Spanish Residents Flying Into Portugal Need Negative PCR Test From Sunday

Portugal's Covid Numbers Lowest Since October 2020
Portugal's Covid Numbers Lowest Since October 2020. image: EWN

SPANISH Residents Flying Into Portugal Need Negative PCR Test From Sunday, plus 14 days quarantine

Portugal’s Ministry of Internal Administration has announced in a statement today (Friday 29) that from Sunday, January 31 at 00:00, all Spanish residents flying into Portugal must present a negative PCR test carried out up to 72 hours before takeoff, and are also required to undergo 14 days quarantine.

This is designed in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Portugal, due to the high incidence of the virus in Spain, and this ruling also applies to citizens arriving from Ireland, and the Czech Republic, all of whom have an incidence of more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

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There is a second group of countries, with an incidence rate of between 150 and 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants which includes Luxembourg, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and France, among others, who must also show a negative PCR test, but they do not need to quarantine.

Then in the third group of countries, including Finland, and Norway, which have less than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, there are no travel restrictions in place.


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Chris King
Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


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