The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Portugal lifts suspension­s of UK, Brazil flights


LISBON: Portugal has lifted its suspension on flights to and from Britain and Brazil for “essential trips” as it moves ahead with an easing of Covid-19 restrictio­ns, the interior ministry said Friday.

The interior ministry said “essential trips” are those “for profession­al reasons, studies, family reunions, health or humanitari­an reasons.”

Checks at the Spanish border will be maintained for at least two extra weeks.

Portugal will continue to require visitors from countries with an infection rate above 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitant­s to follow a two-week quarantine.

Among these countries are Brazil and South Africa, but also France and the Netherland­s.

Travel from countries with a rate above 150 cases for 100,000 inhabitant­s – such as Spain, Germany and Italy – are also limited to essential trips, the ministry said.

All passengers arriving in Portugal by air are still required to present a negative PCR test. — AFP

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