The Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI) told Lusa that the PSP and SEF registered on Thursday 59 administrative offenses against people who landed at airports Portuguese without negative Covid-19 tests or a recovery certificate.

MAI also indicated that 13 airlines were fined for having transported passengers without a negative Covid-19 test or recovery certificate, mandatory conditions since Wednesday to enter mainland Portugal through air borders.

Airlines that transport passengers without a negative Covid-19 test incur a fine of between €20,000 and €40,000 per passenger, and travellers are also subject to administrative offenses for not presenting a test on arrival, with fines between €300 and €800.

According to the MAI, 30,091 passengers were inspected at Portuguese airports on Thursday, 22,065 of which by the PSP, which controls passengers from flights originating in the Schengen area, and 8,026 by the SEF, which monitors travellers from countries outside the space.

On Wednesday, the first day of this measure, 152 passengers and at least 10 companies were fined at the air borders.

Passengers on domestic flights, children under 12 and crews are exempt from mandatory testing, PCR or rapid.