The Portuguese government has made an announcement that the individuals travelling from another five third nations, including, are permitted to get access in Portugal for travel purposes.
The government of Portugal mentioned in a statement that, “The Government approved an amendment to the rules applicable to air traffic within the scope of measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, extending the possibility of carrying out non-essential trips to our country to travellers from Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe.”
In the statement, it has been highlighted that the non-essential travel ban that was previously imposed against these nations has been officially removed.
Along with this, the travellers from these regions are no longer extended subject to an entry ban, and they are still required to follow additional entry rules.
Currently, the entry rules and regulations have been explained on Portugal’s official travel website, showing that the country accepts only vaccination, as well as recovery, passes issued by one of EU/Schengen Area countries or by the authorities of a third nation that has a reciprocal agreement with Portugal.
Moreover, Portugal has a list of third countries whose vaccination and recovery certificates are identified under common conditions.
Cape Verde is the only nation that is part of it. This means that the citizen of Cape Verde can now get entry into Portugal without any restriction as long as they hold one of the certificates.
Furthermore, the government highlighted that “Passengers who do not have a Covid-19 Digital Certificate of the Union European Union or another recognised under the law must present, at the time of departure, proof of performance of a nucleic acid amplification test or rapid antigen test, carried out within 72 or 24 hours before the time of departure.”