Portugal to start accepting negative rapid tests on flights to the country

in News, COVID-19 · 11-06-2021 14:30:00 · 6 Comments

Portugal is to start accepting negative rapid tests on flights into or stopovers in the country.

Previously only passengers with a negative PCR test were allowed in.

This is in accordance with the Government's amendments in the context of the calamity situation.

Rapid tests must be carried out in the 72 or 24 hours before boarding.

Airlines are responsible for checking passengers for their tests.



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Comments:

Although these tests provide quick results, they aren’t as accurate as laboratory tests because they require more of the virus in your sample to report a positive result. Rapid tests come with a high risk of giving a false negative result!

By Deborah from Porto on 12-06-2021 12:34

Do you know which rapid tests will be allowed?

There are many on the market or will the rapid tests be provided by the airlines or the government?

By Jody from Lisbon on 12-06-2021 09:50

The comment "Rapid tests must be carried out in the 72 or 24 hours before boarding." is wrong.
Rapid (Antigen lateral flow) tests 24 hours PCR tests 72 hours.

By David Norton from Algarve on 12-06-2021 05:57

Too little too late, dumbfounding that they have allowed other EU countries to get ahead of them , at the same time complaining about U.K. recent reversal. Concentrate on your own stuff Portugal gov instead of blaming everyone else. Way too late to react. U.K. bookings have stopped virtually and now you are trying to pedal backwards . Pathetically slow, hopeless!!

By Andrew from Algarve on 12-06-2021 12:52

This is the good ???? news for those who are traveling abroad!!!

By Kumar Ghalan from Lisbon on 11-06-2021 04:39

You guys won't rest until your economy is fully in the toilet and Chinese buy every inch of you country. Over a mild flu, you allow this to happen.

By Latoysha Adams from USA on 11-06-2021 04:12
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