Seven new entries were added to the UK’s traffic light updates. Among them was Portugal‘s Azores – an archipelago that sits roughly 1,000 miles west of mainland Portugal in the North Atlantic Ocean.
On day 2 of arrival to the UK, travelers must take another coronavirus (PCR) test.
These tests must be booked in advance and paid for. Details of the test results should also be included on a “passenger locator” form.
According to Gov.uk, “You don’t need to quarantine unless your test results are positive.”
However, holidaymakers might still have to isolate themselves if they are notified by NHS Test and Trace that someone has been tested positive for COVID-19.
UK tourists to The Azores should adhere strictly to entry restrictions
Although The Azores are on the UK’s green travel list, strict entry restrictions apply to those who wish to enter the country from outside the UK.
The proof must be presented by the traveller, which can include evidence that they have been fully vaccinated or evidence that they have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days.
According to the FCDO, “You will have your health checked upon arrival.”
If you do not have an EU Digital COVID-19 vaccine or recovery certificate, and the airline allows you to fly without an RTPCR COVID-19 testing, then you’ll need to pass a test upon arrival.
Anyone who stays in The Azores longer than 7 days must take another coronavirus test 6 days following their last one.
Portugal’s mainland remains on the Amber List, and some travelers are in quarantine.
Portugal is still on the UK’s Amber List for Travel, despite positive news about its archipelagos.
It is not necessary for fully-vaccinated travelers to isolate themselves upon their return to the UK.
Unvaccinated travelers still have to be isolated for 10 days.
All vaccinated arrivals need to take a predeparture coronavirus testing within 72 hours of arriving in the UK. You must book and pay for the day-two coronavirus testing. These details should be added to your passenger locator form.
The same requirements apply to unvaccinated arrivals, with an additional PCR test being performed on the eighth day of their quarantine period.
Publiated at Tue 31 August 2021, 17:17.46 +0000