Portugal to Introduce New Travel Rules

Portugal to Introduce New Travel Rules Portugal's authorities are looking at changing the entry rules in light of recommendations from the European Union Member States to remove additional restrictions on entry for persons who have a valid vaccine certificate.

Portugal to Introduce New Travel Rules

Portugal to Introduce New Travel Rules

January 26, 2022

Data Security And Your Dental Practice

Portugal's authorities are looking at changing the entry rules in light of recommendations from the European Union Member States to remove additional restrictions on entry for persons who have a valid vaccine certificate.

Theactualizar reports that the EU countries have reached a collective agreement to remove additional restrictions on the movement of persons who are able to show proof of vaccination or recovery from the virus.

Portugal News reports that a source at the Ministry of International Administration said to Lusa agency that the government would consider adjustments to the laws in force in the country's legal framework. This will take into consideration the contents of this recommendation as well as the evolution of the epidemiological condition in Portugal.

The Council of the EU issued a new recommendation to facilitate travel amid the COVID-19 environment. It is based on the Coronavirus measures that should be used considering passenger health and not the epidemiological situation of the country of departure.

This decision will mean that passengers from other countries can travel to EU countries with less restrictive entry requirements, provided that they have successfully completed their immunization against the virus.

This recommendation was adopted by the Council of the EU on January 25th and will be effective February 1st.

This means that the key determinant should be a traveler’s COVID-19 vaccination status, test, or recovery status as documented by an EU digital COVID certificate. The Council of the EU highlighted that a person-based approach will simplify the rules and provide more predictability for travelers

A further change will be made by the Member States on February 1st when the validity of vaccination certificates will be reduced to 270 days.

All travelers from any other country arriving in Portugal after December 1, 2021, are required to present a document of recovery or rest.

Portugal's Ministry of Internal Administration, previously stressed that more than 2,500 travelers were subject to fines in the last two months while trying to reach Portugal with no negative COVID-19 tests.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) figures, Portugal had 2,254,583 COVID-19 infections and 19,613 deaths from the outbreak.

According to the same source, Portugal has seen more than 347,600 cases infected over the past seven days and 279 people have died from the virus.

Despite the current COVID-19 situation, the Eurostat statistics provider showed that Portugal's December travel performance was better than other EU countries.

What's Your Reaction?

like

dislike

love

funny

angry

sad

wow