COVID-19 - Travel restrictions

Travel with peace of mind to any destination

Make sure that you are informed on the travel restrictions and entry requirements of the country you are traveling to, in order to ensure that you arrive to your destination without any mishap.

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, so we ask that you bring a pen for your flight.

Please be aware that 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.

As we are not listing all countries and rules face frequent changes, guarantee that you meet the travel requirements of your destination. Always confirm information with official government agencies to ensure you are able to reach your destination.

 

* Testing results are preferably presented in English or in the languages required by the countries and please be aware that fully handwritten Covid-19 tests are not accepted, but prepopulated certificates, with some handwritten information, are valid. If:

  • All mandatory data is present (see here);
  • There is a stamp of the entity that performed the certificate (just a signature is not accepted).
 
Portugal

Traveling of / in transit to:

Passengers arriving from: Brazil, South Africa, India ou Nepal must quarantine for 14 days at their residence or other location determined by the Portuguese authorities (except if the stay in Portugal does not exceed 48h), and must present the pre-register online form available here. (Passengers travelling from the mentioned countries who do not present the form will not be allowed to travel.)

Additionally, all passengers traveling to Continental Portugal, either as a final destination, in transit or transfer, must complete this online form after checking-in for the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points.
 


As per the directive of the Portuguese Government, entry into Portuguese territory is only authorized for:
  1. Passengers on flights from countries belonging to the European Union, countries associated with the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland), the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
  2. Passengers on flights from countries whose epidemiological situation is in accordance with Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1551, of 22 October 2020.
  3. Passengers on flights from countries that are not members of the European Union or that are not countries associated with the Schengen Area (other than United Kingdom and the United States of America), exclusively for essential reasons
  4. Passengers on repatriation or humanitarian flights organized in accordance with the law.

 

Essential reasons are: professional, study, family reunion, health or humanitarian reasons.

Passengers entering or transiting thru Portugal must present proof of testing for the screening of SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result, or they will be denied boarding. (including Portuguese citizens, residing in Portugal and their families):

  • NAAT - Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (RT-PCR, NEAR, TMA, LAMP, HDA, CRISPR, SDA, etc), performed within 72 hours prior to the time of departure on the 1st embarkation point,
    OR
  • An antigen test (TRAg) performed within 48 hours prior to the time of departure on the 1st embarkation point. 

Exceptions: Children who have not completed 12 yrs.

Additionally, to presenting a negative test, passengers that have been in Brazil, South Africa, India or Nepal for the last 14 days, must quarantine for 14 days at their residence or facility determined by the authorities (unless their stay in Portugal does not exceed 48h), and present the pre-register online form available here.

The mandatory PRC tests can only be accepted in Portuguese, French, Spanish, English and Italian. An element that must be stated is the time and date at which the test was carried out.

Acceptable formats are paper and electronic (but not mobile text messages – SMS).

NHS tests and Trace Test performed in the United Kingdom are not valid for travel.

Only antigen tests acceptable by the European Union Health Committee are accepted for travel as well as the minimum data that must be present on the test result document as set by the same entity, see here.

It is the Passengers responsibility to confirm if their test meets the requirements.

Passengers travelling from the Madeira and Azores Islands are exempted from presenting the negative covid test to enter mainland Portugal (unless transferring to other country, in which case the destination rules apply)

Additional documentation
    For Continental Portugal, as a final destination, in transit or transfer, it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form after completing their check-in, proof of which will need to be presented at control points.

All passengers traveling to Azores must complete this online form in the 72h hours prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.


Passengers wishing to travel to the territory of the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organisation to be areas of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are required to be tested SARS-CoV2 upon arrival at their island of destination (and remain in quarantine until the result is known) UNLESS they present a paper or digital proof (excluding SMS) of a document issued by an accredited laboratory, either national or international, for the performance of a diagnostic test for SARS-CoV2 with a NEGATIVE result issued within the seventy-two (72) hours before the departure of the flight.

The document issued by the laboratory performing the diagnostic test must contain:

  • identification of the person tested,
  • identification of the laboratory with a reference to its accreditation,
  • reference to RT-PCR methodology used
  • the date the test was carried out
  • “negative” result

 

Exceptions:

The obligation referred to in the preceding paragraphs does not apply in the following situations:

  1. Passengers aged 12 years or under:
  2. Health professionals on duty for transfer or evacuation of patients and who have the periodic screening of professional scope updated in accordance with the technical standard of the Regional Health Authority in force at the time and provided that the period of stay outside the Autonomous Region of the Azores is equal to or less than 72 hours;
  3. Passengers with an illness duly proven by a medical declaration attesting to anatomical and/or clinical incompatibility for the performance of the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test, through the collection of biological material by the nasopharynx, in which case passengers must submit the referred declaration to the Regional Health Authority for validation at least five working days in advance, without prejudice to the performance of a serological test on arrival in the Autonomous Region of the Azores;
  4. Passengers who present a declaration of discharge from clinical surveillance and isolation measures issued by the public health service regarding SARS-CoV-2, which is valid for 90 days;
  5. Passengers who submit a declaration of a funeral home based in the Autonomous Region of the Azores proving the death of a family member, being obliged to undergo screening for SARS-CoV-2, using the RT-PCR methodology, upon arrival in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, as well as prophylactic isolation, until the NEGATIVE result is communicated to them, within a maximum period of 24 hours;
  6. Passengers departing from abroad, or in a flight cancellation situation, whose transit journey exceeds 72 hours of validity of the test done at the origin, in which case they will be required to undergo screening for SARS-CoV-2, by the RT-PCR methodology, on arrival in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, as well as prophylactic isolation, until the NEGATIVE result is communicated to them, within a maximum of 24 hours;
  7. Passengers who leave and return to the Autonomous Region of the Azores within a period of up to 72 hours, being obliged to undergo screening for SARS-CoV-2, using the RT-PCR methodology, upon arrival in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, as well as prophylactic isolation, until the NEGATIVE result is communicated to them, within a maximum of 24 hours.

NOTE: The exception declarations provided for in the previous number may only be submitted in paper or digital format, excluding the SMS format.

Additional documentation
    For Azores 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.

All passengers traveling to Madeira and Porto Santo must complete this online form in the 48 hours prior to the flight.
Proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

As of July 1:

  • All passengers on flights from abroad who carry a negative PCR test for COVID-19 disease, performed within 72 hours prior to disembarkation, in laboratories certified by national or international authorities, upon disembarkation, proceed to their destination, upon presentation of the respective report submitted, in advance, through https://madeirasafe.com.
  • Passengers disembarking at airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira who have not performed a PCR test for COVID-19, will do so at the airport upon arrival. After performing the PCR test, the passenger will proceed to their destination. The passenger will be informed of the result within the following 12 hours.
  • As additional preventive measures for COVID-19 in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the following are recommended:
    • Use of a mask, especially in closed spaces and public transport (mandatory);
    • Social distance (2 meters between people and avoid crowds);
    • Frequent hand hygiene;
    • Respiratory etiquette.

However, passengers that present one of the below documents are excepted from presenting the negative COVID-19 test, or to perform one on arrival:

  • Medical declaration stating that the passengers has been infected and now recovered from COVID-19, issued in the last 90 days
  • Document stating that the passenger has been vaccinated to COVID-19, with an approved vaccine and respecting the immunization period set by the vaccine description 
     

For the safety and protection of all, comply with the recommendations.

For further clarification, passengers can send an email, uesp.madeira@iasaude.madeira.gov.pt and / or contact the following numbers: +351 291208700 / +351 969320327 / +351 969320235.

Additional documentation
    For Madeira and Porto Santo 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.
Europe

Traveling of / in transit to:

All passengers traveling to Germany must complete this online form prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points.

Any passenger travelling to Germany by air must provide:

  • The DEA (which is the online form mentioned above), AND
  • A negative test for COVID-19 OR
  • A vaccination certificate, OR
  • A proof of recovery from SARS-COV2

NOTES:

  • See rules applicable by country risk classification for detailed requirements
  • The test can be submitted on paper or electronic document in German, French, Italian, Spanish or English
  • Vaccination certificate: stating the full immunization in German, French, Italian, Spanish or English (only vaccine serums stated in the this list)
  • Proof of recovery from SARS-COV2: proof in German, French, Italian, Spanish or English. The test should have been done by a laboratory via nucleic acid method (PCR, PoC-PCR), not older than 6 months and not sooner than 28 days after recovery.

Exception: children under 6yrs

 

Rules applicable by country risk classification:

  • Countries outside the risk list
    • No obligation to fill in the DEA
    • Test requirements:
      • Antigen test performed within the last 48h prior to arrival in Germany OR
      • PCR or POC-PCR test within the last 72h prior to arrival in Germany
    • Test can be replaced by:
      • A vaccination certificate, OR
      • A proof of recovery from SARS-COV2
    • Transit passengers: Passengers transiting via a German airport to a third country or a country in the Schengen area are exempted from presenting the test (or replacement)
  • Countries in the high-risk list and high incidence list
    • Obligation to fill in the DEA
    • Test requirements:
      • Antigen test performed within the last 48h prior to arrival in Germany OR
      • PCR or POC-PCR test within the last 72h prior to arrival in Germany
    • Test can be replaced by:
      • A vaccination certificate, OR
      • A proof of recovery from SARS-COV2
    • Transit passengers: Passengers transiting via a German airport to a third country or a country in the Schengen area are exempted from presenting the DEA and the test (or test replacement)
  • Countries in virus variant list (travelling directly or indirectly to Germany)
    • Obligation to fill in the DEA
    • Test requirements (no test replacement permitted)
      • Antigen test performed within the last 24h prior to arrival in Germany OR
      • PCR or POC-PCR test within the last 72h prior to arrival in Germany
    • Transit passengers: Passengers transiting via a German airport to a third country or a country in the Schengen area are exempted from presenting the DEA and the test (or test replacement)
    • Travel to Germany is forbidden except for:
      • Passengers having German nationality and passengers residing and with right of residence in Germany as well as their spouses, partners from the same household and
        minor children 
      • Passengers transiting a German airport
      • Exclusive Cargo, postal or ferry flights
      • Repatriation of aircrafts and crews
      • Members of a foreign diplomatic mission or consular office as well as their spouses, partners from the same household and minor children, whose appointment and arrival
        has been notified to the federal foreign office 
      • Other exceptions may apply (see here)

 

Additional information regarding the country classification here.

This measure is in addition to the current requirement of 10 days quarantine, which can be ended with a negative test from the 5th day onwards. A negative test upon entry into Germany does not exclude quarantine. It can only be lifted if a new test is done from the 5th day onwards and the result is negative.

More information available here.


Passengers traveling to Germany and embarking in German airports are only allowed to use surgical masks or FFP2 or FFP3 masks without valve. The maximum duration for which the surgical mask should be used is 4 hours, and it must be replaced after this period.

Ventilated and fabric masks are not permitted.

 

Additional documentation
    For Germany 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. 

All passengers traveling to Austria must complete this online form prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points.

When entering Austria from abroad, a quarantine of 10 days after entry is obligatory, if you have stayed in a country not stated in appendix A, available here, during the previous 10 days.

On the 5th day of quarantine earliest, the day of the arrival marking "day zero", a molecular biological or antigen test for Covid-19 can be conducted. If the result is negative, the quarantine can be terminated early.

Exceptions and additional information can be found here.

Additional documentation
    For Austria 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. 

All passengers traveling to Belgium must complete this online form in the 48 hours prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points and passengers who do not prove that they have completed the form will not be allowed to board the flight.

Non-essential trips in and out of Belgium are prohibited from January 27 to April 18, 2021.

Only essential travel is allowed during this period, i.e. travel for:

  • Compelling family reasons
    • Family reunification;
    • Visits to a spouse or partner who does not live under the same roof, insofar as the stable and long-term character of the relationship can be proven;
    • Journeys in the context of co-parenting, civil and religious marriages, funerals or cremations (of relatives or next of kin).
  • Humanitarian reasons
    • Travel for medical reasons and continuation of medical treatment;
    • Assistance or care to an elderly person, minor, disabled or vulnerable person;
    • Visiting relatives receiving palliative care.
  • Study purposes
    • Journeys by pupils, students and trainees as part of a student exchange program;
    • Researchers with a hosting agreement.
  • Residents of border areas
    • Journeys as part of everyday activities that are also allowed in Belgium
  • Professional reasons when performing work-related activities
  • Miscellaneous
    • Animal care, travel in the context of legal obligations (insofar as these cannot be done online), urgent repairs in the context of vehicle safety and a house move are also considered essential.
 

People entitled to travel to Belgium must:

  • Complete the online PLF form. Which must be filed no earlier than 48 hours prior to arrival in Belgium.
  • Anyone travelling to or from Belgium will be required to carry a sworn statement linked to the Passenger Locator Form and supported by the necessary documents. The sworn statement can be downloaded here.
  • Present a negative COVID 19 test result, if returning from a red zone. The red zones worldwide can be found at this website, which is updated regularly.
    • Exceptions:
      • Belgium nationals and permanent residents
      • Children under 6yrs of age
      • Passengers who only transit by air and who only enter the transit zone (They must have a confirmed ticket for their connecting flight and meet all requirements to enter their destination)
    • The test must:
      • Have a negative result
      • Have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the fist embarkation point
      • Only PCR test for SARS CoV-2 with the mention PCR are accepted;
      • The analysis must have been carried out in an official laboratory in the country from which the traveler comes and certified by a doctor or pharmacist biologist (equivalent INAMI
        number).
      • The document can be in paper format or in electronic format but must be consultable immediately;
      • The document must be in English, German, French or Dutch

 

Passengers who do not meet the above requirements cannot board the flight.


Additionally, as of January 25, all people travelling to Belgium from the United Kingdom, South Africa or South America must quarantine for 10 days and take a PCR test on day 1 and day 7.

 

Additional documentation
    For Brussels 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. 

All passengers travelling to Croatia must present one of the following documents:

  • Negative PCR test or antigen test on SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point).
  • Vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. Exceptionally, in the case of a vaccine received in a single dose, a certificate of receipt of a single dose if the dose was received more than 14 days before crossing the state border.
  • If a person has recovered COVID-19 in the past 180 days and has a medical certificate or a positive PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) and has been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine after recovery, the exemption from presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test or self-isolation is extended until six (6) months after vaccination.
  • Presentation of a positive PCR or antigen test confirming that the holder recovered from the SARSCoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a certificate of recovery issued by a physician.
  • OR perform PCR testing or antigen test on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten
    (10) days.

The following categories are exempted from the above-mentioned obligations:

  • Children under twelve years of age traveling accompanied by a parent / guardian are exempt from the obligation to present a negative test result and to self-isolate if the parents / guardians have a negative PCR or antigen result, i.e. if they have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of having recovered from COVID-19.
  • Passengers travelling from a green list EU country (see list here).
  • Others (see here

All passengers arriving in Demark by air must make proof that have tested negative for Covid-19 within 48 hours of boarding the flight to Denmark (Passengers transiting in one or more airports within 48 hours prior to boarding the first flight leg or in a transit airport) including Danish nationals and residents of Denmark

Test requirements:

  • Both RT-PCR and Antigen tests are acceptable.
  • The document must state the test result, full name of the tested person, time of testing and the issuer of the test certificate must be clearly indicated

From May 14, 2021, the following exceptions to the presentation of the test apply:

  • Crianças com menos de 15 anos
  • Passageiros a viajar de um país da zona amarela
  • Passageiros a viajar de um país da zona laranja, com prova de vacinação completa emitida por um país da EU, zona Schengen, Gronelândia ou Ilhas Faroé (ver requerimentos da vacina)
  • Passageiros Dinamarqueses a viajar de uma país da zona laranja, com prova de vacinação completa emitida por um país fora da UE ou zona Schengen (ver requerimentos da vacina)
  • Passageiros que apresentem teste covid19 positivo, que tenha sido feito entre os últimos 14 e 180 dias anteriores ao voo

Vaccine requirements: The vaccine used must be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the date of final vaccination must be at least two weeks and at most 180 days before the time of departure.

Country categorization can be found here.

See the full information here.

All passengers traveling to Spain must complete this online form prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points.


Travel to Spain remains restricted to essential reasons to nationals of Third countries. Except:

  • Passengers presenting a SARS-COV-2 vaccination certificate, with a vaccine approved by EMA
    OR
  • Passengers presenting a SARS-COV-2 vaccination certificate, with a vaccine NOT approved by EMA PLUS a negative PCR test

Other exceptions may apply, see here.

Passengers arriving in Spain coming from a risk area (regardless of nationality or place of residence) must have one of the below:

  • a negative NAAT test (PCR/TMA/LAMP/NEAR, etc) carried out within 48 hours before arrival in Spain,
    OR
  • an antigen negative test carried out within 48 hours before arrival in Spain,
  • SARS-COV-2 vaccination certificate (vaccination must have been completed at least 14 days prior to enter Spain)
    • Acceptable vaccines must be approved by EMA and can be found here
  • SARS-COV-2 recovery certificate (if more than 11 days have passed since the first positive NAAT test was performed. This certificate will be valid for 180 days from then on)

exceptions: children under 12 years of age.

The test certificates must be original, written in Spanish, English, German or French (If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the certificate or supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, carried out by an official body) on paper or electronic format and contain at least the traveler's first and last name, passport number or ID card, date of testing, identification and contact details of the center performing the analysis, technique used and negative test result. 

The origin of the passenger must be considered, and not the transfer point (if there is no stopover at the transfer point). 

Passengers transferring at Spain are excepted from presenting the negative PCR test if there is no need to leave the airport restricted area.

The red areas can be found at this link  and will be checked by the authorities every 15 days.

Additional documentation
    For Spain 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.

Since JUN 9, 2021, applicable requirements to enter France are:

Arriving from Green Zone:

  • Vaccination certificate, OR
  • A negative PCR or antigen test taken less than 72 hours

NOTE: not restricted for essential reasons

Arriving from Orange Zone:

  • A negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours prior to the flight (even if vaccinated) OR
  • A negative antigenic test taken less than 48 hours prior to the flight (even if vaccinated)

NOTE: not vaccinated passengers can only travel to France for essential reasons, may be randomly tested upon arrival and must self-isolate for 7 days.

Arriving from Red Zone:

  • A negative PCR or antigen test taken less than 48 hours prior to the flight (even if vaccinated)

NOTES:

  • Even if vaccinated, passengers can only travel to France for essential reasons
  • Vaccinated passengers are re-tested upon arrival and must self-isolate for 7 days
  • Not vaccinated passengers are re-tested upon arrival and are subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine supervised by security forces

Vaccination validity:

  • Two weeks after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
  • Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
  • Two weeks 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) and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).

In Addition:
Regardless of the incoming zone, passengers may need to:

  • Fill out and keep throughout the journey a certificate stating the reasons for the voyage (essential reasons for travel are listed at the certificate)
  • Fill out and keep throughout the journey a sworn statement regarding the acceptance of the applicable health control measure

The certificate and sworn statements to be presented depend on the origin and can be found here.

Zones and more info can be found here.

Exceptions:

  • Children under 11yrs are exempted from presenting vaccine certificates or pre-boarding tests
  • Members of delegations on official missions or staff on diplomatic or consular missions, or of an international organisation with its headquarters or an office in France, and their spouses and  children.

As decreed by French authorities, it is mandatory that all passengers from the age 11 and above to wear a surgical mask or FFP1, FFP2 or FFP3 masks without valveThe maximum duration for which the surgical mask should be used is 4 hours, and it must be replaced after this period. Children form the age of 6 and above are still required to wear a suitable masks.
 
Ventilated and fabric masks are not permitted.

All passengers must present a health declaration, available here).

For details regarding who can travel to the Netherlands, please check here.

All passengers travelling from a high risk or very high risk, including Dutch nationals must have a Negative NAAT PCR test (PCR, RT PCR, LAMP, TMA or mPOCT) performed within the 72h prior to arrival in the Netherlands.

If travelling from a virus variant of concern, the rest requirements are:

  1. a Negative NAAT PCR test (PCR, RT PCR, LAMP, TMA or mPOCT) performed within the 72h prior to arrival in the Netherlands PLUS a Negative rapid test (only antigen. Serological tests are not allowed, nor “self-tests”) performed within the 24h prior to the departure of the flight to the Netherlands,
    OR
  2. a Negative NAAT PCR test performed within the 24h prior to boarding to the Netherlands

Mandatory quarantine upon arrival is also applicable for passengers arriving from certain countries, see here.

NOTES:

  • Passengers only transferring thru the Netherlands only need to present a NAAT PCR test performed within the 72h prior to arrival in the Netherlands;
  • Test conducted more than 72h prior to arrival in the Netherlands due to delay - If a passenger is delayed through no fault of their own, a negative result of a test conducted up to 96 hours before arrival (instead of 72 hours) will still be accepted. This gives the passenger an extra 24 hours. The passenger is responsible for proving they had no fault in the delay. 


Test Requirements:

The negative test results must be in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or Dutch. A translation of the test result will be accepted provided the translation bears the original signature or stamp of the doctor or institute that conducted the test.

The document (paper or digital) must include the following information:

  • Type of test;
  • Test result: the test result must be negative (or 'not detected');
  • Passenger's first and last name as stated in their passport;
  • Date and time the passenger was tested;
  • Logo, stamp or details of the institute or laboratory that conducted the test.

 

Exemptions for test presentation:

  • Children under 13;
  • People arriving from countries on the EU list of safe countries (it is considered the point of origin, if the passenger does not leave the airport at the transfer point);
  • Passengers on flights which do not have a Dutch airport as their destination, but are diverted to a Dutch airport due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cross-border commuters, students and school children;
  • Staff of diplomatic and consular missions or international organisations in the Netherlands, and the members of their official household, who have been or will be registered as such with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Holders of non-Dutch diplomatic passports;
  • Holders of Dutch diplomatic passports, if they are travelling in the exercise of their work or whose physical presence is required for work;
  • Heads of state and members of foreign governments;
  • Travellers in possession of a NATO travel order or a NATO-2 visa;
  • Others (see here)    

Passengers that have been infected with COVID-19:

A passenger that has been infected with COVID-19 and therefore is unable to present a negative NAAT PCR test result, can travel if presents:

  • A positive NAAT (PCR) test result based on a sample collected 2 to 8 weeks before travelling; PLUS
  • A positive NAAT (PCR) test result based on a sample collected no more than 72 hours before your arrival in the Netherlands.

And one of the following:

  1. A negative rapid test result based on a sample collected no more than 24 hours before boarding, OR
  2. A doctor’s certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding stating that the passenger is no longer infectious.

For more info, see here.

As of 12 January 2021, the updated list of countries whose residents are authorised to enter Hungary is available here.

Only Hungarian citizens may enter the territory of Hungary. Hungarian and foreign citizens, whose entrance is permitted under the exceptions above, must be submitted to home quarantine for 10 days from the date of entry. Passengers may be exempted from such quarantine if they attest with a document containing the results of two SARS-CoV-2 tests (molecular biology examination in compliance with professional medical practice) performed in Hungary at two different times with at least 48 hours between them confirming that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was not detected. However, it is also acceptable if the first of the two tests is performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada. Exception from the above may apply if the reason for the trip if for business or economic activity

Non-Hungarian citizens arriving for international sports events or cultural events may also enter Hungary without restriction if they possess a negative PCR test result performed from 3 days before entry. Such foreign citizens are obliged to leave the country within 72 hours of entry. 

All persons entering Hungary at Ferenc Liszt International Airport (including the citizens of Schengen countries) are obliged to undergo a mandatory document check and body temperature measurement and, if necessary, additional medical checks. 

Further information is available here.

All passengers traveling to Ireland must complete this online form in the 48 hours prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.

Since 16 January 2021 all passengers, including Irish citizens, are required for evidence of a negative / “not detected” result from a Covid-19 PCR pre-Departure test carried out no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland.

Exemptions will be limited to children under the age of six (6), masters and maritime crew, and members of An Garda Síochána in the course of their duties.

Passengers who arrive in an Irish Airport without evidence of a negative/’not detected’ test result will commit an offence and may be subject to prosecution, punishable by a fine not exceeding €2,500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both.

All passengers must complete a covid19 locator form and quarantine for a period of 14 days.

From March 26,  2021, passengers that arriving from or transited thru a high risk state (check list of countries here) must quarantine at a designated hotel, that must be pre-booked prior to travel.

Applicable passengers must show evidence of mandatory quarantine facility booking to be allowed to board.

Pre-booking must be performed here.

More info regarding mandatory quarantine can be found here.

Additional documentation
    For Ireland 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.
Additional documentation
    For Italy it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points.

All passengers traveling to Italy must complete this online form prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points.


It is mandatory for all passengers coming or transiting from the EU countries, to present the test for Covid-19 with a negative result, carried out 48 hours before entering Italy or to carry out self-isolation (10-days quarantine and be subject to test on day 5) confirmed by filling out the declaration completed through the above mentioned online form

Entry to Italy is refused to any passengers that are coming or have been/transited in Brazil for the previous 14 days, except:

  • Passengers with official residence status in Italy
  • Passengers travelling to join their registered partner, or children aged 18 years and younger;
  • Officials and agents of the European Union or other diplomats or representatives of international organizations including the military and police; or
  • Passengers who hold an authorization issued by the Ministry of Health 7 days prior to travelling

NOTE: passengers allowed to travel from Brazil to Italy must present a negative Covid PCR or antigen test performed within the 72h prior to enter Italy and undergo into quarantine upon arrival.

Entry to Italy is refused to any passengers that are coming or have been India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka for the previous 14 days except:

  • Nationals of Italy, provided they were resident in Italy
  • Nationals of Italy who are residents in India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka, provided that they are registered in the A.I.R.E (Anagrafe degli Residenti all Estero) and show no symptoms of Covid-19; or
  • Passengers authorized by the Italian Ministry of Health.

NOTE: passengers allowed to travel from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to Italy must present a negative Covid PCR or antigen test performed within the 72h prior to enter Italy and undergo into quarantine upon arrival.

Passengers travelling to Italy should consul the entry rules here.


Passengers traveling to Italy and embarking on Italian airports are only allowed to use surgical masks or FFP2 or FFP3 masks without valve. The maximum duration for which the surgical mask should be used is 4 hours, and it must be replaced after this period.

Ventilated and fabric masks are not permitted.

Hand Luggage Restrictions

As per the restrictions imposed by Italian authorities, on flights to / from Italy passengers cannot place loose items of clothing into overhead bins. Any items of loose clothing should be placed within the hand luggage or kept with the passenger.

 

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs wishes to inform the airlines operating on the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg that the Luxembourg authorities have acted on the Council Recommendation of 17 December 2020 amending Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction.

The list of third countries whose residents are not affected by a temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU has therefore been updated, removing, with effect from 11 January 2021, Uruguay from the list.

As of 11 January 2021, the updated list of third countries whose residents are authorised to enter the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are available here.

It is recalled that the temporary ban on the entry of all other third-country nationals into the territory of Luxembourg will remain in place until 31 March 2021 inclusive.

From 29 January 2021, any person, regardless of nationality, traveling by air transport to Luxembourg, must present at boarding the aircraft a SARS-COV2 negative test result, on paper or electronic document, accompanied, if necessary, by a translation in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg (French, German and Luxembourgish) or in English. The test - PCR viral detection test for SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or a viral antigen test (rapid test) - must be carried out less than 72 hours before the flight. The previously indicated applies to all departures to Luxembourg, including those from Member States of the European Union or the Schengen area.

Exceptions:

  • Children under 6 years of age;
  • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new PCR or antigen test;
  • Passengers in transit thru Luxembourg;
  • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from Luxembourg to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
  • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;

Additionally, any person travelling by air from a third country (direct flights or transferring at an EU country), i.e. a country that is not a member of the European Union or the Schengen area, will have to undergo an additional test for viral antigen (rapid test) on arrival at Luxembourg airport. In the event of refusal to undergo a test, the person will remain in quarantine for a period of 14 days. This quarantine may end at any time as soon as a negative test result is obtained.

Note that UK nationals and their family members who fall within the scope of the Withdrawal Agreement, family members of a citizen of the European Union, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican / Holy See, as well as other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (Island, Liechtenstein, Norway) and the Swiss Confederation, who have a right of residence on the territory of one of the states mentioned above, are not affected by these temporary measures and restrictions.

Further information available here.

Passengers arriving from the Schengen area are exempt from compulsory quarantine, if they have a negative test result made within 48 hours before crossing the border and present the test result at the request of a Border Guard officer.

At Warsaw Chopin Airport, it is also possible to perform a COVID-19 test before the Border Guard inspection. If the traveler does not have a negative test result before going to the general access area, the passenger is obliged to provide the officer with all the data necessary to impose the obligation to undergo quarantine - the address of residence or place of stay where he will be quarantined and a contact telephone number.

Accepted tests: RT-PCR and anti-genes tests.
Not accepted: serological and cassette tests.

Passengers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempt from the obligatory quarantine (based on a certificate confirming vaccination against COVID-19).

All current restrictions can be found here.

All passengers traveling to United Kingdom must complete this online form in the 48 hours prior to the flight.
Proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.
 


All passengers (including UK nationals) travelling to or thru the United Kingdom are required to:

  • Present a negative COVID19 NAAT (PCR or LAMP) or antigen test taken up to 72hrs prior to departure of the flight to the UK. This measure does not apply to children under the age of 11 years.
    • The test must be in English, French or Spanish and contain: Name, date of birth or age, negative result, statement of type of test or diagnostic standard, and test provider.
    • If proof of a negative test result is not provided, passengers could be subjected to a fine in the amount of 500GBP.
  • Complete an online form in the 48 hours prior to the flight, as mentioned and linked above. Proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at boarding and control points upon arrival.

 

Please note that passengers must not use an NHS Test and Trace Test for pre-departure testing, even if travelling for less than 3 days. If a passenger presents proof of an NHS Test and Trace Test, even if negative, boarding shall be denied.

Additionally, the UK has now a 3-color categorization. Rules apply as follows:

RED LIST

Passengers are not allowed to enter the UK if have visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK is banned (also called “red list countries”) in the last 10 days, except British and Irish Nationals, or third country nationals with residence rights in the UK. 

The list can be found here.

These passengers must:

  • Travel to LHR LGW LCY BHX GLA EDI ABZ only
  • Quarantine for 10 full days in a managed quarantine hotel
  • Take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of quarantining
  • Present the online form, and it must be stated that the hotel and the test package has been paid for, to be allowed to board to the UK

AMBER LIST

Passengers arriving from an amber list country may enter the UK and:

  • Quarantine for 10 full days in a place of choice
  • Take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of quarantining
  • Present the online form, and it must be stated that the test package has been paid for, to be allowed to board to the UK

GREEN LIST

Passengers arriving from a Green list country may enter the UK and:

  • Take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on or before day 2 after arrival
    Present the online form, and it must be stated that the test package has been paid for, to be allowed to board to the UK

 

The quarantine hotel and test package can be booked here.

Additional documentation
    For United Kingdom 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.

From April 27th, 2021, the entry of persons travelling from countries with an extreme risk of transmission of COVID-19 disease into the territory of the Czech Republic is prohibited.

Exceptions: citizens of the Czech Republic, citizens of EU with a certificate of temporary residence, family members, persons with a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic

Passengers travelling from countries not classified as low risk must fill an online form available here  and comply with the COVID19 test requirements associated with the classification of the origin.

Country classification can be confirmed here and here.

Summary of the rules below:

Entry and travel rules to the Czech Republic and quarantine measures set by the ministry of health can be confirmed here and here.


As of February 25, 2021, the Czech Republic requires the use of FFP2 masks, inside all buildings, with the exception of private households.

There is a travel ban on non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU. This ban is valid until 31 May.

The entry ban does not apply to citizens and their families from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. The ban also does not apply to permanent residents or holders of a residence permit in Sweden or another EU country, or passengers with a national visa in Sweden.

A temporary ban on entry to Sweden for nationals from the UK, Denmark and Norway is in effect until 31 March. From 31 March, Danish and Norwegian citizens can enter under the same requirements as other EU/EEA nationals. The entry ban from countries outside the EU will comprise UK nationals from 31 March.

For more info see TIMATIC or here

Foreign nationals need to present a negative Covid-19 test result in order to travel into Sweden. There can be no more than 48 hours between the time of the Covid test and crossing the border.

The following types of test are approved: Antigen tests, TMA-test, PCR tests and LAMP tests.

The following information must appear on the certificate in order for it to be valid:

  • Name of the person who has been tested.
  • When the test was performed.
  • Whether the test performed is an antigen, PCR or LAMP test.
  • The test result.
  • Issuer of the certificate.

The information must be clearly stated in swedish, english, norwegian, danish or french.

All passengers traveling to Switzerland must complete this online form prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points.
 


From February 8, 2021, all passengers travelling to Switzerland, must make proof of a negative PCR test (molecular biological analysis) to SARS-COV2, performed within the last 72h prior to boarding.
Alternatively (from February 22, 2021) an antigen negative test performed within the last 24h prior to boarding is also accepted.

Boarding will be denied if proof of testing is not presented.

Passengers arriving in non-conformity will immediately be requested to perform a test on arrival at their own expenses and will be subject to a 200 CHF fine.

Quarantine requirement:

Additionally, passengers arriving from countries and areas with a high risk of infection must go into quarantine.

The list is available here.

A negative test does not exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement. Passengers must go into a 10-day quarantine, that may be shortened to 7 days if by that time they present a new negative test (antigen rapid test or PCR test).

Contact details requirement

Passengers must also provide contact details, registering online through the online form mentioned above. If not able to do so, it is also possible to fill a paper contact card on board.

Exceptions for presentation of test/quarantine and contact details requirement:

  • Children under the age of 16 years.
  • People in transit who use a Swiss airport and do not leave it before travelling on.
  • People who provide a medical certificate/doctor’s note proving that they have been infected with Sars-CoV-2 and are considered to be cured (this is valid for 6 months from the end of the isolation period, meaning the day 11 after the positive test result)
  • People who provide evidence that they have been vaccinated against Sars-CoV-2. This exemption applies for six months from the time that the passenger is fully vaccinated. The vaccination must meet the necessary requirements which should be verified here.

The above mentioned exceptions do not apply for persons entering from countries and regions with a mutation of Sars-CoV-2 (countries with a worrying variant according to the FOPH list of risk countries. Current country list is available here). However, children under 12 years of age shall be exempted from the testing requirement.

The specifications for the exemptions from the testing obligation prior to departure can be found here.

Exceptions to quarantine:

  • Persons who during their professional activities for airline companies transport passengers across borders and in doing so have spent time in a country or area with an increased risk of infection.
  • Business travellers who are travelling for an important reason that cannot be postponed.
  • Individuals travelling for an important medical reason that cannot be postponed.
  • Transit passengers who have spent less than 24 hours in a country or area with an increased risk of infection.
Additional documentation
    For Switzerland 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.
Africa

Traveling of / in transit to:

All passengers traveling to Angola must complete this online form in the 72 hours prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points upon arrival.


The borders of the Republic of Angola remain closed, with the entry and exit of national territory subject to sanitary control defined by the competent authorities.

However, on repatriation flights entries to Angola will be limited to the passengers described below: 

  • Return to Angola of nationals an non-national residents;
  • Entry of foreign citizens with work visas;
  • Return of foreign citizens to their respective countries;
  • Official trips to and from the national territory;
  • Entry and exit of diplomatic and consular staff.
 
For repatriation flights from Angola to Portugal are only valid for those with Portuguese nationality or passengers with residence in Portugal.
 
All entries and exits from Angola are dependent on the presentation of a negative RT-PCR test to COVID-19, carried out in the 72 hours preceding the flight.
 
 
Upon arrival at Luanda, passengers are subject to an antigen rapid test, performed at the Airport facilities.

 

After the entry, there is a mandatory quarantine up to 10 days, which will be concluded with the emission of a release from the heath authorities, after the presentation of a new negative covid-19 test:

  • Short term official visits, non-superior to 72h, are exempted from quarantine;
  • The ministry of health may define a special quarantine regime or determine its exemption in certain special cases. Without this permit, passengers are not allowed to departure from Angola without terminating the quarantine.
Additional documentation

    For Angola 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.

All passengers traveling to Cape Verde must complete this online form in the 72h hours prior to the flight. 
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points.

All passengers traveling to Cape Verde must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 or a negative result from an antigen test or any other molecular test validated by the health authority, carried out within 72 hours prior to boarding, as well as proof that the online pre-registration form, mentioned above, was duly submitted. Children under 7 years (or under 12 if travelling from the USA) are exempt from presenting the PCR test for COVID-19.

Passengers with a Cape Verdean passport, Cabo Verdean nationals who have acquired foreign nationality, as well as their spouses and descendants, upon presentation of a passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate or other document attesting to the fact that they were born, married, or are children of a father or mother born in Cabo Verde, diplomatic or service passport, a laisser-passer or letter of transit; as well as citizens residing in Cape Verde and children under 2 years old are exempt from completing the online form.

More information available here.

Additional documentation
    For Cape Verde 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. 

All international arrivals including those from the ECOWAS region will be required to meet the following health requirements prior to admission into Ghana by the Ghana Immigration Service:

  1. Must not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 including body temperature >38°C
  2. Possession of a COVID-19 negative PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin.
    1. The test should have been done not more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time from the country of origin
    2. For passengers who transit through other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point
    3. For Ghanaian residents who depart Ghana and return within one (1) week will not be required to present a COVID-19 test result from the country of departure. They will however, undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing upon arrival to Ghana.
    4. Children under-5 years of age will not be required to undergo testing at the airport
    5. Persons who arrive under emergency circumstances such as diverted flights will not be required to undergo testing if they do not leave the airport or remain in transit and do not leave the hotel.
  3. Must wear a face mask appropriately (extending from the middle of the nasal bridge to halfway between the chin and the neck).
  4. Passengers are advised to regularly use any of the hand sanitizing stations provided in the terminal.
  5. Be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal, which costs 150USD and this cost will be borne by the passenger. The payment for this test must be done prior to boarding of flights here, and passenger are required to show proof of payment as a condition for boarding of flights
  6. All persons testing positive will receive further clinical assessment and treatment.
  7. All persons testing negative will be advised to continue to observe COVID-19 safety precautions following arrival in Ghana. 
  8. Passengers transiting and transfering through Accra will not be required to take the COVID-19 test in Accra.

Information provided by the Ghana authorities is available here

Additional documentation
    For Ghana 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. 

Conditions for entry into Guinea-Bissau:

  • Present a negative RT-PCR Test Certificate for COVID-19 issued by an accredited laboratory and obtained up to 5 days before the arrival to Guinea-Bissau (except children under 2yrs);
  • Submit to a screening for evocative signs and symptoms of COVID-19;
  • Provide health status information and all contact details (address and telephone numbers) at the origin and destination, as well as close relatives, through a form to be completed and signed;
  • Wear a face mask at the point of entry, disinfect hands with soap and water or alcoholic gel before submitting documents to the border authorities and maintain a physical distance of at least one meter from other passengers and airport staff;
  • Passengers with fever or other symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 will undergo a second health screening and, if the situation warrants it, be tested to COVID-19;
  • Passengers mentioned in point 5. must remain confined to their destinations until they receive the results of the test carried out and additional instructions from the health authorities.

Following the gradual reopening of air routes, the Guinean government as issued the following measures for any passenger entering or leaving national territory of Guinea.

Passengers disembarking in Conakry

  • The following passengers are allowed entry:
    • Holders of Guinean Passport (expired max 5 years);
    • Guinean identity card holders;
    • Citizens of ECOWAS countries (Economic Community of West African States);
      Benim, Burkina Faso, Cape-Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • Citizens of all countries with visa exemption;
    • Resident card for foreigners Holders;
    • Holders of Long-stay visa (with and without photo);
    • Holders of Entry visa (registration receipt / photo + QR code);
    • Holders Long-stay visa (registration receipt / photo + QR code);
    • Holders of transit visa (registration receipt / photo + QR code);
    • Holders of certificate issued by the D.C.P.A.F. (Central Directorate of the Border Police);
    • Holders of certificate issued by the Special Conakry Airport Police Station;
  • All passenger over 11 years old must present a certificate of a negative PCR test, fo Covid-19, with a validity of 5 days;
  • Will fill in a health declaration form on the plane;
  • Will be subjected to a sanitary control (temperature measurement, symptom assessment) when leaving the airplane;
  • Any passenger showing signs of COVID-19 will be isolated and transferred to the Epidemiological Treatment Center;
  • Guinean citizens repatriated on humanitarian flights who do not have a negative certificate on departure will be subjected to a PCR screening test on arrival and systematically confined pending the result.

All passengers traveling to Morocco must complete this online form prior to the flight.
Printed proof of the filled-out form, duly signed, will need to be presented at control points.


Travel to Morocco is conditioned to the country of origin of the passenger.

List A countries

Passengers can enter Morocco if presenting:

  • A complete vaccination certificate, acceptable two weeks after the second shot for two-shot vaccines or after the single shot for one-shot vaccines
    OR
  • A PCR test with negative result taken at most 48h prior to boarding the flight to morocco

List B countries

Passengers can only enter Morocco if presenting:

  • A special authorization from Moroccan Government (except for Moroccan nationals),
    PLUS
  • A PCR test with negative result taken at most 48h prior to boarding the flight to morocco
    PLUS
  • A confirmed reservation at a government designated hotel, for the mandatory 10 day quarantine (see 16JUN2021 MOROCCO Quarantine Hotel List)
    PLUS
  • A self-declaration accepting the sanitarian measures to enter Morocco (see 16JUN2021 MORROCO self declaration)

Notes:

  • Country categorization can be confirmed here.
  • Passengers originating at a B list country that have remained over 10 days an A list country immediately before travelling to Morocco are considered as A list with the applicable rules, instead of the B list rules
  • Tests are only accepted in Arabic, French or English
  • Test/vaccination certificate requirement is only applicable for passengers older than 11 yrs old regardless of the origin
Additional documentation
    For Morocco 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. 

Commercial flights to Mozambique have resumed and entry to the country it permitted for those who fulfill the following conditions:

  • Mozambican nationals; or
  • Legal residents in Mozambique; or
  • Holders of an exceptional authorization to enter Mozambique, granted by the Mozambican authorities, pursuant to Article 10 (2) of Decree No. 51/2020 of July 2 of the Republic of Mozambique.
  • Passengers holding entry visa.
  • Passengers traveling Maputo / Lisbon / Maputo the validity of the PCR test is 14 days to travel without the need to submit a new test. This situation is valid for everyone who tests in Mozambique for short trips that require multiple entrances in the country in a short period of time or who take a short trip travel.

According to the Decree of the Council of Ministers of Mozambique no. 69/2020, of August 11, 2020, the following health rules apply to all passengers traveling to Mozambique:

  • Presentation of RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2), with a negative result, carried out in the country of origin in the last 96 hours before departure;
  • Subject to the mandatory home quarantine for the period of 10 consecutive days;
  • Must conduct new RT-PCR test for Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2), with a negative result, at the end of the quarantine period, at their own expense;
    • If the passenger is unable to bear the cost of the test, than he is subject to mandatory home quarantine for 14 consecutive days.

Children up to 11 years of age are exempt from presenting the RT-PCR test.

Find out about all the mandatory sanitary conditions here.

In case of doubt regarding this matter, please contact the Mozambican authorities directly.

Passengers traveling to São Tomé must present a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19, carried out within 72 hours prior to traveling.

Children between 0 and 5 years old are allowed to enter without having an RT-PCR test. For this, they must be accompanied by their parents, or duly authorized person, who themselves must have a negative RT-PCR test, carried out in the 72 hours preceding the trip.

Proof of test will be verified upon boarding and upon arrival. Please carry a printed version of the test result, as São Tomé authorities require it in paper and will not accept digital versions.

If any passenger shows symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 during the flight, or on arrival, and its temperature is equal to or higher than 38 degrees Celsius, they will be screened with a quick test and according to the result obtained, appropriate measures will be taken for the situation.


Passengers departing from São Tomé must present, at check-in, a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19, carried out within 48 hours prior to traveling.

The Republic of Senegal has decreed that, entry into Senegal is only allowed to passengers with Senegalese nationality and foreign residents, provided that proof of residence in Senegal is presented when boarding the flight.

Additionally, and regardless of nationality, there are also the following exceptions where passengers are granted entry to Senegal:

  • Nationals from countries belonging to the African Union (WAEMU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • Passengers in transit.
  • Diplomats.
  • Passengers traveling for family reasons and duly justified imperatives.
  • Flight crew.
  • Medical personnel.
  • Military personnel.
  • Members of international organizations on a humanitarian mission.
  • Third-country nationals studying in Senegal.

From 00:01 on the 22nd October onwards a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test dating less than five (05) days from the date of the results is required for any passenger embarking to a Senegal airport. The five (05) days validity counts from the date of the results until the beginning of the journey at the point of origin of the passenger. 
The results must be delivered by a laboratory located in the State where the passenger started the journey and appearing on the list of laboratories approved by that State or by a health body international recognised by the competent Health Authorities of the country of origin or departure.

North and South America

Traveling of / in transit to:

All passengers traveling to Brasil must complete this online form within the 72 hours prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points.


Since January 25, 2021, the entry of foreign nationals in Brazil is permitted, if the entry requirements are met.

Since December 30, 2020, passengers embarking to Brazil must present:

  • Proof of laboratory testing (RT-PCR) for screening for SARS-CoV-2 infection, with a negative/nonreactive result, carried out within 72 hours prior to boarding
    • This document must be presented in Portuguese, English, or Spanish;
    • Children under the age of 12 traveling accompanied and babies under the age of 2 are exempt from presenting the RT-PCR test result;
    • Children aged 2 and over traveling unaccompanied must present the result of the negative / nonreactive RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2.
  • Proof of completion of the Traveller's Health Declaration (DSV) (in print or digitally) with the agreement on the sanitary measures that must be complied with during the period in the country. The filling out of the DSV form is done online, through the ANVISA Portal, here and must be completed within 72 hours prior to departure 
Additional documentation
    For Brasil it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form, prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points.

All passengers traveling to Canada must complete this online form or do so through the ArriveCAN mobile app in the 48 hours prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled out form will need to be presented at control points.


As of February 1, 2021, the Government of Ontario requires Covid-19 testing upon arrival at Toronto Pearson International Airport (additional to the one already required to board). More information and to register for on-arrival testing, available here.


Entry to Canada is limited. Please see conditions in ANNEX 1 (PDF, 0.1MB, EN).

Also, all passengers (age 5 and older) travelling to Canada, including Canadians and residents, must present proof of negative Covid19 test from a laboratory accredited by Canada or by the health authorities of the issuing country taken within 72 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the direct flight to Canada.

Note 1 – The 72 hour period is counted from the moment the test was carried out, not when it was received by the passenger. If the time when the test was carried out is not registered (only the day), its possible to consider tests within 3 calendar days. In case of a cancelled or delayed flight (up to a delay of 24 hours), the initial scheduled departure time should be considered for counting of the 72 hours period.

Note 2 – The documentation of a negative laboratory test result must include the following data elements:

  • Passenger name;
  • The date on which the test was conducted;
  • Date of birth If the test only states de age, it must be verified against the passport date of birth;
  • Name and civic address of the laboratory/clinic/facility that performed the test;
  • The method of test conducted;
  • A negative test result (or “not detected”).

 

Confirm the type of testes accepted in ANNEX 2 (PDF, 0.1MB, EN).

Exemptions:

  • Passengers in transit to other destinations within the same terminal, and travelling on the same ticket, are not required to have testing for Canada.
  • Children who have not reached their 5th birthday.
  • Any passenger that presents a “positive” result, performed not less than 14 pre Flight, nor older than 90 days, as it is considered as recovered from the infection.

 

As of February 22, 2021, additionally to the presentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the schedule departure of the direct flight to Canada, passengers must also:

  • Perform an additional RT-PCR test upon arrival;
  • Quarantine in a Government mandated hotel at the passengers’ expense for 3 days after arrival into Canada to wait for the results of PCR test performed on arrival. If test results are negative, they may continue the rest of their 14 day quarantine at their place of residence or quarantine plan. If results are positive, they will be moved to a Government facility: authorized hotel list can be checked here;
  • Repeat the test later on during the quarantine;
  • Submit their travel and contact information, including a suitable quarantine plan and proof of pre-paid reservations at an authorized hotel , electronically via the ArriveCAN app before boarding their flight.

 

Please consult the current exceptions table for each of the measures in ANNEX 3 (PDF, 0.2MB, EN).

Useful links:

Additional documentation
    For Canada it is mandatory that passengers complete an online form or do so through the ArriveCAN mobile app, 48 hours prior to the flight, proof of which will need to be presented at control points upon arrival. 
There is a travel ban for passengers from Europe to the USA that have been or transited thru the following countries for the last 14 days:
  • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland; United Kingdom (excluding territories outside Europe), and Ireland
  • Rest of the world: Brazil, Iran, China (excluding Macau and Hong Kong), South Africa and India.

This travel ban is not applicable to US nationals or permanent residents.

From January 26, 2021, all passengers permitted to travel to the USA must present:

  • A negative SARS-Cov2 test (Antigen or PCR)
    Or,
  • A recovery declaration, in paper or electronic, issued by a competent authority, stating that the passenger is recovered from SARS-Cov2 infection in the last 3 months and its released to travel (this declaration must follow CDC-US orientations)

Notes:
Test validity (download FAQs (PDF, 0.1MB, EN))

  • Direct Flight to the USA: the test must have been performed within the last 3 days before departure.
  • One or several connection flights to the USA: the test must have been performed within the last 3 days before departure from the 1st Flight of the itinerary, as long as the flights are all in the same PNR with final destination in the USA, and each transfer does not exceed 24h.
  • If there are separate PNRs or there is a transfer longer than 24h, the test must have been performed within the last 3 days prior the flight to the USA

 

Exceptions to presenting the test:

  • Children under 2 years of age
  • Federal agents on duty

 

From the same date, passengers must present a signed declaration (PDF, 0.1MB, EN), stating that:

  • They have presented a SARS-Cov2 negative,
    or,
  • They have presented a recovery declaration (last 3 months) from SARS-COV2 infection
    or,
  • They presented one of the above documents in the name of a passengers that travels under their guard between 2 and 17 years of age

According to USA current law, the declaration is collected at the boarding gate and kept by TAP for 2 years.

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NOTE: vaccinated passengers are not exempted from using face mask on flights from/to the USA.

All passengers traveling to Mexico must complete this online form prior to the flight.
The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points.
Additional documentation
    For Mexico 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.