General

Date: Jan 29

Registration Deadline: Jan 26

Pool Location: Piscina Municipal de Cascais Abóboda

Meet Announcement: here

Whatsapp chat group: If you are not on the group and want to be added, contact the Travel Coordinator

Travel During COVID

The team recommends traveling with your official passport and bringing your TEI card so that anyone checking you understands that you are a "habitual resident" of the EU rather than coming from the U.S.

1) Destination and return to Spain requirements:  

New regulations as of Jan 18: Portugal is requiring that all travelers aged 12 and over present a PCR or antigen test to enter Portugal, regardless of vaccination status. 

- Spain requires travelers from Portugal to present proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative test.  Since we will be traveling for more than 48 hours, unvaccinated travelers aged 12 and over must either get a second antigen test to return or choose the PCR test that will cover the entire trip (72 hours).

2) ROM requirements:  ROM IS REQUIRED for unvaccinated travelers upon return.  See Rota Commander's COVID policy.

Transport

Team Bus is recommended

- 20€ per person for the first 5 people per family, 10 per person thereafter

- Departs Fri, Jan 28 at 1400 parking lot by Bomber's, arrives ~2200.  Returns Sun, Jan 30 leaving at 0900, arrives ~1700

- Bus will take passengers to the Holiday Inn Express, to/from the pool on Sat, and to dinner Sat night.

- Only water on the bus with stops every 2 hours for bathroom/snacks.

- Sign up deadline, Wed Jan 19.

Team Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Oeiras is recommended.

- 10 minutes from the pool

- Pretty good breakfast

- Limited free parking.  Nearby parking garage 5€

- Reserve directly through the hotel or on Booking.com

- Transport from hotel: Piscina Municipal de Cascais Aboboda (11 min by car) / Lisbon airport (24 min by car)

Team Dinner

- Capricciosa Pizza in Cascais

- Sat, Jan 29 at 1830 

- Bus will provide transport from Holiday Inn Express Oieras leaving at 1800

- Order onsite and pay-as-you-go so bring €€

- Deadline to sign up by Wed, Jan 26 to Liz Berdugo.