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 february 2nd 2021:

Important notams:

For LPLA/TER:

L0001/21 - TRANSIENT AIRCRAFT/AIRCREWS MUST BRING AND UTILIZE FACE MASK
COVERING AND WEAR WITHIN 6FT/2M OF OTHER INDIVIDUALS. MANDATORY
WEAR ENFORCED IN ALL FACILITIES REGARDLESS OF DISTANCE. 15 JAN 11:26 2021 UNTIL
15 APR 10:25 2021. CREATED: 15 JAN 11:26 2021


L0002/21 - LIMITED FOOD SERVICE AVAILABLE. DAILY FROM 09:00-20:00.
COMMISSARY OPEN TUESDAY-SATURDAY FROM 10:00-18:30. 15 JAN 11:29 2021 UNTIL
15 APR 10:29 2021. CREATED: 15 JAN 11:29 2021

L0005/21 - ALL MILITARY FLIGHTS, CREW MEMBERS AND PASSENGERS, SCHEDULED TO
STOP OVER LPLA WILL HAVE TO COMPLY WITH AZORES REGIONAL GOVERNMENT
LEGISLATION ABOUT COVID-19. 11 FEB 11:21 2021 UNTIL 10 MAY 09:00 2021. CREATED:
11 FEB 11:21 2021

For LPPO (Santa Maria Oceanic ACC): (Santa Maria Oceanic ACC):

A1042/21 (Issued for LPPO PART 1 OF 4) - COVID-19: PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS INTER-ISLAND FLIGHTS.
1.IN ACCORDANCE WITH AZORES REGIONAL GOVERNMENT DECISION, ALL
PASSENGERS BOARDING THE AIRPORTS OF THE ISLANDS CLASSIFIED AS HIGH
OR MEDIUM RISK, WHERE COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION EXISTS, WITH
DESTINATION FOR ANY OTHER ISLAND IN THE ARCHIPELAGO CONSIDERED TO BE
OF LOWER RISK OF TRANSMISSION, SHALL PRESENT A NEGATIVE SARS-COV-2
VIRUS RT-PCR TEST, DONE WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE.
2.EXCEPTIONS:
2A. PASSENGERS WITH AGE EQUAL OR LESS THAN 12 YEARS.
2B. 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 IN FORCE AT THE TIME.
2C. PASSENGERS WITH A DISEASE DULY CONFIRMED BY MEDICAL DECLARATION
ATTESTING ANATOMICAL AND OR CLINICAL INCOMPATIBILITY FOR CARRYING
OUT THE SARS-COV-2 DIAGNOSTIC TEST, THROUGH THE COLLECTION OF
BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL THROUGH THE NASOPHARYNX, IN WHICH CASE
PASSENGERS MUST PREVIOUSLY SUBMIT BEFORE THEIR TRAVEL, WITH AT LEAST
TWO WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE, THE AFOREMENTIONED DECLARATION TO THE
REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY FOR VALIDATION, SUBJECT TO SEROLOGICAL
TEST ON ARRIVAL AT THE DESTINATION ISLAND.
END PART 1 OF 4. 01 APR 12:25 2021 UNTIL 15 APR 23:59 2021. CREATED: 01 APR
12:32 2021

A1042/21 (Issued for LPPO PART 2 OF 4) - 2D. PASSENGERS WHO SUBMIT A CLINICAL DISCHARGE DECLARATION FROM
SURVEILLANCE AND ISOLATION MEASURES ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH
SERVICE REGARDING SARS-COV-2, WHICH IS VALID FOR 90 DAYS.
2E. PASSENGERS WHO SUBMIT A DECLARATION FROM A FUNERAL HOME BASED ON
THE ISLAND OF DESTINATION, PROVING THE DEATH OF A RELATIVE IN THE
LAST 72 HOURS, BEING OBLIGED TO UNDERGO SCREENING FOR SARS-COV-2, BY
THE RT-PCR METHODOLOGY, ON ARRIVAL, AS WELL AS PROPHYLACTIC
ISOLATION, UNTIL THE NEGATIVE RESULT IS COMMUNICATED, WITHIN A
MAXIMUM PERIOD OF 24 HOURS.
2F. PASSENGERS DEPARTING FROM THE ISLANDS CLASSIFIED AS HIGH AND
MEDIUM RISK OF TRANSMISSION, AND IF, DUE TO DELAY OR FLIGHT
CANCELLATION, ON BOARDING OR STOPOVER, EXCEED THE 72 HOURS OF
VALIDITY OF THE TEST PERFORMED AT ORIGIN, ARE OBLIGED TO UNDERGO
SCREENING FOR SARS-COV-2, BY THE METHODOLOGY OF RT-PCR, ON ARRIVAL
AT THE DESTINATION ISLAND, AS WELL AS PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION, UNTIL
THE NEGATIVE RESULT IS COMMUNICATED, WITHIN A MAXIMUM PERIOD OF 24
HOURS.
2G. PASSENGERS DEPARTING FROM AN ISLAND CLASSIFIED AS LOWER RISK OF
TRANSMISSION, AND IF, IN TRANSIT TO THE ISLAND OF FINAL DESTINATION,
LAND AT THE AIRPORTS OF THE ISLANDS CLASSIFIED AS HIGH AND MEDIUM
RISK OF TRANSMISSION, PROVIDED THEY DO NOT ENTER THE AIRPORT LAND
SIDE.
END PART 2 OF 4. 01 APR 12:25 2021 UNTIL 15 APR 23:59 2021. CREATED: 01 APR
12:32 2021

A1042/21 (Issued for LPPO PART 3 OF 4) - 2H. PASSENGERS DEPARTING FROM AN ISLAND CLASSIFIED AS LOWER RISK OF
TRANSMISSION, AND IF, IN TRANSIT TO THE ISLAND OF FINAL DESTINATION,
LAND AT THE AIRPORTS OF THE ISLANDS CLASSIFIED AS HIGH AND MEDIUM
RISK OF TRANSMISSION, CIRCULATING IN THE AIRPORT LAND SIDE, ARE
OBLIGED TO UNDERGO SCREENING FOR SARS-COV-2, BY RT-PCR METHODOLOGY,
UPON ARRIVAL AT THE DESTINATION ISLAND, AS WELL AS PROPHYLACTIC
ISOLATION, UNTIL THE NEGATIVE RESULT IS COMMUNICATED WITHIN A
MAXIMUM PERIOD OF 24 HOURS.
2I. PASSENGERS DEPARTING FROM CONTINENTAL PORTUGAL OR FROM THE
AUTONOMOUS REGION OF MADEIRA, AND IF , IN TRANSIT TO THE FINAL
DESTINATION ISLAND, LAND AT THE AIRPORTS OF THE ISLANDS, CLASSIFIED
OF HIGHER RISK OF TRANSMISSION, CIRCULATING IN THE AIRPORT LAND
SIDE, ARE OBLIGED TO UNDERGO SCREENING FOR SARS-COV-2, BY RT-PCR
METHODOLOGY, UPON ARRIVAL AT THE ISLAND OF DESTINATION, AS WELL AS
PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION, UNTIL THE NEGATIVE RESULT, IS COMMUNICATED
WITHIN A MAXIMUM PERIOD OF 24 HOURS.
2J. AIRLINE CREWS THAT DO NOT TRANSIT TO THE AIRPORT LAND SIDE, AS
WELL AS THOSE TRAVELING IN SERVICE, DEPARTING FROM, THE ISLANDS
CLASSIFIED OF HIGHER RISK OF TRANSMISSION, AND RETURN TO THEM
WITHOUT LEAVING THE AIRCRAFT.
END PART 3 OF 4. 01 APR 12:25 2021 UNTIL 15 APR 23:59 2021. CREATED: 01 APR
12:32 2021

A1042/21 (Issued for LPPO PART 4 OF 4) - 2L. PASSENGERS TRAVELING FROM ANY ISLAND CLASSIFIED AS LOWER RISK OF
TRANSMISSION WITH DESTINATION TO THE ISLANDS CLASSIFIED AS HIGH AND
MEDIUM RISK OF TRANSMISSION, RETURNING WITHIN 72 HOURS, ARE, AT THAT
MOMENT, OBLIGED TO UNDERGO SCREENING FOR SARS-COV-2, USING THE
RT-PCR METHODOLOGY, AS WELL AS PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION, UNTIL THE
NEGATIVE RESULT IS COMMUNICATED, WITHIN A MAXIMUM PERIOD OF 24 HOURS.
3.ALL PASSENGERS SHALL COMPLY WITH MASK USE, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND
RESPIRATORY ETIQUETTE RULES SET BY LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY.
4.PASSENGERS BOARDING AT AIRPORTS ON THE ISLANDS OF SAO MIGUEL AND
TERCEIRA, TO ANOTHER ISLAND OF THE ARCHIPELAGO, ARE RECOMMENDED TO
COMPLETE THE APP MYSAFEAZORES.COM WITH THE QUESTIONNAIRE OF RISK
ASSESSMENT AND EARLY DETECTION OF SARS-COV-2.
5.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT HTTPS://COVID19.AZORES.GOV.PT/.
END PART 4 OF 4. 01 APR 12:25 2021 UNTIL 15 APR 23:59 2021. CREATED: 01 APR
12:32 2021

A1041/21 (Issued for LPPO PART 1 OF 3) - COVID-19: PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS.
1.IN ACCORDANCE WITH AZORES REGIONAL GOVERNMENT DECISION, ALL
PASSENGERS FROM ACTIVE COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION ZONES OR WITH
TRANSMISSION CHAINS ACTIVE AS DESIGNATED BY WORLD HEALTH
ORGANIZATION, WITH DESTINATION TO THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF THE
AZORES, SHALL HOLD A NEGATIVE SARS-COV-2 VIRUS RT-PCR TEST, DONE
WITHIN 72 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE.
2.EXCEPTIONS:
2A. PASSENGERS WITH AGE EQUAL OR LESS THAN 12 YEARS.
2B. 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 IN FORCE AND PROVIDED THAT THE PERIOD OF STAY OUTSIDE THE
AUTONOMOUS REGION OF AZORES IS 72 HOURS OR LESS.
2C. 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 1 OF 3. 01 APR 12:22 2021 UNTIL 15 APR 23:59 2021. CREATED: 01 APR 12:30
2021

A1041/21 (Issued for LPPO PART 2 OF 3) - 2D. PASSENGERS WHO SUBMIT A CLINICAL DISCHARGE DECLARATION FROM
SURVEILLANCE AND ISOLATION MEASURES ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH
SERVICE REGARDING SARS-COV-2, WHICH IS VALID FOR 90 DAYS.
2E. PASSENGERS WHO SUBMIT A DECLARATION FROM A FUNERAL HOME BASED IN
THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF THE AZORES PROVING THE DEATH OF A FAMILY
MEMBER, BEING OBLIGED TO UNDERGO SCREENING FOR SARS-COV-2,BY THE
RT-PCR METHODOLOGY, UPON ARRIVAL, AS WELL AS PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION,
UNTIL THE NEGATIVE RESULT IS COMMUNICATED, WITHIN A MAXIMUM PERIOD
OF 24 HOURS.
2F.PASSENGERS DEPARTING ABROAD OR IN A SITUATION OF FLIGHT
CANCELLATION, WHOSE TRAVEL IN TRANSIT OR POSTPONEMENT EXCEEDS 72
HOURS OF VALIDITY OF THE TEST MADE AT THE ORIGIN, IN WHICH CASE THEY
WILL BE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO SCREENING FOR SARS-COV-2, USING THE
RT-PCR METHODOLOGY, UPON ARRIVAL IN THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF THE
AZORES, AS WELL AS PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION, UNTIL THE NEGATIVE RESULT
IS COMMUNICATED TO THEM, WITHIN A MAXIMUM PERIOD OF 24 HOURS.
2G. 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.
PART 2 OF 3. 01 APR 12:22 2021 UNTIL 15 APR 23:59 2021. CREATED: 01 APR 12:30
2021

A1041/21 (Issued for LPPO PART 3 OF 3) - 2H. PASSENGERS LEAVING AND RETURNING TO THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF THE
AZORES WITHIN 72 HOURS, ARE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO SCREENING FOR
SARS-COV-2, USING THE RT-PCR METHODOLOGY, ON ARRIVAL, AS WELL AS TO
PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION, UNTIL THE NEGATIVE RESULT IS COMMUNICATED,
WITHIN A MAXIMUM PERIOD OF 24 HOURS.
3.ALL PASSENGERS SHALL COMPLY WITH MASK USE, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND
RESPIRATORY ETIQUETTE RULES SET BY LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY.
4.PASSENGERS BOARDING AT AIRPORTS ON THE ISLANDS OF SAO MIGUEL AND
TERCEIRA, TO ANOTHER ISLAND OF THE ARCHIPELAGO, ARE RECOMMENDED TO
COMPLETE THE APP MYSAFEAZORES.COM WITH THE QUESTIONNAIRE OF RISK
ASSESSMENT AND EARLY DETECTION OF SARS-COV-2.
5.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT HTTPS://COVID19.AZORES.GOV.PT/.
PART 3 OF 3. 01 APR 12:22 2021 UNTIL 15 APR 23:59 2021. CREATED: 01 APR 12:30
2021

A0237/21 (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. 28 JAN 00:00 2021 UNTIL 28 APR
23:59 2021 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 25 JAN 00:05 2021

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

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