The Prime Minister emphasised that “all airways have an obligation to permit solely those that have confirmed that they’ve been correctly examined to board Portugal”. “We discovered that, sadly, these corporations didn’t fulfill their obligations,” he added.
The Prime Minister revealed on Thursday that to enter Portugal, passengers should endure a destructive take a look at no matter their nationality. “Now any entry into the nationwide territory should be examined. Whatever the passenger’s fatherland and nationality. On this sense, all airways have an obligation to permit solely those that show that they’ve been correctly examined to board Portugal. And so they can not carry something. Individuals who haven’t been correctly examined,” Antonio Costa mentioned at a press convention.
“We discovered that, sadly, the corporate didn’t fulfill their obligations. Due to this fact, we modified the executive violation and can start to impose a nice of 20,000 euros on every passenger who disembarked with out a take a look at. We’ll improve the potential for advisory sanctions. This finally led to the suspension of flight permits on nationwide territory,” he added.
António Costa nonetheless left some barbs on the airways, however didn’t particularly level out. “We consider that transporting untested folks and disembarking untested folks is a particularly irresponsible habits. We hope to maintain the border open and civil aviation actions operating usually, however the firm is obliged to make sure the protection of transporters and future first. Safety,” he emphasised.
As well as, the federal government will strengthen management over airport infrastructure. “Along with the management of the safety forces, it has additionally been determined to rent a personal safety firm to systematically confirm the entry of passengers,” he mentioned, including that “there might be a reserved space for individuals who had been illegally transported to Individuals in Portugal might be examined, and the corporate might be answerable for all lodging and meals bills levied on individuals who take a look at constructive. They should be remoted in our nation.”