António Costa said that the Government had already decided to “significantly strengthen” the control of Portuguese borders, noting that since December 1, more than 600,000 passengers had been inspected and fines were applied to 1,400 passengers and 38 airlines for lack of testing.
Passengers traveling to Portugal must present, in addition to the Covid digital certificate, a negative SARS-CoV-2 test.
Between December 1 and 19, the PSP and SEF inspected 652,833 passengers and 6,249 flights, which resulted in 1,434 administrative infractions.
Of the 1,434 infraction notices, 845 were raised by the PSP, which controls passengers from flights originating in the Schengen area, and 589 by SEF, which supervises travellers from countries outside the Schengen area (outside Europe).
What does this accomplish? Are people arriving on airplanes more infectious than people riding the Metro? It looks like xenophobia to me, conveniently scapegoating a helpless minority population in the interest of looking tough.
If the government wants to use law enforcement for performative gestures to promote public health, perhaps they could crack down on jaywalking, or the foul reek of gross polluting diesel vehicles.
By Nevadifornia from USA on 23 Dec 2021, 15:27
You write: "Passengers traveling to Portugal must present, in addition to the Covid digital certificate, a negative SARS-CoV-2 test.".
This is wrong information, correct and publish the correct rules, Thank you!
By Linda from Algarve on 23 Dec 2021, 18:09
Wrong information in this article:
"Passengers traveling to Portugal must present, in addition to the Covid digital certificate, a negative SARS-CoV-2 test."
Covid digital certificate is not needed!!! Please when you publish articles they must have correct information!
By Linda from Algarve on 23 Dec 2021, 21:34
The title is wrong: is 1400, not 14000
By Pedro Oliveira from Lisbon on 23 Dec 2021, 22:14
You can get in with an EU Digital Recovery Certificate without having to do a test
By Miles Leggett from Lisbon on 24 Dec 2021, 17:40
Despite being triple vac'd (2 x AstraZeneka + 1 x Pfizzer) Portugal doesn't recognise Australian vaccination certificates. WTF?
Just cancelled flights & hotel bookings.
By Chris Topher from Other on 28 Dec 2021, 21:53
Please don't bring your filth here and anyone caught with fake test results or vaccine certs should be jailed for life.
By James from Algarve on 29 Dec 2021, 16:23