“Between December 1 and 15, they entered the country without a test, that is, the number of infraction notices is 1,274 and 36 companies are involved”, explained Mariana Vieira da Silva.

Since December 1, all passengers arriving in Portugal by air are required to present a negative test or recovery certificate upon arrival.

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

Airlines that transport passengers without a negative test incur a fine of between 20,000 and 40,000 euros per passenger and travellers are also subject to administrative offenses for not presenting a test upon arrival, which can be fined between 300 and 800 euros.