Starting today, air passenger transport connections with the Portuguese mainland are resumed, gradually and gradually, with July 15 being set as the deadline for the normalization of operations for the islands of Santa Maria, Pico, and Faial, which also receive flights from Lisbon, under public service obligations.
Since mid-May, the Azores have ceased to demand compliance with mandatory quarantine upon arrival in the region, and the measure has been replaced by tests to covid-19 if passengers had not carried out a test in the 72 hours prior to departure.
Passengers were obliged to wait for the result in a hotel indicated for this purpose, which could take a maximum of 48 hours.
After the reopening of the national airspace, Azores Airlines, of the SATA group, should also resume international air connections, gradually and gradually, depending on its capacity and the evolution of the pandemic in the destination countries.
The Azores will meanwhile place all islands with air connections abroad in a public calamity situation, until July 1st.