The Internal Administration confirms that the new strain of the virus has not yet circulated in Portugal, in a statement sent to the newsrooms.
According to communiqués released by MAI and the Ministry of Health, if they do not carry proof of negative test, citizens will be “referred by the competent authorities” to “carry out the test within the airport, through qualified health professionals. for that purpose “, staying in isolation.
In Portugal the circulation of this new virus variant detected in the United Kingdom is not confirmed, the two ministries say, citing data obtained by the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, who “already include analysis of samples from the month of November and the second wave “.
The measure to restrict the entry of passengers from the United Kingdom “will be updated in line with the evolution of the situation”, the communications from the ministries said.
“Following the evolution of the epidemiological situation in the United Kingdom, the Government today determined the following measures, effective as of 00:00 on December 21, Monday:
– Only passengers on flights from the United Kingdom who are nationals or citizens legally resident in Portugal are allowed to enter Portugal;
– These passengers must present, upon arrival in Portugal, proof of laboratory testing to screen for SARS-CoV-2 infection, with a negative result;
– Citizens who do not have proof of having performed a laboratory test with a negative result are referred by the competent authorities, upon arrival in the national territory, to carry out the said test inside the airport, through qualified health professionals for the purpose;
– In this case, citizens will have to remain in isolation, under the terms defined by health authorities.
This measure will be updated according to the evolution of the situation.
In Portugal, the circulation of this variant of SARS-Cov-2 identified in the United Kingdom is not confirmed, according to data obtained so far by the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, which already includes analysis of samples from the month of November and the second wave. “
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