Azores travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Azores with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for the Azores.

Azores travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the Azores with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Azores - quick facts
Flight time 4 hours
Time difference UK -1 hour
Language(s) Portuguese
Currency Euro
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

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Azores weather

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Azores travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the Azores from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the Azores.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Azores travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the Azores with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the Azores, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Azores covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the Azores with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Azores FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the Azores including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to the Azores due to Covid-19?

Azores is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for the Azores.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the Azores?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the Azores. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to the Azores from the UK?

The flight time to the Azores from the UK is typically 4 hours.

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What is the time difference between the Azores and the UK?

The time difference between the Azores and the UK is UK time-1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in the Azores?

The main language spoken in the Azores is Portuguese.

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What is the currency in the Azores?

The currency in the Azores is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in the Azores?

Azores uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the Azores?

They drive on the right side of the road in the Azores.

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