COVID 19

COVID 19

NOTAM

FROM: 28 JAN 2021 00:00 TO: 28 APR 2021 23:59 EST                                                                                                 NOTAM A0237/21 

TO ENSURE SAFE AND EXPEDITIOUS DELIVERY OF COVID-19 VACCINES, AIRCRAFT OPERATORS OF FLIGHTS CARRYING SUCH VACCINES SHOULD ASK APPROVAL FROM PORTUGUESE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY - ANAC, FOR EXEMPTION FROM ATFM MEASURES FOR EACH FLIGHT DEEMED CRITICAL. THE REQUEST SHALL BE MADE AT LEAST 72 HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT, THROUGH EMAIL DFS(AT)ANAC.PT ACCOMPANIED BY DOCUMENTS JUSTIFYING THE REQUEST. AUTHORIZATION IS GRANTED AFTER EXAMINATION OF THE JUSTIFYING DOCUMENTS SUPPLIED. UPON APPROVAL, STS/ATFMX AND RMK/VACCINE SHALL BE INSERTED IN ITEM 18 OF THE FLIGHT PLAN. AIRCRAFT OPERATORS CARRYING COVID 19 VACCINES REGULARLY MAY REQUEST APPROVAL IN ADVANCE FOR ALL FLIGHTS INVOLVED.

A0237/21

FROM: 29 JAN 2021 00:00 TO: 14 FEB 2021 23:59                                                                                                           NOTAM A0275/21

COVID-19 FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS. IN ACCORDANCE WITH PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS AIMING TO IMPROVE APPROPRIATE INFECTION PREVENTION AND SPREAD MITIGATION, ALL FLIGHTS, COMMERCIAL OR PRIVATE, FROM ALL AIRLINES, DEPARTING FROM/TO BRASIL AND UNITED KINGDOM WITH DESTINATION TO/FROM PORTUGUESE AERODROMES OR AIRPORTS ARE SUSPENDED. EXCEPTIONS ARE: 1) HUM FLIGHTS FOR REPATRIATION OF NATIONAL CITIZENS AND MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES PURSUANT TO DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL AND HOLDERS OF RESIDENCE PERMIT IN PORTUGAL, WHO, UPON ARRIVAL IN NATIONAL TERRITORY, MUST COMPLY WITH A 14-DAY QUARANTINE PERIOD AT HOME, OR IN A PLACE INDICATED BY HEALTH AUTHORITIES. THESE PASSENGERS SHALL HOLD A NEGATIVE COVID-19 RT-PCR TEST, DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE BOARDING, WITHOUT WHICH BOARDING AND ENTRY INTO NATIONAL TERRITORY WILL BE REFUSED. 2) THE POSSIBILITY OF BOARDING EU NATIONALS, NATIONALS OF SCHENGEN-ASSOCIATED STATES AND MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF 29 APRIL 2004, AND THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS LEGALLY RESIDENTS IN A MEMBER STATE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, IN HUMANITARIAN FLIGHTS SOLELY FOR REPATRIATION PURPOSES. THESE PASSENGERS SHALL HOLD A NEGATIVE COVID-19 RT-PCR TEST, DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE BOARDING, WITHOUT WHICH BOARDING AND ENTRY INTO NATIONAL TERRITORY WILL BE REFUSED, AND WHEN ARRIVING AT NATIONAL AIRPORTS THEY MUST WAIT FOR THE CONNECTING FLIGHT TO RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES IN A DESIGNATED PLACE WITHIN THE AIRPORT. 3) STATE, MIL, HOSP/MEDEVAC, FIRE FIGHTING, CARGO/MAIL, TECHNICAL STOPOVERS FOR NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

FROM: 01 FEB 2021 14:12 TO: 14 FEB 2021 23:59                                                                                                               NOTAM A0340/21

PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS 1.IN ACCORDANCE WITH AZORES REGIONAL GOVERNMENT DECISION, ALL PASSENGERS FROM ACTIVE COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION ZONES OR WITH TRANSMISSION CHAINS ACTIVE AS DESIGNATED BY WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, WITH DESTINATION TO THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF THE AZORES, SHALL HOLD A NEGATIVE SARS-COV-2 VIRUS RT-PCR TEST, DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE. 2.EXEPTIONS: 2A. PASSENGERS WITH AGE EQUAL OR LESS THAN 12 YEARS. 2B. HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ON DUTY FOR TRANSFERRING OR EVACUATING PATIENTS AND WHO HAVE UPDATED PERIODIC SCREENING UNDER PROFESSIONAL SCOPE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TECHNICAL STANDARD OF THE REGIONAL HEALTH IN FORCE AND PROVIDED THAT THE PERIOD OF STAY OUTSIDE THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF AZORES IS 72 HOURS OR LESS. 2C. PASSENGERS WITH A DISEASE DULY CONFIRMED BY MEDICAL DECLARATION ATTESTING ANATOMICAL AND OR CLINICAL INCOMPATIBILITY FOR CARRYING OUT A SARS-COV-2 DIAGNOSTIC TEST, THROUGH NASOPHARYNX COLLECTION OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL, IN WHICH CASE PASSENGERS MUST PREVIOUSLY SUBMIT BEFORE THEIR MOVEMENT, WITH A MINIMUM ADVANCE OF FIVE WORKING DAYS, THE DECLARATION TO THE REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY FOR VALIDATION, WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO CONDUCTING A SEROLOGICAL TEST UPON ARRIVAL. 2D. PASSENGERS WHO SUBMIT A CLINICAL DISCHARGE DECLARATION FROM SURVEILLANCE AND ISOLATION MEASURES ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE REGARDING SARS-COV-2, WHICH IS VALID FOR 90 DAYS. 2E. PASSENGERS WHO SUBMIT A DECLARATION FROM A FUNERAL HOME BASED IN THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF THE AZORES PROVING THE DEATH OF A FAMILY MEMBER, BEING OBLIGED TO UNDERGO SCREENING FOR SARS-COV-2,BY THE RT-PCR METHODOLOGY, UPON ARRIVAL, AS WELL AS PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION, UNTIL THE NEGATIVE RESULT IS COMMUNICATED, WITHIN A MAXIMUM PERIOD OF 24 HOURS. 2F.PASSENGERS DEPARTING ABROAD OR IN A SITUATION OF FLIGHT CANCELLATION, WHOSE TRAVEL IN TRANSIT OR POSTPONEMENT EXCEEDS 72 HOURS OF VALIDITY OF THE TEST MADE AT THE ORIGIN, IN WHICH CASE THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO SCREENING FOR SARS-COV-2, USING THE RT-PCR METHODOLOGY, UPON ARRIVAL IN THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF THE AZORES, AS WELL AS PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION, UNTIL THE NEGATIVE RESULT IS COMMUNICATED TO THEM, WITHIN A MAXIMUM PERIOD OF 24 HOURS. 2G. CREW MEMBERS THAT DO NOT ENTER THE AIRPORT LAND SIDE, AS WELL AS THOSE THAT TRAVEL IN SERVICE OUTSIDE THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF THE AZORES AND RETURN WITHOUT HAVING LEFT THE AIRCRAFT. 2H. PASSENGERS LEAVING AND RETURNING TO THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF THE AZORES WITHIN 72 HOURS, ARE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO SCREENING FOR SARS-COV-2, USING THE RT-PCR METHODOLOGY, ON ARRIVAL, AS WELL AS TO PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION, UNTIL THE NEGATIVE RESULT IS COMMUNICATED, WITHIN A MAXIMUM PERIOD OF 24 HOURS. 3.ALL PASSENGERS SHALL COMPLY WITH MASK USE, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND RESPIRATORY ETIQUETTE RULES SET BY LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY. 4.PASSENGERS BOARDING AT AIRPORTS ON THE ISLANDS OF SAO MIGUEL AND TERCEIRA, TO ANOTHER ISLAND OF THE ARCHIPELAGO, ARE RECOMMENDED TO COMPLETE THE APP MYSAFEAZORES.COM WITH THE QUESTIONNAIRE OF RISK ASSESSMENT AND EARLY DETECTION OF SARS-COV-2. 5.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT HTTPS://COVID19.AZORES.GOV.PT/.

FROM: 31 JAN 2021 00:00 TO: 14 FEB 2021 23:59                                                                                                            NOTAM A0306/21

CONTINENTAL PORTUGAL FLIGHT AND PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS. IN ACCORDANCE WITH PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS AIMING TO IMPROVE APPROPRIATE INFECTION PREVENTION AND SPREAD MITIGATION: 1) FLIGHTS FROM/TO NON-EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES ARE PROHIBITED TO LAND AT/DEPART FROM CONTINENTAL PORTUGAL AERODROMES. EXCEPTIONS ARE: 1A) FLIGHTS FROM/TO LIECHTENSTEIN, NORWAY, ICELAND, SWITZERLAND. 1B) FLIGHTS FROM/TO AUSTRALIA, CHINA, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, NEW ZEALAND, RWANDA, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, HONG KONG AND MACAU, INCLUDING ALSO THE ENTRY INTO PORTUGAL OF RESIDENTS OF THESE COUNTRIES AND SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS WHENEVER THEY HAVE ONLY CARRIED OUT INTERNATIONAL TRANSITS OR TRANSFERS AT AIRPORTS LOCATED IN COUNTRIES THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS LIST. 1C) FLIGHTS EXCLUSIVELY FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL. ESSENTIAL TRAVEL IS THAT INTENDED TO ALLOW THE TRANSIT OR THE ENTRY/EXIT FROM PORTUGAL OF, EUROPEAN UNION NATIONAL CITIZENS, SCHENGEN AREA NATIONALS AND MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES, OR, THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS WITH LEGAL RESIDENCE IN A EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATE, OR, THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS TRAVELLING FOR PROFESSIONAL, STUDY, FAMILY REUNION, HEALTH OR HUMANITARIAN REASONS. 1D) REPATRIATION FLIGHTS OF NATIONAL CITIZENS OR RESIDENCE PERMIT HOLDERS IN CONTINENTAL PORTUGAL AND REPATRIATION FLIGHTS OF FOREIGN CITIZENS PROMOTED BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES OF THEIR HOME STATES AND SUBJECT TO PREVIOUS REQUEST AND AGREEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO RECIPROCITY PRINCIPLES. 1E) STATE, MIL, HOSP/MEDEVAC, FIRE FIGHTING, CARGO/MAIL, HUM, UNITED NATIONS, TECHNICAL STOPOVERS FOR NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, TECHNICAL LDG WHERE PAX DO NOT DISEMBARK. 2) PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS ARE: 2A) PASSENGERS ON FLIGHTS STATED ON 1B), 1C) AND 1D) SHALL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO BOARD UPON PRESENTATION OF A NEGATIVE COVID-19 RT-PCR TEST PROOF, DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE. EXCEPTION ARE CHILDREN UNDER 24 MONTHS OF AGE. 2B) PASSENGERS ON FLIGHTS FROM CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, ESTONIA, IRELAND, LITHUANIA AND LATVIA, SHALL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO BOARD UPON PRESENTATION OF A NEGATIVE COVID-19 RT-PCR TEST PROOF, DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE. UPON ARRIVAL IN PORTUGAL, SHALL COMPLY A PROPHYLACTIC 14 DAYS ISOLATION PERIOD, AT HOME OR IN A PLACE DESIGNATED BY HEALTH AUTHORITIES. PASSENGERS TRAVELING ON ESSENTIAL TRIPS AND WHOSE PERIOD OF STAY IN NATIONAL TERRITORY, ATTESTED BY A RETURN TICKET AND DO NOT EXCEED 48 HOURS, ARE EXCLUDED FROM COMPLYING PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION. 2C) PASSENGERS ON FLIGHTS FROM GERMANY, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CYPRUS, CROATIA, DENMARK, FRANCE, HUNGARY, ITALY, LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, NETHERLANDS, POLAND, ROMANIA, SWEDEN AND SWITZERLAND SHALL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO BOARD UPON PRESENTATION OF A NEGATIVE COVID-19 RT-PCR TEST PROOF, DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE. 2D) NATIONAL AND FOREIGN CITIZENS WITH LEGAL RESIDENCE IN NATIONAL TERRITORY AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AND ACCREDITED DIPLOMATES IN PORTUGAL, ON FLIGHTS STATED ON 1B), 1C), 1D), 2B, AND 2C) WHO, EXCEPTIONALLY, DISEMBARK IN VIOLATION OF THE DUTY TO PRESENT PROOF OF LABORATORY TESTING FOR SARS-COV-2 SCREENING INFECTION WITH NEGATIVE RESULT, WILL MANDATORILY BE SUBJECT TO THE TEST ON ARRIVAL IN NATIONAL TERRITORY, AT THEIR OWN EXPENSES. 3) THE DUTIES SET ON THIS NOTAM DO NOT APPLY TO CREW MEMBERS. 4) AIRLINES THAT ALLOW PASSENGERS TO BOARD WITHOUT A NEGATIVE COVID-19 RT-PCR TEST ARE IN BREACH OF THE DUTIES ESTABLISHED AND SHALL BE OBJECT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS FORESEEN IN PORTUGUESE LAW. 5) ENR ATS IS NORMAL AND AIR OPERATORS ARE ABLE TO FILE PORTUGUESE AD AS ALTN IN FPL.

Updated 05 February 2021 15:25 UTC

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