Covid 19 special considerations

Throughout the global SARS-Cov2 pandemic lockdown period, several restrictions have been enforced in europe and elsewhere. Portugal has issued some restrictions to flights originating in several countries where infectious rates are higher. With the situation still developing and changes happening daily with outbreaks here and there, limitations to travel through Portuguese airports have been enforced and will remain while the pandemic will last.

In this light, Atlantis reproduces below the most updated notams for LPLA/TER Lajes airport, Terceira island, Azores. Please note that Lajes continues to be an important transit point in the north atlantic track and is being increasingly used by private, government, state, executive, corporate and cargo flights in need of refuelling amidst the vastness of the atlantic basin. 

Bear in mind that notams may change overnight, as the pandemic situation evolves continously. The below reproduced updated notams do not exclude the appopriate reading on specific NOTAM sites. Updated october 15th 2021:

Important notams:

For LPPO:


A4131/21 (Issued for LPPC LPPO) - COVID-19 - TO ENSURE SAFE AND EXPEDITIOUS DELIVERY OF COVID-19
VACCINES, AIRCRAFT OPERATORS OF FLIGHTS CARRYING SUCH VACCINES
SHOULD ASK APPROVAL FROM PORTUGUESE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY - ANAC,
FOR EXEMPTION FROM ATFM MEASURES FOR EACH FLIGHT DEEMED CRITICAL.
THE REQUEST SHALL BE MADE AT LEAST 72 HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT,
THROUGH EMAIL DFS(AT)ANAC.PT ACCOMPANIED BY DOCUMENTS JUSTIFYING THE
REQUEST.
AUTHORIZATION IS GRANTED AFTER EXAMINATION OF THE JUSTIFYING
DOCUMENTS SUPPLIED.
UPON APPROVAL, STS/ATFMX AND RMK/VACCINE SHALL BE INSERTED IN ITEM
18 OF THE FLIGHT PLAN.
AIRCRAFT OPERATORS CARRYING COVID 19 VACCINES REGULARLY MAY REQUEST
APPROVAL IN ADVANCE FOR ALL FLIGHTS INVOLVED. 15 OCT 15:18 2021 UNTIL 14 DEC
12:00 2021 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 15 OCT 15:18 2021


A4090/21 (Issued for LPPO PART 1 OF 3) - COVID-19: PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS.
1.IN ACCORDANCE WITH AZORES REGIONAL GOVERNMENT DECISION, ALL
PASSENGERS FROM ACTIVE COMMUNITY SARS-COV-2 VIRUS TRANSMISSION ZONES
OR WITH TRANSMISSION CHAINS ACTIVE AS DESIGNATED BY WORLD HEALTH
ORGANIZATION, WITH DESTINATION TO THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF THE
AZORES, ARE SUBJECT TO MANDATORY TEST AT ARRIVAL AT THE FINAL
DESTINATION ISLAND.
2.EXCEPTIONS:
2A. PASSENGERS THAT HOLD A PROOF, IN DIGITAL OR PAPER FORMAT, OF EU
DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE OR INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF
VACCINATION OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION.
2B. PASSENGERS THAT HOLD A NEGATIVE SARS-COV-2 VIRUS RT-PCR TEST,
DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE.
2C. PROOF, IN DIGITAL OR PAPER FORMAT, OF A CERTIFICATE ATTESTING
THAT THE TITLEHOLDER WAS SUBJECTED TO A RAPID ANTIGEN TEST LISTED ON
THE LIST DRAWN UP BY THE EUROPEAN UNION COMMISSION BASED ON THE
COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION OF JANUARY 21, 2021, CONCERNING A COMMON
FRAMEWORK FOR THE USE AND VALIDATION OF RAPID ANTIGEN DETECTION
TESTS FOR COVID-19 AND MUTUAL RECOGNITION OF TEST RESULTS IN EU, IN
THE LAST 48 HOURS, WITH A NEGATIVE RESULT.
PART 1 OF 3. 13 OCT 00:00 2021 UNTIL 26 OCT 23:59 2021. CREATED: 12 OCT 16:53
2021


A4090/21 (Issued for LPPO PART 2 OF 3) -
2D. PASSENGERS THAT HOLD A VACCINATION CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THIRD
COUNTRIES, UNDER RECIPROCAL CONDITIONS.
2E. PASSENGERS WHO SUBMIT A VALID COVID DIGITAL EU RECOVERY
CERTIFICATE, OR CLINICAL DISCHARGE DECLARATION FROM SURVEILLANCE AND
ISOLATION MEASURES ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE REGARDING
SARS-COV-2, WHICH IS VALID FOR 180 DAYS.
2F. PASSENGERS WITH AGE EQUAL OR LESS THAN 12 YEARS.
2G. HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ON DUTY FOR TRANSFERRING OR EVACUATING
PATIENTS AND WHO HAVE UPDATED PERIODIC SCREENING UNDER PROFESSIONAL
SCOPE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TECHNICAL STANDARD OF THE REGIONAL
HEALTH AUTHORITY IN FORCE.
2H. PASSENGERS WITH A DISEASE DULY CONFIRMED BY MEDICAL DECLARATION
ATTESTING ANATOMICAL AND OR CLINICAL INCOMPATIBILITY FOR CARRYING
OUT A SARS-COV-2 DIAGNOSTIC TEST, THROUGH NASOPHARYNX COLLECTION OF
BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL, IN WHICH CASE PASSENGERS MUST PREVIOUSLY SUBMIT
BEFORE THEIR MOVEMENT, WITH A MINIMUM ADVANCE OF FIVE WORKING DAYS,
THE DECLARATION TO THE REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY FOR VALIDATION,
WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO CONDUCTING A SEROLOGICAL TEST UPON ARRIVAL.
PART 2 OF 3. 13 OCT 00:00 2021 UNTIL 26 OCT 23:59 2021. CREATED: 12 OCT 16:53
2021


A4090/21 (Issued for LPPO PART 3 OF 3) -
2I. CREW MEMBERS THAT DO NOT ENTER THE AIRPORT LAND SIDE, AS WELL AS
THOSE THAT TRAVEL IN SERVICE OUTSIDE THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF THE
AZORES AND RETURN WITHOUT HAVING LEFT THE AIRCRAFT.
3.ALL PASSENGERS SHALL COMPLY WITH RULES SET BY LOCAL HEALTH
AUTHORITY.
4. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT HTTPS://COVID19.AZORES.GOV.PT
PART 3 OF 3. 13 OCT 00:00 2021 UNTIL 26 OCT 23:59 2021. CREATED: 12 OCT 16:53
2021

For LPLA/TER:

L0025/21 - LAJES COVID POLICY ENFORCED. TRANSIENT AIRCREW MUST BRING AND
UTILIZE FACE MASK COVERING AND WEAR WITHIN 6FT/2M OF OTHER
INDIVIDUALS. MANDATORY WEAR ENFORCED IN ALL FACILITIES REGARDLESS
OF DISTANCE. 30 SEP 17:08 2021 UNTIL 28 NOV 23:59 2021. CREATED: 30 SEP 17:08
2021



Several private and cargo flights use LPLA/TER for convenient and safe tech stops. For clearences and PPR see next page. 

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