20 March 2020 – International flights suspended except to non-EU countries with strong Portugese presence

This item is sourced from the CCCSL: CSH Covid-19 Control Strategies List co-ordinated by the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Intervention Categories: International travel measures; International relations; International trade and travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: As of midnight tomorrow, in order to allow sufficient time for the rotation of airplanes and for people who are outside and who want to return and who are inside and want to leave, all international flights outside and outside the Union space are suspended European to any national airport, ”he said. There are, however, “two exceptions: flights to non-EU countries where there is a strong presence of Portuguese communities (Canada, United States, Venezuela and South Africa), to guarantee the fundamental principle of strict connection with our diaspora compatriots. and air connections with all Portuguese-speaking countries, safeguarding the special connection in this crisis situation – with regard to Brazil, the routes Lisbon-Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon-São Paulo will be restricted, with all routes to other destinations being suspended »Added the Prime Minister.
Full details here: https://www.portugal.gov.pt/pt/gc22/comunicacao/noticia?i=voos-para-fora-e-de-fora-da-uniao-europeia-suspensos-a-partir-do-dia-19