Lists of Countries and Sports Competitions to which Certain Air Traffic, Airport, Land, Sea and River Borders Rules Apply

It has been published in the Portuguese Official Journal, the Order 6326-A/2021, approving the lists of countries and international sporting competitions to which the rules on air traffic, airports, land, sea, and river borders apply, in light of the epidemiological situation caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

1. List of countries from which it is determined that passengers on flights and citizens traveling by land, sea or river must comply with a 14-day prophylactic isolation period, at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities, after entering mainland Portugal

a) South Africa;
b) Brazil;
c) India;
d) Nepal;
e) United Kingdom – except when accompanied by proof of vaccination carried out in that country attesting the complete vaccination scheme of the respective holder, for at least 14 days, with a vaccine against COVID-19 dully authorized in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 726/2004.

A vaccination scheme is considered complete after the administration of:

a) a single-dose vaccine, for vaccines with a one-dose vaccination scheme;
b) the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with a two-dose vaccination schedule, even if doses of two separate vaccines have been administered; or
c) the single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with a two-dose vaccination schedule by persons who have recovered from the disease, if it is indicated on the vaccination certificate that the vaccination schedule was completed after the administration of one dose.

2. List of countries and administrative regions where the epidemiological situation is in accordance with Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of 30 June 2020 and from which air traffic from and to mainland Portugal is authorized, subject to reciprocity being confirmed:

a) Albania;
b) Australia;
c) South Korea;
d) United States of America;
e) Israel;
f) Japan;
g) Lebanon;
h) New Zealand;
i) Rwanda;
j) Singapore;
k) Thailand;
l) Republic of Northern Macedonia;
m) People’s Republic of China;
n) Serbia;
o) Taiwan;
p) Hong Kong;
q) Macao.

3. List of authorized sports events whose participants are exempted from the duty to comply with a period of prophylactic isolation of 14 days (available in the document that may be accessed by using the link below).

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