In a statement, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that air traffic restrictions remain until 16 March and that flights to and from Brazil and the United Kingdom are suspended.

Flights, to or from mainland Portugal, to and from countries belonging to the European Union and countries associated with the Schengen Area are authorised.

At the same time, “exclusively essential” trips to and from countries that are not part of the European Union or that are not associated with the Schengen Area are also authorised, as well as support for the return of nationals or those legally resident in Portugal.

Passengers, with the exception of children who are not yet 2 years old, must present proof of RT-PCR test, carried out 72 hours before departure, for screening for SARS-CoV-2 infection, with a negative result.

According to the Ministry of Internal Administration, boarding is also permitted for nationals of third countries with legal residence in the national territory.

The government also allows flights for the repatriation of foreign citizens who are in mainland Portugal.

Citizens from countries whose incidence rate is equal to or greater than 500 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, in addition to presenting the test, must comply with a period of prophylactic isolation of 14 days, “except for essential trips whose period of stay in territory national, certified by a return ticket does not exceed 48 hours ”, according to the government.