UPDATE 72/11/2021 subject to change
New protocol for destination Portugal from 1 December
Even for vaccinated passengers, a negative test will be mandatory from 1 December
As of December 1, 2021, all travellers over the age of 12 arriving by air in Portugal will be required to submit a Covid-19 negative test before boarding, even if they have a health pass and a complete vaccination plan.
In the case of a PCR test, it must be carried out less than 72 hours before boarding;
in the case of an antigenic test, it must be carried out less than 48 hours before boarding. .
Children under 12 years of age are exempt from submitting this certificate or the result of a screening test.
Health provisions in Portugal
On arrival: Travellers arriving at Lisbon and Porto Airport are required to submit to a temperature test (via a thermal camera system) and to fill in a form required by the Portuguese health authorities. (this form is communicated to the traveller by the airline during the online check-in procedure, failing which, by the aircrew during the flight – plan to bring your own pen).
Find all the measures taken by Portugal because of the health situation on: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/travel-council/destination-par-pays-conseils-portugal
The Quimper Pau line is back
Chalair had launched the Quimper/ Pau route in the winter of 2020, shortly after arriving on the Quimper Bretagne platform, which was a great success. Due to COVID, however, the line could not be renewed in 2021.
In 2022, Quimper Bretagne Airport will be the only airport in the Brittany region to offer a direct connection to the Pyrenean ski resorts.
Encompassing the school holidays in the Pau and Quimper areas, this direct connection more generally allows all Breton customers to fly in 1h40 to Pau and all the neighboring territories.
The estimated flight times are as follows:
Every Saturday from January 22 to February 26, 2022
Quimper > Pau
Pau > Quimper
Reservations are already open and available on the Chalair website www.chalair.eu, with travel agencies (physical or online), and also on the website www.airfrance.fr.
A shuttle service is available at Pau Airport to connect a total of 13 Pyrenean mountain stations (information and reservation at www.altibus.com).
On the occasion of this newline, N'PY, which brings together 7 of the best ski resorts in the Pyrenees (Gourette, La Pierre St Martin, Cauterets, Luz-Ardiden, Grand Tourmalet, Barèges, La Mongie), offers 6-day packages per person allowing unlimited access to the ski lifts valid in one of its stations (conditions on www.chalair.fr).
Finistair launches a new line Brest Bordeaux
In order to continue to expand its network of destinations and meet a marked need for business travel, a new line has been opened between Brest and Bordeaux since November 16.
The plane leaves Brest for Bordeaux on Tuesday at 7:00 am and on Thursday at 4:00 pm before returning to Brest from Bordeaux on Tuesday morning at 9:30 am and on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm. The flight time is 1h50.
For Loïc Andro, Managing Director of Finistair: The opening of the Brest-Bordeaux line comes at a time when several domestic airlines have been closed. However, with the economic recovery, the need for business travel is very real. By launching this direct line between Brest and Bordeaux, we are bringing two major economic activity areas of the Atlantic coast closer together and providing a response to the inter-regional mobility needs of business leaders.”
The consequences of Brexit
As of October 1, 2021, your only national identity card will no longer allow you to travel to the UK, a valid passport will be required
For more information on Brexit and travel conditions visit: https://brexit.gouv.fr/sites/brexit/accueil.html
Since October 1st, minors aged 12 and over are also subject to the presentation of the health pass where it is required.
More details on the health pass on https://www.brest.aeroport.bzh/mesuress-sanitaires
Evacuation of Terminal Building for Abandoned Baggage
We remind our visitors that any baggage left alone in the terminal will be destroyed. Thank you in advance for your vigilance and remember to properly label your luggage so that we can easily identify the owner.