In accordance with the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Government of the Azores has determined that it is mandatory to submit a document issued by a laboratory, either national or international, to test SARS-COV-2, using the RT-PCR methodology, the result of which is NEGATIVE and has been carried out 72 hours before the departure of the flight.
The measure comes into force on 20 November 2020 and is intended to try to alleviate the number of contagions, especially at the local transmission level.
Accordingly, all passengers boarding at airports on the island of São Miguel and Terceira, bound for another island in the archipelago, must have the negative test with them. In addition to the negative test and the document identifying it, they must have the passenger’s identification, the laboratory where it was carried out and the date it was carried out.
In addition, if the stay lasts 7 or more days, the passenger must, on the 6th day from the date of the screening test to SARS-COV-2, contact the health authority of the municipality where he resides or is staying in order to perform another screening test.
The Government Council, taking into account the recommendation of the Regional Health Authority, also adopted a Resolution stipulating, for the whole of the archipelago and for the declaration of a state of emergency, that all movements (by air and sea), whether inter-island or out of the archipelago, should be limited to those absolutely essential. Passengers are also recommended to embark at the airports of Terceira and São Miguel, bound for another island in the archipelago, to complete the risk assessment and early detection questionnaire for SARS-COV-2 of APP mysafeazores.com, available on this link.