Covid-19: All passengers flying to Portugal must now produce negative PCR

Rule applicable regardless of immunization status as highly vaccinated nation braces for surge



By Reuters

Published: Thu 25 Nov 2021, 10:21 PM

Portugal, one of the world’s most vaccinated nations, has reimposed some restrictions to stop a surge in Covid-19 cases, ordering all passengers flying into the country, even those fully inoculated, to show a negative test on arrival.

“It doesn’t matter how successful the vaccination was, we must be aware we are entering a phase of greater risk,” Prime Minister Antonio Costa told a news conference on Thursday. “We have seen significant growth (in cases) in the EU and Portugal is not an island.”

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Costa has also announced those fully vaccinated must also present a negative coronavirus test to enter nightclubs, bars, large events and care homes, and reimposed mandatory mask-wearing in indoor spaces.


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