Choose the safest possible destination for your holiday

According to European Best Destinations, in 2020 the Azores are among the Best Sustainable Destination in Europe and also the safest, as they distinguish themselves for the security they offer.

Peace of mind for everybody

In the Azores, thank to the implementation of strict safety practices and the requirements that all visitors entering the Autonomous Region of the Azores must test negative to SARS-CoV-2, the spread of the new Coronavirus has always been under control.

Get tested and fully enjoy your holiday

What you need to come to the Azores is a negative RT-PCR (molecular) test.

At the moment, you have to show a negative RT-PCR test (in paper or digital) before boarding. Also, such test for SARS-CoV-2 must be performed in the 72 hours before the departure of your flight and should be still valid once you land in the Azores.

In our opinion, it is best if you get your test done in your country. However, as a second option, you could get tested for free in mainland Portugal before you fly to the Azores. You can access the list of affiliated laboratories here.

For stays longer than a week, a second test is required on the 6th day. Again, the test is free of charge and there will be no need to wait for test result to carry on with your activities.

Follow the Traveller Links to access the latest official resources published by the Government of the Azores and Azores Airlines.

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Our Whale Watching and Scuba Diving season 2020: fun and safety

After the spring lockdown, things quickly started to get back to normal in Pico and in the summer we were back to our usual, amazing Whale Watching, Swim with Dolphins and Scuba Diving activities.
The stunning marine life we enjoy in Pico never disappoints and, once again, we succeded in making our guests happy while keeping a strong focus on their safety and our own.

Our safety rules and measures

Mask usage is compulsory for staff and guests.

Alcohol-based hand rub is available throughout our centre.

New check-in system for our boat tours, so that use of paper is limited.

Online and contactless payment options are available to our customers.

Centre, boats and land vehicles are regularly sanitised.

While we wish that season 2021 will not be affected by Covid-19 issues, the fully tested protocol and measures the Azores have put in place in 2020 showed us and our guests that a holiday in a very safe place is a 100% viable option, ever more enjoyable as it is governed by rules that protect both the local population andùthe tourists.

In 2020 Covid-19 completely obliterated our baleen whale season and, with it, our research projects. Now that we have a safe and stable way to make our activities fully viable, it would be great to make our baleen whale season 2021 the best ever!

To achieve this goal, it would help immensely if you joined one of our spring programmes.