Avisos e información

Travel restrictions and entry requirements

For some destinations it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival, verify below if this is needed in your case. For destinations that do not have an online form, passengers will be requested to fill out a form during the flight.

It is the passenger’s responsibility to comply with all government policies and entry requirements, for example the need to fill out forms and/or Covid-19 testing. Failure to do so may result in denied boarding for the flight or entry to the destination.

Please be aware that there are specific procedures for some destinations that can be verified hereAlways confirm information with official government agencies to ensure you are able to reach your destination.


Symptomatic passengers identified at the airport by public health authorities may be refused to continue their journey.

COVID TEST - Passengers traveling to Portugal

There are more and more countries and destinations to which TAP is flying to and from Portugal.

Find out here if you need to present a COVID test with a negative result to be able to travel to Portugal. 


  • Countries that are part of the European Union, associated with the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland) and the United Kingdom.
  • Countries whose epidemiological situation is in accordance with the recommendations regarding air connections with Portugal.


All TAP passengers (including Portuguese citizens and residents of Portugal) on flights from countries that are not part of the European Union, or that are not countries associated with the Schengen Area or from the United Kingdom or Canada, must present proof of RT-PCR testing for COVID-19, with a negative result, performed within 72 hours prior to the time of departure, or they will be denied boarding.
For example the United Stated of America and Brazil.

NOTE - The test must be a molecular RT-PCR test and rapid tests are not acceptable.


  • Passengers transferring in Portugal with a connecting flight outside of national territory are exempt from presenting the test as long as the connecting flight takes place on the same calendar day and they do not leave the boarding area within the airport;
  • Passengers of Portuguese nationality and passengers with legal residence in Portugal, on flights originating in African Portuguese speaking countries or any origin in a third country on repatriation or humanitarian flight
    • Will be allowed to board without proof of testing, however they will be tested upon arrival at the Portuguese airport, at their own expense, and must wait for the results at their residence (for reference, the test costs 100 €).
See detailed information here.

Portuguese national / resident in Portugal traveling from New York to Lisbon: Must present test to board
Foreign national traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon: Must present test to board
Foreign national traveling Sao Paulo – Lisbon – Madrid: No test required
Portuguese national / resident in Portugal traveling from Praia to Lisbon: Can take the test upon arrival
Portuguese passenger / resident in Portugal on a repatriation flight from Dakar to Lisbon: Can take the test upon arrival
Foreign national traveling from Luanda to Lisbon: Must present test to board
Portuguese national / resident in Portugal traveling from Dakar to Lisbon: Must present test to board.
Foreign national traveling from Dakar to Lisbon: Must present test to board

Mandatory use of face mask

Use of a face mask is mandatory on board all TAP flights. Therefore, all our passengers, aged over 6, must be equipped with one and guarantee that it is used during the entire duration of the journey.

The use of a face mask will only be exempted for passengers who are proven to have health problems that cannot use it. In these cases, prior to the flight and in order to travel, the passenger must have a medical authorization (MEDIF). Otherwise, boarding will be denied.

We also advise our passengers to inform themselves on specific regulations that may exist at their points of origin and destination, for example that fact that it is already compulsory at many airports to wear a face mask.

Restricciones de equipaje en los vuelos con destino/salida de Abiyán, Accra, Bissau, Dakar, Praia, São Vicente y Santo Tomé.

Debido a limitaciones de espacio en nuestros aviones durante algunos periodos del año, le informamos de que la compra de equipaje extra está restringida en viajes con los siguientes destinos:
  • Con destino a Abiyán, Accra, Bissau*, Dakar, Praia, São Vicente y Santo Tomé: 
    • Verano: del 13 de junio al 30 de agosto de 2020
    • Navidad: del 11 de diciembre de 2020 al 10 de enero de 2021*
    • Semana Santa:  del 19 de marzo al 4 de abril de 2021
  • Con salida de Abiyán y Accra:
    • Verano: del 13 de junio al 13 de septiembre de 2020
    • Año nuevo: del 26 de diciembre de 2020 al 10 de enero de 2021
    • Semana Santa: del 5 de abril de 2021 al 12 de abril de 2021
*Nota: El destino final Bisáu se adelantará para el período navideño con un embargo a partir del 16 de noviembre de 2020.

Los viajes que tengan como destino Abiyán, Accra, Bissau, Dakar, Praia, Santo Tomé o San Vicente, o que partan de Abiyán, Accra o Lomé, no permitirán el exceso de equipaje (en peso o dimensiones) de la franquicia asociada a la tarifa, la compra de bultos de equipaje extra ni el transporte de animales, equipos deportivos o instrumentos musicales en la bodega. Solo se aceptará el número de equipajes indicado en el billete y cuya suma de dimensiones (alto, ancho y largo) no supere los 158 cm, con un peso máximo de 23 kg, en clase económica, y de 32 kg en clase ejecutiva.

La limitación se aplica a todos los billetes, independientemente del tipo de producto adquirido o del estatus de pasajero frecuente, con excepción de los billetes tap|discount, en los que solo será posible añadir un bulto de equipaje.

Pedimos disculpas por cualquier trastorno que esta situación pueda ocasionarle.
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