All passengers who arrived in Portugal by air, between December 1 and February 6, were required to present a negative test for Covid-19 or a recovery certificate on disembarkation.
According to the Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI) between December 1 and February 6, PSP and SEF inspected 2,191,138 passengers and 20,583 flights, which resulted in 3,273 offences.
According to the MAI, 41 airlines were fined for having transported passengers without a negative test for Covid-19 or a recovery certificate.
Airlines carrying passengers without a negative test were fined between €20,000 and €40,000 per passenger and travellers were also subject to fines between €300 and €800, for not presenting a test on arrival.
MAI also states that the 3,273 infractions include eight foreigners who were refused entry into the country because they did not present a test on arrival, since tests were only allowed to be carried at the airport for citizens of Portuguese nationality, foreigners residing in Portugal and diplomatic personnel.
MAI data also show that 3,337 diagnostic tests were carried out at airports for passengers who entered the country without this document.
At land borders, also between December 1 and February 6, citizens of countries outside the European Union and EU countries considered to be at red or dark red risk required a negative test or a recovery certificate.
The GNR and the Foreigners and Borders Service carried out 22,528 random surveillance operations at land borders to ensure tests for Covid-19, according to the MAI.
Within the scope of these operations, 135,307 inspections were carried out on light and goods vehicles, motorcycles, trains and buses, which gave rise to 42 administrative offense notices for lack of a test or recovery certificate.
MAI also mentions that 563 diagnostic tests were carried out at land borders.
Since Monday, 7 February, it is no longer mandatory to present a negative test at the borders for holders of the Covid-19 digital certificate.
It just shows what airlines and tourist think of Portuguese rules. Disgraceful. Never mind fining them send them all back and no return on their passports. Wake up Government
By Me from Porto on 10 Feb 2022, 09:20