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Airlines Updates
Published on 12.07.2021
TAP adds more flights to Angola
Source: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-07-11/tap-adds-more-flights-to-angola/61011
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 12.07.2021
TAP adds more flights to Angola
Source: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-07-11/tap-adds-more-flights-to-angola/61011
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 12.07.2021
TAP adds more flights to Angola
Source: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-07-11/tap-adds-more-flights-to-angola/61011
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 12.07.2021
TAP adds more flights to Angola
Source: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-07-11/tap-adds-more-flights-to-angola/61011
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 16.07.2021
Latest News: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative test required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 08.07.2021).
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Published on 12.07.2021
TAP adds more flights to Angola
Source: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-07-11/tap-adds-more-flights-to-angola/61011
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 12.07.2021
TAP adds more flights to Angola
Source: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-07-11/tap-adds-more-flights-to-angola/61011
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 12.07.2021
TAP adds more flights to Angola
Source: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-07-11/tap-adds-more-flights-to-angola/61011
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 12.07.2021
TAP adds more flights to Angola
Source: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-07-11/tap-adds-more-flights-to-angola/61011
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 12.07.2021
TAP adds more flights to Angola
Source: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-07-11/tap-adds-more-flights-to-angola/61011
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 12.07.2021
TAP adds more flights to Angola
Source: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-07-11/tap-adds-more-flights-to-angola/61011
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 12.07.2021
TAP adds more flights to Angola
Source: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-07-11/tap-adds-more-flights-to-angola/61011
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 08.07.2021
Portugal’s TAP Airline to Connect Lisbon with Agadir, Oujda
Source: https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343300/portugals-tap-airline-to-connect-lisbon-with-agadir-oujda
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 29.06.2021
Toronto and Montreal on the list for TAP’s resumption of service
Source: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/toronto-and-montreal-on-the-list-for-taps-resumption-of-service/
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785
Published on 03.06.2021
TAP Air Portugal Launches Direct Line Between Zagreb and Lisbon
Source: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/53527-tap-air-portugal-launches-direct-line-between-zagreb-and-lisbon
Published on 27.05.2021
Portugal warns Ryanair will face consequences for opposing TAP aid
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/portugal-airlines-ryanair-tap/portugal-warns-ryanair-will-face-consequences-for-opposing-tap-aid-idUSL5N2ND5CI
Published on 24.05.2021
TAP Air Portugal to operate 49% of pre-crisis capacity in JUN21.
Source: https://centreforaviation.com/news/tap-air-portugal-to-operate-49-of-pre-crisis-capacity-in-jun-2021-1069785

Published on 14.12.2020
TAP restructuring plan reduces fleet and workforce.

Published on 16.10.2020
TAP Air Portugal adds Chicago, New York and San Francisco routes – Portugal

15.09.2020 TAP Air Portugal in last week’s schedule update revised planned new long-haul network addition. Additional adjustment now sees the removal of planned service to Cancun and Cape Town for Northern winter season, previously scheduled from mid-December 2020 (original launch date was 27OCT20 and 11NOV20 respectively).

Latest adjustment as follows.

Lisbon – Cancun eff 30MAR21 3 weekly A330-900neo (Previous plan: 2 weekly from 18DEC20. Original launch date: 27OCT20)
TP176 LIS0935 – 1400CUN 339 246
TP177 CUN1530 – 0630+1LIS 339 246

Lisbon – Cape Town Launch date postponed. The airline’s press statement only mentioned service to commence in 2021, without further elaboration (Previous plan: 2 weekly from 13DEC20. Original launch date 11NOV20)

Published on 09.09.2020
Azores Airlines adds Lisbon – Praia service from late-Oct 2020

Published on 08.09.2020
TAP Air Portugal to resume Venezuela service from mid-Dec 2020
TAP Air Portugal revises Cancun / Cape Town launch to mid-Dec 2020

Published on 27.08.2020
Azores Airlines Suspends Some North American Flights

Published on 24.08.2020
TAP Air Portugal schedules A330-900neo to Frankfurt on 24AUG20

31.07.2020 TAP Air Portugal earlier this week updated interim schedule until 30SEP20 inclusive, including European service. Planned operation for August/September 2020 as of 30JUL20 as follows.
Various travel restrictions continue to impact the carrier’s planned operations.

Lisbon – Amsterdam 10 weekly (21 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Barcelona 18 weekly (21 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Berlin Tegel 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Brussels 14 weekly (21 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Copenhagen 2 weekly (5 weekly from 15AUG20, 7 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Dublin 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Faro 21 weekly
Lisbon – Florence eff 03SEP20 4 weekly
Lisbon – Frankfurt 14 weekly (21 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Funchal 35 weekly (42 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Geneva 14 weekly (21 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas eff 02SEP20 3 weekly
Lisbon – Hamburg 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – London Heathrow 18 weekly (28 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Luxembourg 5 weekly
Lisbon – Lyon 7 weekly (10 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Madrid 21 weekly
Lisbon – Malaga 10 weekly (11 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Manchester 5 weekly (7 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Marseille 7 weekly (10 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Milan Malpensa 14 weekly (21 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Munich 14 weekly (21 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Nice 7 weekly (10 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Oslo eff 02SEP20 3 weekly
Lisbon – Paris Orly 28 weekly (35 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Prague 2 weekly (7 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Ponta Delgada 17 weekly (26 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Porto 28 weekly (42 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Porto Santo 4 weekly
Lisbon – Rome 14 weekly (21 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Seville 10 weekly (11 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Stockholm Arlanda 3 weekly (4 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Tenerife South eff 02SEP20 4 weekly
Lisbon – Terceira 7 weekly (10 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Toulouse 7 weekly (10 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Valencia 10 weekly (7 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Venice 3 weekly (7 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Vienna 7 weekly
Lisbon – Warsaw eff 01SEP20 7 weekly
Lisbon – Zurich 10 weekly (21 weekly from 01SEP20)
Porto – Amsterdam eff 03SEP20 4 weekly
Porto – Funchal 7 weekly
Porto – London Heathrow 7 weekly
Porto – Luxembourg 5 weekly
Porto – Milan Malpensa 3 weekly
Porto – Paris Orly 7 weekly (14 weekly from 01SEP20)
Porto – Ponta Delgada 7 weekly
Porto – Zurich 4 weekly

TAP Air Portugal earlier this week updated interim schedule until 30SEP20 inclusive. For Intercontinental network, planned operation for August and September as of 30JUL20 as follows.

Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation, which may affect operational aircraft and frequencies.

Lisbon – Accra – Sao Tome eff 01SEP20 5 weekly A320neo
Lisbon – Belo Horizonte 2 weekly A330-900neo
Lisbon – Bissau eff 01SEP20 1 weekly A319
Lisbon – Boston 3 weekly A321neo (4 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Brasilia eff 01SEP20 2 weekly A330-900neo
Lisbon – Casablanca eff 10AUG20 10 weekly ATR72 (11 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Dakar 7 weekly A320neo
Lisbon – Fortaleza 2 weekly A330-900neo
Lisbon – Ilha do Sal eff 01SEP20 3 weekly A320neo
Lisbon – Luanda eff 11AUG20 4 weekly A330-900neo
Lisbon – Maputo 3 weekly A330-900neo (2 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Marrakech eff 10AUG20 11 weekly ATR72
Lisbon – Miami 3 weekly A330-900neo
Lisbon – Montreal 3 weekly A321neo
Lisbon – Newark 3 weekly A330-900neo (7 weekly A321neo/330-900neo from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Praia 4 weekly A319 (7 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Recife 2 weekly A330-900neo (3 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Rio de Janeiro Galeao 3 weekly A330-900neo
Lisbon – Salvador da Bahia eff 01SEP20 2 weekly A330-900neo
Lisbon – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 9 weekly A330-900neo (7 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Sao Vicente 4 weekly E190 (2 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Tel Aviv eff 24SEP20 3 weekly A321neo
Lisbon – Toronto 3 weekly A321neo (5 weekly from 01SEP20)
Lisbon – Washington Dulles 2 weekly A321neo (3 weekly from 01SEP20)
Ponta Delgada – Boston 3 weekly A321neo
Ponta Delgada – Toronto eff 03SEP20 2 weekly A321neo
Porto – Newark 1 weekly A330-900neo (2 weekly A321neo from 01SEP20)
Porto – Rio de Janeiro Galeao 1 weekly A330-900neo

Published on 27.07.2020
TAP will resume 40 percent of its pre-COVID-19 crisis operations in September

Published on 13.07.2020
Azores Airlines Resumes Non-Stop Flights to Boston, Toronto, Frankfurt

Published on 12.06.2020
Orbest Airlines extends scheduled service suspension to July 2020

Published on 11.06.2020
Azores Airlines gradual service resumption in May/June 2020

01.06.2020 TAP Air Portugal in the last 2 weeks filed an additional revision to its planned operation, between June and August 2020. As of 31MAY20, planned operation as follows.

Lisbon – Accra eff 01AUG20 2 weekly A320neo
Lisbon – Amsterdam eff 01JUL20 1 daily E190 (2 daily A320 from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Barcelona eff 01JUL20 2 daily E190/195 (3 daily A319/320/E190)
Lisbon – Belo Horizonte eff 02AUG20 2 weekly A330-900neo
Lisbon – Berlin Schoenefeld 01JUL20 – 31JUL20 1 daily A320neo
Lisbon – Berlin Tegel eff 01AUG20 1 daily A320neo
Lisbon – Bissau eff 01AUG20 1 weekly A320neo
Lisbon – Boston eff 02JUL20 2 weekly A321neo (3 weekly from 02AUG20)
Lisbon – Brussels eff 02JUL20 1 daily E190/A320 (2 daily A319/320 from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Casablanca eff 01AUG20 11 weekly ATR72/E190
Lisbon – Conakry eff 02AUG20 3 weekly A320neo
Lisbon – Copenhagen eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A320neo (5 weekly from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Dakar eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A320neo (Schedules not listed in August)
Lisbon – Dublin eff 03JUL20 3 weekly E190 (2 daily E190/195/A319/321neo from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Dusseldorf eff 01AUG20 1 daily A319
Lisbon – Faro eff 01JUL20 2 daily ATR72 (17 weekly ATR72/E195/A320 from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Fortaleza eff 05JUL20 1 weekly A330-900neo (2 weekly from 02AUG20)
Lisbon – Frankfurt eff 01JUL20 1 daily A320neo (2 daily A320/321neo from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Funchal 1 daily E190/195 (2 daily E190/195 from 01JUL20, 5 daily E190/195/A320 from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Geneva eff 01JUL20 1 daily A320 (2 daily from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Hamburg eff 01JUL20 1 daily E190/A320neo (A320 from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Ilha do Sal eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A320neo (3 weekly from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – London Heathrow 2 weekly E190 (2 daily E190/A320neo from 01JUL20, 3 daily A320/320neo from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Luanda eff 18JUN20 1 weekly A330-900neo (2 weekly from 02JUL20, 4 weekly from 02AUG20)
Lisbon – Luxembourg eff 03JUL20 3 weekly E190/195 (5 weekly A319/320 from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Lyon eff 03JUL20 2 weekly E190/195 (No service 01AUG20 – 14AUG20, 1 daily E190/195 from 15AUG20)
Lisbon – Madrid eff 01JUL20 2 daily E190/195 (3 daily from E190/195/A319 from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Malaga 
eff 02JUL20 3 weekly ATR72 (11 weekly ATR72/E190/E195 from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Manchester eff 01AUG20 1 daily A319
Lisbon – Maputo 1 weekly A330-900neo (2 weekly from 02AUG20)
Lisbon – Marrakech eff 01AUG20 11 weekly ATR72/E195
Lisbon – Marseille eff 01AUG20 1 daily E190
Lisbon – Miami eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A330-900neo (3 weekly from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Milan Malpensa eff 01JUL20 2 daily E190/195
Lisbon – Munich eff 01AUG20 2 daily A320
Lisbon – Newark 2 weekly A330-900neo
Lisbon – Nice eff 03JUL20 2 weekly E190 (1 daily E190/195 from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Oslo eff 02AUG20 3 weekly A320neo
Lisbon – Paris CDG 2 weekly E190 (2 daily E190/195/A320 from 01JUL20, 4 daily A320 from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Ponta Delgada 4 weekly E190 (1 daily A320neo from 01JUL20, 3 daily A320 from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Porto 3 weekly E195 (23 weekly ATR72/E190 from 01JUL20, 29 weekly ATR72/E190/A321neo from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Porto Santo eff 02JUL20 2 weekly E195 (5 weekly A319 from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Prague eff 01AUG20 4 weekly A320/320neo
Lisbon – Praia eff 18JUN20 1 weekly E190 (2 weekly from 03JUL20, 4 weekly from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Rio de Janeiro Galeao 1 weekly A330-900neo (4 weekly from 02AUG20)
Lisbon – Rome eff 01JUL20 2 daily E190/195 (3 daily ATR72/E195/A320/320neo from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 2 weekly A330-900neo (3 weekly from 02JUL20, 1 daily from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Sao Vicente eff 03JUL20 1 weekly E190 (2 weekly from 02AUG20)
Lisbon – Seville eff 02JUL20 3 weekly ATR72 (11 weekly from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Stockholm Arlanda eff 02JUL20 2 weekly A320neo (3 weekly from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Tel Aviv eff 01AUG20 3 weekly A321neo
Lisbon – Terceira 2 weekly E190/195 (3 weekly from 01JUL20, 10 weekly A320 from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Toronto eff 03JUL20 2 weekly A321neo (3 weekly from 01AUG20)
Lisbon – Toulouse eff 01AUG20 1 daily E190/195
Lisbon – Valencia eff 01AUG20 1 daily ATR72
Lisbon – Venice eff 02AUG20 3 weekly A320
Lisbon – Vienna eff 01AUG20 1 daily A320neo
Lisbon – Warsaw eff 05AUG20 2 weekly A320/320neo
Lisbon – Washington Dulles eff 02AUG20 2 weekly A321neo
Lisbon – Zurich eff 01JUL20 1 daily A320/320neo (2 dailyE190/A320 from 01AUG20)
Ponta Delgada – Boston eff 01JUL20 4 weekly A321neo (3 weekly 10JUL20 – 03AUG20)
Ponta Delgada – Toronto eff 02JUL20 2 weekly A321neo
Porto – Funchal 2 weekly E190 (1 daily from 01AUG20)
Porto – London Heathrow eff 01AUG20 1 daily A319
Porto – Luxembourg eff 02JUL20 2 weekly E190 (1 daily A319 from 01AUG20)
Porto – Newark eff 08AUG20 1 weekly A321neo
Porto – Paris CDG eff 03JUL20 3 weekly E190 (1 daily from 01AUG20)

Published on 30.05.2020
TAP
Air Portugal plans to resume flights to Newark from 4 June, and Boston, Toronto, Montreal In July

Published on 25.05.2020
TAP will resume some of its international operations from July 1

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Portugal
Crossing Rules

Passengers are not allowed to enter until 1 March 2021.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
– This does not apply to passengers with a long term visa issued by Portugal.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Thailand.
– This does not apply to passengers with a long term visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden, returning via Portugal to their country of residence.

A completed electronic “Passenger Locator Card (PLCe)” must be presented upon boarding. The form can be found at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card

Passengers entering or transiting through Portugal must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Portugal.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling to Azores.

Passengers traveling to Azores must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Azores.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

Passengers traveling to Azores must:
– complete a “Health Form upon arrival at the Azores” and a “Draft statement for inter-island travel” upon arrival; or
– submit a “Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection” before departure at https://mysafeazores.com/ .

Passengers traveling to Madeira must complete an epidemiological survey before departure at https://madeirasafe.com . This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 04 May 2020 to TBD

From 3rd April until 17 April gathering of more than 5 people is forbbiden; beteen 9 and 13 April people are not allowed of moving outside their own Municipality.
Between 1 and 3 of May people are not allowed of moving outside their own Municipality like during long Easter week-end.
From 4 May onwards public transports are limited to 2/3 of occupation and the use of masks is mandatory on all public transports. Special cleaning and hygiene measures should be taken by transport providers.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 March 2020 to 01 July 2020

Only foreigner diplomats are allowed to move inside and outside of the country, if these movements are work related; between 9 and 13 April all airportts will be closed.
Terrestrial borders with Spain closed until 30 June

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Flight Restrictions

published 20.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
– This does not apply to family members of British nationals.
– This does not apply to passengers with a long term visa issued by Portugal.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result taken at most 72 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom or Uruguay.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving in Azores or Madeira.

Passengers arriving in Madeira:
– without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine; and
– must complete an epidemiological survey before departure at https://madeirasafe.com . This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

Passengers arriving in Azores without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to category.

Holders of EUDCC will be allowed to enter Portugal, without being subject to further restrictions (testing or quarantine).
Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements. All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test. Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure), Rapid antigenic (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed.
Road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible without restrictions.
Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.
*Travel between Portugal and Brazil, India, Nepal, and South Africa is only permitted for essential reasons.
Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa, Brazil and India must not only present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, but will also have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa, Brazil or India in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country- subject to categorization.

Holders of EUDCC will be allowed to enter Portugal, without being subject to further restrictions (testing or quarantine).
Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements. All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test. Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure), Rapid antigenic (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed.
Road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible without restrictions.
Rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country: All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test. Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure), or Rapid Antigen Test (taken within 24 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. Children under 2 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.
Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa, Brazil and India must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa, Brazil or India in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

Specific measures for Madeira and Azores: Passengers flying to the Madeira and Azores archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival.

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Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 June 2020 to 15 June 2020

As of 1 June, stores with an area greater than 400 m2 or inserted in shopping centers
cinemas, theaters, concert halls, open auditoriums (with marked seats, reduced capacity and physical distance)

Previously, Only essencial goods shops open (supermarkets, phamacies, and other essencial goods but there are restrictions to the number of people that can get in at the same time as well as keeping safe distance).
On 4 of May small shops < 200 m2, hairdressers, libraries, and automobile stands reopen with specific anti-COVID restriction measures; masks become obligatory inside all shops; access to hairdressers and similar only by appointment. On 18 of May shops < 400 m2 and Restaurants reopen with specific anti-COVID restriction measures. On 1 June stores with an area greater than 400 m2 or inserted in shopping centers reopen (exception made for the Region Lisboa e Vale do Tejo); All stores with an area greater than 400 m2 or inserted in shopping centers reopen also for the Region Lisboa e Vale do Tejo from 15 June onwards.

Events stop: Banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 04 May 2020 to TBD

Footbball professional league restarts on the 1st of June.
Gathering of more than 10 people forbidden.
Cinemas, theaters, concert halls, open auditoriums (with marked seats, reduced capacity and physical distance).
Religious events restart from 1st of June.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 March 2020 to TBD

All closed since Friday 13 March until 18 May;
Kindergartens (0-3 years old ) reopen on 18 May; 2 last years of Secondary school (16-17 years old) reopen on 18 May; pre-school (4-6 years old) reopen on 1 June.

Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 04 May 2020 to 01 June 2020

Practice of all sports allowed from 1 June.
http://business.turismodeportugal.pt/pt/Gerir/covid-19/Paginas/covid-19-info-complementar/informacao-consumidores-covid-19.aspx

Full Restrictions

  • Portugal Latest News: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative test required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 08.07.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible without restrictions.

     

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    Accepted tests:

    • PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure),
    • Rapid antigenic (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. Passengers who present tests that do not comply with the requirements must undergo a new test on arrival, at their own expenses, and must wait at a designated place inside the airport, until the result is notified.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours, to passengers traveling on essential trips within the scope of events organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (regardless of the period of stay), and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfillment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the rules and guidelines defined by the DGS.

     

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and Brazil, India, Nepal, and South Africa is only permitted for essential reasons.

    Essential reasons are defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Non-essential travel is allowed from/to some countries. An updated list of such countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure), or Rapid Antigen Test (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. Passengers who present tests that do not comply with the requirements must undergo a new test on arrival, at their own expenses, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport, until the result is notified.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa, Brazil and India must not only present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, but will also have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa, Brazil or India in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Measures are in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. You are required to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal
    The gradual easing of lockdown measures that the Portuguese government initiated on 15 March, has been suspended due to an increase in the number of infections. Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities varies according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality. Shops and other commercial premises, restaurants and cafés may have shorter trading hours. Leisure and cultural activities may be banned or limited to smaller groups.
    Check the restrictions in your municipality on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    There is a daily ban on moving about in public in high-risk and very high-risk municipalities between 11pm and 5am. You must remain at home during these times.
    Throughout Portugal, excluding Madeira and the Azores islands, an EU digital vaccination certificate or negative test is required to access hotels, local accommodation and tourism establishments, as well as for cultural, sporting, corporate or family events such as weddings and baptisms.
    In very high risk and high risk municipalities, restaurants will close at 10.30pm, with a maximum of 4 people per table inside and 6 per table outside. An EU digital vaccination certificate or negative Covid-19 test result is required for indoor access to restaurants from 7pm on Fridays, and throughout Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Accepted tests for restaurants and accommodation establishments are:
    • Certified PCR test within previous 72 hours
    • Certified Antigen test with laboratory report within previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test within previous 24 hours prior certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test at the establishment, verified by management
    Note: accompanied children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11 years of age) are exempt from the need to present a test to access establishments / restaurants, or attend events.
    Fines can be applied to customers for not following these regulations
    Bars and nightclubs remain closed. It is illegal to drink alcohol outdoors in public places, except for on pavement cafés and restaurants. Alcohol cannot be sold after 9pm unless it is with a meal.
    Taxis can only carry passengers in the rear and may limit capacity to 2. Do not use the front seat.
    You must wear a mask while walking along promenades and in restaurants and cafés until you are seated. At the beach, follow the one-way entry and exit signs and use a mask until you reach your spot on the sand. Use a mask and footwear while using sanitary facilities. Place your sunshade and towel 3m from the next group and keep a social distance of 1.5m when walking along the sand. Before you set off, check the occupancy levels of the beaches
    near you and avoid the ones that are marked “red” and “amber”.
    You can be fined up to €100 if you breach the regulations.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    Check the rules on curfew and access to shops, services, entertainment and cultural facilities on the Madeira Tourist Office website under “other information”< /a>.
    *The Azores: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus.There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores –
    very low
    , low
    , medium
    , medium high
    and high. Each level has its own restrictions.
    Check these restrictions on the Regional Government’s website
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: There are restrictions in place. Check the requirements on the Regional government’s website (use Google Chrome and change the language to English).
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal compared to the UK. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: Check any accommodation you book meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification .

    Read more
    16.07.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative test required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 08.07.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible without restrictions.

     

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    Accepted tests:

    • PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure),
    • Rapid antigenic (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. Passengers who present tests that do not comply with the requirements must undergo a new test on arrival, at their own expenses, and must wait at a designated place inside the airport, until the result is notified.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours, to passengers traveling on essential trips within the scope of events organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (regardless of the period of stay), and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfillment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the rules and guidelines defined by the DGS.

     

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Non-essential travel is allowed from/to some countries (an updated list of such countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure), or Rapid Antigen Test (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. Passengers who present tests that do not comply with the requirements must undergo a new test on arrival, at their own expenses, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport, until the result is notified.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa, Brazil and India must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa, Brazil or India in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Measures are in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. You are required to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal
    The gradual easing of lockdown measures that the Portuguese government initiated on 15 March, has been suspended due to an increase in the number of infections. Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities varies according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality. Shops and other commercial premises, restaurants and cafés may have shorter trading hours. Leisure and cultural activities may be banned or limited to smaller groups.
    Check the restrictions in your municipality on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    There is a daily ban on moving about in public in high-risk and very high-risk municipalities between 11pm and 5am. You must remain at home during these times.
    Throughout Portugal, excluding Madeira and the Azores islands, an EU digital vaccination certificate or negative test is required to access hotels, local accommodation and tourism establishments, as well as for cultural, sporting, corporate or family events such as weddings and baptisms.
    In very high risk and high risk municipalities, restaurants will close at 10.30pm, with a maximum of 4 people per table inside and 6 per table outside. An EU digital vaccination certificate or negative Covid-19 test result is required for indoor access to restaurants from 7pm on Fridays, and throughout Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Accepted tests for restaurants and accommodation establishments are:
    • Certified PCR test within previous 72 hours
    • Certified Antigen test with laboratory report within previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test within previous 24 hours prior certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test at the establishment, verified by management
    Note: accompanied children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11 years of age) are exempt from the need to present a test to access establishments / restaurants, or attend events.
    Fines can be applied to customers for not following these regulations
    Bars and nightclubs remain closed. It is illegal to drink alcohol outdoors in public places, except for on pavement cafés and restaurants. Alcohol cannot be sold after 9pm unless it is with a meal.
    Taxis can only carry passengers in the rear and may limit capacity to 2. Do not use the front seat.
    You must wear a mask while walking along promenades and in restaurants and cafés until you are seated. At the beach, follow the one-way entry and exit signs and use a mask until you reach your spot on the sand. Use a mask and footwear while using sanitary facilities. Place your sunshade and towel 3m from the next group and keep a social distance of 1.5m when walking along the sand. Before you set off, check the occupancy levels of the beaches
    near you and avoid the ones that are marked “red” and “amber”.
    You can be fined up to €100 if you breach the regulations.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    Check the rules on curfew and access to shops, services, entertainment and cultural facilities on the Madeira Tourist Office website under “other information”< /a>.
    *The Azores: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus.There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores –
    very low
    , low
    , medium
    , medium high
    and high. Each level has its own restrictions.
    Check these restrictions on the Regional Government’s website
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: There are restrictions in place. Check the requirements on the Regional government’s website (use Google Chrome and change the language to English).
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal compared to the UK. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: Check any accommodation you book meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification .

    Read more
    13.07.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative test required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 08.07.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible without restrictions.

     

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    Accepted tests:

    • PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure),
    • Rapid antigenic (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. Passengers who present tests that do not comply with the requirements must undergo a new test on arrival, at their own expenses, and must wait at a designated place inside the airport, until the result is notified.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours, to passengers traveling on essential trips within the scope of events organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (regardless of the period of stay), and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfillment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the rules and guidelines defined by the DGS.

     

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Non-essential travel is allowed from/to some countries (an updated list of such countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure), or Rapid Antigen Test (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. Passengers who present tests that do not comply with the requirements must undergo a new test on arrival, at their own expenses, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport, until the result is notified.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa, Brazil and India must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa, Brazil or India in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Measures are in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. You are required to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal
    The gradual easing of lockdown measures that the Portuguese government initiated on 15 March, has been suspended due to an increase in the number of infections. Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities varies according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality. Shops and other commercial premises, restaurants and cafés may have shorter trading hours. Leisure and cultural activities may be banned or limited to smaller groups.
    Check the restrictions in your municipality on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    There is a daily ban on moving about in public in high-risk and very high-risk municipalities between 11pm and 5am. You must remain at home during these times.
    Throughout Portugal, excluding Madeira and the Azores islands, an EU digital vaccination certificate or negative test is required to access hotels, local accommodation and tourism establishments, as well as for cultural, sporting, corporate or family events such as weddings and baptisms.
    In very high risk and high risk municipalities, restaurants will close at 10.30pm, with a maximum of 4 people per table inside and 6 per table outside. An EU digital vaccination certificate or negative Covid-19 test result is required for indoor access to restaurants from 7pm on Fridays, and throughout Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Accepted tests for restaurants and accommodation establishments are:
    • Certified PCR test within previous 72 hours
    • Certified Antigen test with laboratory report within previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test within previous 24 hours prior certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test at the establishment, verified by management
    Note: accompanied children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11 years of age) are exempt from the need to present a test to access establishments / restaurants, or attend events.
    Fines can be applied to customers for not following these regulations
    Bars and nightclubs remain closed. It is illegal to drink alcohol outdoors in public places, except for on pavement cafés and restaurants. Alcohol cannot be sold after 9pm unless it is with a meal.
    Taxis can only carry passengers in the rear and may limit capacity to 2. Do not use the front seat.
    You must wear a mask while walking along promenades and in restaurants and cafés until you are seated. At the beach, follow the one-way entry and exit signs and use a mask until you reach your spot on the sand. Use a mask and footwear while using sanitary facilities. Place your sunshade and towel 3m from the next group and keep a social distance of 1.5m when walking along the sand. Before you set off, check the occupancy levels of the beaches
    near you and avoid the ones that are marked “red” and “amber”.
    You can be fined up to €100 if you breach the regulations.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    Check the rules on curfew and access to shops, services, entertainment and cultural facilities on the Madeira Tourist Office website under “other information”< /a>.
    *The Azores: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus.There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores –
    very low
    , low
    , medium
    , medium high
    and high. Each level has its own restrictions.
    Check these restrictions on the Regional Government’s website
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: There are restrictions in place. Check the requirements on the Regional government’s website (use Google Chrome and change the language to English).
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal compared to the UK. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: Check any accommodation you book meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification .

    Read more
    10.07.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative test required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 08.07.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible without restrictions.

     

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    Accepted tests:

    • PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure),
    • Rapid antigenic (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. Passengers who present tests that do not comply with the requirements must undergo a new test on arrival, at their own expenses, and must wait at a designated place inside the airport, until the result is notified.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours, to passengers traveling on essential trips within the scope of events organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (regardless of the period of stay), and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfillment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the rules and guidelines defined by the DGS.

     

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Non-essential travel is allowed from/to some countries (an updated list of such countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure), or Rapid Antigen Test (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. Passengers who present tests that do not comply with the requirements must undergo a new test on arrival, at their own expenses, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport, until the result is notified.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa, Brazil and India must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa, Brazil or India in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Measures are in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. You are required to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: The gradual easing of lockdown measures that the Portuguese government initiated on 15 March, has been suspended due to an increase in the number of infections. Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities varies according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality.
    Shops and other commercial premises, restaurants and cafés may have shorter trading hours. Leisure and cultural activities may be banned or limited to smaller groups.
    There is a daily ban on circulation in high-risk and very high-risk municipalities between 11pm and 5am. You are not allowed to circulate on the street or in public places and must remain at home. Check the restrictions in your municipality on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Bars and nightclubs remain closed. It is illegal to drink alcohol outdoors in public places, except for on pavement cafés and restaurants. Alcohol cannot be sold after 9pm unless it is with a meal.
    Taxis can only carry passengers in the rear and may limit capacity to 2. Do not use the front seat.
    You must wear a mask while walking along promenades and in restaurants and cafés until you are seated. At the beach, follow the one-way entry and exit signs and use a mask until you reach your spot on the sand. Use a mask and footwear while using sanitary facilities. Place your sunshade and towel 3m from the next group and keep a social distance of 1.5m when walking along the sand. Before you set off, check the occupancy levels of the beaches near you and avoid the ones that are marked “red” and “amber”.
    You can be fined up to €100 if you breach the regulations.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    Check the rules on curfew and access to shops, services, entertainment and cultural facilities on the Madeira Tourist Office website under “other information”.
    The Azores: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Check these restrictions on the Regional Government’s website.
    Inter-island travel in the AzoresThere are restrictions in place. Check the requirements on the
    Regional government’s website (use Google Chrome and change the language to English).
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal compared to other country. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: Check any accommodation you book meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    08.07.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Night curfew imposed in several municipalities as number of COVID-19 cases rise (Reuters, 01.07.2021). Portuguese government extends ban on non-essential travel from Brazil, Nepal and South Africa (30.06.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible without restrictions.

     

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    Accepted tests:

    • PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure),
    • Rapid antigenic (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. Passengers who present tests that do not comply with the requirements must undergo a new test on arrival, at their own expenses, and must wait at a designated place inside the airport, until the result is notified.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours, to passengers traveling on essential trips within the scope of events organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (regardless of the period of stay), and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfillment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the rules and guidelines defined by the DGS.

     

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Non-essential travel is allowed from/to some countries (an updated list of such countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    Accepted tests: PCR (taken within 72 hours prior to departure), or Rapid Antigen Test (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. Passengers who present tests that do not comply with the requirements must undergo a new test on arrival, at their own expenses, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport, until the result is notified.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa, Brazil and India must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa, Brazil or India in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Measures are in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. You are required to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities.
    *Restriction on travel to/from the Greater Lisbon Area: In response to an increase in the number of cases, travel to and from the Greater Lisbon area will be restricted from 3pm on Friday, 25 June until 6am on Monday, 28 June. You will be exempt from this restriction if you can show
    • A negative COVID-19 certificate. This can be a RT-PCR taken in the 72 hours prior to travel or an antigen test taken at an approved laboratory within 48 hours of travel, or
    • An EU COVID-19 digital certificate. If you have to travel for work, health or other urgent reasons and you do not have one of the certificates mentioned above, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey if stopped by the police.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal. The gradual easing of lockdown measures that the Portuguese government initiated on 15 March, has been suspended due to an increase in the number of infections. Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities varies according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality.
    Shops and other commercial premises, restaurants and cafés may have shorter trading hours. Leisure and cultural activities may be banned or limited to smaller groups. Check the restrictions in your municipality on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Bars and nightclubs remain closed. It is illegal to drink alcohol outdoors in public places, except for on pavement cafés and restaurants. Alcohol cannot be sold after 9pm unless it is with a meal.
    Taxis can only carry passengers in the rear and may limit capacity to 2. Do not use the front seat.
    You must wear a mask while walking along promenades and in restaurants and cafés until you are seated. At the beach, follow the one-way entry and exit signs and use a mask until you reach your spot on the sand. Use a mask and footwear while using sanitary facilities. Place your sunshade and towel 3m from the next group and keep a social distance of 1.5m when walking along the sand. Before you set off, check the occupancy levels of the beaches near you and avoid the ones that are marked “red” and “amber”.
    You can be fined up to €100 if you breach the regulations.
    Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Check the rules on curfew and access to shops, services, entertainment and cultural facilities on the Madeira Tourist Office website under “other information”.
    *The Azores: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low
    , medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Check these restrictions on the Regional Government’s website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: There are restrictions in place. Check the requirements on the Regional government’s website (use Google Chrome and change the language to English).
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal compared to the UK. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2) .
    *Accommodation: Check any accommodation you book meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    05.07.2021
  • Portugal 1. Until 11 July 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: – nationals of Portugal and their family members; – residents of Portugal; – nationals of
    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
    Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, and their family members; – passengers with a long term visa issued by
    Portugal; – passengers arriving from Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,
    France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao
    (SAR China), Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand
    or USA; – passengers with a residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland
    (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden, returning via Portugal to their country of
    residence; – passengers with a long term visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland
    (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden, returning via Portugal to their country of
    residence.

    2. Passengers must complete an electronic “Passenger Locator Card (PLCe)” and present it upon boarding. The form can be found at
    https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card – This does not apply to passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

    3. Passengers entering or transiting through Portugal must have: – a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
    or – a negative COVID-19 NAAT, PCR or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. This does not apply to: – passengers younger than 12
    years; – passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

    4. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before
    departure, are subject to a test upon arrival. – This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

    5. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to an RT-PCR
    test upon arrival and quarantine until test results are ready. This does not apply to: – passengers younger than 12 years; – passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued
    at most 90 days before arrival; – passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

    6. Passengers traveling to Azores must: – complete a “Health Form upon arrival at the Azores” and a “Draft statement for inter-island travel” upon arrival; or – submit a
    “Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection” before departure at https://mysafeazores.com/ .

    7. Passengers traveling to Madeira must complete an epidemiological survey before departure at https://madeirasafe.com . This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon
    arrival.

    8. Passengers arriving from Brazil, India, Nepal or South Africa must register at https://travel.sef.pt before departure.

    9. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

    10. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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

    12. Residence permits issued by Portugal which have expired on 24 February 2020 or later are considered valid until 31 December 2021.

    Read more
    30.06.2021
  • Portugal 1. Until 27 June 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: – nationals of Portugal and their family members; – residents of Portugal; – nationals of
    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
    Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, and their family members; – passengers with a long term visa issued by
    Portugal; – passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
    Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Netherlands,
    New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom or USA; – passengers with a residence permit
    issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
    Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden, returning via Portugal to their country of residence; – passengers with a long term visa issued
    by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,
    Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden, returning via Portugal to their country of residence.

    2. A completed electronic “Passenger Locator Card (PLCe)” must be presented upon boarding. The form can be found at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card .

    3. Passengers entering or transiting through Portugal must have: – a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
    or – a negative COVID-19 NAAT test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. This does not apply to: – passengers younger than 12 years; –
    passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

    4. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before
    departure, are subject to a test upon arrival. – This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

    5. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to an RT-PCR
    test upon arrival and quarantine until test results are ready. This does not apply to: – passengers younger than 12 years; – passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued
    at most 90 days before arrival; – passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

    6. Passengers traveling to Azores must: – complete a “Health Form upon arrival at the Azores” and a “Draft statement for inter-island travel” upon arrival; or – submit a
    “Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection” before departure at https://mysafeazores.com/ .

    7. Passengers traveling to Madeira must complete an epidemiological survey before departure at https://madeirasafe.com . This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon
    arrival.

    8. Passengers arriving from Brazil, India, Nepal or South Africa must register at https://travel.sef.pt before departure.

    9. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

    10. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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

    12. Residence permits issued by Portugal which have expired on 24 February 2020 or later are considered valid until 31 December 2021.

    Read more
    22.06.2021
  • Portugal 1. Until 27 June 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: – nationals of Portugal and their family members; – residents of Portugal; – nationals of
    Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
    Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, and their family members; – passengers with a long term visa issued by
    Portugal; – passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
    Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Netherlands,
    New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom or USA; – passengers with a residence permit
    issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
    Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden, returning via Portugal to their country of residence; – passengers with a long term visa issued
    by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,
    Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden, returning via Portugal to their country of residence.

    2. A completed electronic “Passenger Locator Card (PLCe)” must be presented upon boarding. The form can be found at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card .

    3. Passengers entering or transiting through Portugal must have: – a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point;
    or – a negative COVID-19 NAAT test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. This does not apply to: – passengers younger than 2 years; – passengers
    traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

    4. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before
    departure, are subject to a test upon arrival. – This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

    5. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to an RT-PCR
    test upon arrival and quarantine until test results are ready. This does not apply to: – passengers younger than 12 years; – passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued
    at most 90 days before arrival; – passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

    6. Passengers traveling to Azores must: – complete a “Health Form upon arrival at the Azores” and a “Draft statement for inter-island travel” upon arrival; or – submit a
    “Questionnaire for Risk Assessment and Early Detection” before departure at https://mysafeazores.com/ .

    7. Passengers traveling to Madeira must complete an epidemiological survey before departure at https://madeirasafe.com . This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon
    arrival.

    8. Passengers arriving from Brazil, India, Nepal or South Africa must register at https://travel.sef.pt before departure.

    9. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

    10. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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

    12. Residence permits issued by Portugal which have expired on 24 February 2020 or later are considered valid until 31 December 2021.

    Read more
    17.06.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese authorities reopened borders for tourists from EU member states, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and UK (SVI, 17.05.2021). British tourists allowed to travel to Portugal following negative COVID-19 test (BBC, 14.05.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May, road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible again without restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Additionally, travel from/to the following countries is allowed: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa and Brazil must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Measures are in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. You are required to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal. The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities varies according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality.
    Shops and other commercial premises, restaurants and cafés may have shorter trading hours. Leisure and cultural activities may be banned or limited to smaller groups. Check the restrictions in your municipality on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Bars and nightclubs remain closed. It is illegal to drink alcohol outdoors in public places, except for on pavement cafés and restaurants. Alcohol cannot be sold after 9pm unless it is with a meal.
    You must wear a mask while walking along promenades and in restaurants and cafés until you are seated. At the beach, follow the one-way entry and exit signs and use a mask until you reach your spot on the sand. Use a mask and footwear while using sanitary facilities. Place your sunshade and towel 3m from the next group and keep a social distance of 1.5m when walking along the sand. Before you set off, check the occupancy levels of the beaches near you and avoid the ones that are marked “red” and “amber”.
    You can be fined up to €100 if you breach the regulations.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Check the rules on curfew and access to shops, services, entertainment and cultural facilities on the Madeira Tourist Office website under “other information”.
    *The Azores: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Check these restrictions on the Regional Government’s website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: There are restrictions in place. Check the requirements on the Regional government’s website (use Google Chrome and change the language to English).
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal compared to the UK. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: Check any accommodation you book meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    25.05.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese authorities reopened borders for tourists from EU member states, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and UK (SVI, 17.05.2021). British tourists allowed to travel to Portugal following negative COVID-19 test (BBC, 14.05.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May, road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible again without restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area should be exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Portugal, all passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Additionally, travel from/to the following countries is allowed: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa and Brazil must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Measures are in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. You are required to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal. The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities varies according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality.
    Shops and other commercial premises, restaurants and cafés may have shorter trading hours. Leisure and cultural activities may be banned or limited to smaller groups. Check the restrictions in your municipality on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Bars and nightclubs remain closed. It is illegal to drink alcohol outdoors in public places, except for on pavement cafés and restaurants. Alcohol cannot be sold after 9pm unless it is with a meal.
    You must wear a mask while walking along promenades and in restaurants and cafés until you are seated. At the beach, follow the one-way entry and exit signs and use a mask until you reach your spot on the sand. Use a mask and footwear while using sanitary facilities. Place your sunshade and towel 3m from the next group and keep a social distance of 1.5m when walking along the sand. Before you set off, check the occupancy levels of the beaches near you and avoid the ones that are marked “red” and “amber”.
    You can be fined up to €100 if you breach the regulations.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Check the rules on curfew and access to shops, services, entertainment and cultural facilities on the Madeira Tourist Office website under “other information”.
    *The Azores: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Check these restrictions on the Regional Government’s website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: There are restrictions in place. Check the requirements on the Regional government’s website (use Google Chrome and change the language to English).
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal compared to the UK. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: Check any accommodation you book meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    22.05.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese authorities reopened borders for tourists from EU member states, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and UK (SVI, 17.05.2021). British tourists allowed to travel to Portugal following negative COVID-19 test (BBC, 14.05.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May, road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible again without restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area should be exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Portugal, all passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Additionally, travel from/to the following countries is allowed: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa and Brazil must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: Measures are in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. You are required to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:

    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres;
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained;
    • Wash your hands regularly;
    Your temperature can be taken on access to enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities varies according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality. Shops and other commercial premises, restaurants and cafés may have shorter trading hours. Leisure and cultural activities may be banned or limited to smaller groups. Check the restrictions in your municipality on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). Bars and nightclubs remain closed. It is illegal to drink alcohol outdoors in public places, except for on pavement cafés and restaurants. Alcohol cannot be sold after 9pm unless it is with a meal. You must wear a mask while walking along promenades and in restaurants and cafés until you are seated. At the beach, follow the one-way entry and exit signs and use a mask until you reach your spot on the sand. Use a mask and footwear while using sanitary facilities. Place your sunshade and towel 3m from the next group and keep a social distance of 1.5m when walking along the sand. Before you set off, check the occupancy levels of the beaches near you and avoid the ones that are marked “red” and “amber”. You can be fined up to €100 if you breach the regulations.
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Check the rules on curfew and access to shops, services, entertainment and cultural facilities on the Madeira Tourist Office website under “other information”.
    -The Azores: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Check these restrictions on the Regional Government’s website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: There are restrictions in place. Check the requirements on the Regional government’s website (use Google Chrome and change the language to English).
    -Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal compared to the UK. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: Check any accommodation you book meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    20.05.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese authorities reopened borders for tourists from EU member states, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and UK (SVI, 17.05.2021). British tourists allowed to travel to Portugal following negative COVID-19 test (BBC, 14.05.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May, road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible again without restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area should be exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Portugal, all passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Additionally, travel from/to the following countries is allowed: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa and Brazil must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: Measures are in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. You are required to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities.
    *Public spaces and services:
    -Mainland Portugal: The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities varies according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality. Shops and other commercial premises, restaurants and cafés may have shorter trading hours. Leisure and cultural activities may be banned or limited to smaller groups. Check the restrictions in your municipality on the here Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). You must wear a mask while walking along promenades and in restaurants and cafés until you are seated. The use of a mask is also obligatory on entry and exit from beaches and while using shower and changing facilities. You must maintain a social distance of 1.5m from other groups on the beach and follow the access signs. You can be fined up to €1000 if you breach the regulations.
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Check the rules on curfew and access to shops, services, entertainment and cultural facilities on the here Madeira Tourist Office website under “other information”.
    -The Azores: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Check these restrictions on theRegional Government’s website .
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: There are restrictions in place. Check the requirements on the Regional government’s website (use Google Chrome and change the language to English).
    -Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal compared to the UK. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: Check any accommodation you book meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    19.05.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese authorities reopened borders for tourists from EU member states, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and UK (SVI, 17.05.2021). British tourists allowed to travel to Portugal following negative COVID-19 test (BBC, 14.05.2021). Government extends flight restrictions from countries with high COVID-19 cases until 16 May (Reuters, 01.05.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May, road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible again without restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area should be exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Portugal, all passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Additionally, travel from/to the following countries is allowed: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa and Brazil must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: Measures are in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. You are required to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities.
    *Public spaces and services:
    -Mainland Portugal: The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities varies according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality. Shops and other commercial premises, restaurants and cafés may have shorter trading hours. Leisure and cultural activities may be banned or limited to smaller groups. Check the restrictions in your municipality on the here Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). You must wear a mask while walking along promenades and in restaurants and cafés until you are seated. The use of a mask is also obligatory on entry and exit from beaches and while using shower and changing facilities. You must maintain a social distance of 1.5m from other groups on the beach and follow the access signs. You can be fined up to €1000 if you breach the regulations.
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Check the rules on curfew and access to shops, services, entertainment and cultural facilities on the here Madeira Tourist Office website under “other information”.
    -The Azores: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Check these restrictions on theRegional Government’s website .
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: There are restrictions in place. Check the requirements on the Regional government’s website (use Google Chrome and change the language to English).
    -Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal compared to the UK. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: Check any accommodation you book meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    18.05.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: British tourists allowed to travel to Portugal following negative COVID-19 test (BBC, 14.05.2021). Government extends flight restrictions from countries with high COVID-19 cases until 16 May (Reuters, 01.05.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May, road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible again without restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area should be exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Portugal, all passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Additionally, travel from/to the following countries is allowed: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa and Brazil must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: Measures are in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. You are required to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities.
    *Public spaces and services:
    -Mainland Portugal: The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities varies according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality. Shops and other commercial premises, restaurants and cafés may have shorter trading hours. Leisure and cultural activities may be banned or limited to smaller groups. Check the restrictions in your municipality on the here Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). You must wear a mask while walking along promenades and in restaurants and cafés until you are seated. The use of a mask is also obligatory on entry and exit from beaches and while using shower and changing facilities. You must maintain a social distance of 1.5m from other groups on the beach and follow the access signs. You can be fined up to €1000 if you breach the regulations.
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Check the rules on curfew and access to shops, services, entertainment and cultural facilities on the here Madeira Tourist Office website under “other information”.
    -The Azores: Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Check these restrictions on theRegional Government’s website .
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: There are restrictions in place. Check the requirements on the Regional government’s website (use Google Chrome and change the language to English).
    -Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal compared to the UK. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: Check any accommodation you book meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    14.05.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Government extends flight restrictions from countries with high COVID-19 cases until 16 May (Reuters, 01.05.2021). Land border between Portugal and Spain to fully reopen 1 May (Reuters, 29.04.2021). Government will end COVID-19 state of emergency on 30 April (Reuters, 27.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (Rio Times, 17.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May, road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible again without restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area should be exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Portugal, all passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Additionally, travel from/to the following countries is allowed: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa and Brazil must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: The Portuguese government implemented a 4-stage plan for easing COVID-19 restrictions on 15 March. Most of mainland Portugal entered the fourth stage on 1 May. There are additional restrictions in some municipalities where the infection rate is higher. See the Portuguese government’s website for details of the 4-stage plan.
    Measures are still in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. There remains an ongoing civic duty to remain at home, whenever possible, and to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities varies according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality. The following measures are currently in place:
    -In the municipality of Odemira:
    • Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are closed.
    • Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaway and food delivery services. Food that is collected must be eaten at home. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.
    • Travelling outside the municipality of Odemira is not allowed, except for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment. If you have to travel, be prepared to show evidence of the nature of your journey, if asked.
    -Additional restrictions in São Teotónio and Longueira-Almograve in the municipality of Odemira: Due to an increase in the number of infections, travel to, from and through the parish towns of São Teotónio and Longueira-Almograve in the municipality of Odemira is not permitted. If you are already visiting or living in São Teotónio or Longueira-Almograve, you can leave home for essential shopping, to go to the pharmacy or health centre, or to go to work if you cannot work from home.
    If you need to leave home, ensure you maintain the recommended 2m social distance, wear a face covering and stay close to where you are living. For further details see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    -In the municipalities of Carregal do Sal and Resende: • Supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and small high street shops are open. • Restaurants and cafés may open their terraces. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table. • Groups of up 4 can take exercise together outdoors. Gyms are open.
    For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    -In the municipalities of Cabeceiras de Basto and Paredes: • All shops and commercial premises are open. • Restaurants and cafés are open. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table indoors and 6 people per table outdoors. • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open. • Outdoor events are permitted provided attendance is limited to 5 people per 100m2. • Groups of up to 6 can take exercise together outdoors.
    For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    -In all remaining municipalities in mainland Portugal: • All shops and commercial premises are open until 9pm on weekdays and 7pm on weekends; • Restaurants and cafés are open until 10.30pm. Gatherings are limited to 6 people per table indoors and 10 people per table outdoors. • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open. • Group exercise outdoors and in gyms is permitted. For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place in the autonomous region of Madeira to limit the spread of the virus. You are obliged to remain at home every day from 11pm to 5am the next morning. Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, close at 10pm. Restaurants and cafés can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    -The Azores: Measures are in place throughout the autonomous region of the Azores to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. São Miguel is currently the only island classified as high risk. All other islands are very low risk. Until further notice, you should stay at home:
    • On weekdays from 8pm to 5am
    • On weekends from 3pm to 5am
    Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for food delivery and takeaways services. Shops close at 8pm during the week and at 3pm on weekends.
    Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: If you are travelling from a high or medium risk island to a low risk island, you will need to: • show a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken, at most, 72 hours before you travel, or • take a PCR COVID-19 test on arrival, or • show a medical report which proves you have recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 90 days. You will also need to complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart.
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you are travelling from a low risk island to another low risk island and you transit a medium or high risk island, you will not need a PCR COVID-19 test provided you remain airside throughout.
    -Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    11.05.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Government extends flight restrictions from countries with high COVID-19 cases until 16 May (Reuters, 01.05.2021). Land border between Portugal and Spain to fully reopen 1 May (Reuters, 29.04.2021). Government will end COVID-19 state of emergency on 30 April (Reuters, 27.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (Rio Times, 17.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May, road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible again without restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area should be exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Portugal, all passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Additionally, travel from/to the following countries is allowed: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa and Brazil must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: The Portuguese government implemented a 4-stage plan for easing COVID-19 restrictions on 15 March. Most of mainland Portugal entered the fourth stage on 1 May. There are additional restrictions in some municipalities where the infection rate is higher. See the Portuguese government’s website for details of the 4-stage plan.
    Measures are still in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. There remains an ongoing civic duty to remain at home, whenever possible, and to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Public spaces and service: Mainland Portugal. Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities varies according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality. The following measures are currently in place:
    In the municipality of Odemira:
    • Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are closed.
    • Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaway and food delivery services. Food that is collected must be eaten at home. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.
    • Travelling outside the municipality of Odemira is not allowed, except for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment. If you have to travel, be prepared to show evidence of the nature of your journey, if asked.
    Additional restrictions in São Teotónio and Longueira-Almograve in the municipality of Odemira
    Due to an increase in the number of infections, travel to, from and through the parish towns of São Teotónio and Longueira-Almograve in the municipality of Odemira is not permitted. If you are already visiting or living in São Teotónio or Longueira-Almograve, you can leave home for essential shopping, to go to the pharmacy or health centre, or to go to work if you cannot work from home.
    If you need to leave home, ensure you maintain the recommended 2m social distance, wear a face covering and stay close to where you are living.
    For further details see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    In the municipalities of Carregal do Sal and Resende:
    • Supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and small high street shops are open.
    • Restaurants and cafés may open their terraces. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table.
    • Groups of up 4 can take exercise together outdoors. Gyms are open.
    For further details, see the
    Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    In the municipalities of Cabeceiras de Basto and Paredes:
    • All shops and commercial premises are open.
    • Restaurants and cafés are open. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table indoors and 6 people per table outdoors.
    • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open.
    • Outdoor events are permitted provided attendance is limited to 5 people per 100m2.
    • Groups of up to 6 can take exercise together outdoors.
    For further details, see the
    Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    In all remaining municipalities in mainland Portugal:
    • All shops and commercial premises are open until 9pm on weekdays and 7pm on weekends
    • Restaurants and cafés are open until 10.30pm. Gatherings are limited to 6 people per table indoors and 10 people per table outdoors.
    • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open.
    • Group exercise outdoors and in gyms is permitted.
    For further details, see the
    Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place in the autonomous region of Madeira to limit the spread of the virus. You are obliged to remain at home every day from 11pm to 5am the next morning. Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, close at 10pm.
    Restaurants and cafés can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only.
    Further details can be found on the
    regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these
    frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    *The Azores: Measures are in place throughout the autonomous region of the Azores to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores –
    very low, low, medium, medium high
    and high. Each level has its own restrictions. São Miguel is currently the only island classified as high risk. All other islands are very low risk.
    Until further notice, you should stay at home:
    • On weekdays from 8pm to 5am
    • On weekends from 3pm to 5am
    Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for food delivery and takeaways services. Shops close at 8pm during the week and at 3pm on weekends.
    Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: If you are travelling from a high or medium risk island to a low risk island, you will need to:
    • show a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken, at most, 72 hours before you travel, or
    • take a PCR COVID-19 test on arrival, or
    • show a medical report which proves you have recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 90 days.
    You will also need to
    complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart.
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
    This does not apply to children aged 12 and under.
    If you are travelling from a low risk island to another low risk island and you transit a medium or high risk island, you will not need a PCR COVID-19 test provided you remain airside throughout.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required
    hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    07.05.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Government extends flight restrictions from countries with high COVID-19 cases until 16 May (Reuters, 01.05.2021). Land border between Portugal and Spain to fully reopen 1 May (Reuters, 29.04.2021). Government will end COVID-19 state of emergency on 30 April (Reuters, 27.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (Rio Times, 17.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May, road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible again without restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area should be exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Portugal, all passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Additionally, travel from/to the following countries is allowed: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa and Brazil must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: The Portuguese government implemented a 4-stage plan for easing COVID-19 restrictions on 15 March. Most of mainland Portugal entered the fourth stage on 1 May. There are additional restrictions in some municipalities where the infection rate is higher. See the Portuguese government’s website for details of the 4-stage plan.
    Measures are still in place throughout Portugal to control the spread of the virus. There remains an ongoing civic duty to remain at home, whenever possible, and to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: Access to public spaces and services and the right to spend time outside and move between municipalities vary according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in each municipality. The following measures are currently in place:
    -In the municipalities of Odemira and Portimão: • Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are closed. • Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaway and food delivery services. Food that is collected must be eaten at home. The sale of alcohol is prohibited. • Travelling outside these municipalities is not allowed, except for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment. If you have to travel outside your municipality, be prepared to show evidence of the nature of your journey, if asked.
    -Additional restrictions in São Teotónio and Longueira-Almograve in the municipality of Odemira:
    Due to an increase in the number of infections, travel to, from and through the parish towns of São Teotónio and Longueira-Almograve in the municipality of Odemira is not permitted. If you are already visiting or living in São Teotónio or Longueira-Almograve, you can leave home for essential shopping, to go to the pharmacy or health centre, or to go to work if you cannot work from home.
    If you need to leave home, ensure you maintain the recommended 2m social distance, wear a face covering and stay close to where you are living.
    For further details see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    -In the municipalities of Aljezur, Carregal do Sal and Resende: • Supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and small high street shops are open; • Restaurants and cafés may open their terraces. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table; • Groups of up 4 can take exercise together outdoors. Gyms are open.
    For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    -In the municipalities of Miranda do Douro, Paredes and Valongo: • All shops and commercial premises are open; • Restaurants and cafés are open. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table indoors and 6 people per table outdoors; • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open; • Outdoor events are permitted provided attendance is limited to 5 people per 100m2; • Groups of up to 6 can take exercise together outdoors. For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    -In all remaining municipalities in mainland Portugal: • All shops and commercial premises are open until 9pm on weekdays and 7pm on weekends; • Restaurants and cafés are open until 10.30pm. Gatherings are limited to 6 people per table indoors and 10 people per table outdoors. • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open. • Group exercise outdoors and in gyms is permitted; For further details, see thePortuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: Measures are in place in the autonomous region of Madeira to limit the spread of the virus. You are obliged to remain at home every day from 11pm to 5am the next morning. Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, close at 10pm. Restaurants and cafés can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these FAQs (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    -The Azores: Measures are in place throughout the autonomous region of the Azores to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, heremedium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. São Miguel is currently the only island classified as high risk. All other islands are very low risk. Until further notice, you should stay at home: • On weekdays from 8pm to 5am; • On weekends from 3pm to 5am; Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for food delivery and takeaways services. Shops close at 8pm during the week and at 3pm on weekends. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: If you are travelling from a high or medium risk island to a low risk island, you will need to: • show a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken, at most, 72 hours before you travel, or • take a PCR COVID-19 test on arrival, or • show a medical report which proves you have recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 90 days. You will also need to complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart. If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you are travelling from a low risk island to another low risk island and you transit a medium or high risk island, you will not need a PCR COVID-19 test provided you remain airside throughout.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification .

    Read more
    04.05.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Government extends flight restrictions from countries with high COVID-19 cases until 16 May (Reuters, 01.05.2021). Land border between Portugal and Spain to fully reopen 1 May (Reuters, 29.04.2021). Government will end COVID-19 state of emergency on 30 April (Reuters, 27.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (Rio Times, 17.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 1 May, road traffic between Portugal and Spain is possible again without restrictions.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area should be exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Portugal, all passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons.

    Essential reason is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    Additionally, travel from/to the following countries is allowed: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    Passengers on commercial flights from South Africa and Brazil must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, and will have to comply with a 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. This requirement also applies to flights that have stopped over or transited in countries whose air traffic with Portugal is authorised, or to passengers registered as having left South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    www.visitportugal.com

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. Most of mainland Portugal will enter the fourth and final phase of deconfinement at 12:01am on 1 May. There will be additional restrictions in some municipalities depending on the COVID-19 incidence rate. Measures are still in place to control the spread of the virus. There remains an ongoing civic duty to remain at home, whenever possible, and to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Public spaces and services. Mainland Portugal: Access to services and restrictions on movement vary according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in your municipality. From 12:01am on 1 May, the following measures will be in place:
    In the municipalities of Odemira and Portimão:
    • Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are closed.
    • Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaway and food delivery services. Food that is collected must be eaten at home. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.
    There is a ban on travelling outside these municipalities, except for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment. If you have to travel outside your municipality, be prepared to show evidence of the nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    Additional restrictions in São Teotónio and Longueira-Almograve in the municipality of Odemira
    In response to an increase in the number of cases, there are restrictions on travel to and from the parish towns of São Teotónio and Longueira-Almograve in the municipality of Odemira. You should avoid travelling to or through these towns. If you are already visiting or living in São Teotónio or Longueira-Almograve, you can leave home for essential shopping, to go to the pharmacy or health centre, or to go to work if you cannot work from home.
    If you need to leave home, ensure you maintain the recommended 2m social distance, wear a face covering and stay close to where you are living.
    For further details see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    In the municipalities of Aljezur, Carregal do Sal and Resende:
    • Supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and small high street shops are open.
    • Restaurants and cafés may open their terraces. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table.
    • Groups of up 4 can take exercise together outdoors. Gyms are open.
    For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    In the municipalities of Miranda do Douro, Paredes and Valongo:
    • All shops and commercial premises are open
    • Restaurants and cafés are open. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table indoors and 6 people per table outdoors.
    • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open.
    • Outdoor events are permitted provided attendance is limited to 5 people per 100m2
    • Groups of up to 6 can take exercise together outdoors
    For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    In all remaining municipalities in mainland Portugal:
    • All shops and commercial premises are open until 9pm on weekdays and 7pm on weekends • Restaurants and cafés are open until 10.30pm. Gatherings are limited to 6 people per table indoors and 10 people per table outdoors. • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open. • Group exercise outdoors and in gyms is permitted
    For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    For details of the deconfinement plan, see the Portuguese government’s website
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. At present, you are obliged to stay at home:
    • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am
    • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am
    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only.
    From 2 May, these restrictions will be eased and you will only be obliged to be at home every day from 11pm to 5am the next morning. Shops and services will close at 10pm. There will be no change to the opening times for restaurants and cafés.
    Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. São Miguel is currently classified as high risk. All other islands are very low risk.
    Until further notice, you should stay at home:
    • On weekdays from 8pm to 5am
    • On weekends from 3pm to 5am
    Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for food delivery and takeaways services. Shops close at 8pm during the week and at 5pm on weekends. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to
    • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and
    • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
    This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    01.05.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Government will end COVID-19 state of emergency on 30 April (Reuters, 27.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (Rio Times, 17.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021). Spain authorities extend closure of Spain’s border with Portugal until at least 3 May (The Local, 16.04.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain, in authorised crossing points, is limited to cross-border workers, emergency and rescue vehicles and the international carriage of goods.

    The cross-border rail crossing, as well as the river transport between Portugal and Spain, are also suspended (except for the carriage of goods).

    These limitations do not apply to the entry in Portugal of nationals and holders of a residence permit in Portugal, and to the exit of citizens living in other countries.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area should be exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Portugal, all passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. There is an overarching duty to stay at home, whenever possible, and to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres; • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; • Wash your hands regularly.
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. There remains an ongoing duty to remain at home, except: • to buy food and other items; • to go to school or work, if you cannot work from home; • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic; • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet; • to carry out caring or similar duties; • to take exercise. • to access public services (by appointment)
    Access to services and restrictions on movement vary according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in your municipality. In the municipalities of Moura, Odemira, Portimão and Rio Maior: • Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are closed. • Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaway and food delivery services. Food that is collected must be eaten at home. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.
    There is a ban on travelling outside these municipalities, except for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment. If you have to travel outside your municipality, be prepared to show evidence of the nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police. For further details see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    -In the municipalities of Alandroal, Albufeira, Carregal do Sal, Figueira da Foz, Marinha Grande and Penela: • Supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and small high street shops are open. • Restaurants and cafés may open their terraces. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table. • Museums, monuments, palaces and art galleries are open. For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    -In all remaining municipalities on mainland Portugal: • All shops and commercial premises are open. • Restaurants and cafés are open. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table indoors and 6 people per table outdoors. • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open. • Outdoor events are permitted provided attendance is limited to 5 people per 100m2. • Groups of up to 6 can take exercise together outdoors. For further details, see thePortuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). For details of the deconfinement plan, see the Portuguese government’s website
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home: • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am. Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    -The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high andhigh . Each level has its own restrictions. São Miguel is currently classified as high risk. Until further notice, you should stay at home: • On weekdays from 8pm to 5am; • On weekends from 3pm to 5am. Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for food delivery and takeaways services. Shops close at 8pm during the week and at 5pm on weekends.
    Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and; • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart. If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    -Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required herehygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    29.04.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Government will end COVID-19 state of emergency on 30 April (Reuters, 27.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (Rio Times, 17.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (RioTimes, 16.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021). Spain authorities extend closure of Spain’s border with Portugal until at least 3 May (The Local, 16.04.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain, in authorised crossing points, is limited to cross-border workers, emergency and rescue vehicles and the international carriage of goods.

    The cross-border rail crossing, as well as the river transport between Portugal and Spain, are also suspended (except for the carriage of goods).

    These limitations do not apply to the entry in Portugal of nationals and holders of a residence permit in Portugal, and to the exit of citizens living in other countries.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area should be exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Portugal, all passengers in transit are subject to the requirement of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding. Children under 24 months old are exempted from this obligation.

    Foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal, who make a stopover at a national airport, must wait for their connection flight at a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. There is an overarching duty to stay at home, whenever possible, and to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres; • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; • Wash your hands regularly.
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. There remains an ongoing duty to remain at home, except: • to buy food and other items; • to go to school or work, if you cannot work from home; • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic; • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet; • to carry out caring or similar duties; • to take exercise. • to access public services (by appointment)
    Access to services and restrictions on movement vary according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in your municipality. In the municipalities of Moura, Odemira, Portimão and Rio Maior: • Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are closed. • Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaway and food delivery services. Food that is collected must be eaten at home. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.
    There is a ban on travelling outside these municipalities, except for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment. If you have to travel outside your municipality, be prepared to show evidence of the nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police. For further details see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    -In the municipalities of Alandroal, Albufeira, Carregal do Sal, Figueira da Foz, Marinha Grande and Penela: • Supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and small high street shops are open. • Restaurants and cafés may open their terraces. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table. • Museums, monuments, palaces and art galleries are open. For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    -In all remaining municipalities on mainland Portugal: • All shops and commercial premises are open. • Restaurants and cafés are open. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table indoors and 6 people per table outdoors. • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open. • Outdoor events are permitted provided attendance is limited to 5 people per 100m2. • Groups of up to 6 can take exercise together outdoors. For further details, see thePortuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). For details of the deconfinement plan, see the Portuguese government’s website
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home: • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am. Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    -The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high andhigh . Each level has its own restrictions. São Miguel is currently classified as high risk. Until further notice, you should stay at home: • On weekdays from 8pm to 5am; • On weekends from 3pm to 5am. Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for food delivery and takeaways services. Shops close at 8pm during the week and at 5pm on weekends.
    Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and; • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart. If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    -Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required herehygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    28.04.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (Rio Times, 17.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (RioTimes, 16.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021). Spain authorities extend closure of Spain’s border with Portugal until at least 3 May (The Local, 16.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters,14.04.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain, in authorised crossing points, is limited to cross-border workers, emergency and rescue vehicles and the international carriage of goods.

    The cross-border rail crossing, as well as the river transport between Portugal and Spain, are also suspended (except for the carriage of goods).

    These limitations do not apply to the entry in Portugal of nationals and holders of a residence permit in Portugal, and to the exit of citizens living in other countries.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area should be exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Portugal, only children under 24 months old do not need to submit a supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours when boarding.

    Be aware that foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal who make a stopover at a national airport must wait for the connection flight in a proper place inside the airport.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 – Frequently Asked Questions – The Official Website of Portuguese Immigration (sef.pt)

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. There is an overarching duty to stay at home, whenever possible, and to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres; • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; • Wash your hands regularly.
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. There remains an ongoing duty to remain at home, except: • to buy food and other items; • to go to school or work, if you cannot work from home; • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic; • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet; • to carry out caring or similar duties; • to take exercise. • to access public services (by appointment)
    Access to services and restrictions on movement vary according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in your municipality. In the municipalities of Moura, Odemira, Portimão and Rio Maior: • Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are closed. • Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaway and food delivery services. Food that is collected must be eaten at home. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.
    There is a ban on travelling outside these municipalities, except for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment. If you have to travel outside your municipality, be prepared to show evidence of the nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police. For further details see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    -In the municipalities of Alandroal, Albufeira, Carregal do Sal, Figueira da Foz, Marinha Grande and Penela: • Supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and small high street shops are open. • Restaurants and cafés may open their terraces. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table. • Museums, monuments, palaces and art galleries are open. For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    -In all remaining municipalities on mainland Portugal: • All shops and commercial premises are open. • Restaurants and cafés are open. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table indoors and 6 people per table outdoors. • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open. • Outdoor events are permitted provided attendance is limited to 5 people per 100m2. • Groups of up to 6 can take exercise together outdoors. For further details, see thePortuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). For details of the deconfinement plan, see the Portuguese government’s website
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home: • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am. Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    -The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high andhigh . Each level has its own restrictions. São Miguel is currently classified as high risk. Until further notice, you should stay at home: • On weekdays from 8pm to 5am; • On weekends from 3pm to 5am. Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for food delivery and takeaways services. Shops close at 8pm during the week and at 5pm on weekends.
    Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and; • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart. If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    -Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required herehygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    27.04.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (Rio Times, 17.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (RioTimes, 16.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021). Spain authorities extend closure of Spain’s border with Portugal until at least 3 May (The Local, 16.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters,14.04.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain, in authorised crossing points, is limited to cross-border workers, emergency and rescue vehicles and the international carriage of goods.

    The cross-border rail crossing, as well as the river transport between Portugal and Spain, are also suspended (except for the carriage of goods).

    These limitations do not apply to the entry in Portugal of nationals and holders of a residence permit in Portugal, and to the exit of citizens living in other countries.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. There is an overarching duty to stay at home, whenever possible, and to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres; • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; • Wash your hands regularly.
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. There remains an ongoing duty to remain at home, except: • to buy food and other items; • to go to school or work, if you cannot work from home; • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic; • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet; • to carry out caring or similar duties; • to take exercise. • to access public services (by appointment)
    Access to services and restrictions on movement vary according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in your municipality. In the municipalities of Moura, Odemira, Portimão and Rio Maior: • Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are closed. • Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaway and food delivery services. Food that is collected must be eaten at home. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.
    There is a ban on travelling outside these municipalities, except for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment. If you have to travel outside your municipality, be prepared to show evidence of the nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police. For further details see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    -In the municipalities of Alandroal, Albufeira, Carregal do Sal, Figueira da Foz, Marinha Grande and Penela: • Supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and small high street shops are open. • Restaurants and cafés may open their terraces. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table. • Museums, monuments, palaces and art galleries are open. For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    -In all remaining municipalities on mainland Portugal: • All shops and commercial premises are open. • Restaurants and cafés are open. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table indoors and 6 people per table outdoors. • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open. • Outdoor events are permitted provided attendance is limited to 5 people per 100m2. • Groups of up to 6 can take exercise together outdoors. For further details, see thePortuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). For details of the deconfinement plan, see the Portuguese government’s website
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home: • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am. Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    -The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high andhigh . Each level has its own restrictions. São Miguel is currently classified as high risk. Until further notice, you should stay at home: • On weekdays from 8pm to 5am; • On weekends from 3pm to 5am. Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for food delivery and takeaways services. Shops close at 8pm during the week and at 5pm on weekends.
    Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and; • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart. If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    -Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required herehygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    26.04.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (Rio Times, 17.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (RioTimes, 16.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021). Spain authorities extend closure of Spain’s border with Portugal until at least 3 May (The Local, 16.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters,14.04.2021). Madeira reopens to all vaccinated travelers (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain, in authorised crossing points, is limited to cross-border workers, emergency and rescue vehicles and the international carriage of goods.

    The cross-border rail crossing, as well as the river transport between Portugal and Spain, are also suspended (except for the carriage of goods).

    These limitations do not apply to the entry in Portugal of nationals and holders of a residence permit in Portugal, and to the exit of citizens living in other countries.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. There is an overarching duty to stay at home, whenever possible, and to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres; • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; • Wash your hands regularly.
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. There remains an ongoing duty to remain at home, except: • to buy food and other items; • to go to school or work, if you cannot work from home; • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic; • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet; • to carry out caring or similar duties; • to take exercise. • to access public services (by appointment)
    Access to services and restrictions on movement vary according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in your municipality. In the municipalities of Moura, Odemira, Portimão and Rio Maior: • Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are closed. • Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaway and food delivery services. Food that is collected must be eaten at home. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.
    There is a ban on travelling outside these municipalities, except for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment. If you have to travel outside your municipality, be prepared to show evidence of the nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police. For further details see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    -In the municipalities of Alandroal, Albufeira, Carregal do Sal, Figueira da Foz, Marinha Grande and Penela: • Supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and small high street shops are open. • Restaurants and cafés may open their terraces. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table. • Museums, monuments, palaces and art galleries are open. For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    -In all remaining municipalities on mainland Portugal: • All shops and commercial premises are open. • Restaurants and cafés are open. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table indoors and 6 people per table outdoors. • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open. • Outdoor events are permitted provided attendance is limited to 5 people per 100m2. • Groups of up to 6 can take exercise together outdoors. For further details, see thePortuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). For details of the deconfinement plan, see the Portuguese government’s website
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home: • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am. Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    -The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high andhigh . Each level has its own restrictions. São Miguel is currently classified as high risk. Until further notice, you should stay at home: • On weekdays from 8pm to 5am; • On weekends from 3pm to 5am. Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for food delivery and takeaways services. Shops close at 8pm during the week and at 5pm on weekends.
    Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and; • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart. If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    -Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required herehygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    23.04.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (Rio Times, 17.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (RioTimes, 16.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021). Spain authorities extend closure of Spain’s border with Portugal until at least 3 May (The Local, 16.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters,14.04.2021). Madeira reopens to all vaccinated travelers (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain, in authorised crossing points, is limited to cross-border workers, emergency and rescue vehicles and the international carriage of goods.

    The cross-border rail crossing, as well as the river transport between Portugal and Spain, are also suspended (except for the carriage of goods).

    These limitations do not apply to the entry in Portugal of nationals and holders of a residence permit in Portugal, and to the exit of citizens living in other countries.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal:
    Mainland Portugal is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. There is an overarching duty to stay at home, whenever possible, and to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres;
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained;
    • Wash your hands regularly.
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Public spaces and services:
    -Mainland Portugal: The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. There remains an ongoing duty to remain at home, except: • to buy food and other items; • to go to school or work, if you cannot work from home;
    • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic; • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet; • to carry out caring or similar duties; • to take exercise. • to access public services (by appointment)
    Access to services and restrictions on movement vary according to the COVID-19 incidence rate in your municipality. In the municipalities of Moura, Odemira, Portimão and Rio Maior: • Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are closed. • Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaway and food delivery services. Food that is collected must be eaten at home. The sale of alcohol is prohibited.
    There is a ban on travelling outside these municipalities, except for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment. If you have to travel outside your municipality, be prepared to show evidence of the nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police. For further details see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    -In the municipalities of Alandroal, Albufeira, Carregal do Sal, Figueira da Foz, Marinha Grande and Penela: • Supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and small high street shops are open. • Restaurants and cafés may open their terraces. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table. • Museums, monuments, palaces and art galleries are open. For further details, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    -In all remaining municipalities on mainland Portugal: • All shops and commercial premises are open. • Restaurants and cafés are open. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table indoors and 6 people per table outdoors. • Cultural venues, including museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres and auditoria are open. • Outdoor events are permitted provided attendance is limited to 5 people per 100m2. • Groups of up to 6 can take exercise together outdoors. For further details, see thePortuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). For details of the deconfinement plan, see the Portuguese government’s website
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home: • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am. Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    -The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high andhigh . Each level has its own restrictions. São Miguel is currently classified as high risk. Until further notice, you should stay at home: • On weekdays from 8pm to 5am; • On weekends from 3pm to 5am. Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for food delivery and takeaways services. Shops close at 8pm during the week and at 5pm on weekends.
    Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and; • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart. If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    -Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required herehygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    20.04.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (Rio Times, 17.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (RioTimes, 16.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021). Spain authorities extend closure of Spain’s border with Portugal until at least 3 May (The Local, 16.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters,14.04.2021). Madeira reopens to all vaccinated travelers (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain, in authorised crossing points, is limited to cross-border workers, emergency and rescue vehicles and the international carriage of goods.

    The cross-border rail crossing, as well as the river transport between Portugal and Spain, are also suspended (except for the carriage of goods).

    These limitations do not apply to the entry in Portugal of nationals and holders of a residence permit in Portugal, and to the exit of citizens living in other countries.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. There is an overarching duty to stay at home, whenever possible, and to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    From 12:01am on 19 April, travel restrictions and access to services will vary according to the level of risk in your municipality. (See Public spaces and services)
    *Public spaces and services. Mainland Portugal:
    The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. At present and until 19 April:
    • public gatherings are banned.
    • supermarkets and grocery stores may open until 9pm on weekdays and 7pm at the weekend
    • small high street shops may open until 9pm on weekdays and 1pm at the weekends
    • restaurants and cafés may open their terraces until 10:30pm on weekdays and 1pm at the weekend. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table.
    • the sale of alcohol is prohibited between 8pm and 6am, except in restaurants and cafés
    • museums, monuments, palaces and art galleries may open until 10:30pm on weekdays and 1pm on weekends.
    *Measures in place from 19 April: From 12.01am on 19 April, restrictions on movement and access to services will vary according to the level of risk in your municipality.
    For details of the measures that will be force in the municipalities of Moura, Odemira, Portimão and Rio Maior, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). For details of the measures that will be force in the municipalities of Alandroal, Albufeira, Beja, Carregal do Sal, Figueira da Foz, Marinha Grande and Penela, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). For details of the measures that will be in force in all other municipalities on mainland Portugal, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). For details of the deconfinement plan, see the Portuguese government’s website.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home:
    • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am
    • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am
    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only.
    Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions
    (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    *The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. São Miguel is currently classified as high risk. Until further notice, you should stay at home:
    • On weekdays from 8pm to 5am
    • On weekends from 3pm to 5am
    Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for food delivery and takeaways services. Shops close at 8pm during the week and at 5pm on weekends.
    Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to
    • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and
    • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
    This does not apply to children aged 12 and under.
    If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2) .
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    19.04.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government lifts ban on flights to, from Brazil for business and study trips (RioTimes, 16.04.2021). Portuguese government lifts ban on U.K. flights (The Independent, 16.04.2021). Spain authorities extend closure of Spain’s border with Portugal until at least 3 May (The Local, 16.04.2021). Government extends COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters,14.04.2021). Madeira reopens to all vaccinated travelers (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain, in authorised crossing points, is limited to cross-border workers, emergency and rescue vehicles and the international carriage of goods.

    The cross-border rail crossing, as well as the river transport between Portugal and Spain, are also suspended (except for the carriage of goods).

    These limitations do not apply to the entry in Portugal of nationals and holders of a residence permit in Portugal, and to the exit of citizens living in other countries.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. There is an overarching duty to stay at home, whenever possible, and to observe the rules on social distancing when in public:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    From 12:01am on 19 April, travel restrictions and access to services will vary according to the level of risk in your municipality. (See Public spaces and services)
    *Public spaces and services. Mainland Portugal:
    The Portuguese government started to ease lockdown measures on 15 March. At present and until 19 April:
    • public gatherings are banned.
    • supermarkets and grocery stores may open until 9pm on weekdays and 7pm at the weekend
    • small high street shops may open until 9pm on weekdays and 1pm at the weekends
    • restaurants and cafés may open their terraces until 10:30pm on weekdays and 1pm at the weekend. Gatherings are limited to 4 people per table.
    • the sale of alcohol is prohibited between 8pm and 6am, except in restaurants and cafés
    • museums, monuments, palaces and art galleries may open until 10:30pm on weekdays and 1pm on weekends.
    *Measures in place from 19 April: From 12.01am on 19 April, restrictions on movement and access to services will vary according to the level of risk in your municipality.
    For details of the measures that will be force in the municipalities of Moura, Odemira, Portimão and Rio Maior, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). For details of the measures that will be force in the municipalities of Alandroal, Albufeira, Beja, Carregal do Sal, Figueira da Foz, Marinha Grande and Penela, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). For details of the measures that will be in force in all other municipalities on mainland Portugal, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). For details of the deconfinement plan, see the Portuguese government’s website.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home:
    • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am
    • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am
    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only.
    Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions
    (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    *The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. São Miguel is currently classified as high risk. Until further notice, you should stay at home:
    • On weekdays from 8pm to 5am
    • On weekends from 3pm to 5am
    Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for food delivery and takeaways services. Shops close at 8pm during the week and at 5pm on weekends.
    Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to
    • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and
    • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
    This does not apply to children aged 12 and under.
    If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2) .
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    16.04.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters,14.04.2021). Portuguese government extends restrictions on travel via land and sea to Spain until 15 April (Reuters, 04.04.2021). Madeira reopens to all vaccinated travelers (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021). Portuguese government extends suspension of flights to, from U.K., Brazil until 15 April (Reuters, 29.03.2021). Authorities extend COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters, 25.03.2021). Portuguese government imposes 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from South Africa via other countries (Reuters, 20.03.2021). Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain, in authorised crossing points, is limited to cross-border workers, emergency and rescue vehicles and the international carriage of goods.

    The cross-border rail crossing, as well as the river transport between Portugal and Spain, are also suspended (except for the carriage of goods).

    These limitations do not apply to the entry in Portugal of nationals and holders of a residence permit in Portugal, and to the exit of citizens living in other countries.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except: •to buy food and other essential items; •to go to work if you cannot work from home; •to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic; •to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet; •to carry out caring or similar duties; •to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups).
    Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: Public gatherings are banned. From 5 April shops up to a maximum area of 200m² and with direct street access may open. Trading hours are restricted as follows:
    • Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm; • Weekends and public holidays – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm
    Restaurants and cafés may serve meals on open terraces with a maximum of 4 people per table. Trading hours are restricted as follows:
    • Weekdays – all restaurants and cafés close at 10:30pm; •Weekends and public holidays – all restaurants and cafés close at 1pm.
    The sale of alcoholic drinks in retail establishments is prohibited between 8pm and 6am except at restaurants operating on outdoor terraces where the times stated above apply. Cultural facilities such as museums, monuments, palaces and art galleries may open until 10:30pm on weekdays and 1pm at weekends and on public holidays. For further details of the deconfinement plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres; •Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; •Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted. For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home:
    • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; •on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am.
    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only.
    Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    *The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to:
    •have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and; •complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
    This does not apply to children aged 12 and under.
    If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification

    Read more
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government extends restrictions on travel via land and sea to Spain until 15 April (Reuters, 04.04.2021). Madeira reopens to all vaccinated travelers (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021). Portuguese government extends suspension of flights to, from U.K., Brazil until 15 April (Reuters, 29.03.2021). Authorities extend COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters, 25.03.2021). Portuguese government imposes 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from South Africa via other countries (Reuters, 20.03.2021). Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Road traffic between Portugal and Spain, in authorised crossing points, is limited to cross-border workers, emergency and rescue vehicles and the international carriage of goods.

    The cross-border rail crossing, as well as the river transport between Portugal and Spain, are also suspended (except for the carriage of goods).

    These limitations do not apply to the entry in Portugal of nationals and holders of a residence permit in Portugal, and to the exit of citizens living in other countries.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission are required to present, prior to boarding, proof of a negative result to a Covid-19 test.

    Accepted test: RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test.

    This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority.

    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except: •to buy food and other essential items; •to go to work if you cannot work from home; •to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic; •to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet; •to carry out caring or similar duties; •to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups).
    Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: Public gatherings are banned. From 5 April shops up to a maximum area of 200m² and with direct street access may open. Trading hours are restricted as follows:
    • Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm; • Weekends and public holidays – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm
    Restaurants and cafés may serve meals on open terraces with a maximum of 4 people per table. Trading hours are restricted as follows:
    • Weekdays – all restaurants and cafés close at 10:30pm; •Weekends and public holidays – all restaurants and cafés close at 1pm.
    The sale of alcoholic drinks in retail establishments is prohibited between 8pm and 6am except at restaurants operating on outdoor terraces where the times stated above apply. Cultural facilities such as museums, monuments, palaces and art galleries may open until 10:30pm on weekdays and 1pm at weekends and on public holidays. For further details of the deconfinement plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres; •Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; •Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted. For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home:
    • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; •on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am.
    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only.
    Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    *The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to:
    •have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and; •complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
    This does not apply to children aged 12 and under.
    If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification

    Read more
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government extends restrictions on travel via land and sea to Spain until 15 April (Reuters, 04.04.2021). Madeira reopens to all vaccinated travelers (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021). Portuguese government extends suspension of flights to, from U.K., Brazil until 15 April (Reuters, 29.03.2021). Authorities extend COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters, 25.03.2021). Portuguese government imposes 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from South Africa via other countries (Reuters, 20.03.2021). Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except: •to buy food and other essential items; •to go to work if you cannot work from home; •to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic; •to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet; •to carry out caring or similar duties; •to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups).
    Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: Public gatherings are banned. From 5 April shops up to a maximum area of 200m² and with direct street access may open. Trading hours are restricted as follows:
    • Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm; • Weekends and public holidays – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm
    Restaurants and cafés may serve meals on open terraces with a maximum of 4 people per table. Trading hours are restricted as follows:
    • Weekdays – all restaurants and cafés close at 10:30pm; •Weekends and public holidays – all restaurants and cafés close at 1pm.
    The sale of alcoholic drinks in retail establishments is prohibited between 8pm and 6am except at restaurants operating on outdoor terraces where the times stated above apply. Cultural facilities such as museums, monuments, palaces and art galleries may open until 10:30pm on weekdays and 1pm at weekends and on public holidays. For further details of the deconfinement plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese). If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres; •Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; •Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted. For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home:
    • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; •on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am.
    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only.
    Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    *The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to:
    •have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and; •complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
    This does not apply to children aged 12 and under.
    If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification

    Read more
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government extends restrictions on travel via land and sea to Spain until 15 April (Reuters, 04.04.2021). Madeira reopens to all vaccinated travelers (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021). Portuguese government extends suspension of flights to, from U.K., Brazil until 15 April (Reuters, 29.03.2021). Authorities extend COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters, 25.03.2021). Portuguese government imposes 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from South Africa via other countries (Reuters, 20.03.2021). Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except: • to buy food and other essential items; • to go to work if you cannot work from home; • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic; • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet; • to carry out caring or similar duties; • to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups). There is a ban on travelling between municipalities at the weekend from 8pm on Friday to 5am the following Monday morning. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police. Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Restriction on travel over Easter: There is a ban on travelling between municipalities until 5am on 5 April. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: Public gatherings are banned. Shops, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are open for collection purposes only. Trading hours are also restricted as follows: • Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm; • Weekends and public holidays – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm. Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaways and food delivery services. Food and drink that is collected must be consumed at home. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited between 8pm and 6am. If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene: •Keep a social distance of 2 metres; •Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; •Wash your hands regularly. Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted. For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home: • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am. Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    *The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to: • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and; • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart. If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    06.04.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Madeira reopens to all vaccinated travelers (SchengenInfo, 01.04.2021). Portuguese government extends suspension of flights to, from U.K., Brazil until 15 April (Reuters, 29.03.2021). Authorities extend COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters, 25.03.2021). Portuguese government imposes 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from South Africa via other countries (Reuters, 20.03.2021). Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021). Authorities in Britain lift flight, maritime bans from Portugal (Reuters, 15.03.2021). Portuguese government extends travel restrictions to, from Brazil until at least Easter holiday (RioTime, 12.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except: • to buy food and other essential items; • to go to work if you cannot work from home; • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic; • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet; • to carry out caring or similar duties; • to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups). There is a ban on travelling between municipalities at the weekend from 8pm on Friday to 5am the following Monday morning. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police. Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Restriction on travel over Easter: There is a ban on travelling between municipalities until 5am on 5 April. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: Public gatherings are banned. Shops, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are open for collection purposes only. Trading hours are also restricted as follows: • Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm; • Weekends and public holidays – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm. Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaways and food delivery services. Food and drink that is collected must be consumed at home. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited between 8pm and 6am. If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene: •Keep a social distance of 2 metres; •Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; •Wash your hands regularly. Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted. For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home: • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am. Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    *The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to: • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and; • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart. If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    02.04.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government extends suspension of flights to, from U.K., Brazil until 15 April (reuters, 29.03.2021). Authorities extend COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters, 25.03.2021). Portuguese government imposes 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from South Africa via other countries (Reuters, 20.03.2021). Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021). Authorities in Britain lift flight, maritime bans from Portugal (Reuters, 15.03.2021). Portuguese government extends travel restrictions to, from Brazil until at least Easter holiday (RioTime, 12.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except: • to buy food and other essential items; • to go to work if you cannot work from home; • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic; • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet; • to carry out caring or similar duties; • to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups). There is a ban on travelling between municipalities at the weekend from 8pm on Friday to 5am the following Monday morning. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police. Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Restriction on travel over Easter: There is a ban on travelling between municipalities until 5am on 5 April. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: Public gatherings are banned. Shops, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are open for collection purposes only. Trading hours are also restricted as follows: • Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm; • Weekends and public holidays – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm. Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaways and food delivery services. Food and drink that is collected must be consumed at home. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited between 8pm and 6am. If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene: •Keep a social distance of 2 metres; •Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; •Wash your hands regularly. Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted. For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home: • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am. Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    *The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to: • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and; • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart. If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government extends suspension of flights to, from U.K., Brazil until 15 April (reuters, 29.03.2021). Authorities extend COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters, 25.03.2021). Portuguese government imposes 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from South Africa via other countries (Reuters, 20.03.2021). Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021). Authorities in Britain lift flight, maritime bans from Portugal (Reuters, 15.03.2021). Portuguese government extends travel restrictions to, from Brazil until at least Easter holiday (RioTime, 12.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU: Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence. Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except: • to buy food and other essential items; • to go to work if you cannot work from home; • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic; • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet; • to carry out caring or similar duties; • to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups). There is a ban on travelling between municipalities at the weekend from 8pm on Friday to 5am the following Monday morning. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police. Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Restriction on travel over Easter: There is a ban on travelling between municipalities until 5am on 5 April. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: Public gatherings are banned. Shops, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are open for collection purposes only. Trading hours are also restricted as follows: • Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm; • Weekends and public holidays – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm. Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaways and food delivery services. Food and drink that is collected must be consumed at home. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited between 8pm and 6am. If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene: •Keep a social distance of 2 metres; •Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; •Wash your hands regularly. Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    *Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted. For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home: • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am. Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    *The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to: • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and; • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart. If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    31.03.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government extends suspension of flights to, from U.K., Brazil until 15 April (reuters, 29.03.2021). Authorities extend COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters, 25.03.2021). Portuguese government imposes 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from South Africa via other countries (Reuters, 20.03.2021). Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021). Authorities in Britain lift flight, maritime bans from Portugal (Reuters, 15.03.2021). Portuguese government extends travel restrictions to, from Brazil until at least Easter holiday (RioTime, 12.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except:
    • to buy food and other essential items
    • to go to work if you cannot work from home
    • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic
    • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet
    • to carry out caring or similar duties
    • to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups)
    There is a ban on travelling between municipalities at the weekend from 8pm on Friday to 5am the following Monday morning. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Restriction on travel over Easter: There will be a ban on travelling between municipalities from 12.01am on 26 March until 5am on 5 April. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal. Public gatherings are banned. Shops, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are open for collection purposes only. Trading hours are also restricted as follows:
    • Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm
    • Weekends and public holidays – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm
    Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaways and food delivery services. Food and drink that is collected must be consumed at home. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited between 8pm and 6am. If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted. For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home:
    • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am
    • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am
    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only.
    Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to
    • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and
    • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart

    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
    This does not apply to children aged 12 and under.
    If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification .

    Read more
    30.03.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government extends suspension of flights to, from U.K., Brazil until 15 April (reuters, 29.03.2021). Authorities extend COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters, 25.03.2021). Portuguese government imposes 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from South Africa via other countries (reuters,20.03.2021). Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021). Authorities in Britain lift flight, maritime bans from Portugal (Reuters, 15.03.2021). Portuguese government extends travel restrictions to, from Brazil until at least Easter holiday (RioTime, 12.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Children aged 2 and under are exempted.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from high-risk countries (with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) must complete a 14-day isolation period after entry to mainland Portugal. Isolation should take place either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities.

    Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, and Thailand.

    All travellers arriving from these countries must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding.

    Children until 24 months of age are exempt.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. 

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except:
    • to buy food and other essential items
    • to go to work if you cannot work from home
    • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic
    • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet
    • to carry out caring or similar duties
    • to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups)
    There is a ban on travelling between municipalities at the weekend from 8pm on Friday to 5am the following Monday morning. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Restriction on travel over Easter: There will be a ban on travelling between municipalities from 12.01am on 26 March until 5am on 5 April. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal. Public gatherings are banned. Shops, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are open for collection purposes only. Trading hours are also restricted as follows:
    • Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm
    • Weekends and public holidays – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm
    Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaways and food delivery services. Food and drink that is collected must be consumed at home. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited between 8pm and 6am. If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted. For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home:
    • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am
    • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am
    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only.
    Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to
    • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and
    • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart

    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
    This does not apply to children aged 12 and under.
    If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification .

    Read more
    29.03.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Authorities extend COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters, 25.03.2021). Portuguese government imposes 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from South Africa via other countries (reuters,20.03.2021). Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021). Authorities in Britain lift flight, maritime bans from Portugal (Reuters, 15.03.2021). Portuguese government extends travel restrictions to, from Brazil until at least Easter holiday (RioTime, 12.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Passengers coming from countries that have an incidence rate higher than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding time.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Passengers from countries with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days have to undergo a 14-day isolation period after entry in mainland Portugal, either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities. Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay.

    Travellers arriving from these countries do not need to present a COVID-19 test unless their destination is the archipelagos of Madeira or the Azores.

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. In this case, passengers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding. This test is not required for those who are in transit and do not have to leave the airport facilities.

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except:
    • to buy food and other essential items
    • to go to work if you cannot work from home
    • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic
    • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet
    • to carry out caring or similar duties
    • to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups)
    There is a ban on travelling between municipalities at the weekend from 8pm on Friday to 5am the following Monday morning. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Restriction on travel over Easter: There will be a ban on travelling between municipalities from 12.01am on 26 March until 5am on 5 April. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal. Public gatherings are banned. Shops, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are open for collection purposes only. Trading hours are also restricted as follows:
    • Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm
    • Weekends and public holidays – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm
    Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaways and food delivery services. Food and drink that is collected must be consumed at home. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited between 8pm and 6am. If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted. For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home:
    • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am
    • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am
    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only.
    Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to
    • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and
    • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart

    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
    This does not apply to children aged 12 and under.
    If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification .

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Authorities extend COVID-19 state of emergency for 15 days (Reuters, 25.03.2021). Portuguese government imposes 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from South Africa via other countries (reuters,20.03.2021). Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021). Authorities in Britain lift flight, maritime bans from Portugal (Reuters, 15.03.2021). Portuguese government extends travel restrictions to, from Brazil until at least Easter holiday (RioTime, 12.03.2021). Government approves 15-day extension of state of emergency; lockdown restrictions expected to be eased (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Passengers coming from countries that have an incidence rate higher than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding time.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Passengers from countries with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days have to undergo a 14-day isolation period after entry in mainland Portugal, either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities. Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay.

    Travellers arriving from these countries do not need to present a COVID-19 test unless their destination is the archipelagos of Madeira or the Azores.

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. In this case, passengers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding. This test is not required for those who are in transit and do not have to leave the airport facilities.

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except:
    • to buy food and other essential items
    • to go to work if you cannot work from home
    • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic
    • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet
    • to carry out caring or similar duties
    • to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups)
    There is a ban on travelling between municipalities at the weekend from 8pm on Friday to 5am the following Monday morning. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Restriction on travel over Easter: There will be a ban on travelling between municipalities from 12.01am on 26 March until 5am on 5 April. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal. Public gatherings are banned. Shops, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are open for collection purposes only. Trading hours are also restricted as follows:
    • Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm
    • Weekends and public holidays – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm
    Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaways and food delivery services. Food and drink that is collected must be consumed at home. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited between 8pm and 6am. If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands regularly
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted. For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home:
    • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am
    • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am
    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only.
    Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus.
    There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low, low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to
    • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and
    • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart

    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
    This does not apply to children aged 12 and under.
    If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    *Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification .

    Read more
    25.03.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government imposes 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from South Africa via other countries (reuters,20.03.2021). Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021). Authorities in Britain lift flight, maritime bans from Portugal (Reuters, 15.03.2021). Portuguese government extends travel restrictions to, from Brazil until at least Easter holiday (RioTime, 12.03.2021). Government approves 15-day extension of state of emergency; lockdown restrictions expected to be eased (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Passengers coming from countries that have an incidence rate higher than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding time.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Passengers from countries with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days have to undergo a 14-day isolation period after entry in mainland Portugal, either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities. Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay.

    Travellers arriving from these countries do not need to present a COVID-19 test unless their destination is the archipelagos of Madeira or the Azores.

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. In this case, passengers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding. This test is not required for those who are in transit and do not have to leave the airport facilities.

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except:

    • to buy food and other essential items;
    • to go to work if you cannot work from home;

    • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic;

    • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet;

    • to carry out caring or similar duties;

    • to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups).
    There is a ban on travelling between municipalities at the weekend from 8pm on Friday to 5am the following Monday morning. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Restriction on travel over Easter: There will be a ban on travelling between municipalities from 8pm on 26 March to 5am on 5 April. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: Public gatherings are banned. Shops, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are open for collection purposes only. Trading hours are also restricted as follows:

    • Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm;

    • Weekends – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm. Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaways and food delivery services. Food and drink that is collected must be consumed at home. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited between 8pm and 6am. If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres;

    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained;

    • Wash your hands regularly.
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    -Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted.
    For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home:

    • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am;

    • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am.

    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only.
    Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    -The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low,
    low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to

    • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and;

    • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart. If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    -Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    23.03.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021). Authorities in Britain lift flight, maritime bans from Portugal (Reuters, 15.03.2021). Portuguese government extends travel restrictions to, from Brazil until at least Easter holiday (RioTime, 12.03.2021). Government approves 15-day extension of state of emergency; lockdown restrictions expected to be eased (Reuters, 11.03.2021). Land border between Spain and Portugal to remain closed until after Easter (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU: Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Passengers coming from countries that have an incidence rate higher than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding time.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Passengers from countries with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days have to undergo a 14-day isolation period after entry in mainland Portugal, either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities. Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence. Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries: Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay.

    Travellers arriving from these countries do not need to present a COVID-19 test unless their destination is the archipelagos of Madeira or the Azores. Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. In this case, passengers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure. Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding. This test is not required for those who are in transit and do not have to leave the airport facilities. Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory. All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except:

    • to buy food and other essential items;
    • to go to work if you cannot work from home;

    • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic;

    • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet;

    • to carry out caring or similar duties;

    • to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups).
    There is a ban on travelling between municipalities at the weekend from 8pm on Friday to 5am the following Monday morning. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Restriction on travel over Easter: There will be a ban on travelling between municipalities from 8pm on 26 March to 5am on 5 April. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: Public gatherings are banned. Shops, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are open for collection purposes only. Trading hours are also restricted as follows:

    • Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm;

    • Weekends – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm. Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaways and food delivery services. Food and drink that is collected must be consumed at home. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited between 8pm and 6am. If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres;

    • Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained;

    • Wash your hands regularly.
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    -Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted.
    For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home:

    • on weekdays from 7pm to 5am;

    • on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am.

    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only.
    Further details can be found on the regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website.
    -The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores – very low,
    low, medium, medium high and high. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to

    • have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and;

    • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart. If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test. If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    -Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    19.03.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portugal, Spain: land border between countries to remain closed until at least 6 April to fight spread of COVID-19 (15.03.2021). Authorities in Britain lift flight, maritime bans from Portugal (Reuters, 15.03.2021). Portuguese government extends travel restrictions to, from Brazil until at least Easter holiday (RioTime, 12.03.2021). Government approves 15-day extension of state of emergency; lockdown restrictions expected to be eased (Reuters, 11.03.2021). Land border between Spain and Portugal to remain closed until after Easter (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Passengers coming from countries that have an incidence rate higher than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding time.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Passengers from countries with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days have to undergo a 14-day isolation period after entry in mainland Portugal, either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities. Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay.

    Travellers arriving from these countries do not need to present a COVID-19 test unless their destination is the archipelagos of Madeira or the Azores.

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. In this case, passengers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding. This test is not required for those who are in transit and do not have to leave the airport facilities.

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except:
    • to buy food and other essential items;
    • to go to work if you cannot work from home;
    • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic;
    • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet;
    • to carry out caring or similar duties;
    • to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups).
    There is a ban on travelling between municipalities at the weekend from 8pm on Friday to 5am the following Monday morning. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police. Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Restriction on travel over Easter: There will be a ban on travelling between municipalities from 8pm on 26 March to 5am on 5 April. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: Public gatherings are banned. Shops, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are open for collection purposes only. Trading hours are also restricted as follows: – Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm; -Weekends – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm.
    Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaways and food delivery services. Food and drink that is collected must be consumed at home. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited between 8pm and 6am.If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene: – Keep a social distance of 2 metres; -Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; -Wash your hands regularly.
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. -Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted. For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home: – on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; -on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am
    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website .
    -The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus.. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores –very low, low, medium, > medium highhigh. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart.
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    -Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until y ou leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    16.03.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Authorities in Britain lift flight, maritime bans from Portugal (Reuters, 15.03.2021). Portuguese government extends travel restrictions to, from Brazil until at least Easter holiday (RioTime, 12.03.2021). Government approves 15-day extension of state of emergency; lockdown restrictions expected to be eased (Reuters, 11.03.2021). Land border between Spain and Portugal to remain closed until after Easter (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Passengers coming from countries that have an incidence rate higher than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding time.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Passengers from countries with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days have to undergo a 14-day isolation period after entry in mainland Portugal, either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities. Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay.

    Travellers arriving from these countries do not need to present a COVID-19 test unless their destination is the archipelagos of Madeira or the Azores.

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. In this case, passengers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding. This test is not required for those who are in transit and do not have to leave the airport facilities.

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: Mainland Portugal is currently in a ‘state of emergency.’ Measures are in place to control the spread the virus. These measures include a duty to stay at home, except:
    • to buy food and other essential items;
    • to go to work if you cannot work from home;
    • to go to a hospital, health centre or dental clinic;
    • to go to a veterinary clinic or walk a pet;
    • to carry out caring or similar duties;
    • to take short periods of exercise outdoors (individually, not in groups).
    There is a ban on travelling between municipalities at the weekend from 8pm on Friday to 5am the following Monday morning. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police. Use this tool (in Portuguese) for more information on the restrictions that affect you.
    *Restriction on travel over Easter: There will be a ban on travelling between municipalities from 8pm on 26 March to 5am on 5 April. If you have to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work or for medical treatment, be prepared to show evidence of the essential nature of your journey, if required to do so by the police.
    *Public spaces and services: -Mainland Portugal: Public gatherings are banned. Shops, with the exception of supermarkets, grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies and petrol stations, are open for collection purposes only. Trading hours are also restricted as follows: – Weekdays – all shops and supermarkets close at 9pm; -Weekends – shops close at 1pm; supermarkets and grocery stores close at 7pm.
    Restaurants and cafés are closed, except for takeaways and food delivery services. Food and drink that is collected must be consumed at home. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited between 8pm and 6am.If you need to go out, you must observe the rules on social distancing and hygiene: – Keep a social distance of 2 metres; -Use a face covering in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained; -Wash your hands regularly.
    Your temperature can be taken on access to workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other enclosed spaces, as determined by the health authorities. You can also be asked to provide a negative COVID-19 test. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. -Lifting lockdown: The Portuguese government has announced a plan for easing lockdown measures. Between 15 March and 3 May, and providing the virus remains under control, shops and services will open and restrictions on sporting activities and events will be gradually lifted. For further details of the plan, see the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: The autonomous region of Madeira is currently in a state of calamity. Measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus. Until further notice, you are obliged to stay at home: – on weekdays from 7pm to 5am; -on weekends and public holidays from 6pm to 5am
    Shops and other commercial premises, with the exception of pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm on weekends and public holidays. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for takeaway and food delivery services only. regional government’s website (in Portuguese). See also these frequently asked questions (in Portuguese). Information in English is available on the Madeiran Tourist Office website .
    -The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores is currently in a state of emergency. Measures are in place throughout the archipelago to limit the spread of the virus.. There are 5 levels of risk in the Azores –very low, low, medium, > medium highhigh. Each level has its own restrictions. Keep up-to-date with any changes to the risk levels in your area and related restrictions on the Regional Government’s website. Change the language to English using the translation option at the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from a town or an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart.
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result. This does not apply to children aged 12 and under. If you live in the Azores, you should only travel internationally if your journey is essential.
    -Face coverings: On mainland Portugal and in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, you must wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until y ou leave. You must also wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from people outside your family group. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and over the age of 5 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations. You may be exempt from using a face mask both indoors and out on medical grounds. You will have to show a declaration from your doctor as evidence that you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing a face covering. You should observe strict social distancing and limit the time you spend in common areas in enclosed spaces. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Accommodation: A limited number of hotels, holiday apartments, private villas and campsites are open. If you are booking accommodation, check it meets the required hygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.

    Read more
    15.03.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Government approves 15-day extension of state of emergency; lockdown restrictions expected to be eased (Reuters, 11.03.2021).Land border between Spain and Portugal to remain closed until after Easter (Reuters, 11.03.2021). Government approves 15-day extension of state of emergency; lockdown restrictions expected to be eased (Reuters, 11.03.2021). Portuguese government requires 14-day quarantine on indirect flights from Brazil, U.K. (Reuters, 06.03.2021). Portuguese government keeps flights from, to Brazil and U.K. suspended until 16 March (Portugal Resident, 28.02.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Passengers coming from countries that have an incidence rate higher than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding time.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Passengers from countries with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days have to undergo a 14-day isolation period after entry in mainland Portugal, either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities. Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay.

    Travellers arriving from these countries do not need to present a COVID-19 test unless their destination is the archipelagos of Madeira or the Azores.

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. In this case, passengers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding. This test is not required for those who are in transit and do not have to leave the airport facilities.

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    Entry rules in response to coronavirus. *Entry to mainland Portugal. Travel to Portugal, including Madeira, Porto Santo and the Azores, is limited to:
    • EU/EEA nationals and their family members;
    • UK and other non-EU/EEA nationals who are officially resident in Portugal or another EU member state;
    • UK and other third country nationals who are travelling for essential purposes, such as to live with immediate family members, or for professional, educational, health or humanitarian reasons.
    If you are travelling to Portugal as a resident, be prepared to show evidence of your residence status, such as your residence card or certificate, to your airline and to the immigration officer on arrival. If you are travelling to Portugal for essential purposes, be prepared to show evidence to support your reason for travel, to your airline and to the immigration officer on arrival.
    For further information, see the Portuguese Immigration Service website.
    In addition, travel to Portugal from Australia, China, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand is permitted for any purpose providing you are also a resident in one of these countries. Travel from Hong Kong and Macao is subject to reciprocity. Contact your airline and the Portuguese Embassy before you travel.
    Where there are no direct flights from the above countries to Portugal, you may still be allowed entry provided you have remained airside while in transit through other countries.
    You need to complete an online passenger locator card before you arrive in Portugal.
    Screening on arrival: All passengers, excluding children up to the age of 2, travelling to Portugal must show a negative RT-PCR test result for SARS/COVID-19 at the time of boarding. The test must have been taken within 72 hours of departure. Your airline is likely to deny boarding if you cannot provide this at check-in. Check with your airline before you travel.
    Passengers who are in direct transit through Portugal do not require a COVID-19 test for Portugal. Check the entry requirements for your final destination.
    If you are resident in Portugal and your airline has, as an exception, allowed you to travel without proof of a COVID-19 test, you will need to take the test on arrival at the airport. You will need to pay for the test and remain at the airport until you receive your test result.
    If you are travelling from an EU member state, including in transit, where the COVID-19 incidence rate exceeds 500 per 100,000 inhabitants, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. Check with your airline before you book if this applies to you.
    All passengers travelling to Portugal will be subject to health screening on arrival. Your temperature will be checked and if it is 38ºc or over or you show signs of being unwell, you will be referred to the health authorities at the airport. You may be required to take a further RT-PCR COVID-19 test and remain at the airport until you receive your test result.
    For further information, see the Portuguese Immigration Service website
    Make sure you have a RT-PCR COVID-19 nasal swab test. Check your test result identifies the type of test taken and gives your name, date of birth, the date and time the sample was collected and the date of the result.
    Transiting Spain: International transit through Spanish airports by passengers on flights departing from the UK is only permitted if you are travelling to a country outside the Schengen area. Transit time should be no more than 24 hours, travellers must remain airside and must be able to present a negative PCR, TNA or LAMP test taken within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival into Spain.
    British travellers can transit Spanish airports on return to the UK. You should be prepared to show evidence of your connecting flight. Should your transit involve passing through Spanish border control into Spanish territory, you may be required to present a negative PCR, TNA or LAMP test. Please contact your travel operator before departure.
    *Road, rail and ferry travel to/from Spain: There are border controls at the land border with Spain. Border crossings are suspended until further notice, except for cross border workers, goods traffic and people entering or leaving Portugal to return to their normal place of residence. Checkpoints and operating times can be found on the Portuguese Immigration Service Facebook page. Rail and ferry connections between Spain and Portugal have been suspended.
    Check the requirements for entering and transiting France and Spain on FCDO Travel Advice, before you travel.
    *Entry to Madeira and Porto Santo: Before you arrive in Madeira and Porto Santo:
    complete and submit a traveller questionnaire
    • 12 to 48 hours before departure.
    • take a RT-PCR COVID-19 test 72 hours before you travel and upload your test result. If you are travelling from the UK, you should arrange to take a test privately and ensure it is a RT-PCR COVID-19 nasal swab test
    • In the unlikely event that your airline has allowed you to travel without a RT-PCR COVID-19 test, you will have to take a test on arrival at the airport and remain in government provided accommodation until the results are known. This will take about 12 hours.
    • On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. If you have not uploaded your RT-PCR COVID-19 test result, you will be asked to show it at the airport.
    If at any stage you test positive or inconclusive, you will have to repeat the test until the result is negative.
    For further information, see the Madeira Tourist Board’s
    information for visitors. Travellers from the UK are not exempt from having a second RT-PCR test.
    The regional government has announced that anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 90 days, or has had both doses of the vaccine will be exempt from showing a RT-PCR COVID-19 test on arrival in Madeira or Porto Santo. For more information, see the Madeira Tourist Board’s information for visitors and contact your tour operator or airline.
    *Entry to the Azores: Before you arrive in the Azores:
    • take a RT-PCR COVID-19 test 72 hours before you travel and print or keep a digital copy of the negative result to show to the airline when you board. If you are travelling from the UK, you should arrange to take the test privately and ensure it is a RT-PCR COVID-19 nasal swab test.
    complete a passenger questionnaire
    On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. You can be prosecuted if you travel without having taken a RT-PCR COVID-19 test, and you will be obliged to take a test locally.
    If you have not completed the passenger questionnaire online, you will be asked to fill in a form manually at the airport.
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test locally 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test locally 12 days after the first test.
    For further information, see the Regional Government’s website. You will need to access this website through a chrome browser.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to
    • have a RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and
    • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
    This does not apply to children aged 12 and under.
    *Ports and vessels: Cruise ships can only berth at ports on mainland Portugal for the purpose of repairs and layover. Crew and any passengers will not be allowed to disembark. Cruise ships are allowed to dock in Madeira and Porto Santo, but passengers and crew can only embark or disembark with the consent of the health authorities. Other vessels can dock and crew and passengers can disembark subject to health screening and:
    • completion of a Traveller Registration form
    • proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test, carried out, at most, 72 hours prior to departure from the last port of call
    If you do not have proof of having taken a test, you will need to take a test on arrival and await the results on board the vessel. If you have been at sea for more than 14 days, you will be exempt from a COVID-19 test unless you have a temperature or you are showing signs of being unwell.

    Read more
    12.03.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government requires 14-day quarantine on indirect flights from Brazil, U.K. (Reuters, 06.03.2021). Portuguese government keeps flights from, to Brazil and U.K. suspended until 16 March (Portugal Resident, 28.02.2021). COVID-19 lockdown to be extended until mid-March (Reuters, 26.02.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Portugal adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Portugal are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Passengers coming from countries that have an incidence rate higher than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before boarding time.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Passengers from countries with an incidence rate of 500 cases or more per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days have to undergo a 14-day isolation period after entry in mainland Portugal, either at home or in a place indicated by health authorities. Isolation does not apply to passengers on essential travel and whose length of stay in the national territory, certified by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours.

     

    Specific measures for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission, or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting a diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with a NEGATIVE result.

    The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for the Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs
    Portal das Comunidades: Alerts (in Portuguese)
    Advice to Travellers (in Portuguese)
    Additional information may be found at www.visitportugal.com

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Air travel is allowed from/to the following countries: Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Uruguay.

    Travellers arriving from these countries do not need to present a COVID-19 test unless their destination is the archipelagos of Madeira or the Azores.

    Flights between Portugal and other third-country destinations are only permitted for essential travel. In this case, passengers must present a negative test to COVID-19 (RT-PCR), carried out within 72 hours before departure.

    Children until 24 months of age do not need to submit supporting evidence of a negative RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test made within 72 hours before boarding. This test is not required for those who are in transit and do not have to leave the airport facilities.

    Essential travel is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for the following persons:

    • citizens of a European Union member state, Schengen Associated countries and their family members;
    • citizens repatriated through consular assistance;
    • third-country nationals travelling for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.

    For essential travel, national and foreign citizens with legal residence in Portugal, as well as diplomatic personnel accredited in Portugal who, exceptionally, do not present the test, will have to take the test on arrival, at the airport, and at their own expense. Foreign passengers who embark without test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    All commercial or private flights between Portugal and the United Kingdom and between Portugal and Brazil are suspended. Except for the right of entry for national citizens, their family members and holders of residence permits in Portugal, and only on flights of a humanitarian nature for the purpose of repatriation of those citizens. These passengers will have to present, at the time of departure, proof of an RT-PCR test with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Upon arrival in the national territory, they must comply with a period of 14 days of quarantine at home, or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

     

    Specific rules for Madeira and Azores

    Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure or they can perform it upon arrival. Specific information for Madeira islands: ENPTESDEFR

    Specific measures for Azores archipelago: Passengers traveling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores by air from areas considered by the World Health Organization to be zones of active community transmission or with active transmission chains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to present, prior to shipment, proof, in digital or paper support, of a document issued by a laboratory, national or international, of conducting diagnostic test to SARS-CoV-2 with NEGATIVE result. The SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must be performed using the RT-PCR methodology within 72 hours before departure. The document issued by the laboratory that performs the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test must contain the identification of the person tested, the laboratory, the date of the test and the result of the test. This requirement does not apply to passengers aged 12 years or less and to exceptional humanitarian situations authorized by the Regional Health Authority. The lack of evidence leads to the practice of a crime of disobedience and the application, on disembarkation, of the testing procedures to SARS-CoV-2.
    More information for Azores are available at DestinoSeguro.azores.gov.pt

     

    Find out more:
    Portuguese Immigration Service website FAQs

    Internal Restrictions: Entry rules in response to coronavirus. *Entry to mainland Portugal. Travel to Portugal, including Madeira, Porto Santo and the Azores, is limited to:
    • EU/EEA nationals and their family members;
    • UK and other non-EU/EEA nationals who are officially resident in Portugal or another EU member state;
    • UK and other third country nationals who are travelling for essential purposes, such as to live with immediate family members, or for professional, educational, health or humanitarian reasons.
    If you are travelling to Portugal as a resident, be prepared to show evidence of your residence status, such as your residence card or certificate, to your airline and to the immigration officer on arrival. If you are travelling to Portugal for essential purposes, be prepared to show evidence to support your reason for travel, to your airline and to the immigration officer on arrival.
    For further information, see the Portuguese Immigration Service website
    .
    In addition, travel to Portugal from Australia, China, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand is permitted for any purpose providing you are also a resident in one of these countries. Travel from Hong Kong and Macao is subject to reciprocity. Contact your airline and the Portuguese Embassy before you travel.
    Where there are no direct flights from the above countries to Portugal, you may still be allowed entry provided you have remained airside while in transit through other countries.
    You need to complete an online passenger locator card
    before you arrive in Portugal.
    Screening on arrival: All passengers, excluding children up to the age of 2, travelling to Portugal must show a negative RT-PCR test result for SARS/COVID-19 at the time of boarding. The test must have been taken within 72 hours of departure. Your airline is likely to deny boarding if you cannot provide this at check-in. Check with your airline before you travel.
    Passengers who are in direct transit through Portugal do not require a COVID-19 test for Portugal. Check the entry requirements for your final destination.
    If you are resident in Portugal and your airline has, as an exception, allowed you to travel without proof of a COVID-19 test, you will need to take the test on arrival at the airport. You will need to pay for the test and remain at the airport until you receive your test result.
    If you are travelling from an EU member state, including in transit, where the COVID-19 incidence rate exceeds 500 per 100,000 inhabitants, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. Check with your airline before you book if this applies to you.
    All passengers travelling to Portugal will be subject to health screening on arrival. Your temperature will be checked and if it is 38ºc or over or you show signs of being unwell, you will be referred to the health authorities at the airport. You may be required to take a further RT-PCR COVID-19 test and remain at the airport until you receive your test result.
    For further information, see the Portuguese Immigration Service website
    .
    You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test. Make sure you have a RT-PCR COVID-19 nasal swab test. Check your test result identifies the type of test taken and gives your name, date of birth, the date and time the sample was collected and the date of the result.
    Transiting Spain: International transit through Spanish airports by passengers on flights departing from the UK is only permitted if you are travelling to a country outside the Schengen area. Transit time should be no more than 24 hours, travellers must remain airside and must be able to present a negative PCR, TNA or LAMP test taken within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival into Spain.
    British travellers can transit Spanish airports on return to the UK. You should be prepared to show evidence of your connecting flight. Should your transit involve passing through Spanish border control into Spanish territory, you may be required to present a negative PCR, TNA or LAMP test. Please contact your travel operator before departure.
    *Road, rail and ferry travel to/from Spain: There are border controls at the land border with Spain. Border crossings are suspended until further notice, except for cross border workers, goods traffic and people entering or leaving Portugal to return to their normal place of residence. Checkpoints and operating times can be found on the Portuguese Immigration Service Facebook page. Rail and ferry connections between Spain and Portugal have been suspended.
    Check the requirements for entering and transiting France and Spain on FCDO Travel Advice, before you travel.
    *Entry to Madeira and Porto Santo: Before you arrive in Madeira and Porto Santo:
    complete and submit a traveller questionnaire
    • 12 to 48 hours before departure.
    • take a RT-PCR COVID-19 test 72 hours before you travel and upload your test result. If you are travelling from the UK, you should arrange to take a test privately and ensure it is a RT-PCR COVID-19 nasal swab test
    • In the unlikely event that your airline has allowed you to travel without a RT-PCR COVID-19 test, you will have to take a test on arrival at the airport and remain in government provided accommodation until the results are known. This will take about 12 hours.
    • On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. If you have not uploaded your RT-PCR COVID-19 test result, you will be asked to show it at the airport.
    If at any stage you test positive or inconclusive, you will have to repeat the test until the result is negative.
    For further information, see the Madeira Tourist Board’s
    information for visitors. Travellers from the UK are not exempt from having a second RT-PCR test.
    The regional government has announced that anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 90 days, or has had both doses of the vaccine will be exempt from showing a RT-PCR COVID-19 test on arrival in Madeira or Porto Santo. For more information, see the Madeira Tourist Board’s information for visitors and contact your tour operator or airline
    .
    *Entry to the Azores: Before you arrive in the Azores:
    • take a RT-PCR COVID-19 test 72 hours before you travel and print or keep a digital copy of the negative result to show to the airline when you board. If you are travelling from the UK, you should arrange to take the test privately and ensure it is a RT-PCR COVID-19 nasal swab test.
    complete a passenger questionnaire
    On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. You can be prosecuted if you travel without having taken a RT-PCR COVID-19 test, and you will be obliged to take a test locally.
    If you have not completed the passenger questionnaire online, you will be asked to fill in a form manually at the airport.
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test locally 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test locally 12 days after the first test.
    For further information, see the Regional Government’s website. You will need to access this website through a chrome browser.
    *Inter-island travel: You should only travel between islands if your journey is essential. If you have to travel and you are travelling from an island classified as medium or high risk, you will need to
    • have a RT-PCR COVID-19 test from, at most, 72 hours before you travel and show the negative result when you board, and
    • complete a passenger questionnaire before you depart
    If you are staying for more than 7 days, you will have to repeat the test 6 days after the first test. If you are staying for more than 13 days, you will have to repeat the test 12 days after the first test.
    If your flight is cancelled or delayed and your PCR COVID-19 test exceeds the 72 hour timeframe, you will have to take a test on arrival and self-isolate until you receive confirmation of a negative result.
    This does not apply to children aged 12 and under.
    *Ports and vessels: Cruise ships can only berth at ports on mainland Portugal for the purpose of repairs and layover. Crew and any passengers will not be allowed to disembark. Cruise ships are allowed to dock in Madeira and Porto Santo, but passengers and crew can only embark or disembark with the consent of the health authorities. Other vessels can dock and crew and passengers can disembark subject to health screening and:
    • completion of a Traveller Registration form
    • proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test, carried out, at most, 72 hours prior to departure from the last port of call
    If you do not have proof of having taken a test, you will need to take a te