Passengers from Maio exempt from rapid tests on inter-island journeys

Today, the Ministry of Health changed the framework for the need for tests for inter-island travel. Passengers from Brava and Maio are the only ones exempt from testing for any other island. In return, travelers from São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista, and Santiago should take the test on trips to any island.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health and Social Security, anyone traveling from Santo Antão to Sal, São Nicolau Maio and Brava is required to carry out the test.

For those departing from São Vicente to São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista, Maio and Brava they must also take the test.

Those traveling from São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista and Santiago should take the test on trips to any island.

The Ministry of Health also informs that from Fogo, the tests become necessary only when the destination is São Nicolau, Maio, or Brava.

The Ministry of Health recalls that the updating of the criteria for carrying out rapid tests for inter-island travel is done according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

“It is also informed that there will be a tolerance of 48 hours for the entry into force of the updated criteria so that health establishments and passengers can organize themselves better and avoid major constraints on inter-island travel”, reads.

Passageiros de Brava e Maio isentos de testes rápidos nas viagens interilhas – Expresso das Ilhas