Azores Travel with Covid-19 Rules

 Everything you need to know about visiting the Azores now 

 

We don't know about you, but after months of lockdown, confinement and travel bans, the first thing we'll want to do is get outdoors and stretch our legs. Fresh air, sunshine, and nature have never been more treasured than they are now, and the Azores are a destination that provide all those essentials in one dreamy island escape. But before you book your tickets and pack your bags for paradise, here are some important details you should be aware of regarding traveling in the Covid-19 era. 

 

Rules & requirements to enter the Azores 

 

Covid-19 Inter-Island Rules & Requeriments for Visitors in the Azores

NEGATIVE COVID-19 RT-PCR TEST

Visitors heading to the Azores, from areas considered to be areas of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus must provide, before boarding, proof of a negative test for SARS- CoV2 made within 72 hours prior to arrival, in digital or papel format as long as issued by a certified national or international laboratory. Boarding will be denied if this proof is not presented. 

Click here to find out which are the exceptions of the mandatory test proof.

 

VISITORS STAYING FOR 7 OR MORE DAYS IN THE AZORES

Visitors that plan to spend 7 or more days in the Azores will be required to take a SARS- CoV2 RT-PCR test on the 6th day of their stay. Visitors should contact the health authority of the municipality in which they will be staying to find out more information about where their test will be administered -- simple and easy to follow instructions will be provided upon arrival, so no need to worry! The test is covered by the Azores Government. 

We advise you to fill the Health Form upon arrival at the Azores online.

 

VISITORS STAYING FOR 13 OR MORE DAYS IN THE AZORES

For visitors that plan to spend 13 or more days in the Azores it will also be required to take a SARS-CoV2 RT-PCR test on the 12th day of their stay

 

TRAVELLING FROM ONE AZORES ISLAND TO ANOTHER

Passengers boarding at the airports of the islands classified as high or medium risk, where active community transmission exists bound for any of the other islands of the archipelago* must present an evidence, in digital or paper form, of a document issued by a certified national or international laboratory, attesting to the conducting a SARS-CoV-2 screening test with a Negative result, performed by the RT-PCR methodology, within 72 hours before the flight departs.

We advise you to fill the Health Form upon arrival at the Azores online.

Click here to find out which certified labs partnered with the Azores Regional Government for this purpose.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this information is quickly changing, so make sure you check it on the official website here

 

TRAVELLING FROM MADEIRA OR MAINLAND PORTUGAL TO THE AZORES

The same rules apply, but you can take a SARS-CoV 2 RT-PCR test for free. Click here to find out which certified labs convened with the Azores Government for this matter. 



Important information for your Azores vacations now 

 

What to-now about the Covid-19 Rules before you travel to the Azores
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Mask Requirements

 It is mandatory to wear a mask in all enclosed and outdoor public spaces.

 

Temperature Screening

It is mandatory to have your temperature checked at the entrance of some places, such as shops, hotels, restaurants, etc.

 

Don’t forget

Sanitize your hands regularly and often, especially when entering and leaving public places. Also take care to respect and adhere to respiratory and social distancing etiquette while enjoying the beauty of the Azores.

 

Information you should know when you are in the Azores

 

Helpful Contact Information

National Health Line: 808 24 24 24 

Azores Health Line: 808 24 60 24

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