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Portugal holidays: Portugal steps take to to destination

Thermal screening will be in place for all at airports as mainland Portugal tries to crack down on coronavirus entering the country.

It’s compulsory to wear face masks at all times and social distancing is required.

As for those heading to the Azores Islands all passengers that disembark on the islands of São Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, Faial and Pico island, should fill in a declaration that be completed and signed.

lers will need to provide proof they have tested negatively for coronavirus within 72 hours of their departure.


Alternatively, they can take a test on arrival and remain in isolation until the results are received.

For Madeira Islands, passengers complete the required health questionnaire.

Thermal screenings are in place for all passengers on arrival.

In the airports, social distancing and mask-wearing are compulsory.

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Face masks are also a on public transport.

lers risk a fine between €120 (£108) – €350 (£316) if they fail to comply.

As of August 1, wearing a mask in public at all times is compulsory on the island of Madeira as per an announcement delivered by the local government.

Visit Portugal added: “For the peace of mind of visitors, Portugal has now extended an updated insurance, provided by RNA Seguros de Assistência, S.A., covering health expenses, repatriation, cancellation or disruption of originated by Covid-19, easily subscribed by email.

“Additionally as an international visitor to Portugal you may download the Portugal Health Passport (www.portugalhealthpassport.com), an unofficial passport that gives you access to a special offer from private healthcare providers in the country in case you need healthcare services during your stay.

“This includes urgent care and preventive medicine services for fixed prices via the largest private health providers in the country.

“You may also be tested for Covid-19 shortly after arrival, before departure or at any time during your stay in one of the hospitals and clinics included in the Portugal Health Passport initiative with personalized support in your language.

“The results for the tests may be obtained in 72 hours or less.”

According to the FCO, around 2.5 million British nationals visited Portugal in 2019. Most visits are trouble-free.

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Source Daily Express :: Travel Feed

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