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Special Edition: Travel Information Update
Traveling to Portugal


Announced last week, Portugal has specified rules for travelers that will be able to visit the country's territories. While other European nations have made decisions on who can enter based on countries with similar epidemiological situations or geographical locations, it seems that Portugal's approach is different. The update included access for countries in the Schengen Area with the exception of Spain and Italy, but interestingly said that Portugal's airports will be open to the USA, Canada, Brazil and other countries with Portuguese language.

Services and businesses that are open now include public transport, street stores, book shops and libraries, restaurants and cafes (at 50% capacity with a closing time of 11pm), golf courses, museums, galleries and zoos. May 30 will see religious celebrations being allowed at limited capacity, June 1 will see cinemas, theatres, concert halls and auditoriums opening with reduced capacity while beaches aim to open on June 6.


TAP officially announced the gradual and phased restart of its operation, adapted to lift some of the restrictions imposed on air passenger transport and in response to the still reduced demand.
In June, TAP will only operate the Newark-Lisbon route, with 2 weekly flights, on Thursdays and Sundays (starting on the 4th of June).
In July, in addition to these two weekly Newark-Lisbon frequencies, the following routes will be restarted:
Boston-Lisbon, with 2 weekly frequencies.
Miami-Lisbon, with 2 weekly frequencies.
Boston-Ponta Delgada, with 3 weekly frequencies.

Globally, TAP will operate a total of 27 weekly flights in June and 247 weekly flights in July (19% of its normal operation before the Covid-19 pandemic).

SATA will gradually resume passenger transport on SATA Air Açores and Azores Airlines flights as of 29 May.
May 29
SATA Air Açores flights restart, with a reduced operation, with daily flights to all the islands of the Archipelago of the Azores, except for Corvo island, which will have air connections on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
June 15
Resumption of Azores Airlines flights between Lisbon and Ponta Delgada and between Lisbon and Terceira, as well as flights between Funchal and Ponta Delgada.
June 22
Return of air connections between Lisbon and Horta and Pico airports.
July 1
Air connections between Porto and Ponta Delgada, as well as international connections to Boston, Toronto, Praia (Cape Verde), and Frankfurt, will be resumed from this date.
The restart of international connections will be conditional on the lifting of restrictions on the entry of foreign nationals into Portugal and the various countries in which we operate, as well as the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic in the countries of origin.

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I f you agree with the work undertaken by PALCUS to build the social, cultural and political capital of our community, then please join us and become a member today!

Strong membership participation means a stronger voice in the national Portuguese-American agenda. In order to advance Portuguese language education, increase presence in the congressional caucuses, and provide economic opportunities, the collective voice of thousands is needed!  

In addition, PALCUS is a member-driven non-profit organization that depends on membership dues and fundraising events to fund its operations.  Members of the all-volunteer board of directors donate their time and personal funds for travel, lodging and tickets to attend networking events and planning sessions so our administrative costs are relatively low but nonetheless critical to doing business on a daily basis.

There are membership categories to suit every budget and level of interest.  Please click on our membership webpage and join our voice today!

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Contact Information

Phone: 202-466-4664

9255 Center St., Suite 404
Manassas, VA 20110
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PALCUS Mission

In order to create a singular voice to advocate  for the Portuguese-American and Luso-American communities at large, the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States Inc. (PALCUS) was founded in 1991 as a non-partisan, non-profit, organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. 
The PALCUS mission is to address domestic and international concerns of the Portuguese-American Community.
The Council conducts an expanding program of educational and public affairs activities on issues of interest to the Portuguese-American community and of salience to the Luso-American Relationship.
PALCUS is committed to serving the community through increasingly active government relations efforts, the promotion of a greater awareness of ethnic accomplishments and encouraging stronger ties between Portugal and the United States. In this role PALCUS advances the community professionally, politically and culturally while working to ensure that issues directly affecting our community are addressed through our network of government and community leaders.

PALCUS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization under the IRS tax code and  incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia.  Donations are tax deductible to extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged.

PALCUS has earned the 2019 Gold GuideStarUSA Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency. Visit our profile HERE
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