The Azores were nominated by European Best Destinations as one of the safest destinations in Europe (European Safest Destination) to visit in 2021. Check everything you need to know and start planning your holiday to the Azores now.
Domestic or International Travel
Passengers who wish to travel to the Azores Archipelago and who come from areas considered by the WHO as areas of active community transmission or with chains of active transmission of the SARS-COV-2 virus must undergo the test upon arrival at the island of final destination, unless they present proof, in digital or paper format, issued by a certified laboratory that effectively certifies the performance of the SARS-COV-2 screening test through the RT-PCR methodology 72 hours before the flight’s departure.
Inter-island trips departing from São Miguel island
Passengers travelling to the other eight islands in the archipelago, departing from the island of Sao Miguel, are also required to perform the test on arrival at the island of final destination, unless they present proof, in digital format or on paper, issued by a certified laboratory that effectively attests to the performance of the screening test for SARS-COV-2 through the RT-PCR methodology 72 hours before the flight’s departure.
All tests carried out for travel to the Azores Archipelago in one of the laboratories agreed upon by the Azores Government are free of charge.
If the test result is positive, do not go to the airport and contact the SNS24 Health Line – 808 24 24 24. In the Azores, contact the Azores Health Line – 808 24 60 24.
If the test result is negative, register your trip on the My Safe Azores platform to allow a faster control – https://mysafeazores.com/
If your stay in any of the islands of the archipelago is for seven or more days, you must, on the sixth and twelfth day after the first SARS-COV-2 screening test was performed, contact the local health authority where you live or where you are staying to perform a new SARS-COV-2 screening test;