According to the European Best Destinations, the Azores is one of the best and safest places in Europe to visit in 2021.
Similarly to last year, the Regional Government of the Azores approved the attribution of a financial incentive to those who perform the SARS-COV-2 screening tests prior to departure to the Azores.
The Azores Safe Destination Voucher has a value of 35 euros and can be attributed to all non-resident passengers over the age of 12 coming from the Autonomous Region of Madeira, mainland Portugal and other countries with final destination in the Azores.
A voucher is issued for each passenger who meets the requirements. To benefit from this incentive you need to perform a SARS-COV-2 screening test 72 hours before departure and select the option “benefit from the Azores Safe Destination Voucher” when filling in the Risk Assessment and Early Detection Questionnaire (available at My Safe Azores). After validation of the NEGATIVE test by the Regional Health Authority, the voucher will be sent to your email (to the email you provide when filling in the questionnaire).
The objectives of this voucher award are to encourage travel to the Azores, particularly by instilling in travellers the need to take the screening test in advance of their trip, thus protecting the local population and all those visiting the region. Furthermore, the financial incentive aims to stimulate consumption in the region’s tourism supply companies, thus boosting their activity taking into account the more troubling scenario that the pandemic has instigated.