Guidelines for a safe travel to the Azores


During these strange times we are all living in, and due to the policies of the local regional government, the Azores islands are considered to be one of the safest places to visit. They have a strict control that makes possible to implement their vision of a clean environment and safe Azores.


Program Clean & Safe Açores


Before the trip


To visit the Azores, the SARS-CoV-2 screening test is mandatory, and it is advisable to carry out the same test in the countries of origin within 72 hours before the flight from origin airport.


Travelers coming from Mainland Portugal and the Autonomous Region of Madeira can take these tests for FREE in laboratories indicated by  the Government of the Azores, whose list is available on this website.


In the remaining cases, travelers will have  to present a printed declaration with the NEGATIVE result of the screening test on arrival in the Azores, making explicit reference to the date and time of the result, as well as the use of the RT-PCR methodology, without which the declaration will not be accepted.


After receiving the result NEGATIVE you should complete a  survey available at :


You can make the test at the arrival to the Azores, free of charge, but in that case you have to stay quarentine in your hotel room until you get the results.


Good Practices for a Safe Stay


  • Use of masks in shared spaces.
  • Maintain the advisable physical distance of 2 meters.
  • Handwashing with soap and water or alcohol-based disinfectant.
  • Follow respiratory etiquette rules.