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Cheap flights to Azores Islands, Portugal

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COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Azores Islands right now?

Travel to Azores Islands is currently restricted due to COVID-19. The restrictions for Azores Islands are based on the Portugal restrictions which are: Entry restrictions

Portugal has reopened its borders to travelers arriving from the EU, Schengen Area, Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand and Uruguay. Travel from the UK and Brazil into Portugal is suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens and their families and holders of residence permits in Portugal. Travelers from areas other than those listed above may enter or transit through Portugal only if they have an "essential" reason such as professional, study, family reunification, health, or humanitarian reasons. Business travelers should be prepared to describe the reason for business travel and may be asked for evidence. Students must have the appropriate visa and/or be prepared to present evidence of registration with a Portuguese educational institution. Third country national holders of residency permits or long-term resident visas issued by EU member states may transit Portugal to return to their country of residence.

Entry requirements

Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of departure. Children under the age of 2 are exempt from COVID-19 testing requirements. Travelers must complete and present an electronic Passenger Locator Card upon boarding. Travelers arriving from the UK and Brazil must be a Portuguese national or a citizen legally resident in Portugal and be required to present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of departure. Travelers without a valid medical certificate with a negative PCR test result will be tested at the airport. Travelers arriving in Madeira and Porto Santo must complete and submit an epidemiological survey 12-48 hours before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival. On arrival, travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. More information is available here. Travelers arriving in the Azores must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure and submit a Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection. More info is available here From 9 December, travelers will need a negative COVID-19 test for travel from São Miguel and Terceira to any of the other islands in the archipelago.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers arriving from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia are subject to a 14-day quarantine, at home or in a place indicated by health authorities. Prophylactic isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travels and whose length of stay in national territory, certified by return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours. Travelers who are nationals or residents of Portugal, arriving from the UK and Brazil are subject to a 14-day quarantine, at home or in a place indicated by health authorities. Travelers arriving in Madeira and Azores without a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure are subject to COVID-19 test and quarantine until they received the test results. Residents in Madeira and Azores returning home to the region, will need to take a second COVID-19 test 5-7 days from the date they were first tested. They must self-isolate at home until they know the result of the second test.

All other info

National ID cards issued to nationals of Portugal which have expired on February 24, 2020 or later are considered valid until March 31, 2021.

If you are planning to travel to Azores Islands from an unrestricted area, please consider travel safety tips during this time.
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Cheapest Prices for Azores Islands flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Azores Islands found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$723
February
$656
March
$716
April
$669
May
$861
June
$959
July
$1,060
August
$888
September
$779
October
$711
November
$637
December
$921
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Azores Islands is November. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Azores Islands?

Average Lajes flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LAS - TER
Price
$636 - $1,266
TER
Temperature
62.6 - 78.8 °F
TER
Rainfall
2.01 - 7.28 inches
The best time to fly to Azores Islands is during November, but great deals can be found at other times. August sees the temperatures in Azores Islands peak to their warmest. December tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

How long is the flight to Azores, Portugal?

Flights to the Azores islands of Santa Maria, Sao Miguel and Terceira in Portugal from the United States range anywhere from 4h and 40m to 9h and 30m, depending on the U.S. departure city and arrival island. For examples, flights out of New York City, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts are shorter than flights out of Oakland, California.

Where can you get direct flights from the United States to the Azores?

The only two airlines to fly direct with no stops from the United States to the Azores islands are Azores Airlines and Delta Airlines. You may fly direct by departing from Boston (Boston Logan International Airport), Oakland (Oakland International Airport) or New York City (John F. Kennedy International Airport).

Because the Azores is an archipelago, visitors may enter the region through one of the three international airports on Santa Maria Island, Sao Miguel Island, and Terceira Island.

How do you get from the Azores airport to the city center?

From any of the three island’s airports, visitors can take a taxi or minibus into each island’s centers. Although a taxi is more expensive, it often requires less waiting time and is overall faster. A minibus, however, is a budget-friendly transit option, and tickets can be purchased at the airport.

What are some things to do in the Azores?

The Azores is an archipelago owned by and off the west coast of Portugal that’s known for its islands colored by breathtaking landscapes, charming fishing villages, blue hydrangeas, and cloud-surpassing mountaintops.

For avid hikers who are looking to cross another peak off of their bucket lists, Mt. Pico is a coveted mountain to climb. Mt. Pico is Portugal’s tallest mountain and it measures up at 7713 feet. Visitors can do this hike with a guide or on their own. Looking to hike, but maybe not quite ready for the country’s tallest mountain? Other loved hikes in the Azores are Baias da Agualva, Salto do Progo, and Trilha de Misterios Negros.

The Azores offers other outdoor activity opportunities — the landscape offers more than must-see hiking trails. Visitors can take a dip in the super-blue waters at the Mantamaria Dive Center or the Azores Sub Dive Center. Adventurers can also experience the Rope Adventures, the Azores Whale Watching Tour, Pure Azores Tours and much more.

The Azores has many food and drink options to offer. Because its an archipelago, Azores offers super-fresh, delectable seafood at many restaurants. Visitors love dining and trying seafood dishes at Restaurante Gastronomo, Borda d’Agua, Bar Caloura, Alabote, Restaurante O Pescador and 4 Platanos. For fine dining, visitors have raved about Paladaras da Quinta, A Terra Fornaria, A Terra Azor, Xitaka, Mesa d’Oito, and Restaurante Mariserra. For moderately priced eats, there’s Otaka, Atmosfera and Reserva Bar. And for cheap but always delicious eats, there’s Sabores, Treze, Suplexio, and Birou Bar.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to the Azores?

Yes, travelers flying from the United States to the Azores need a valid U.S. passport, as if they were visiting Portugal or any other region of Western Europe. Visitors are expected to have enough blank pages in their passport to accommodate multiple Azores stamps, as well as proof of a return ticket.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Lajes?

Lajes (TER), located 0.7 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Lajes.

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