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The Embassy informs that, through Order No. 9934-A/2020, of October 14th, new measures were applied to air traffic to and from Portugal.

According to the referred diploma, air traffic for the following flights is authorized:

  • flights to and from EU countries, countries associated with the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland) and the United Kingdom;  
  • flights to and from Australia, Canada, China, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay;
  • flights to and from countries that are not part of the EU or that are not countries associated with the Schengen Area, exclusively for essential trips, that is, intended to allow the transit, entry or exit from Portugal of:
  • EU nationals, nationals of States associated with the Schengen Area and members of their families, pursuant to Directive 2004/38 / EC, of ​​the Parliament and of the Council, third-country nationals legally resident in a Member State of the European Union;
  • third-country nationals traveling for professional, study, family reunion, health or humanitarian reasons.
  • flights to support the return of national citizens or holders of residence permits in Portugal, as well as humanitarian ones, which have been recognized by the competent services of the governmental area of ​​foreign affairs and by the competent authorities in matters of civil aviation;
  • flights intended to allow foreign citizens returning to their respective countries who are in Portugal, provided that such flights are promoted by the competent authorities of such countries, subject to prior request and agreement, and in compliance with the principle of reciprocity.

For passengers, the following conditions are foreseen (Covid 19 test):

  • It is mandatory to present, before boarding, proof of laboratory testing (RT -PCR) for screening for infection by SARS -CoV -2, with a negative result, performed within 72 hours prior to the time of shipment, without which no may board for passengers on the following flights:
  • flights from countries that are not part of the European Union or that are not countries associated with the Schengen Area, exclusively for essential trips;
  • flights to support the return of national citizens or holders of residence permits in Portugal, as well as humanitarian flights.
  • National citizens and foreign citizens with legal residence in national territory and their family members, as well as diplomatic personnel placed in Portugal, who are passengers on the flights mentioned in the previous paragraph, who, exceptionally, do not have proof of laboratory testing for screening for SARS -CoV -2 infection, with a negative result, under the terms of the previous number, upon arrival in national territory, are referred, by the competent authorities, to carry out the said test at their own expense, in a proper place inside the airport .
  • Passengers in transit are exempt from presenting proof of test before boarding, provided they do not leave the airport facilities.
  • Foreign citizens who board without the test or whose transit forces them to abandon airport facilities, will be refused entry into national territory.

Portugal Open for Business: Atena is the new Invasive Medical Ventilator developed and produced in Portugal.

Atena is an invasive medical ventilator developed by CEiiA, with a community of medical doctors, to fight the COVID-19 disease. Atena V1 (rapidly manufactured version) is currently being manufactured (500 units already produced) at a daily rate of 20units/day. Atena V2 (optimized version) is presently under development towards the highest standards of sophisticated CE-marked ventilators.

In addition to supplying health units in Portugal, CEiiA is also exporting these new ventilators. One hundred units have already been sent to Brazil, plus 150 to other destinations.

Portugal is a country open to business, which has not stopped innovating and adapting to the COVID-19 crisis. CEiiA is just one of many examples of #PortugalOpenForBusiness.

#Portugal #CEiiA #Ventilator

Portugal Open for Business: Greenapple integrates IoT into furniture to fight the pandemics.

The know-how acquired with Bongó, the first smart-furniture product from this Portuguese company, has allowed Greenapple to develop Biocheck-in during the lockdown, in partnership with the Higher Technical Institute. Biocheck-in is a public health checkpoint device, already available at www.biocheckin.pt.

The challenging moment we are all experiencing has acted as an accelerator for the Portuguese furniture and interior company's strategy for the coming years, following the current trend of integrating IoT technology into consumer goods, combining artisan mastery, technological innovation, and design thinking.

Portugal is a country open to business, which has adapted and innovated in face of the COVID-19 crisis. Greenapple is just one of many examples of #PortugalOpenForBusiness.

#OpenforBusiness #Portugal #IoT

Portugal Open for Business: CAVEDIGITAL streamlines the fight against COVID-19 in hospital environments

To support the Hospital Centre of Póvoa de Varzim and Vila do Conde, the Portuguese company CAVEDIGITAL has implemented SMART GOVERNANCE, a corporate governance management solution for decision-making ecosystems.

This solution has allowed this hospital – which is at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 virus in Portugal – to remain agile in decision-making, and maintain the speed and efficiency of its hierarchical processes during this period of public health crisis, enabling swift responses in the fight against the virus.

Portugal is a country open to business, which has adapted itself in face of the COVID-19 crisis. CAVEDIGITAL is just one example of #PortugalOpenForBusiness.

“The cork oak's resilience, a main feature of this extraordinary tree that is the basis of our business, was the main premise of everyday management in these challenging days. At Corticeira Amorim, it was the exemplary mission spirit of a team united by a common passion - cork - that made it possible to overcome this unprecedented crisis. Safety and security measures were quickly implemented, allowing us to carry on with our activity at almost 100% in the various business units, keeping our distribution chains active, supplying our many thousands of customers.”

Portugal is a country open to business, which has not stopped producing in face of the COVID-19 crisis. Corticeira Amorim is one of many examples of #PortugalOpenForBusiness.

 #OpenForBusiness #Portugal #Cortiça

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