What you need to know to travel to the Azores

The archipelago of the Azores consists of nine islands divided into three groups: Western Group (Corvo and Flores); Central Group (Faial, Graciosa, Pico, São Jorge, and Terceira); Eastern Group (Santa Maria and São Miguel). As a tourist destination, it is especially dedicated to nature tourism with outdoor activities, such as hiking, diving, whale watching, among others.

Here you can find unspoiled nature, with breathtaking landscapes, incredible lagoons, extinct volcanic craters, hot water waterfalls, fumaroles, and much more!

Guidelines for a safe travel to the Azores

Good Practices for a Safe Stay

  • Use of masks in areas of common use
  • Maintain the advisable physical distance of 2 meters
  • Handwashing with soap and water or alcohol-based disinfectant
  • Follow respiratory etiquette rules

Program Clean & Safe Açores

  • The Government of the Azores implemented, in articulation with the tourism sector stakeholders, the Clean & Safe Açores program to guarantee the necessary security in the scope of measures to combat the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (clean-safe.azores.gov.pt).

  • All entities that joined the program use the seal Clean & Safe Açores

Before the trip

Travelers should complete:

  1. Survey for risk assessment and early detection the Azores in safety, available here

  2. Declaration on arrival to the Azores available at destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt

To visit the Azores, the SARS-CoV-2 screening test is mandatory, and it is advisable to carry out the same test in the countries of origin within 72 hours before the flight from origin airport:

  • Travelers originating in Mainland Portugal and in Autonomous Region of Madeira can perform these screening tests for FREE in laboratories agreed by the Government of the Azores, whose list is available here or on the website destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt

  • In the remaining cases, travelers will have to present the paper declaration with the NEGATIVE result of the screening test on arrival in the Azores, making explicit reference to the date and time of the result, as well as the use of the RT-PCR methodology, without which the declaration will not be accepted

  • In the absence of early realization, you can make the test at the arrival to the Azores, free of charge


It is also advisable to consult the recommendations of the airline on which you will be traveling