GEN 1.3  Entry, Transit And Departure Of Passengers And Crew

1. Immigration/Emigration requirements for passengers

1.1 Control of Persons

Immigration/emigration requirements in accordance with the origin or destination area of flights as follows:

The Schengen Agreement is effective for the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Switzerland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Application of the agreement abolishes passengers inspection at the inner borders of the states mentioned above.

As air traffic concerns, it implies that passengers from flights between the above mentioned states (SCHENGEN SPACE) are not submitted to passport control (immigration/emigration).

The Schengen Agreement affects both public and private aerodromes.

All information related to the Schengen Agreement, affecting aircraft operators and airport users in general, may be obtained directly at each airport or from Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (see GEN 1.1.4)

The outer borders of states applying the Schengen Agreement can only be crossed by the frontiers passages so entitled (Air frontiers see AD 1.3).

Flights coming from or leaving for states where the Shengen Agreement does not apply (rest of E.U. and rest of the world) will be subject to a control of persons (immigration/emigration).

1.2 Control of crew

The holder of a pilot licence or a crew membership card in accordance of those defined in Annex 9 of the Agreement on Civil Aviation, dated July 2002, will be exempted of presenting a passport or visa whenever, on duty:

2. Customs requirements

According to the origin or destination of flights the customs requirements are:

2.1 European Union (EU)

Registered luggage control and formalities are abolished for passengers in flights between States of the European Union unless that passengers of the intra-community flight comes from a third country.

2.2 Rest of the world

Those luggage that having been checked in an airport not belonging to the EU are transferred to an aircraft accomplishing an intra-community flight can only be dispatched at international community airports (see AD 1.3)

As to customs control regards, baggage or articles belonging to disembarking passengers are immediately released except for those selected by the customs authorities for inspection. Such baggage will be dispatched on the basis of the passenger‘s oral declaration.

When appropriate, in accordance with customs regulations, payment of custom charges and the deposit thereof should be in EUROS currency and at the official rate of exchange.

No customs formalities are normally required on departure. However, money or currency is not allowed to be taken out of Portugal if it exceeds the provisions laid down in the legalization of Exchange Control; with reference to works of art, archeology, ethnography, antiques, etc. special authorizations are required.

When baggage is confirmed to include articles which are likely to be “commercial expedition” because of its entity or quantity, these articles should only be allowed to leave the country under special regulations and with the appropriate authorization issued by the authorities of trade, if such authorization is required.

2.3 Customs requirements for crew members

Baggage or articles belonging to disembarking crew are immediately released except for those selected by the customs authorities for inspection. Such baggage will be cleared on the basis of the oral declaration of the crew.

3. Health requirements

3.1 Departures, traffic or arrivals

The pilot in command or his official representative, when landing at the first aerodrome within a territory, shall fill in and submit to the airport health authority the health part of the General Aircraft Declaration, in the cases established by the authority according to the International Health Regulations mode.

The pilot in command or his official representative shall provide all data required by the health authority related to the sanitary conditions during the flight.

All aircraft coming from an airport located within an area where malaria or any other mosquito transmitted disease exists, will be subject to disinsectation.

The airport health authorities may require the sanitary inspection of the aircraft, containers and persons arriving in a international flight.

On an aircraft arrival, the health authority may order the disembark and isolation of any infected person, as well as to keep under surveillance anyone suspicious of being infected.

The entry or exit of corpses will be notified by the health authority in order to carry out the established legal proceedings.

The hand luggage containing more than 1 KG in weight of products of animal origin shall comply the veterinary regulations in force within the EU.

3.2 Relevant Legislation