TAP Air Portugal resumed flights between the U.S. and Portugal on June 4th. The nonstop flight between Newark and Lisbon has resumed with service offered twice a week. The airline will be adding service in the coming weeks from Boston, Miami and Toronto, and in July they will launch new routes from Boston and Toronto to the Azores, and Montreal to Lisbon.
Portugal is open to visitors and there is no quarantine requirement for travelers flying to the mainland. The country began reopening museums, monuments and palaces on May 18th. Further restrictions were lifted on June 1st, with shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas, theaters, auditoriums, and concert halls allowed to reopen. Public transport is now running once again, and beaches are scheduled to reopen on June 6th.
Some restrictions are in place for travelers flying into the islands of Madeira and the Azores. For more information on the restrictions to these islands, click here.
Portugal was not as severely impacted by the virus as some of its European neighbors, as it had just under 33,000 confirmed cases and approx. 1,400 deaths. The government was quick to react to the pandemic and contain its spread. As a result it has been among the first countries in Europe to reopen to foreign visitors.
For more information on flights from the U.S. to Portugal on TAP Air Portugal, click here.
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