Portugal extends ban on flights from Brazil, South Africa and Nepal


Portugal continues to ban non-essential travel such as tourism from South Africa, Brazil and Nepal, and travelers from these flights can only visit the country for essential purposes, such as travel. SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

In a statement posted on the government’s official website, travelers from South Africa, Brazil and Nepal must undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival, either at home or at a location designated by health authorities. Portuguese.

“The government has determined that passengers on flights from South Africa, Brazil, India and Nepal can still only make essential trips,” he added. the press release reads.

In the past 24 hours, the World Health Organization has shown that 618 people have died in Brazil due to complications from the coronavirus, and there are 27,804 positive cases. About 138 deaths and 12,222 positive cases are reported in South Africa, and 20 deaths and 1,728 positive cases in Nepal.

Similar restrictions are placed on UK travelers, who must undergo quarantine restrictions upon arrival in the country. Those who present proof of vaccination certificates indicating that the holder was vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Janssen) at least 14 days before arrival are exempt from quarantine requirements.

However, travelers from several third countries and administrative regions – such as Albania, the United States of America, Lebanon, the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Taiwan – whose epidemiological situation is considered to be safe in accordance with Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of 30 June 2020, are allowed to enter Portugal for non-essential travel.

On the other hand, Portugal faces similar restrictions from Germany, which recently imposed an entry ban on travel from Portugal due to the recent increase in cases of the delta variant of COVID-19. .

However, the act has been criticized by the EU bloc executive, who insists that Germany should align its testing and quarantine requirements with the European Union, hoping to facilitate travel this summer by easing restrictions in all EU member states.

According to the latest restrictions put in place by German authorities, Portuguese travelers must undergo a 14-day quarantine and provide a completed registration form prior to arrival. Additionally, a negative COVID-19 PCR test of less than 72 hours is required, with full proof of vaccination indicating that 14 days have passed since the holder received the last COVID-19 vaccine injection. A recovery certificate which cannot be older than six months but must be older than 28 days can also be provided on arrival.

According to the latest data from the World Health Organization, Portugal has reported two deaths linked to complications from COVID-19 and 902 new positive cases in the past 24 hours.

As of June 28, Our World in Data reveals that 8.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Portugal, while there were 72.8 million doses administered in Germany.


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