Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Gainesville to Portugal
Portugal has reopened its borders to travelers arriving from the EU, Schengen Area, Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand and Uruguay.
Travel from the UK and Brazil into Portugal is suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens and their families and holders of residence permits in Portugal.
Travelers from areas other than those listed above may enter or transit through Portugal only if they have an "essential" reason such as professional, study, family reunification, health, or humanitarian reasons. Business travelers should be prepared to describe the reason for business travel and may be asked for evidence. Students must have the appropriate visa and/or be prepared to present evidence of registration with a Portuguese educational institution.
Third country national holders of residency permits or long-term resident visas issued by EU member states may transit Portugal to return to their country of residence.
Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of departure. Children under the age of 2 are exempt from COVID-19 testing requirements.
Travelers must complete and present an electronic Passenger Locator Card upon boarding.
Travelers arriving from the UK and Brazil must be a Portuguese national or a citizen legally resident in Portugal and be required to present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of departure. Travelers without a valid medical certificate with a negative PCR test result will be tested at the airport.
Travelers arriving in Madeira and Porto Santo must complete and submit an epidemiological survey 12-48 hours before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival. On arrival, travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. More information is available here.
Travelers arriving in the Azores must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure and submit a Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection. More info is available here
From 9 December, travelers will need a negative COVID-19 test for travel from São Miguel and Terceira to any of the other islands in the archipelago.
Travelers arriving from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia are subject to a 14-day quarantine, at home or in a place indicated by health authorities. Prophylactic isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travels and whose length of stay in national territory, certified by return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.
Travelers who are nationals or residents of Portugal, arriving from the UK and Brazil are subject to a 14-day quarantine, at home or in a place indicated by health authorities.
Travelers arriving in Madeira and Azores without a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure are subject to COVID-19 test and quarantine until they received the test results.
Residents in Madeira and Azores returning home to the region, will need to take a second COVID-19 test 5-7 days from the date they were first tested. They must self-isolate at home until they know the result of the second test.
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National ID cards issued to nationals of Portugal which have expired on February 24, 2020 or later are considered valid until March 31, 2021.
There are currently 22,833 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in PT and 16,981 deaths as of May 5 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Thanks Jennifer, my flight attendant"
Cons: "Under the current health emergency the whole crew went above and beyond. Thank you!"
Pros: "Free reschedule of flight."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled for no reason."
Pros: "The ground crew were very courteous but I feel they were not being completely honest regarding the delays. It felt like we were being given false hope that the flight was taking off soon."
Cons: "We were boarded thinking we were taking off soon. Except the delay continued for another hour and a half I found out. I had exited the plane having been given the option of staying in Gainesville in a hotel provided by the airline and being booked on a flight the next day."
Pros: "It was a red eye. So good to be seated, quiet. not too crowded."
Cons: "It was really GOOD overall."
Cons: "HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE."
Pros: "It was a red-eye flight and the crew kept the lighting low and the cabin quiet."
Cons: "More snack variety than pretzel nibbles."
Cons: "If my Chanel purse with my make up Chanel brand full bag with unopened experience makeup and purse was stolen"
Pros: "The crew were nice and accommodating."
Cons: "The seat was not comfortable, my back was hurting from a very short 2hr flight."
Cons: "Ticket agent was rude and 3 flights later found a super sweet ticket agent but 10 hours longer to get to my destination"
Pros: "Everything was generally fine. The flight left about 1 hour late, but the pilot made up the time on the flight and we landed about the same time as originally expected."
Cons: "The crew, particularly the flight attendants were rude and impatient. Have they forgotten their manners?"
Pros: "The seat was cormfortable and the entertainment was dope!"
Cons: "Communication. The pilot did not say when he was landing and considering it was a rough landing it would have been helpful to say. He said we shall be landing like 40minutes before Then quiet"
Cons: "No entertainment or WiFi at all"
Cons: "That the bags came out late and I missed my next flight. It was the last flight for that day. Royal Jordanian did not offer hotel stay or anything because they said it is not their fault that the bags showed up late"
Cons: "Broken seat headrest No in-flight entertainment except small screen rows away Reading lights didn’t work properly Flight attendant call signal beeped for first 2+ hours and no one could fix"
Pros: "30 year old plane! Needs to retire this aircraft and move into the 21st century!"
Cons: "No outlets no individual monitors"
Pros: "That it actually happen. Poor communications from British Airways and American Airlines."
Pros: "Planes were clean and spacious"
Cons: "Airline didn't seem prepared with crews. Both legs had crew mgmt issues."
Pros: "There’s no usb charger for my phone.there is no Monitor in front of me"
Pros: "We arrived safely and so did our luggage."
Cons: "PHL-Lisbon plane left 3 hours late due to CATERING problem. Seats were uncomfortable and food was awful. Lights and entertainment controls at my seat didn’t work."
Pros: "The seats were comfy and spacious."
Pros: "The attention and services"
Pros: "Boarded too early and left late. Long delay waiting for bus to terminal in DC"
Pros: "Crew did their best!"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed over 3 hours. Other Advantage members have already received bonus miles for their inconvenience. I am also an Advantage member and have not received bonus points and am unable to get ahold of anyone."
Pros: "The flight personnel was upbeat and friendly and we were on time. I was very glad I made the connection"
Cons: "That we were not offered even water. I was very thirsty from my run from gates B 13 to Gate E25"
Cons: "Wifi was spotty at best. No charging options"
Cons: "The flight leg PHL-LIS was the most unconfortable transatlantic trip I ever experienced. The plane was small, tight and no head support made this the worst transatlantic flight of my life, easily comparable to any low cost airline."
Cons: "Wait time to board was delayed 20 minutes."
Pros: "Getting out of the plane! and the landing was very good."
Cons: "Bad service no entertainment besides a one very childish movie. My tray stayed with me the whole flight, I had almost to beg to take it and never s flight attendant seem happy, pleasant or even profissional. The landing by the pilots was amazing."
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "There are NO ENTERTAINMENT, and I had two flights that were more than 5 hours each. It was not operated by British, it was actually American Airlines."
Pros: "In your Chicago office. He was extremely helpful both to us (too older ladies) and to others. Please thank him for us and look at him for a promotion. I think he may work for American Airlines instead of British Airways."
Cons: "Cannot believe how American a treated it's passengers. 3 hour delay to JFK. No apologies. Missed connection to Paris. Not any customer service agents to be found in JFK at 11:30 pm. No explanation on what next. No hotel.. Nada. I'll never travel with American again."
Cons: "food options, departure delay"
Pros: "Crew and promptness"
Cons: "No entertainment for each seat. No cellphone charger."
Pros: "The flight had a delay of 4 hours in Philadelphia. I missed the appointment in Lisbon for which I was flying in the first place. Furthermore, I had purchased the ticket with the intent of flying with British Airways and found myself in a charter from American Airlines. I wish to be compensated for this mistake. Thank you"
Pros: "Boarding was fast and easy gate agents were awesome."
Cons: "Older plane. Very uncomfortable"
Pros: "I understand that the breakfast cookies are economical, and many people enjoy them, but can we add some variety or switch things up sometime, pleeeeease. My kids love the cookies. thanks Jesse"
Cons: "The cookies"
Cons: "There was no entertainment option available in the plane we flew in."
Pros: "Being able to see movies for free was a real plus since the flight from Australia to Wash.DC is so long."
Cons: "Everything OK."
Pros: "Flights were on-time, planes were clean/newer, snacks were good."
Cons: "Their boarding/de-boarding process was quite inefficient - they have boarding zones, but then you just go to a shuttle and it's a free for all at the plane."
Cons: "Your subject headline in your email read: How was your Alaska Airlines flight to Washington? All correspondence referenced Alaska Airlines, however my flight was and American Airlines flight and in a terminal on the complete other side of the airport. I suggest you clarify on line."
Pros: "Arrives early Always on time Quick flight"
Cons: "Small plane No beverage service"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "I booked the flight specifically because it was advertised and booked on British Airways, which is considered a nice international airline to fly. The flight was swaped to American Airlines, and I was put on an international flight that was archaic, I would have been better off flying a prop plane from the 1970's."
Cons: "I booked the flight specifically because it was advertised and booked on British Airways, which is considered a nice international airline to fly. The flight was swaped to American Airlines, and I was put on an international flight that was archaic, I would have been better off flying a prop plane from the 1970's."
Pros: "Food, Service, overall feeling of flight and crew"
Cons: "Leg room"
Pros: "Porque sus tripulantes y azafatas son super atentas"
Pros: "You had genuine people working."
Cons: "Flight was delay for a long time."
Pros: "The flight was smooth and the coastline views were amazing."
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment. Poor quality sandwiches."
Cons: "flghit Porto/Lisbon 1 hour delay"
Airlines flying from Gainesville to Portugal have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Gainesville to Portugal
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Gainesville to Portugal
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Gainesville to Portugal
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Gainesville to Portugal
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Gainesville to Portugal