U.S. immigrant visa are not required to provide proof of vaccination, but it is recommended that they stay home and self-quarantine for five full days after travel.
 

2. All passengers with 2 years old or older non-US citizens, non-US nationals, not legal permanent residents of the US, or traveling to the United States on a non-US immigrant visa must complete and print the following attestation form before departure, which must be given to the airline when boarding the flight to the United States of America.
 

 

Further information and clarifications can be found here.


Do not forget that you must present a valid visa exemption to enter the United States of America. 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 entering or transiting through the USA must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. Passengers’ details (e.g., name and date of birth) in the certificate must match those stated in the passport/travel document. Vaccines accepted are:

  • AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), CanSinoBIO (Convidecia), Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP), and Sinovac. A combination of these vaccines is accepted if administered at least 17 days apart.

    This does not apply to:
    • Nationals of the USA;
    • Residents of the USA;
    • Passengers younger than 18;
    • Passengers with an immigrant visa;
    • Passengers with a letter issued by a doctor proving that the passenger is medically unable to receive the vaccine;
    • Passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3 (as a foreign government official or immediate family member of an official), E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 (or seeking to enter as a nonimmigrant in one of those NATO classifications);
    • Passengers with a letter of invitation or other official document, issued by the USA, by other government or by the United Nations, traveling on duty;
    • Nationals of Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eritrea, Haiti, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, and Yemen, with a visa issued by the USA, excluding B-1 and B-2 visas;
    • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, their spouses, and children younger than 18 years;
    • Merchant seamen with a C, D, C1/D, B1, H, or L visas;
    • Nationals of Ukraine with an approved Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) authorization.
       

More details can be found here.

 

2. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation or self-quarantine.
This does not apply to:

  • Passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate proving recovery in the past 90 days;
  • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. Passengers’ details (e.g., name and date of birth) in the certificate must match those stated in the passport/travel document.
    Vaccines accepted are:
    • AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), CanSinoBIO (Convidecia), Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP), and Sinovac. A combination of these vaccines is accepted if administered at least 17 days apart.

More details can be found here.

 

3. Passengers aged 2 years or older should properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator in indoor areas of public transportation (which includes airplanes and buses) and transportation hubs (including airports), especially in locations that are crowded or poorly ventilated, such as airport jetways.

 

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

 

5. Nationals of the USA are allowed to enter with an expired passport. This does not apply to emergency passports which must be valid on arrival.

 

6. DV visas issued in September 2020 that expired are accepted for entry.


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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Restrictions and prevention measures applied by the authorities

As of September 15, 2022, it is no longer required to present a valid COVID Certificate or a negative screening test result on international flights to Cape Verde.

 

For more information, refer to the Council of Ministers Resolution No 84/2022 of September 14.

 

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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You can find updated information on the Official Entities' website here.

 

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