Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Washington Reagan-National to São Miguel
Portugal has reopened its borders to travelers arriving from the EU, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea or Thailand
Until further notice travel from the UK into Portugal is restricted to Portuguese nationals and foreign citizens with legal residency 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 arriving from the EU, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea or Thailand, will be subject to health screening on arrival at mainland airports.
Travelers arriving from the UK 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 entering Portugal from countries other than those listed above (except those only transiting through Portugal and not leaving the airport) must present a negative COVID-19 test result issued in the last 72 hours. They will also be subject to health screening on arrival. Their temperature will be checked and if it is high or they show symptoms, they will be referred to the health authorities.
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. 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 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.
There are currently 151,226 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in PT and 9,686 deaths as of Jan 22 2021
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Boarded fast"
Cons: "Hours of flight"
Pros: "The flat bed"
Cons: "The Captain made loud announcements waking you up"
Cons: "Not enough space for hand luhggage. Changed gate very short before boarding. No gluten free meal available on board."
Cons: "Do not sell flight you are not able to manage. Shame"
Cons: "The flight wad late becsuse of the immigration."
Pros: "First time flying with TAP PORTUGAL and it was a great experience"
Pros: "airlines could have mentioned that the second leg would require going thru security again and would take a very long time and that I should do this immediately after disembarking even though a gate had not yet been assigned. As A consequence of an intensive interview process before boarding the international leg of the trip (initially only two reps processing everyone on the plane for a few minutes each) the plane left the gate late. It also lost another 15 -20 minutes in flight making it 30 minutes late and I missed my connection in Miami necessitating me to spend a night in a motel and finish my flight the next day."
Cons: "Had the crew enabled me to be first off the plane I would have made the connection but I lost an additional 20-25 minutes being seated in the rear of the plane"
Pros: "Food was good, many options with entertainment"
Cons: "The person making announcements mumbled and spoke too softly for someone who's announcing things on a flight. We couldn't understand half of everything being said. Also both flights departed late even though TAP reported them as "on time." We sat at the gate for almost an hour before departing with announcements at that time solely in a Portuguese - on a flight going to New York."
Pros: "Probably won’t buy from Kayak again."
Cons: "Charged double for baggage on moble check in. Called 3 times - spent over an hour to find out since I bought discount tickets no refunds for excess baggage. I didn’t want excess baggage their website automatically charged double - website said ecess charged automatic when checking in. Won’t use kayak again."
Pros: "Nice paid business class upgrade"
Cons: "Seat 1F gets hit quite often during service"
Pros: "The entertainment was good and the food was better than I expected."
Cons: "Bags restrictions without us knowing. Delayed flight but we still manage to get to our destination on time. The same did not happen before where I had to wait until 2am for my tap flight that was supposed to leave at 11:30pm. I have been flighting TAP for many years now and it used to be one of my favorite airlines. No longer is the case. Over the years there has been a decline on service."
Pros: "Everything great"
Pros: "The service appeared to be good but everything was rationed"
Pros: "The only good was that we were rebooked on another route the same day"
Cons: "Airlines should have informed passengers by e-mail about changes in their itineraries. Cancellation was shown on a web a night before."
Pros: "Prompt and courteous"
Cons: "Not enough leg room, just not enough space al the way around to be comfortable."
Pros: "Staff were pleasant"
Cons: "The 2 hour turned 3 hour delay. Lack of organizational during check in. Had to show our documents 4 times within 10 meters."
Cons: "Where to start. No soap to wash your hands in the WC. Air conditioning dripping water to a seat next to us. They run out of on food option we wanted. The flight to Lisbon was delayed. The plain was dirty. One of out seats the entertainment system did not work. We alerted the crew, they did not do anything to remediate these problems. Only bad experience of the trip. Portugal deserves a better airline than this one. Last the best of all, $90 dollars per bag we checked in, so we spent $360 dollars just to carry our luggage."
Cons: "Purchased tickets that included one bag each for our international flight. But at ckeckin they "couldn't find it in the computer", so charged 45 Euro ($50) per bag. The checkin lady was quite distraught about this, but charge they did. In our reservation there is no indication of what fare level (they have about five) has been purchased. Beware!"
Pros: "People were very nice that worked on the flight. Smooth flight."
Cons: "Seats were hard as a rock"
Cons: "My flight to Miami was delayed due to weather. I missed my connection to LHR, therefore missed my TAP flight to Portugal. I called TAP (before the flight) and they would not change the flight because I went through a travel site. My $240 ticket was lost, and I had to pay over $900 for a new one. I doubt I will use an internet site again because I will unlikely get a refund and it was impossible to change the ticket. Feel awful!"
Pros: "The crew and the service."
Cons: "The food - horrible... My TV did not work the entire trip."
Pros: "Plane and comfort"
Cons: "Food and entertainment needs to be better. The transfer over to cologne from Portugal was a bit hectic due to customs and we just made it in time for our flight. Need a better system to verify the passports."
Cons: "Their short flight from Frankfurt to Lisbon was not that comfortable. Seats were thin, close together. My knees were jammed against the seat in front of me. Glad the international flight was more comfortable. Somehow we did not get the memo that there was a 0 baggage allowance for an international flight. Most give 1 or two bags free. So when we had to pay 80 euros for each bag it started off our trip with TAP a lot disappointed. We still have to fly back and we can go online and pay before hand and get it for 45 euros each. Increased out ticket prices by 205 euros. Will make me take a second thought before I book with TAP again."
Cons: "The attendant who checked me in at the Porto airport was very rude and sarcastic. At the gate they said the flight would be delayed half an hour, however they just called us to start boarding a half an hour after the flight was expected to leave. At that time the passengers of the previous flight were just starting to leave the plane so everyone that was about to board then had to stand in the freezing cold tunnel way with all of our bags for another 20 minutes while the previous passengers got off. There was no food or any beverage other than water offered on the flight."
Cons: "Flight Washington delayed. Airport about closes upon Arrival!"
Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "Slow baggage claim"
Pros: "Very good leg room. Easy pleasant flight."
Pros: "Relatively comfortable business class. Food was good. Entertainment system easy to use."
Cons: "They totally screwed up boarding. We waited for about 20-30 minutes in line because they had not worked out the boarding logistics properly. Seat design does not permit an independent adjustment of the foot rest. Crew seemed a little indifferent to our presence; very few smiles."
Pros: "Some random charter flight with a 1960sBoeing. Although the ticket said TAP. Definitely wasn't"
Pros: "The ride was comfortable, and the crew was attentive and pleasant. I loved the fact that i had a 10 hour layover, and I could go out into the city and do some sight seeing. This is not to the Airlines credit per say, but it was super easy. I enjoyed getting off on the tarmac just 200 feet from the building, was a nice sunny day."
Cons: "The seats did not have entertainment system that I wasn't going to watch anyways. The seats did not have charging ports either (for phone or laptop), which several airlines now a days are making standard."
Cons: "Filthy dirty airport, club and plane. No power in the seats to boot. Clown show. Never again see above."
Pros: "Very pleasant flight."
Cons: "Flight was overbooked by over 20 people and even though we got the airport 2 hrs early to check in we were bumped from the flight. Next flight available was not for over 8 hrs later that day. Rude and not helpful employees. No gate announcement when flight was then delayed. Most American size carry one do not fit in overbooked head and was forced to gate check."
Pros: "Flight staff was great, service was top notch. food was surprisingly good, red wine included in your ticket. movie choice was good. coach seat was as manageable for a long flight. you pretty much know what your getting yourself into flying coach overseas. this was a pretty good seat."
Cons: "We flew thru about an hour straight of moderate turbulence but i'm guessing that was unavoidable. Checkin was a bit weird, they had a gate change and never announced it. Fortunately, i checked the board. about 6 of us had been at the other gate for a long while."
Pros: "Lots of room in the plane. And leg room!"
Cons: "Did not know until I got there that I had to pay for any checked bag."
Cons: "We experienced a 6 hour delay in Lisbon because there was no fuel available - terrible planning causing us to spend hours on the runway."
Pros: "Seating...cleanliness...service....crew was fabulous....food exceptional. Smooth flight."
Cons: "Not much leg room."
Pros: "The flight crew were efficient"
Cons: "Legroom was cramped"
Pros: "The crew was super nice and professional"
Cons: "The plan was delayed 2 hours, seats were beyond small."
Cons: "They didn't hold the flight for a minor delay of our flight into Lisbon."
Cons: "Schedule was impossible to make the connection due to the need to go through customs which took 45min. Flight was delayed and we missed our connection. The delay was over 6hrs which was rough."
Pros: "Lisbon is a great location to have a long layover, any time of the year!"
Cons: "The customs line for non-EU passengers at the Lisbon airport was absurd..."
Cons: "the second flight was late by 30 min."
Pros: "Finally getting to JFK"
Cons: "Crew with the attitude, limited access to toilets, late departure for the unexplained reasons"
Cons: "Less meat in the food, please. I somehow missed the opportunity to request a vegetarian meal, but many other airlines offer at least one vegetarian entree option (e.g., pasta)."
Pros: "Good service and a very kind attention"
Cons: "Food is not good"
Pros: "As noted above"
Cons: "Arrived in Lisbon 2 hrs before flight departure. Wait in customs line was over 2 hours. By the time I could get to the check in line was told the gate had closed an hour ago. Went to get a ticket for the next flight and was told I would have to pay an additional 99 euros and the next flight 6 hours later was not available but I could get on a flight that was 12 hours later. I ended up taking an earlier flight on another airline. Would not recommend this airline."
Airlines flying from Washington Reagan-National to São Miguel 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 Washington Reagan-National to São Miguel
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Washington Reagan-National to São Miguel
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Washington Reagan-National to São Miguel
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Washington Reagan-National to São Miguel
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Washington Reagan-National to São Miguel