Flights to and from Mozambique remain suspended until 9 January

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Flights to and from Mozambique will continue to be suspended until January 9, and passengers from that country are required to undergo a test on Covid-19 and fulfill a 14-day isolation period, the government determined this Wednesday.

“The obligation to comply with the 14-day quarantine also applies to citizens entering national territory – by air, land or sea – who have left six other southern African countries (South Africa, Botswana, Essuatini, Lesotho , Namibia and Zimbabwe) in the 14 days prior to his arrival in Portugal”, informs a statement from the Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI) released this Wednesday morning.

The MAI explains the measures applied to air traffic that came into force at midnight, when mainland Portugal went into a disaster situation due to the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, a level that will remain until March 20, 2022.

It further adds that essential and non-essential travels continue to be allowed for passengers from Member States of the European Union and countries associated with the Schengen Area, Brazil, the USA, the United Kingdom and administrative countries and regions, whose epidemiological situation is of according to a recommendation by the European Union, whose list now includes Indonesia and from which Jordan, Namibia, Singapore and Ukraine come.

From other countries, non-essential travel is also allowed for vaccinated or recovered passengers. Otherwise, only essential trips are allowed, namely those intended to allow the transit or entry into Portugal of citizens for professional, study, family reunion reasons, for health reasons or for humanitarian reasons, he adds.

Airlines must only allow passengers to board flights with destination or stopover in mainland Portugal upon presentation, at the time of departure, of a negative result of the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus test, which may incur an administrative offense punishable by a fine of 20,000 to 40,000 euros per passenger and the passenger in an administrative offense with a fine of 300 to 800 euros.

These measures are in effect between this Wednesday and 23:59 on January 9, 2022.

Mainland Portugal is in a situation of disaster for the second time this year, after having been at this higher level of response to disaster situations, provided for in the Basic Civil Protection Law, between 1 May and 30 September.

To respond to the worsening of the Covid-19 pandemic in mainland Portugal, new rules came into force today, such as the reinforcement of the use of masks, testing and digital certificates, as well as new rules for entering Portugal through air, sea and land borders .

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