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Portugal travel restrictions

COVID-19 Vacc. -234.7%
Open for citizens: none Open for foreigners: pcr / lft Open for tourism: none Quarantine: none
Airlines Updates
Published on 04.05.2022, :

Latest News: Authorities reinstate some COVID-19 entry rules for all arrivals through air and sea (SVI, 27.04.2022).

Published on 28.04.2022, TAP Air Portugal:

TAP Air Portugal expands EX-YU reach.

Published on 20.04.2022, TAP:

Serious TAP A320 incident involved thrust reverser deployment in flare.

Published on 19.04.2022, TAP:

Portuguese Government to provide EUR990m in state funding to TAP Air Portugal.

Published on 14.04.2022, TAP:

TAP Air Portugal resumes flights to Porto Alegre

Published on 11.04.2022, TAP Portugal:

TAP Portugal posts a $1.74 billion yearly loss.

Published on 07.04.2022, TAP Air Portugal:

TAP Air Portugal may need subsidies for some loss making routes.

Published on 05.04.2022, TAP Air Portugal:

TAP Air Portugal restores full connectivity with Brazil

Published on 01.04.2022, TAP Air Portugal:

Why TAP Air Portugal hasn't felt the effect of war in Ukraine.

Published on 30.03.2022, TAP:

Portugal to inject €600m more into TAP this year.

Published on 21.03.2022, TAP:

TAP Air Portugal to increase fuel surcharge due to rising fuel prices.

Published on 18.03.2022, TAP:

TAP Air Portugal to operate six Italian routes from Lisbon during summer 2022.

Published on 16.03.2022, TAP:

TAP Air Portugal to resume Lisbon-Caracas link using Airbus A330neos, from 21JUN22.

Published on 09.03.2022, Ryanair:

Ryanair cancels thousands of Lisbon flights for summer season 2022 due to unused slots blocked by TAP

Published on 08.03.2022, Ryanair, TAP:

Ryanair urges Portugal PM to release TAP slots.

Published on 02.03.2022, TAP Air Portugal:

Tenders open for TAP's slots at Lisbon, Portugal

Published on 11.02.2022, Azores Airlines, Transavia:

Azores Airlines and Transavia sign interline agreement to combine flights to the Azores.

Published on 04.02.2022, TAP Air Portugal:

Working in tandem with partners for recovery.

Published on 01.02.2022, TAP Air Portugal:

TAP Air Portugal to resume another route to South America, Lisbon-Porto Alegre from 07APR22.

Published on 31.01.2022, TAP Air Portugal:

TAP Air Portugal to relaunch Brazilian network during summer 2022.

Published on 13.01.2022, TAP:

TAP-Air Portugal to close maintenance and engineering operations in Brazil

Published on 06.01.2022, TAP:

TAP safest airline in Europe

Published on 22.12.2021, TAP:

EU Clears $2.9 Billion in Restructuring Aid for Portugal's TAP.

Published on 14.12.2021, TAP:

Lisbon, Brussels to approve TAP's rescue plan by year-end

Published on 06.12.2021, TAP:

TAP Air Portugal offers complete flexibility to change reservations on all fares

Published on 24.11.2021, TAP:

TAP doubles Lisbon slot concessions in bid to appease EC.

Published on 08.11.2021, TAP:

TAP to showcase Portugal with stopover Program on connecting flights.

Published on 03.11.2021, TAP, Emirates:

Emirates and TAP Air Portugal expand codeshare partnership with 23 more destinations added in Africa, Asia and South America

Published on 02.11.2021, TAP:

TAP Air Portugal’s new transatlantic routes.

Published on 25.10.2021, TAP:

Portugal budgets final EUR1.9bn bailout for TAP.

Published on 18.10.2021, Ryanair:

Ryanair cancels 700 flights at Lisbon this winter, attacks TAP’s “hoarding of take-off and landing slots”.

Published on 24.09.2021, TAP:

TAP Air Portugal still waiting on European approval for state aid back restructuring plan.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 16.07.2021
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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

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 on 30.12.2021

1. Flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended.

2. 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 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay; - 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; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia,
Hong Kong (SAR China), Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay.
Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery
certificate.

3. Passengers must complete an electronic "Passenger Locator Form (PLF)" and present it before 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.

4. 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/

5. 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.

6. Passengers who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and
quarantine.

7. 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; or - an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof
of recovery; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco,
Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See). - This does not
apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira.

8. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon
arrival or quarantine for 10 days. 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 an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14
days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V; - passengers with a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac
or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival. They must have a positive COVID-19 test taken more than 90 days before arrival or taken after receiving the first dose.

9. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

10. National ID cards issued to nationals of Portugal which have expired on 24 February 2020 or later are considered valid until 31 March 2022.

11. Residence permits issued by Portugal which have expired on 24 February 2020 or later are considered valid until 31 March 2022.

Published on 23.12.2021

1. Flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended.

2. 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 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay; - 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; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia,
Hong Kong (SAR China), Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay.
Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery
certificate.

3. Passengers must complete an electronic "Passenger Locator Form (PLF)" and present it before 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.

4. 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/

5. 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.

6. Passengers who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and
quarantine.

7. 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; or - an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof
of recovery; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco,
Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See). - This does not
apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira.

8. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon
arrival or quarantine for 10 days. 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 an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14
days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V; - passengers with a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac
or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival. They must have a positive COVID-19 test taken more than 90 days before arrival or taken after receiving the first dose.

9. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

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

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

Published on 14.12.2021

1. Flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended.

2. 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 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay; - 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; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia,
Hong Kong (SAR China), Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay.
Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery
certificate.

3. 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.

4. 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/

5. 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.

6. Passengers who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and
quarantine.

7. 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; or - an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof
of recovery; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco,
Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See). - This does not
apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira.

8. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test
upon arrival or quarantine for 10 days. 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 an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14
days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V; - passengers with a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac
or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival. They must have a positive COVID-19 test taken more than 90 days before arrival or taken after receiving the first dose.

9. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

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

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

Published on 10.12.2021

1. 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 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay; - 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; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia,
Hong Kong (SAR China), Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay.
Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery
certificate.

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 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/

4. 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.

5. Flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended.

6. Passengers who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and
quarantine.

7. 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; or - an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof
of recovery; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco,
Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See). This does not
apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

8. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers who are 12 years or younger; or -
passengers with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before departure; or - passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on nasopharyngeal
or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before departure; or - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; or - passengers with
an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued
in Albania, Andorra, Canada, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines
accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery certificate.

9. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test
upon arrival or quarantine for 10 days. 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 an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14
days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V; - passengers with a
COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac
or Sputnik V at least 14 days before arrival. They must have a positive COVID-19 test taken more than 90 days before arrival or taken after receiving the first dose.

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

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.

Published on 09.12.2021

1. 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 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay; - 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; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia,
Hong Kong (SAR China), Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay.
Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery
certificate.

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 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/

4. 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.

5. Flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended.

6. Passengers who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and
quarantine.

7. 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; or - an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof
of recovery; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco,
Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See). This does not
apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

8. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers who are 12 years or younger; or -
passengers with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before departure; or - passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on nasopharyngeal
or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before departure; or - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; or - passengers with
an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued
in Albania, Andorra, Canada, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines
accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery certificate.

9. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test
upon arrival or quarantine for 10 days. This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before
arrival; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14
days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V; - passengers with a
positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery certificate.

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

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.

Published on 07.12.2021

1. 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 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay; - 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; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia,
Hong Kong (SAR China), Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay.
Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery
certificate.

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 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/

4. 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.

5. Flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended.

6. Passengers who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and
quarantine.

7. 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; or - an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) as proof
of recovery. This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores or Madeira.

8. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers who are 12 years or younger; or -
passengers with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before departure; or - passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on nasopharyngeal
or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before departure; or - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; or - passengers with
an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued
in Albania, Andorra, Canada, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines
accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery certificate.

9. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test
upon arrival or quarantine for 10 days. This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before
arrival; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14
days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V; - passengers with a
positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery certificate.

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

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.

Published on 06.12.2021

1. 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 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay; - 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; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia,
Hong Kong (SAR China), Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay.
Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery
certificate.

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 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/

4. 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.

5. Flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended.

6. Passengers who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and
quarantine.

7. 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.

8. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers who are 12 years or younger; or -
passengers with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before departure; or - passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on nasopharyngeal
or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before departure; or - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; or - passengers with
an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued
in Albania, Andorra, Canada, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines
accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery certificate.

9. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test
upon arrival or quarantine for 10 days. This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before
arrival; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14
days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V; - passengers with a
positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery certificate.

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

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.

Published on 01.12.2021

1. 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 Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay; - 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; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with
a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued in Albania, Andorra, Canada, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco,
Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna
(Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery certificate.

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 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/

4. 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.

5. Flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended.

6. Passengers who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and
quarantine.

7. 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.

8. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Azores are subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers who are 12 years or younger; or -
passengers with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before departure; or - passengers with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test based on nasopharyngeal
or oropharyngeal swab and taken at most 72 hours before departure; or - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; or - passengers with
an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and issued
in Albania, Andorra, Canada, Faroe Isl., Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See). Vaccines
accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery certificate.

9. Passengers traveling on a direct flight to Madeira without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test
upon arrival or quarantine for 10 days. This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before
arrival; - passengers with an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC); or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14
days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V; - passengers with a
positive COVID-19 test result and a recovery certificate.

10. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

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.

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.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to category.

These rules apply to all citizens, regardless of whether they enter Portugal by air and sea .
Holders of EUDCC will be allowed to enter Portugal, without being subject to further restrictions (testing or quarantine).
Requirements for travellers entering portugal by land depend on the risk classification of their country of departure.
Specific information for Madeira and for the Azores archipelago is available on visitportugal.com. Currently, there are no restrictions to access airports, ports and marinas in Madeira.
Children under 12 years old are exempted from quarantine requirements

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country- subject to categorization.
All travellers aged 12 and above can enter mainland Portugal without further restrictions if their ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) contains one of the following:
Proof of full vaccination, valid 14 days after the last scheduled dose was administered.
Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
Negative result to a pre-departure test. Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) tests, valid 72 hours, rapid antigen tests, valid 24 hours.
Travelers who enter Portugal by air or sea and who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), nor an equivalent certificate, must provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours, or to a rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests.
Children aged 11 and under do not need to take a test or show proof of vaccination or recovery to enter mainland Portugal and the Azores.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-05-13
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 23863735
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 1005
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 234.7
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 99

Proof of full vaccination.
Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the full primary vaccination series was administered, or after the booster dose.
Accepted vaccines in mainland Portugal and Azores: vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Sinopharm (VeroCell), Sinovac (Coronavac), Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin), Verity Pharmaceuticals, Fiocruz, R-Pharm.
Accepted vaccines in Madeira islands: Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Comirnaty (BioNTech and Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna), Janssen, Sinovac/Instituto Butantan, Gamaleya (Sputnik V), Sinopharm (VeroCell).
Proof of full vaccination (valid between 14 and 270 days after the full primary vaccination series was administered, or after the booster dose), or proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries and territories: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the British Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), Uruguay, the Vatican.
Accepted vaccines in mainland Portugal and Azores: vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Comirnaty (BioNTech and Pfizer), Novaxovid (Novavax), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen; Sinopharm (VeroCell), Sinovac (Coronavac), Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin), Verity Pharmaceuticals, Fiocruz, R-Pharm.

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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.

Full Restrictions

  • Portugal Portugal’s autonomous region of Madeira, which is a top summer destination in Europe, has lifted the last restrictions imposed as a COVID-19 measure, that to wear a mask in indoor and outdoor areas.

    On May 13, the authorities of the country have approved Resolution nº 316/2022, according to which the obligation to wear a mask in the majority of indoor and outdoor areas has been abolished, in the light of fewer COVID-19 cases and high vaccination rates.

    “The use of a mask is mandatory, for persons from the age of 6, for the access or stay in the locations indicated below, in accordance with no 2), of Resolution nº 316/2022, of May 13.

    Health facilities and services, including pharmacies;
    Public passenger transport means, including passenger transportation by taxis or similar;
    Platforms and covered access areas to public transport, including airports and maritime terminals;
    In confirmed cases of COVID-19, in all circumstances, whenever the person is out of the location of isolation, until the 10th day after the onset of symptoms or a positive test result,” the authorities explain in VisitMadeira.com, which is the official website of the Official Madeira Tourism Board for travel to Madeira.
    Mainland Portugal, on the other hand, has removed the obligation to wear a mask in late April for accessing the majority of public places and events, such as restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, and museums, among others. The obligation to wear a mask, remains effective in healthcare institutions and other facilities that are mainly frequented by vulnerable persons.

    As an autonomous region, from the beginning of the pandemic, Madeira has kept in place restrictions separately from Portugal. While Portugal continues to apply entry restrictions for travellers to its mainland territory, Madeira has removed all restrictions as of mid-March.

    “There are no restrictions on the entry of travellers at the airports, ports and marinas of the Autonomous Region of Madeira,” the authorities explain.

    However, persons who show COVID-19 symptoms should be tested for COVID-19 at their own expense. If they result positive, they are obliged to quarantine at their home or in a hotel, also at their own expense. They can only leave isolation on their fifth day, if they have no more COVID symptoms. Testing is not obligatory in order to end quarantine on the sixth day.

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    20.05.2022
  • Portugal Latest News: Authorities reinstate some COVID-19 entry rules for all arrivals through air and sea (SVI, 27.04.2022).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU: [ as below]

    *Transit:

    Travellers in transit must comply with the requirements of their country of destination and are advised to consult their airline. Filling in the Passenger Locator Form is no longer necessary.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers can enter Portugal by air or sea transport without further restrictions, regardless of their country of departure, if they provide a valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents containing one of the following:

    • Proof of full vaccination
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the full primary vaccination series was administered, or until further notice after the booster dose). For people younger than 18, the primary vaccination series is valid until further notice.
      Accepted vaccines in mainland Portugal and Azores:
      – vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Comirnaty (Pfizer and BioNTech), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen;
      – Sinopharm (VeroCell); Sinovac (Coronavac); Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin).
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: between 11 and 180 days after the positive test result.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure test. Accepted tests:
      – molecular tests, valid 72 hours
      – rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests

     

    Travellers who enter Portugal by air or sea and who do not hold an EUDCC nor an equivalent document must provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours, or to a rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests.

     

    Specific information for Madeira and for the Azores archipelago is available on visitportugal.com. Currently, there are no restrictions to access airports, ports and marinas in Madeira.

     

    Control measures do not apply to domestic flights.

     

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the requirement to provide certificates of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, or a negative test result.

     

    Learn more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On (in Portuguese)

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    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Some safety precautions are still in force:
    • keep a social distance
    • use a face mask in the circumstances described below
    • wash your hands frequently
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal.
    Mainland Portugal is in a state of alert. Most restrictive measures have been lifted, but you will still need to use a face covering:
    • on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes
    • on public transport
    • in taxis and private hires, and
    • when travelling by air
    This requirement does not apply to children aged 9 and under.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the Visit Portugal website.
    For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores. You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain are force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to:
    • wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a social distance of 1.5m. This measure applies to everyone aged 6 and over
    • show you are fully or partially vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 on entry to retirement and nursing homes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms, cultural, social, sporting and recreational events
    • if you are unvaccinated, you will have to show a negative antigen test, which must be renewed weekly
    The requirement to present a negative antigen test if you are unvaccinated does not apply to children aged 4 and under. The measure also does not apply to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website.
    *The Azores: The archipelago of the Azores is in a state of alert. Restrictive measures include the need to:
    • use a face covering on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes, on public transport, in taxis and private hires and when travelling by air. This measure applies to everyone aged 9 and over
    • show a negative COVID-19 test on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes in the form of a PCR test taken in the previous 72 hours, or a rapid antigen test taken in the previous 48 hours and certified by a healthcare professional
    This requirement does not apply to children aged 12 and under or those who have a COVID-19 recovery certificate. Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the regional government’s website.
    *Face coverings: You should wear your face covering, as appropriate, when you enter the building or mode of transport and keep it on until you leave.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations. Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal. 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. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    ##Healthcare in Portugal
    If you need emergency medical assistance, call 112 and ask for an ambulance.
    If you are feeling unwell, but it’s not an emergency, call:
    • Mainland Portugal: (+351) 808 24 24 24, press 9 for English
    • Madeira and Porto Santo: (+351) 800 24 24 20
    • Azores:(+351) 808 24 60 24
    COVID-19 testing is carried out free-of-charge if you are referred by a Portuguese national health service doctor.
    If you need a COVID-19 test in order to travel, you should arrange to take a private test.
    For contact details for English speaking doctors visit our list of healthcare providers. Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health.
    *COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Portugal: Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live. We will update this page when the Portuguese government announces any new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.
    The Portuguese national vaccination programme started in December 2020 and is using the Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines. British nationals resident in Portugal who have a permanent or temporary healthcare user’s number are eligible for vaccination.
    If you live in mainland Portugal and you have not yet had a COVID-19 vaccination, you can take a digital ticket and arrange to be vaccinated now at a vaccination centre near you. If you do not have a healthcare user’s number, apply for a temporary one using this form or ask your health centre to register you for healthcare. You will need a Portuguese mobile number for this purpose.
    *COVID-19 Boosters: The Portuguese authorities have initiated their booster programme. Keep up-to-date with the programme on the health authority’s website. When you go for your booster, take your passport or other form of identification, your healthcare user’s number and/or your COVID vaccination card.
    The Portuguese authorities are also vaccinating children aged between 5 and 11. Check the health authority’s website for further information. If you live in Madeira, and have not yet had a COVID-19 vaccination or COVID-19 booster, call the health authorities on 800 210 263 or send an email to vacinacao@sesaram.pt to book an appointment now. Alternatively, go to your health centre on vaccination days and ask whether you can have the vaccination without an appointment. If you live in the Azores and you have not yet been vaccinated, use this form to register for the vaccine.
    Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.
    If you’re a British national living in Portugal, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.
    If you have received your COVID-19 vaccination in Portugal, you can get an EU Digital COVID Certificate from the health authorities. Remember to download or print your certificate again after you have had the booster vaccine. For further information, visit the European Commission’s EU Digital COVID Certificate page.

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    16.05.2022
  • Portugal 431 Portuguese beaches, marinas, and boats have been granted the Blue Flag in 2022, being up by 32 more spots than in the previous year.

    The Blue Flag, which is a certification awarded only to tourism operators that have proved of high environmental and quality standards, was initially launched in 1987 in a collaboration between the European Commission and Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

    “Thirty-five years after the first Blue Flag was hoisted, precisely in the municipality of Cascais, where we are located, we saw the announcement of the awarding of blue flags for 2022 to 393 beaches, 18 marinas, and 20 ecotourism vessels for a total of 431 blue flags awarded,” the Associação Bandeira Azul Europe (ABAE), Jose Archer said.

    He also pointed out that this number is almost 15 times higher than 25 years ago, highlighting the progress even more as next season, about 21 more beaches, two marinas, and nine ecotourism boats will fly the Blue Flag.

    Furthermore, this year, 102 municipalities have applied for blue flags for over 393 beaches, with Vila Verde, Tabua, and Alandroal applying for the first time and Cascais and Marinha Grande returning to the Blue Flag program.

    As per marinas, the Nautical Recreation Centre in Velas, the Lajes do Pico Nautical Recreation Centre, and the Machico Recreational Port have become part of the Blue Flag for the first time, but ecotourism vessels such as boats have marked the highest increases for Blue Flags granted this year. More specifically, nine more vessels from five new operators have obtained the flag, representing all regions except for the Azores.

    The beaches in Portugal are distributed as follows:

    North (82)
    Centre (50)
    Tejo (77)
    Alentejo (40)
    Algarve (86)
    Azores (42)
    Madeira (16)
    This year, the award was given to 73 coastal beaches and nine river beaches over 15 municipalities in the Northern region, while the Central region received 50 Blue Flags for 31 beaches and 19 river beaches.

    In addition, the Tagua area now has 77 distinguished beaches, 63 being coastal and 14 riversides, while the popular Algarve now counts 86 award-winning beaches, with all of them being coastal. Respectively, Azores and Madeira’s archipelagos have 42 and 16 Blue Flag coastal beaches.

    Beaches, marinas, and boats in Portugal now represent almost nine per cent of the total of 4,831 blue flags granted to over 50 countries in the world. The country with the most Blue Flags is Spain, with a total of 614 beaches, representing 12.8 per cent of all award-winning beaches and marinas.

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    04.05.2022
  • Portugal Latest News:

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU: [ as below]

    *Transit:

    Filling in the Passenger Locator Form is no longer necessary.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules – arriving to mainland Portugal by air or by sea:

    Non-essential travel is allowed from the following countries: Angola, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Kuwait, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay; and the special administrative regions and territorial authorities of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

    Travel from other countries is only allowed for essential reasons (professional, educational, family, health and humanitarian purposes).

    Holders of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC) and of equivalent documents with proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 (see the specific requirements below) can fly to Portugal for any reason.

     

    Travelers allowed to enter Portugal by air or by sea must provide a valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents containing one of the following:

    • Proof of full vaccination
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the full primary vaccination series was administered, or until further notice after the booster dose).
      Accepted vaccines in mainland Portugal and Azores:
      – vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Comirnaty (Pfizer and BioNTech), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen;
      – Sinopharm (VeroCell); Sinovac (Coronavac); Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin).
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: between 11 and 180 days after the positive test result.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure test. Accepted tests:
      – molecular tests, valid 72 hours
      – rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests

     

    Travelers who enter Portugal by air or sea and who do not hold an EUDCC nor an equivalent certificate must provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours, or to a rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests.

     

    Specific information for Madeira and for the Azores archipelago is available on visitportugal.com. Currently, there are no restrictions to access airports, ports and marinas in Madeira.

     

    Control measures do not apply to domestic flights.

     

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the requirement to provide certificates of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, or a negative test result.

     

    Learn more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On (in Portuguese)

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Some safety precautions are still in force:
    • keep a social distance
    • use a face mask in the circumstances described below
    • wash your hands frequently
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal.
    Mainland Portugal is in a state of alert. Most restrictive measures have been lifted, but you will still need to use a face covering:
    • on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes
    • on public transport
    • in taxis and private hires, and
    • when travelling by air
    This requirement does not apply to children aged 9 and under.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the Visit Portugal website.
    For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores. You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain are force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to:
    • wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces and outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a social distance of 1.5m. This measure applies to everyone aged 6 and over
    • show you are fully or partially vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 on entry to retirement and nursing homes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms, cultural, social, sporting and recreational events
    • if you are unvaccinated, you will have to show a negative antigen test, which must be renewed weekly
    The requirement to present a negative antigen test if you are unvaccinated does not apply to children aged 4 and under. The measure also does not apply to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website.
    *The Azores: The archipelago of the Azores is in a state of alert. Restrictive measures include the need to:
    • use a face covering on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes, on public transport, in taxis and private hires and when travelling by air. This measure applies to everyone aged 9 and over
    • show a negative COVID-19 test on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes in the form of a PCR test taken in the previous 72 hours, or a rapid antigen test taken in the previous 48 hours and certified by a healthcare professional
    This requirement does not apply to children aged 12 and under or those who have a COVID-19 recovery certificate. Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the regional government’s website.
    *Face coverings: You should wear your face covering, as appropriate, when you enter the building or mode of transport and keep it on until you leave.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations. Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal. 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. For further information (in Portuguese) on exemptions, see decree-law 62-A/2020 (Article 3(2).
    ##Healthcare in Portugal
    If you need emergency medical assistance, call 112 and ask for an ambulance.
    If you are feeling unwell, but it’s not an emergency, call:
    • Mainland Portugal: (+351) 808 24 24 24, press 9 for English
    • Madeira and Porto Santo: (+351) 800 24 24 20
    • Azores:(+351) 808 24 60 24
    COVID-19 testing is carried out free-of-charge if you are referred by a Portuguese national health service doctor.
    If you need a COVID-19 test in order to travel, you should arrange to take a private test.
    For contact details for English speaking doctors visit our list of healthcare providers. Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health.
    *COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Portugal: Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live. We will update this page when the Portuguese government announces any new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.
    The Portuguese national vaccination programme started in December 2020 and is using the Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines. British nationals resident in Portugal who have a permanent or temporary healthcare user’s number are eligible for vaccination.
    If you live in mainland Portugal and you have not yet had a COVID-19 vaccination, you can take a digital ticket and arrange to be vaccinated now at a vaccination centre near you. If you do not have a healthcare user’s number, apply for a temporary one using this form or ask your health centre to register you for healthcare. You will need a Portuguese mobile number for this purpose.
    *COVID-19 Boosters: The Portuguese authorities have initiated their booster programme. Keep up-to-date with the programme on the health authority’s website. When you go for your booster, take your passport or other form of identification, your healthcare user’s number and/or your COVID vaccination card.
    The Portuguese authorities are also vaccinating children aged between 5 and 11. Check the health authority’s website for further information. If you live in Madeira, and have not yet had a COVID-19 vaccination or COVID-19 booster, call the health authorities on 800 210 263 or send an email to vacinacao@sesaram.pt to book an appointment now. Alternatively, go to your health centre on vaccination days and ask whether you can have the vaccination without an appointment. If you live in the Azores and you have not yet been vaccinated, use this form to register for the vaccine.
    Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.
    If you’re a British national living in Portugal, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.
    If you have received your COVID-19 vaccination in Portugal, you can get an EU Digital COVID Certificate from the health authorities. Remember to download or print your certificate again after you have had the booster vaccine. For further information, visit the European Commission’s EU Digital COVID Certificate page.

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    26.04.2022
  • Portugal Portuguese authorities have reinstated the requirement of presenting a vaccination, recovery or test certificate for all arrivals reaching the country through air and sea transportation.

    The test certificate has to be performed 72 hours before travelling (PCR test) or 42 hours before arrival for those performing a rapid antigen test. In addition, all EU Member States and Schengen Area countries are permitted incoming and outgoing air traffic.

    Moreover, the following countries are also allowed air activity with Portugal:

    Liechtenstein
    Norway
    Iceland
    Switzerland
    Angola
    Brazil
    Cape Verde
    Canada
    United States of America
    Guinea-Bissau
    Mozambique
    United Kingdom
    Sao Tome
    Principe
    Saudi Arabia
    Bahrain
    Chile
    Colombia
    Indonesia
    Kuwait
    New Zealand
    Peru
    People’s Republic of China
    Qatar
    Rwanda
    Saudi Arabia
    South Korea
    United Arab Emirates
    Uruguay
    Taiwan
    Hong Kong and Macau
    Arrivals from countries other than these mentioned can enter Portugal only for essential travelling.

    Moreover, the entry rules are facilitated for children who are under 12 years old, as they are exempted from presenting a vaccination, recovery or test certificate. The requirement to present a passenger locator form has also been abolished for Portugal, and different rules apply for the islands of Azores and Madeira.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) data reveals that Portugal has registered 61,451 new COVID-19 infection cases in the recent week, taking the total number of positive cases recorded since the pandemic started to over 3.7 million. In addition, there were 22,148 deaths reported, with 141 of those registered in the last seven days.

    As for the vaccination rate, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reveals that authorities in Portugal have administered a total of 23.7 million vaccinations until now. Of the total number of the adult population, 85.7 per cent have already completed their primary vaccination, and another 61.8 per cent have received an additional vaccine dose.

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    25.04.2022
  • Portugal The Portuguese authorities have revealed that the country has decided to drop the face mask requirement.

    The decision was announced yesterday, April 21, by the Minister of Health of Portugal, Marta Temido.

    Temido said that travellers, as well as citizens of the country, will no longer be required to wear a face mask when accessing the majority of public places and events, such as restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, and museums, among others.

    Nonetheless, it has been emphasised that the requirement to wear a mask will continue to remain valid for all those who wish to access healthcare institutions and other facilities that are mainly frequented by vulnerable persons.

    In addition, mask-wearing will also remain mandatory for everyone using all forms of public transport as well as for those travelling by plane.

    The decision to lift such a requirement has been taken after taking into account the infection and vaccination rates.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) shows that Portugal has reported 61,342 new COVID-19 infection cases in the last seven days.

    As for the vaccination rates, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control reveals that Portugal has administered a total of 23,750,020 vaccine doses until April 21. It further reveals that 94.4 per cent of the entire Portuguese adult population has completed primary vaccination until now, and another 74.1 per cent has received an additional vaccine dose.

    Even though Portugal has lifted the majority of domestic COVID-19 restrictions, the country still requires incoming travellers to meet entry rules.

    Portugal currently permits entry only to travellers from specific countries provided that they hold a valid COVID Certificate – a vaccination recovery or test certificate.

    Portugal applies the same validity period as the other EU countries. This means that a vaccination certificate is considered valid when entering Portugal only if it proves that the holder completed primary vaccination in the last nine months or received an additional vaccine dose.

    On the other hand, a recovery certificate is recognised upon entry to Portugal only if it indicates that the holder recovered from the virus in the last six months.

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    23.04.2022
  • Portugal The Portuguese authorities have revealed that the country has decided to drop the face mask requirement.

    The decision was announced yesterday, April 21, by the Minister of Health of Portugal, Marta Temido reports.

    Temido said that travellers, as well as citizens of the country, will no longer be required to wear a face mask when accessing the majority of public places and events, such as restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, and museums, among others.

    Nonetheless, it has been emphasised that the requirement to wear a mask will continue to remain valid for all those who wish to access healthcare institutions and other facilities that are mainly frequented by vulnerable persons.

    In addition, mask-wearing will also remain mandatory for everyone using all forms of public transport as well as for those travelling by plane.

    The decision to lift such a requirement has been taken after taking into account the infection and vaccination rates.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) shows that Portugal has reported 61,342 new COVID-19 infection cases in the last seven days.

    As for the vaccination rates, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control reveals that Portugal has administered a total of 23,750,020 vaccine doses until April 21. It further reveals that 94.4 per cent of the entire Portuguese adult population has completed primary vaccination until now, and another 74.1 per cent has received an additional vaccine dose.

    Even though Portugal has lifted the majority of domestic COVID-19 restrictions, the country still requires incoming travellers to meet entry rules.

    Portugal currently permits entry only to travellers from specific countries provided that they hold a valid COVID Certificate – a vaccination recovery or test certificate.

    Portugal applies the same validity period as the other EU countries. This means that a vaccination certificate is considered valid when entering Portugal only if it proves that the holder completed primary vaccination in the last nine months or received an additional vaccine dose.

    On the other hand, a recovery certificate is recognised upon entry to Portugal only if it indicates that the holder recovered from the virus in the last six months.

    Read more
    23.04.2022
  • Portugal Latest News: Government allows non-essential travel from Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe; entry rules still in place (Schengen Visa Info, 20.03.2022)

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU: [ as below]

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules – arriving to mainland Portugal by air or by sea:

    Non-essential travel is allowed from the following countries: Angola, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Kuwait, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay; and the special administrative regions and territorial authorities of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

    Travel from other countries is only allowed for essential reasons (professional, educational, family, health and humanitarian purposes).

    Holders of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC) and of equivalent documents with proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 (see the specific requirements below) can fly to Portugal for any reason.

    Specific information for Madeira and for the Azores archipelago is available on visitportugal.com. Currently, there are no restrictions to access airports, ports and marinas in Madeira.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the requirement to provide the EUDCC or certificates of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

     

    Document checklist

    Travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or by sea must provide all the following documents:

    1. Fill in a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal. The QR code generated is accepted in paper or digital form.
    2. An ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents containing one of the following:

      Proof of full vaccination
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the full primary vaccination series was administered, or until further notice after the booster dose).
      Accepted vaccines in mainland Portugal and Azores: vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Comirnaty (Pfizer and BioNTech), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen; Sinopharm (VeroCell); Sinovac (Coronavac); Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin).

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: between 11 and 180 days after the positive test result.

      Or

      Negative result to a pre-departure test. Accepted tests:
      molecular tests, valid 72 hours
      rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests

     

    Travellers who enter Portugal by air or sea and who do not hold an EUDCC nor an equivalent certificate must provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours, or to a rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: Mainland Portugal is in a state of alert. Most restrictive measures have been lifted, but on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes, you will still need to show either a vaccination certificate showing you had a booster vaccine at least 14 days before visiting one of these facilities, or a negative COVID-19 test, or a recovery certificate. These requirements do not apply to children aged 11 and under.
    Using your COVID Pass to visit medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes: Portugal will accept your COVID Pass (digital or paper version) as proof of vaccination or recovery for visiting medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes provided:
    • your vaccination certificate shows you had an EU approved booster vaccine at least 14 days before your visit, or
    • your recovery certificate shows you have recovered from COVID-19 at least 11 days and no more than 180 days ago before your visit.
    Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    COVID-19 tests for accessing medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes: If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access a medical facility, retirement or nursing home, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the Visit Portugal website.
    Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone aged 10 and over in mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and aged 6 and over 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: 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.
    Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain are force. These are different to the mainland.
    Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show you are fully or partially vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 on entry to retirement and nursing homes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms, cultural, social, sporting and recreational events.
    If you are unvaccinated, you will have to show a negative antigen test, which must be renewed weekly. These measures do not apply to children aged 4 and under. The measures also do not apply to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website.
    The Azores: The archipelago of the Azores is in a state of alert. Restrictive measures include the need to show a negative COVID-19 test on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes, as follows:
    • certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours, or
    • a rapid antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours and certified by a healthcare professional
    These requirements do not apply to children aged 12 and under or those who have a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the regional government’s website.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. The public health authorities will give you guidance on when you can stop self-isolating.

    Read more
    08.04.2022
  • Portugal Latest News: Government allows non-essential travel from Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe; entry rules still in place (Schengen Visa Info, 20.03.2022)

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU: [ as below]

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules – arriving to mainland Portugal by air or by sea:

    Non-essential travel is allowed from the following countries: Angola, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Kuwait, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay; and the special administrative regions and territorial authorities of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

    Travel from other countries is only allowed for essential reasons (professional, educational, family, health and humanitarian purposes).

    Holders of ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC) and of equivalent documents with proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 (see the specific requirements below) can fly to Portugal for any reason.

    Specific information for Madeira and for the Azores archipelago is available on visitportugal.com. Currently, there are no restrictions to access airports, ports and marinas in Madeira.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the requirement to provide the EUDCC or certificates of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

     

    Document checklist

    Travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or by sea must provide all the following documents:

    1. Fill in a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal. The QR code generated is accepted in paper or digital form.
    2. An ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents containing one of the following:

      Proof of full vaccination
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the full primary vaccination series was administered, or until further notice after the booster dose).
      Accepted vaccines in mainland Portugal and Azores: vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Comirnaty (Pfizer and BioNTech), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen; Sinopharm (VeroCell); Sinovac (Coronavac); Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin).

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: between 11 and 180 days after the positive test result.

      Or

      Negative result to a pre-departure test. Accepted tests:
      molecular tests, valid 72 hours
      rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests

     

    Travellers who enter Portugal by air or sea and who do not hold an EUDCC nor an equivalent certificate must provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours, or to a rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: Mainland Portugal is in a state of alert. Most restrictive measures have been lifted, but on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes, you will still need to show either a vaccination certificate showing you had a booster vaccine at least 14 days before visiting one of these facilities, or a negative COVID-19 test, or a recovery certificate. These requirements do not apply to children aged 11 and under.
    Using your COVID Pass to visit medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes: Portugal will accept your COVID Pass (digital or paper version) as proof of vaccination or recovery for visiting medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes provided:
    • your vaccination certificate shows you had an EU approved booster vaccine at least 14 days before your visit, or
    • your recovery certificate shows you have recovered from COVID-19 at least 11 days and no more than 180 days ago before your visit.
    Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    COVID-19 tests for accessing medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes: If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access a medical facility, retirement or nursing home, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the Visit Portugal website.
    Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone aged 10 and over in mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and aged 6 and over 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: 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.
    Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain are force. These are different to the mainland.
    Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show you are fully or partially vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 on entry to retirement and nursing homes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms, cultural, social, sporting and recreational events.
    If you are unvaccinated, you will have to show a negative antigen test, which must be renewed weekly. These measures do not apply to children aged 4 and under. The measures also do not apply to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website.
    The Azores: The archipelago of the Azores is in a state of alert. Restrictive measures include the need to show a negative COVID-19 test on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes, as follows:
    • certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours, or
    • a rapid antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours and certified by a healthcare professional
    These requirements do not apply to children aged 12 and under or those who have a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the regional government’s website.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. The public health authorities will give you guidance on when you can stop self-isolating.

    Read more
    06.04.2022
  • Portugal Latest News: Government allows non-essential travel from Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe; entry rules still in place (Schengen Visa Info, 20.03.2022)

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules – arriving to mainland Portugal by air or by sea:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from the following countries: Angola, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Kuwait, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay; and the special administrative regions and territorial authorities of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

    Specific information for Madeira and for the Azores archipelago is available on visitportugal.com. Currently, there are no restrictions to access airports, ports and marinas in Madeira.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the requirement to provide the EUDCC or certificates of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

     

    Document checklist

    Travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or by sea must provide all the following documents:

    1. Fill in a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal. The QR code generated is accepted in paper or digital form.
    2. An ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents containing one of the following:

      Proof of full vaccination
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the full primary vaccination series was administered, or until further notice after the booster dose).
      Accepted vaccines in mainland Portugal and Azores: vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA); Covishield (Serum Institute of India – AZ-SII) / Verity Pharmaceuticals; COVID-19 vaccine (recombinant) Fiocruz; R-COVI – R-Pharm; Sinopharm (VeroCell); Sinovac (Coronavac); Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin).

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
      Validity: between 11 and 180 days after the positive test result.

      Or

      Negative result to a pre-departure test. Accepted tests:
      molecular tests, valid 72 hours
      rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests

     

    Travellers who enter Portugal by air or sea and who do not hold an EUDCC nor an equivalent certificate must provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours, or to a rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: Mainland Portugal is in a state of alert. Most restrictive measures have been lifted, but on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes, you will still need to show either a vaccination certificate showing you had a booster vaccine at least 14 days before visiting one of these facilities, or a negative COVID-19 test, or a recovery certificate. These requirements do not apply to children aged 11 and under.
    Using your COVID Pass to visit medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes: Portugal will accept your COVID Pass (digital or paper version) as proof of vaccination or recovery for visiting medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes provided:
    • your vaccination certificate shows you had an EU approved booster vaccine at least 14 days before your visit, or
    • your recovery certificate shows you have recovered from COVID-19 at least 11 days and no more than 180 days ago before your visit.
    Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    COVID-19 tests for accessing medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes: If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access a medical facility, retirement or nursing home, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the Visit Portugal website.
    Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone aged 10 and over in mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and aged 6 and over 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: 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.
    Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain are force. These are different to the mainland.
    Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show you are fully or partially vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 on entry to retirement and nursing homes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms, cultural, social, sporting and recreational events.
    If you are unvaccinated, you will have to show a negative antigen test, which must be renewed weekly. These measures do not apply to children aged 4 and under. The measures also do not apply to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website.
    The Azores: The archipelago of the Azores is in a state of alert. Restrictive measures include the need to show a negative COVID-19 test on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes, as follows:
    • certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours, or
    • a rapid antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours and certified by a healthcare professional
    These requirements do not apply to children aged 12 and under or those who have a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the regional government’s website.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. The public health authorities will give you guidance on when you can stop self-isolating.

    Read more
    28.03.2022
  • Portugal The Portuguese government has announced that travellers from another five third countries – Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe – can now enter Portugal for travel purposes.

    “The Government approved an amendment to the rules applicable to air traffic within the scope of measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, extending the possibility of carrying out non-essential trips to our country to travellers from Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe,” the statement of Portugal’s government reads.

    Such a statement suggests that the non-essential travel ban that was previously imposed against these countries has been officially removed. However, even though travellers from these areas are no longer subject to an entry ban, they still need to follow additional entry rules.

    The current entry rules explained on the official travel website of Portugal show that the country currently accepts only vaccination and recovery passes issued by one of EU/Schengen Area countries or by the authorities of a third country that has a reciprocal agreement with Portugal.

    Portugal has a list of third countries whose vaccination and recovery certificates are recognised under reciprocal conditions. However, of all the five above-mentioned countries, only Cape Verde is part of it. This means that citizens of Cape Verde can now enter Portugal restriction-free as long as they hold one of the certificates.

    On the other hand, the case is not the same for travellers from Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe as these countries do not have a reciprocal agreement with Portugal.

    According to the government, travellers from these four areas need to undergo pre-arrival testing even if they have been vaccinated or recovered from the virus in order to be permitted entry.

    “Passengers who do not have a Covid-19 Digital Certificate of the Union European Union or another recognised under the law must present, at the time of departure, proof of performance of a nucleic acid amplification test or rapid antigen test, carried out within 72 or 24 hours prior to the time of departure,” the government emphasised.

    The rules explained by the official travel website of Portugal have caused confusion among travellers as the Portuguese authorities continue to require vaccinated and recovered travellers from several third countries to meet additional measures.

    Since Portugal continues to apply restrictions based on travellers’ country of origin rather than on their vaccination and recovery status, some of the rules remain unclear. The authorities are yet to come out with an official statement regarding their restrictions.

    Read more
    19.03.2022
  • Portugal Latest News: Government in Madeira extends existing COVID-19 restrictions until 15 March; Portugal’s general entry rules also reported (SVI, 28.02.2022).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who enter Portugal by air or sea and who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), nor an equivalent certificate, must provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours, or to a rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules – arriving to mainland Portugal by air or by sea:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from the following countries: Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay; and the special administrative regions and territorial authorities of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

    Specific information for Madeira and for the Azores archipelago is available on visitportugal.com. Currently, there are no restrictions to access airports, ports and marinas in Madeira.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the requirement to provide the EUDCC or certificates of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

     

    Document checklist

    Travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or by sea must provide all the following documents:

    1. Fill in a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal. The QR code generated is accepted in paper or digital form.
    2. An ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents containing one of the following:

      Proof of full vaccination
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the full primary vaccination series was administered, or until further notice after the booster dose).
      Accepted vaccines in mainland Portugal and Azores: vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA); Covishield (Serum Institute of India – AZ-SII) / Verity Pharmaceuticals; COVID-19 vaccine (recombinant) Fiocruz; R-COVI – R-Pharm; Sinopharm (VeroCell); Sinovac (Coronavac); Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin).

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 11 and 180 days after the positive test result.

      Or

      Negative result to a pre-departure test. Accepted tests:
      molecular tests, valid 72 hours
      rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: Mainland Portugal is in a state of alert. Most restrictive measures have been lifted, but on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes, you will still need to show either a vaccination certificate showing you had a booster vaccine at least 14 days before visiting one of these facilities, or a negative COVID-19 test, or a recovery certificate. These requirements do not apply to children aged 11 and under.
    Using your COVID Pass to visit medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes: Portugal will accept your COVID Pass (digital or paper version) as proof of vaccination or recovery for visiting medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes provided:
    • your vaccination certificate shows you had an EU approved booster vaccine at least 14 days before your visit, or
    • your recovery certificate shows you have recovered from COVID-19 at least 11 days and no more than 180 days ago before your visit.
    Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    COVID-19 tests for accessing medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes: If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access a medical facility, retirement or nursing home, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the Visit Portugal website.
    Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone aged 10 and over in mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and aged 6 and over 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: 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.
    Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain are force. These are different to the mainland.
    Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show you are fully or partially vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 on entry to retirement and nursing homes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms, cultural, social, sporting and recreational events.
    If you are unvaccinated, you will have to show a negative antigen test, which must be renewed weekly. These measures do not apply to children aged 4 and under. The measures also do not apply to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website.
    The Azores: The archipelago of the Azores is in a state of alert. Restrictive measures include the need to show a negative COVID-19 test on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes, as follows:
    • certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours, or
    • a rapid antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours and certified by a healthcare professional
    These requirements do not apply to children aged 12 and under or those who have a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the regional government’s website.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. The public health authorities will give you guidance on when you can stop self-isolating.

    Read more
    18.03.2022
  • Portugal Latest News: Government in Madeira extends existing COVID-19 restrictions until 15 March; Portugal’s general entry rules also reported (SVI, 28.02.2022).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who enter Portugal by air or sea and who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), nor an equivalent certificate, must provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72 hours, or to a rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules – arriving to mainland Portugal by air or by sea:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from the following countries: Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay; and the special administrative regions and territorial authorities of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

    Specific information for Madeira and for the Azores archipelago is available on visitportugal.com. Currently, there are no restrictions to access airports, ports and marinas in Madeira.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the requirement to provide the EUDCC or certificates of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

     

    Document checklist

    Travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or by sea must provide all the following documents:

    1. Fill in a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal. The QR code generated is accepted in paper or digital form.
    2. An ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or equivalent documents containing one of the following:

      Proof of full vaccination
      Validity: between 14 and 270 days after the full primary vaccination series was administered, or until further notice after the booster dose).
      Accepted vaccines in mainland Portugal and Azores: vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA); Covishield (Serum Institute of India – AZ-SII) / Verity Pharmaceuticals; COVID-19 vaccine (recombinant) Fiocruz; R-COVI – R-Pharm; Sinopharm (VeroCell); Sinovac (Coronavac); Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin).

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 11 and 180 days after the positive test result.

      Or

      Negative result to a pre-departure test. Accepted tests:
      molecular tests, valid 72 hours
      rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal is in a state of alert. Most restrictive measures have been lifted, but on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes you will still need to show either a vaccination certificate showing you had a booster vaccine at least 14 days before visiting one of these facilities, or a negative COVID-19 test, or a recovery certificate.
    These requirements do not apply to children aged 11 and under. Using your COVID Pass to visit medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes.
    Portugal will accept your COVID Pass (digital or paper version) as proof of vaccination or recovery for visiting medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes provided:
    your vaccination certificate shows you had an EU approved booster vaccine at least 14 days before your visit, or
    • your recovery certificate shows you have recovered from COVID-19 at least 11 days and no more than 180 days ago before your visit.
    Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    COVID-19 tests for accessing medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes.
    If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access a medical facility, retirement or nursing home, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the Visit Portugal website.
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone aged 10 and over on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and aged 6 and over 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: Check any accommodation you book meets the requiredhygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain are force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show you are fully or partially vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 on entry to retirement and nursing homes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms, cultural, social, sporting and recreational events. If you are unvaccinated, you will have to show a negative antigen test, which must be renewed weekly.
    These measures do not apply to children aged 4 and under. The measures also do not apply to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “Useful Info”).
    The Azores: The archipelago of the Azores is in a state of contingency. Restrictive measures include:
    • a ban on Carnival celebrations and gatherings between 25 February and 1 March
    • the requirement to show a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours prior to use) or a rapid lateral flow test (taken no more than 24 hours prior to use), to attend cultural, sporting and social events and to enter bars and nightclubs. If you have a valid EU vaccination or recovery certificate, or your EU certificate shows you had a booster vaccine at least 14 days ago, you will be exempt from testing.
    On the islands of São Miguel, Terceira, Faial, Pico and São Jorge, you will have to show a negative COVID-19 test as described above, even if you have an EU vaccination or recovery certificate, or have had a booster vaccine, to attend cultural, sporting and social events and to enter bars and nightclubs.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on Visit Azores website< /a>.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. The public health authorities will give you guidance on when you can stop self-isolating. In these circumstances, make sure you: If you need medical advice while you are in isolation, you can contact 112 in an emergency.

    Read more
  • Portugal Latest News: Government in Madeira extends existing COVID-19 restrictions until 15 March; Portugal’s general entry rules also reported (SVI, 28.02.2022).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who enter Portugal by air or sea and who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) must provide one of the following:

     

    Travellers who enter Portugal by land and do not hold a valid EUDCC must provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or to a rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours).

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules – arriving to mainland Portugal by air or by sea:

    An updated list of countries with flights authorised for non-essential travel is available on visitportugal.com.

    Specific information for Madeira and for the Azores archipelago is available on visitportugal.com.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the requirement to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or test results.

     

    Document checklist

    Travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or by sea must provide all the following documents:

    1. Fill in a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal. The QR code generated is accepted in paper or digital form.
    2. Proof of full vaccination (valid between 14 and 270 days after the full primary vaccination series was administered, or after the booster dose), or proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries and territories: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the British Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), Uruguay, the Vatican.
      Accepted vaccines in mainland Portugal and Azores: vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Comirnaty (Pfizer and BioNTech), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen; Sinopharm (VeroCell), Sinovac (Coronavac), Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin), Verity Pharmaceuticals, Fiocruz, R-Pharm.

      Or

      Negative result to a pre-departure test. Accepted tests:
      molecular (PCR) tests, valid 72 hours
      rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal is in a state of alert. Most restrictive measures have been lifted, but on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes you will still need to show either a vaccination certificate showing you had a booster vaccine at least 14 days before visiting one of these facilities, or a negative COVID-19 test, or a recovery certificate.
    These requirements do not apply to children aged 11 and under. Using your COVID Pass to visit medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes.
    Portugal will accept your COVID Pass (digital or paper version) as proof of vaccination or recovery for visiting medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes provided:
    your vaccination certificate shows you had an EU approved booster vaccine at least 14 days before your visit, or
    • your recovery certificate shows you have recovered from COVID-19 at least 11 days and no more than 180 days ago before your visit.
    Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    COVID-19 tests for accessing medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes.
    If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access a medical facility, retirement or nursing home, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the Visit Portugal website.
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone aged 10 and over on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and aged 6 and over 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: Check any accommodation you book meets the requiredhygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain are force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show you are fully or partially vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 on entry to retirement and nursing homes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms, cultural, social, sporting and recreational events. If you are unvaccinated, you will have to show a negative antigen test, which must be renewed weekly.
    These measures do not apply to children aged 4 and under. The measures also do not apply to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “Useful Info”).
    The Azores: The archipelago of the Azores is in a state of contingency. Restrictive measures include:
    • a ban on Carnival celebrations and gatherings between 25 February and 1 March
    • the requirement to show a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours prior to use) or a rapid lateral flow test (taken no more than 24 hours prior to use), to attend cultural, sporting and social events and to enter bars and nightclubs. If you have a valid EU vaccination or recovery certificate, or your EU certificate shows you had a booster vaccine at least 14 days ago, you will be exempt from testing.
    On the islands of São Miguel, Terceira, Faial, Pico and São Jorge, you will have to show a negative COVID-19 test as described above, even if you have an EU vaccination or recovery certificate, or have had a booster vaccine, to attend cultural, sporting and social events and to enter bars and nightclubs.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on Visit Azores website< /a>.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. The public health authorities will give you guidance on when you can stop self-isolating. In these circumstances, make sure you: If you need medical advice while you are in isolation, you can contact 112 in an emergency.

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  • Portugal Portugal’s Council of Ministers has approved a new resolution simplifying protection requirements for Ukrainian refugees already fleeing war last weekend.

    In a press release issued on March 6, the European Commission announced that this temporary protection measure would last for almost a year, but that it could be extended for two six-month periods if the war continues or another situation emerges that prevents people from safely returning to Ukraine.

    According to the EU Commission, Ukrainian citizens under this measure will be able to obtain legal status in Portugal, which guarantees them immediate access to the taxpayer identification number, social security identification number and the National Health Service number, so that their life in Portugal can be as normal as possible, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    The Association of Portuguese Municipalities also met with the High Commission for Migration to assess the means, especially those in terms of housing, that are now available throughout the country for the reception of families from Ukraine.

    In addition, some hospitals in Portugal have published a list of the number of hospital beds available to Ukrainian refugees who need health care due to health conditions that require attention, like palliative care, neonatal care, cancer medication, etc.

    The authorities also intend to find workplaces for arriving Ukrainians, in particular for those with skills needed for work vacancies that Portuguese nationals cannot fill.

    “The Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP) also mobilised a task force to coordinate skills matching between new Ukrainians arrivals on the one hand, and the needs of businesses in Portugal on the other,” the statement reads.

    Another means through which the authorities are set to help Ukrainian refugees is through a project called SPEAK, which was established in 2014 and is a platform that helps migrants and refugees solve the challenges of social exclusion by learning a language and creating an informal social support network

    This project operates in 24 cities and 12 different countries and so far has helped more than 48,000 people.

    According to SPEAK, moving from your home country to a new city can be difficult and can make newcomers feel isolated, but through SPEAK.

    72 per cent of foreigners have made new friends
    82 per cent have improved their knowledge of a new language, where language groups are run by friends from all over the world who are fluent in the language you want and help everyone to sound like a native
    82 per cent have increased the sense of belonging in their current city

    Read more
  • Portugal Latest News: Government in Madeira extends existing COVID-19 restrictions until 15 March; Portugal’s general entry rules also reported (SVI, 28.02.2022).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who enter Portugal by air or sea and who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) must provide one of the following:

     

    Travellers who enter Portugal by land and do not hold a valid EUDCC must provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or to a rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours).

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules – arriving to mainland Portugal by air or by sea:

    An updated list of countries with flights authorised for non-essential travel is available on visitportugal.com.

    Specific information for Madeira and for the Azores archipelago is available on visitportugal.com.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the requirement to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or test results.

     

    Document checklist

    Travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or by sea must provide all the following documents:

    1. Fill in a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal. The QR code generated is accepted in paper or digital form.
    2. Proof of full vaccination (valid between 14 and 270 days after the full primary vaccination series was administered, or after the booster dose), or proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries and territories: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the British Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), Uruguay, the Vatican.
      Accepted vaccines in mainland Portugal and Azores: vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Comirnaty (Pfizer and BioNTech), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen; Sinopharm (VeroCell), Sinovac (Coronavac), Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin), Verity Pharmaceuticals, Fiocruz, R-Pharm.

      Or

      Negative result to a pre-departure test. Accepted tests:
      molecular (PCR) tests, valid 72 hours
      rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal is in a state of alert. Most restrictive measures have been lifted, but on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes you will still need to show either a vaccination certificate showing you had a booster vaccine at least 14 days before visiting one of these facilities, or a negative COVID-19 test, or a recovery certificate.
    These requirements do not apply to children aged 11 and under. Using your COVID Pass to visit medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes.
    Portugal will accept your COVID Pass (digital or paper version) as proof of vaccination or recovery for visiting medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes provided:
    your vaccination certificate shows you had an EU approved booster vaccine at least 14 days before your visit, or
    • your recovery certificate shows you have recovered from COVID-19 at least 11 days and no more than 180 days ago before your visit.
    Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    COVID-19 tests for accessing medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes.
    If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access a medical facility, retirement or nursing home, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the Visit Portugal website.
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone aged 10 and over on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and aged 6 and over 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: Check any accommodation you book meets the requiredhygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain are force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show you are fully or partially vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 on entry to retirement and nursing homes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms, cultural, social, sporting and recreational events. If you are unvaccinated, you will have to show a negative antigen test, which must be renewed weekly.
    These measures do not apply to children aged 4 and under. The measures also do not apply to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “Useful Info”).
    The Azores: The archipelago of the Azores is in a state of contingency. Restrictive measures include:
    • a ban on Carnival celebrations and gatherings between 25 February and 1 March
    • the requirement to show a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours prior to use) or a rapid lateral flow test (taken no more than 24 hours prior to use), to attend cultural, sporting and social events and to enter bars and nightclubs. If you have a valid EU vaccination or recovery certificate, or your EU certificate shows you had a booster vaccine at least 14 days ago, you will be exempt from testing.
    On the islands of São Miguel, Terceira, Faial, Pico and São Jorge, you will have to show a negative COVID-19 test as described above, even if you have an EU vaccination or recovery certificate, or have had a booster vaccine, to attend cultural, sporting and social events and to enter bars and nightclubs.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on Visit Azores website< /a>.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. The public health authorities will give you guidance on when you can stop self-isolating. In these circumstances, make sure you: If you need medical advice while you are in isolation, you can contact 112 in an emergency.

    Read more
  • Portugal Latest News: Portuguese government lifts non-essential travel ban from Canada (SVI, 23.02.2022).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who enter Portugal by air or sea and who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) must provide one of the following:

     

    Travellers who enter Portugal by land and do not hold a valid EUDCC must provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or to a rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours).

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules – arriving to mainland Portugal by air or by sea:

    An updated list of countries with flights authorised for non-essential travel is available on visitportugal.com.

    Specific information for Madeira and for the Azores archipelago is available on visitportugal.com.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the requirement to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or test results.

     

    Document checklist

    Travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or by sea must provide all the following documents:

    1. Fill in a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal. The QR code generated is accepted in paper or digital form.
    2. Proof of full vaccination (valid between 14 and 270 days after the full primary vaccination series was administered, or after the booster dose), or proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries and territories: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the British Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), Uruguay, the Vatican.
      Accepted vaccines in mainland Portugal and Azores: vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Comirnaty (Pfizer and BioNTech), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen; Sinopharm (VeroCell), Sinovac (Coronavac), Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin), Verity Pharmaceuticals, Fiocruz, R-Pharm.

      Or

      Negative result to a pre-departure test. Accepted tests:
      molecular (PCR) tests, valid 72 hours
      rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal is in a state of alert. Most restrictive measures have been lifted, but on entry to medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes you will still need to show either a vaccination certificate showing you had a booster vaccine at least 14 days before visiting one of these facilities, or a negative COVID-19 test, or a recovery certificate.
    These requirements do not apply to children aged 11 and under. Using your COVID Pass to visit medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes.
    Portugal will accept your COVID Pass (digital or paper version) as proof of vaccination or recovery for visiting medical facilities, nursing and retirement homes provided:
    your vaccination certificate shows you had an EU approved booster vaccine at least 14 days before your visit, or
    • your recovery certificate shows you have recovered from COVID-19 at least 11 days and no more than 180 days ago before your visit.
    Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    COVID-19 tests for accessing medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes.
    If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access a medical facility, retirement or nursing home, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the Visit Portugal website.
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone aged 10 and over on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and aged 6 and over 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: Check any accommodation you book meets the requiredhygiene and cleaning standards and look out for the Portuguese Tourist Board’s “clean and safe” certification.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain are force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show you are fully or partially vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 on entry to retirement and nursing homes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms, cultural, social, sporting and recreational events. If you are unvaccinated, you will have to show a negative antigen test, which must be renewed weekly.
    These measures do not apply to children aged 4 and under. The measures also do not apply to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “Useful Info”).
    The Azores: The archipelago of the Azores is in a state of contingency. Restrictive measures include:
    • a ban on Carnival celebrations and gatherings between 25 February and 1 March
    • the requirement to show a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours prior to use) or a rapid lateral flow test (taken no more than 24 hours prior to use), to attend cultural, sporting and social events and to enter bars and nightclubs. If you have a valid EU vaccination or recovery certificate, or your EU certificate shows you had a booster vaccine at least 14 days ago, you will be exempt from testing.
    On the islands of São Miguel, Terceira, Faial, Pico and São Jorge, you will have to show a negative COVID-19 test as described above, even if you have an EU vaccination or recovery certificate, or have had a booster vaccine, to attend cultural, sporting and social events and to enter bars and nightclubs.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on Visit Azores website< /a>.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. The public health authorities will give you guidance on when you can stop self-isolating. In these circumstances, make sure you: If you need medical advice while you are in isolation, you can contact 112 in an emergency.

    Read more
  • Portugal Latest News: Authorities lift requirement to present negative COVID-19 test for air passengers arriving with valid digital European Union certificate or recognized proof of vaccination (Reuters, 03.02.2022).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who enter Portugal by air or sea and who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) must provide one of the following:

     

    Travellers who enter Portugal by land and do not hold a valid EUDCC must provide a negative result to a pre-departure molecular test (valid 72 hours) or to a rapid antigen test (valid 24 hours).

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules – arriving to mainland Portugal by air or by sea:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    An updated list of countries with flights authorised for non-essential is available on visitportugal.com.

    Note: flights to and from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended. All passengers who have been in these countries and in Mozambique in the 14 days before entering Portugal must perform quarantine for 14 days, at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. Travellers who perform a negative molecular or rapid antigen test on day 3 can finish the self-isolation period. Travellers from these countries who remain in mainland Portugal for maximum 48 hours are exempt from quarantine and must perform a molecular or rapid antigen test upon arrival.

    Specific information for Madeira and for the Azores archipelago is available on visitportugal.com.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from the requirement to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or test results.

     

    Document checklist

    Travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or by sea must provide all the following documents:

    1. Fill in a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal. The QR code generated is accepted in paper or digital form.
    2. Proof of vaccination or of recovery from COVID-19, either in the form of an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), or a certificate issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.

      Or

      Negative result to a pre-departure test. Accepted tests:
      molecular (PCR) tests, valid 72 hours
      rapid antigen test, valid 24 hours, based on the European Commission’s list of rapid antigen tests

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:

    Read more
    11.02.2022
  • Portugal Latest News: Authorities lift requirement to present negative COVID-19 test for air passengers arriving with valid digital European Union certificate or recognized proof of vaccination (Reuters, 03.02.2022).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers aged 12 and above who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Portugal by air or by sea if they can provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • negative pre-departure test result. Both molecular (PCR – valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours) are accepted.

     

    Requirements for travellers entering portugal by land depend on the risk classification of their country of departure.

    Travellers from low risk or moderate risk countries must hold an EUDCC with proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test result.

    Travellers from red and dark red countries who do not hold an EUDCC can enter Portugal if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure test.

     

    Passengers who provide tests not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portugues territory, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Provisional information subject to further revision and confirmation from national authorities

     

    Entry rules – arriving to mainland Portugal by air or by sea:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Flights for non-essential travel are authorized, subject to confirmation of reciprocity, for the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay; for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao; and for Taiwan (under the category of entities not recognised as states by at least one EU Member State). An updated list of countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    Travel alert: flights to and from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended. All passengers who have been in these countries and in Mozambique in the 14 days before entering Portugal must perform quarantine for 14 days, at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. Travellers who perform a negative molecular or rapid antigen test on day 3 can finish the self-isolation period. Travellers from these countries who remain in mainland Portugal for maximum 48 hours are exempt from quarantine and must perform a molecular or rapid antigen test upon arrival.

    Specific information for Madeira is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French.

    Specific information for the Azores archipelago is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from recovery and testing requirements.

     

    Document checklist – for travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or by sea:

    1. Fill in a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal. The QR code generated is accepted in paper or digital form.
    2. Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, either in the form of an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), or a certificate issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.

      Or

      A negative pre-departure test result, regardless of the country of departure, of travellers’ nationality and of proof of vaccination.
      Accepted tests: molecular (valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours). Passengers who provide a test result not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, and wait in a designated area until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services:
    Mainland Portugal: Mainland Portugal is in a state of calamity. There is a ban on drinking alcohol outside in public and a requirement to show vaccination and negative COVID-19 test certificates to access services and facilities, as follows:
    • On entry to hotels and other tourist accommodation, restaurants, casinos, gyms and events and shows with reserved seating, you will be asked to show a COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate, or
    • a negative COVID-19 test result
    On entry to nursing and retirement homes, hospitals and clinics, bars and nightclubs, large events, sporting events and events without reserved seating, you will be asked to show:
    • a COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate, and
    • a negative COVID-19 test result
    If you can show you received the COVID-19 booster at least 14 days before you need to enter one of these facilities or attend an event, you will not need to show a negative test result.
    These requirements do not apply to children aged 11 and under.
    Using your COVID Pass to access facilities and services: Portugal will accept your COVID Pass (digital or paper version) as proof of vaccination or recovery for accessing facilities and services provided it shows:
    you have been fully vaccinated with an EU approved vaccine for at least 14 days and no more than 270 days before travel, or
    • you have been recovered from COVID-19 for at least 11 days and no more than 180 days before you travel
    Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    COVID-19 tests for accessing facilities and services: If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access facilities and services in Portugal, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone aged 10 and over on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and aged 6 and over 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: 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
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain are force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show you are fully or partially vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 on entry to; retirement and nursing homes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms, cultural, social, sporting and recreational events. If you are unvaccinated, you will have to show a negative antigen test, which must be renewed weekly.
    These measures do not apply to children aged 4 and under. The measures also do not apply to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “Useful Info”).
    The Azores: The regional government of the Azores has declared a state of contingency on all 9 islands. Restrictive measures include:
    • a ban on drinking alcohol outdoors in public
    • the requirement to show a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours prior to use) or a rapid lateral flow test (taken no more than 24 hours prior to use) , even if you are fully vaccinated, to attend cultural, sporting and social events and to enter bars and nightclubs.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the regional government’s website.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. The public health authorities will give you guidance on when you can stop self-isolating. If you need medical advice while you are in isolation, you should contact one of the helplines listed in the section below on Healthcare in Portugal or 112 in an emergency.

    Read more
    08.02.2022
  • Portugal According to Portugal News, a source from the office of the Minister of International Administration told Lusa agency, “as always; the Government will consider possible adjustments to the rules in force in the national legal framework, taking into account the content of this recommendation and also the evolution of the epidemiological situation in Portugal”.

    The Council of the EU introduced a new recommendation to ease the travel process amid the COVID-19 situation based on which Coronavirus measures should be applied considering passenger health rather than the epidemiological situation of their country of departure, except for high-risk countries.

    The decision means that passengers from other countries will face milder entry rules when travelling to EU countries, provided they have completed their immunization process against the virus.

    The Council of the EU adopted such a recommendation on January 25, while the same will become effective on February 1.

    “This means that a traveller’s COVID-19 vaccination, test, or recovery status, as evidenced by a valid EU digital COVID certificate, should be the key determinant. A person-based approach will substantially simplify the applicable rules and will provide additional clarity and predictability to travellers,” the Council of the EU pointed out.

    In addition, on the same day, February 1, the Member States will shorten the validity of vaccination documents to 270 days.

    Since December 1, 2021, all travellers from other countries reaching Portugal are obliged to present a negative rest or recovery document upon their arrival.

    Previously Portugal’s Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI) stressed that over 2,500 travellers faced fines during the last two months while attempting to reach Portugal without presenting a negative COVID-19 test.

    Read more
    27.01.2022
  • Portugal Latest News:

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers aged 12 and above who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Portugal by air or by sea if they can provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • negative pre-departure test result. Both molecular (PCR – valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours) are accepted.

     

    Requirements for travellers entering portugal by land depend on the risk classification of their country of departure.

    Travellers from low risk or moderate risk countries must hold an EUDCC with proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test result.

    Travellers from red and dark red countries who do not hold an EUDCC can enter Portugal if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure test.

     

    Passengers who provide tests not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portugues territory, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Provisional information subject to further revision and confirmation from national authorities

     

    Entry rules – arriving to mainland Portugal by air or by sea:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Flights for non-essential travel are authorized, subject to confirmation of reciprocity, for the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay; for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao; and for Taiwan (under the category of entities not recognised as states by at least one EU Member State). An updated list of countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    Travel alert: flights to and from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended. All passengers who have been in these countries and in Mozambique in the 14 days before entering Portugal must perform quarantine for 14 days, at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. Travellers who perform a negative molecular or rapid antigen test on day 3 can finish the self-isolation period. Travellers from these countries who remain in mainland Portugal for maximum 48 hours are exempt from quarantine and must perform a molecular or rapid antigen test upon arrival.

    Specific information for Madeira is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French.

    Specific information for the Azores archipelago is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from recovery and testing requirements.

     

    Document checklist – for travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or by sea:

    1. Fill in a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal. The QR code generated is accepted in paper or digital form.
    2. Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, either in the form of an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), or a certificate issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.

      Or

      A negative pre-departure test result, regardless of the country of departure, of travellers’ nationality and of proof of vaccination.
      Accepted tests: molecular (valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours). Passengers who provide a test result not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, and wait in a designated area until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal is in a state of calamity. There is a ban on drinking alcohol outside in public and a requirement to show vaccination and negative COVID-19 test certificates to access services and facilities, as follows:
    • On entry to hotels and other tourist accommodation, restaurants, casinos, gyms and events and shows with reserved seating, you will be asked to show a COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate, or
    • a negative COVID-19 test result
    On entry to nursing and retirement homes, hospitals and clinics, sports arenas, bars and nightclubs and events without reserved seating, you will be asked to show:
    • a COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate, and
    • a negative COVID-19 test result
    If you can show you received the COVID-19 booster at least 14 days before you need to enter one of these facilities or attend an event, you will not need to show a negative test result.
    These requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (ie up to and including the age of 11)
    Portugal will accept your COVID Pass (digital or paper version) as proof of vaccination or recovery for the purpose of accessing facilities and services provided it shows:
    you have been fully vaccinated with an EU approved vaccine at least 14 days before travel, or
    • you have recovered from COVID-19 no less than 11 days and no more than 180 days before you travel.
    Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    COVID-19 tests for accessing facilities and services: If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access facilities and services in Portugal, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 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: 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain are force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show a vaccination ore recovery certificate or negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, pharmacies, the post office and service stations
    • clinics and health centres, veterinary clinics, public services, churches and public transport
    On access to sporting, social and cultural events, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons, you may be asked to show a negative antigen test, renewable weekly, in addition to your vaccination or recovery certificate.
    These measures do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11) or to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor, issued within the previous 90 days, confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website
    *The Azores: The regional government of the Azores has declared a state of contingency on all 9 islands. Restrictive measures include:
    • a ban on drinking alcohol outdoors in public
    • the requirement to show one of the following certificates, even if vaccinated, to attend cultural, sporting and social events and to enter bars and nightclubs:
    • a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • a negative rapid antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the regional government’s website
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. The public health authorities will give you guidance on when you can stop self-isolating.

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    21.01.2022
  • Portugal Latest News:

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers aged 12 and above who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can enter Portugal by air or by sea if they can provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • negative pre-departure test result. Both molecular (PCR – valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours) are accepted.

     

    Requirements for travellers entering portugal by land depend on the risk classification of their country of departure.

    Travellers from low risk or moderate risk countries must hold an EUDCC with proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test result.

    Travellers from red and dark red countries who do not hold an EUDCC can enter Portugal if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure test.

     

    Passengers who provide tests not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portugues territory, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Provisional information subject to further revision and confirmation from national authorities

     

    Entry rules – arriving to mainland Portugal by air or by sea:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Flights for non-essential travel are authorized, subject to confirmation of reciprocity, for the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay; for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao; and for Taiwan (under the category of entities not recognised as states by at least one EU Member State). An updated list of countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    Travel alert: flights to and from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended. All passengers who have been in these countries and in Mozambique in the 14 days before entering Portugal must perform quarantine for 14 days, at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. Travellers who perform a negative molecular or rapid antigen test on day 3 can finish the self-isolation period. Travellers from these countries who remain in mainland Portugal for maximum 48 hours are exempt from quarantine and must perform a molecular or rapid antigen test upon arrival.

    Specific information for Madeira is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French.

    Specific information for the Azores archipelago is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from recovery and testing requirements.

     

    Document checklist – for travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or by sea:

    1. Fill in a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal. The QR code generated is accepted in paper or digital form.
    2. Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, either in the form of an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), or a certificate issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.

      Or

      A negative pre-departure test result, regardless of the country of departure, of travellers’ nationality and of proof of vaccination.
      Accepted tests: molecular (valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours). Passengers who provide a test result not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, and wait in a designated area until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the
    Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: Mainland Portugal is in a state of calamity. There is a ban on drinking alcohol outside in public and a requirement to show vaccination and negative COVID-19 test certificates to access services and facilities, as follows:
    • On entry to hotels and other tourist accommodation, restaurants, casinos, gyms and events and shows with reserved seating, you will be asked to show a COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate, or
    • a negative COVID-19 test result
    On entry to nursing and retirement homes, hospitals and clinics, sports arenas, bars and nightclubs and events without reserved seating, you will be asked to show:
    • a COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate, and
    • a negative COVID-19 test result
    If you can show you received the COVID-19 booster at least 14 days before you need to enter one of these facilities or attend an event, you will not need to show a negative test result. These requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (ie up to and including the age of 11).
    Portugal will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and/or vaccination record (digital or paper) for the purpose of accessing facilities and services provided it shows:
    • you have been fully vaccinated with an EU approved vaccine at least 14 days before travel, or
    • you have recovered from COVID-19 no less than 11 days and no more than 180 days before you travel.
    Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    COVID-19 tests for accessing facilities and services: If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access facilities and services in Portugal, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 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: 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show a vaccination certificate or negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, pharmacies, the post office and service stations
    • clinics and health centres, veterinary clinics, public services, churches and public transport
    On access to sporting, social and cultural events, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons, you may be asked to show a negative antigen test, renewable weekly, in addition to your vaccination or recovery certificate.
    These measures do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11) or to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor, issued within the previous 90 days, confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “Useful Info”)
    *The Azores: The regional government of the Azores has declared a state of contingency on all 9 islands. Restrictive measures include:
    • a ban on drinking alcohol outdoors in public
    • the requirement to show one of the following certificates, even if vaccinated, to attend cultural, sporting and social events and to enter bars and nightclubs:
    • a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • a negative rapid antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the regional government’s website.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. You will be contacted by a public health official for contact tracing purposes and by a medical professional, who will confirm the date on which you can stop self-isolating. If you need medical advice while you are in isolation, you should contact 112 in an emergency.

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    18.01.2022
  • Portugal Latest News:

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers aged 12 and above who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can fly to Portugal if they can provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • negative pre-departure test result. Both molecular (PCR – valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours) are accepted.

     

    Requirements for travellers entering portugal by land depend on the risk classification of their country of departure.

    Travellers from low risk or moderate risk countries must hold an EUDCC with proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test result.

    Travellers from red and dark red countries who do not hold an EUDCC can enter Portugal if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure test.

     

    Passengers who provide tests not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portugues territory, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the 14 days before entering Portugal must perform a molecular or rapid test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days, at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. Flights to and from these countries are suspended.

     

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Flights for non-essential travel are authorized, subject to confirmation of reciprocity, for the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay; for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao; and for Taiwan (under the category of entities not recognised as states by at least one EU Member State).

    An updated list of countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    All travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or sea transport must fill a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal, and provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, either in the form of an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), or a certificate issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • a negative pre-departure test result, regardless of the country of departure, of travellers’ nationality and of proof of vaccination.
      Accepted tests: molecular (valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours). Passengers who provide a test result not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, and wait in a designated area until the result is notified.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from recovery and testing requirements.

     

    Specific information for Madeira is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French.

    Specific information for the Azores archipelago is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the
    Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: Mainland Portugal is in a state of calamity. There is a ban on drinking alcohol outside in public and a requirement to show vaccination and negative COVID-19 test certificates to access services and facilities, as follows:
    • On entry to hotels and other tourist accommodation, restaurants, casinos, gyms and events and shows with reserved seating, you will be asked to show a COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate, or
    • a negative COVID-19 test result
    On entry to nursing and retirement homes, hospitals and clinics, sports arenas, bars and nightclubs and events without reserved seating, you will be asked to show:
    • a COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate, and
    • a negative COVID-19 test result
    If you can show you received the COVID-19 booster at least 14 days before you need to enter one of these facilities or attend an event, you will not need to show a negative test result. These requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (ie up to and including the age of 11).
    Portugal will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and/or vaccination record (digital or paper) for the purpose of accessing facilities and services provided it shows:
    • you have been fully vaccinated with an EU approved vaccine at least 14 days before travel, or
    • you have recovered from COVID-19 no less than 11 days and no more than 180 days before you travel.
    Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    COVID-19 tests for accessing facilities and services: If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access facilities and services in Portugal, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 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: 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show a vaccination certificate or negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, pharmacies, the post office and service stations
    • clinics and health centres, veterinary clinics, public services, churches and public transport
    On access to sporting, social and cultural events, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons, you may be asked to show a negative antigen test, renewable weekly, in addition to your vaccination or recovery certificate.
    These measures do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11) or to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor, issued within the previous 90 days, confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “Useful Info”)
    *The Azores: The regional government of the Azores has declared a state of contingency on all 9 islands. Restrictive measures include:
    • a ban on drinking alcohol outdoors in public
    • the requirement to show one of the following certificates, even if vaccinated, to attend cultural, sporting and social events and to enter bars and nightclubs:
    • a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • a negative rapid antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the regional government’s website.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. You will be contacted by a public health official for contact tracing purposes and by a medical professional, who will confirm the date on which you can stop self-isolating. If you need medical advice while you are in isolation, you should contact 112 in an emergency.

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    17.01.2022
  • Portugal Latest News:

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers aged 12 and above who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can fly to Portugal if they can provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • negative pre-departure test result. Both molecular (PCR – valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours) are accepted.

     

    Requirements for travellers entering portugal by land depend on the risk classification of their country of departure.

    Travellers from low risk or moderate risk countries must hold an EUDCC with proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test result.

    Travellers from red and dark red countries who do not hold an EUDCC can enter Portugal if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure test.

     

    Passengers who provide tests not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portugues territory, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the 14 days before entering Portugal must perform a molecular or rapid test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days, at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. Flights to and from these countries are suspended.

     

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Flights for non-essential travel are authorized, subject to confirmation of reciprocity, for the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay; for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao; and for Taiwan (under the category of entities not recognised as states by at least one EU Member State).

    An updated list of countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    All travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or sea transport must fill a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal, and provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, either in the form of an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), or a certificate issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • a negative pre-departure test result, regardless of the country of departure, of travellers’ nationality and of proof of vaccination.
      Accepted tests: molecular (valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours). Passengers who provide a test result not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, and wait in a designated area until the result is notified.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from recovery and testing requirements.

     

    Specific information for Madeira is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French.

    Specific information for the Azores archipelago is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services. Mainland Portugal: Mainland Portugal is in a state of calamity. Restrictions in force include the following requirements:
    • to show an EU digital COVID certificateUK vaccination record (or negative COVID-19 test result (see information below on the use of COVID-19 negative test results) to enter restaurants, tourist establishments and hotels, gyms, and events with reserved seating
    • to present a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR or Antigen), even if vaccinated, to enter sports arenas, care homes, hospitals and other healthcare facilities and to attend events without reserved seating (see information below on the use of COVID-19 negative test results). From 12:01pm on 10 January, if you have received the booster vaccine, you will no longer be required to show a negative test result to access these facilities
    • to wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces and anywhere else that is not subject to exemption by the Portuguese Health Authority
    • to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained
    • these requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11)
    Portugal will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record (digital or paper). If you are travelling with a printed copy of your record, it must date from 1 November 2021 onwards to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, when necessary. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Additional time-limited restrictions: Until midnight on 9 January, you will have to show a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR or antigen), even if vaccinated, on entry to hotels and to attend corporate, sporting and cultural events.
    Until midnight on 13 January, bars and nightclubs remain closed and drinking alcohol outside in public is banned. When bars and nightclubs reopen, you will need to show a negative antigen test certificate to gain access, unless you can prove you have received the booster vaccine.
    *Use of COVID-19 negative test results: If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access facilities and services in Portugal, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional.
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores. You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show a vaccination certificate or negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, pharmacies, the post office and service stations
    • clinics and health centres, veterinary clinics, public services, churches and public transport
    On access to sporting, social and cultural events, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons, you may be asked to show a negative antigen test, renewable weekly, in addition to your vaccination or recovery certificate.
    These measures do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11) or to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor, issued within the previous 90 days, confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “Useful Info”).
    *The Azores: The regional government of the Azores has declared a state of contingency on all 9 islands. Restrictive measures include:
    • a ban on drinking alcohol outdoors in public
    • the requirement to show one of the following certificates, even if vaccinated, to attend cultural, sporting and social events and to enter bars and nightclubs:
    • a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • a negative rapid antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in place on the regional government’s website.

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    07.01.2022
  • Portugal Latest News: Portugal: Authorities announce negative COVID-19 test required to stay at hotels; other restrictions imposed (Reuters, 21.12.2021)
    Air passengers will need to show negative COVID-19 test certificate on arrival; EU digital certificate will also be required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 25.11.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers aged 12 and above who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can fly to Portugal if they can provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • negative pre-departure test result. Both molecular (PCR – valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours) are accepted.

     

    Requirements for travellers entering portugal by land depend on the risk classification of their country of departure.

    Travellers from low risk or moderate risk countries must hold an EUDCC with proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test result.

    Travellers from red and dark red countries who do not hold an EUDCC can enter Portugal if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure test.

     

    Passengers who provide tests not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portugues territory, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the 14 days before entering Portugal must perform a molecular or rapid test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days, at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. Flights to and from these countries are suspended.

     

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Flights for non-essential travel are authorized, subject to confirmation of reciprocity, for the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay; for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao; and for Taiwan (under the category of entities not recognised as states by at least one EU Member State).

    An updated list of countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    All travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or sea transport must fill a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal, and provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, either in the form of an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), or a certificate issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • a negative pre-departure test result, regardless of the country of departure, of travellers’ nationality and of proof of vaccination.
      Accepted tests: molecular (valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours). Passengers who provide a test result not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, and wait in a designated area until the result is notified.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from recovery and testing requirements.

     

    Specific information for Madeira is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French.

    Specific information for the Azores archipelago is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: Mainland Portugal is in a state of calamity. Restrictions in force include the following requirements:
    • to show an EU digital COVID certificate or vaccination record (or negative COVID-19 test result to enter restaurants, tourist establishments and hotels, gyms, and events with reserved seating
    • to present a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR or Antigen), even if vaccinated, to enter care homes, when visiting patients in hospitals and healthcare institutions, to enter bars, nightclubs, sports arenas and events without reserved seating.
    • to wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces and anywhere else that is not subject to exemption by the Portuguese Health Authority
    • to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained
    • these requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11)
    Portugal will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record (digital or paper). Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Additional restrictions over the Christmas and New Year period: The Portuguese government has announced that nightclubs and bars will be closed from 00h01 on 26 December until midnight on 9 January 2022.
    During this period, you will have to show a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR or antigen) on entry to hotels and to corporate, sporting and cultural events.
    On Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and on 30 and 31 December and 1 January, you will also need to show a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR or antigen) on entry to restaurants, casinos and any organised New Year celebrations. It will be forbidden to drink alcohol outdoors in public on these days. On the evening of 31 December into the morning of 1 January, outdoor public gatherings will be limited to 10.
    *Use of COVID-19 negative test results: If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access facilities and services in Portugal, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional.
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show a vaccination certificate or negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, pharmacies, the post office and service stations
    • clinics and health centres, veterinary clinics, public services, churches and public transport
    On access to sporting, social and cultural events, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons, you will need to show a vaccination certificate and a negative antigen test, renewable weekly.
    These measures do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11) or to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor, issued within the previous 90 days, confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “other information”)
    *The Azores: The regional government of the Azores has declared a state of contingency on the island of São Miguel. The other islands remain in a state of alert. Restrictions in place vary depending on the level of risk. Keep up-to-date with these restrictions on the regional government’s website.
    With the exception of the island of São Miguel, if you are attending a cultural or sporting event, you will need to take a COVID test on entry or show one of the following:
    • a vaccination certificate
    • a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event
    • a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours of the event
    On São Miguel, even if vaccinated, you will need to show a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result taken within the previous 72 or 24 hours respectively on entry to cultural, sporting and social events, bars, nightclubs and organised New Year celebrations. In addition, outdoor gatherings related to the Christmas and New Year festivities are forbidden, as is drinking alcohol outdoors in public.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. You will be contacted by a public health official for contact tracing purposes and by a doctor, who will confirm the date on which you can stop self-isolating. If you need medical advice while you are in isolation, you should contact Saude 24 on +351 808 24 24 24 or 112 in an emergency.
    If, once you are no longer self-isolating, you continue to test positive for COVID-19, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

    Read more
    23.12.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portugal: Authorities announce negative COVID-19 test required to stay at hotels; other restrictions imposed (Reuters, 21.12.2021)
    Air passengers will need to show negative COVID-19 test certificate on arrival; EU digital certificate will also be required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 25.11.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers aged 12 and above who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can fly to Portugal if they can provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • negative pre-departure test result. Both molecular (PCR – valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours) are accepted.

     

    Requirements for travellers entering portugal by land depend on the risk classification of their country of departure.

    Travellers from low risk or moderate risk countries must hold an EUDCC with proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test result.

    Travellers from red and dark red countries who do not hold an EUDCC can enter Portugal if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure test.

     

    Passengers who provide tests not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portugues territory, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the 14 days before entering Portugal must perform a molecular or rapid test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days, at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. Flights to and from these countries are suspended.

     

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Flights for non-essential travel are authorized, subject to confirmation of reciprocity, for the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay; for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao; and for Taiwan (under the category of entities not recognised as states by at least one EU Member State).

    An updated list of countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    All travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or sea transport must fill a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal, and provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, either in the form of an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), or a certificate issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • a negative pre-departure test result, regardless of the country of departure, of travellers’ nationality and of proof of vaccination.
      Accepted tests: molecular (valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours). Passengers who provide a test result not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, and wait in a designated area until the result is notified.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from recovery and testing requirements.

     

    Specific information for Madeira is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French.

    Specific information for the Azores archipelago is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: Mainland Portugal is in a state of calamity. Restrictions in force include the following requirements:
    • to show an EU digital COVID certificate or vaccination record (or negative COVID-19 test result – see information below on the use of COVID-19 negative test results) to enter restaurants, tourist establishments and hotels, gyms, and events with reserved seating
    • to present a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR or Antigen), even if vaccinated, to enter care homes, when visiting patients in hospitals and healthcare institutions, to enter bars, nightclubs, sports arenas and events without reserved seating.
    • to wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces and anywhere else that is not subject to exemption by the Portuguese Health Authority
    • to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained
    • these requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11)
    Portugal will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record (digital or paper). Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Additional restrictions over the Christmas and New Year period: The Portuguese government has announced that nightclubs and bars will be closed from 00h01 on 26 December until midnight on 9 January 2022. During this period, you will have to show a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR or antigen) on entry to hotels and to corporate, sporting and cultural events.
    On Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and on 30 and 31 December and 1 January, you will also need to show a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR or antigen) on entry to restaurants, casinos and any organised New Year celebrations. It will be forbidden to drink alcohol outdoors in public on these days. On the evening of 31 December into the morning of 1 January, outdoor public gatherings will be limited to 10.
    *Use of COVID-19 negative test results: If you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test to access facilities and services in Portugal, you will need to take one of the following tests and ensure you obtain a certificate confirming the result:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional and certified by the same professional.
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 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 some 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
    .
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show a vaccination certificate or negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, pharmacies, the post office and service stations
    • clinics and health centres, veterinary clinics, public services, churches and public transport
    On access to sporting, social and cultural events, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons, you will need to show a vaccination certificate and a negative antigen test, renewable weekly.
    These measures do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11) or to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor, issued within the previous 90 days, confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “other information”)
    *The Azores: The autonomous region of the Azores in is a state of alert. The regional government can vary the restrictions in place from island to island depending on the level of risk. Keep up-to-date with these restrictions on the regional government’s website
    .
    If you are attending a cultural or sporting event, you will need to take a COVID test on entry or show one of the following:
    • a vaccination certificate
    • a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event
    • a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours of the event
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, you will have to self-isolate. You will be contacted by a public health official for contact tracing purposes and by a doctor, who will confirm the date on which you can stop self-isolating. If you need medical advice while you are in isolation, you should contact Saude 24 on +351 808 24 24 24 or 112 in an emergency. If, once you are no longer self-isolating, you continue to test positive for COVID-19, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

    Read more
    22.12.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portugal: Air passengers will need to show negative COVID-19 test certificate on arrival; EU digital certificate will also be required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 25.11.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers aged 12 and above who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) can fly to Portugal if they can provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • negative pre-departure test result. Both molecular (PCR – valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours) are accepted.

     

    Requirements for travellers entering portugal by land depend on the risk classification of their country of departure.

    Travellers from low risk or moderate risk countries must hold an EUDCC with proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test result.

    Travellers from red and dark red countries who do not hold an EUDCC can enter Portugal if they provide a negative result to a pre-departure test.

     

    Passengers who provide tests not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portugues territory, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the 14 days before entering Portugal must perform a molecular or rapid test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days, at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. Flights to and from these countries are suspended.

     

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Flights for non-essential travel are authorized, subject to confirmation of reciprocity, for the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay; for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao; and for Taiwan (under the category of entities not recognised as states by at least one EU Member State).

    An updated list of countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    All travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or sea transport must fill a Passenger Locator Card (by air) or a Passenger Locator Marine Card (by sea) before departure to Portugal, and provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, either in the form of an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), or a certificate issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • a negative pre-departure test result, regardless of the country of departure, of travellers’ nationality and of proof of vaccination.
      Accepted tests: molecular (valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours). Passengers who provide a test result not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, and wait in a designated area until the result is notified.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from recovery and testing requirements.

     

    Specific information for Madeira is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French.

    Specific information for the Azores archipelago is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services:
    -Mainland Portugal: Portugal has declared a ’state of calamity’. Restrictions in force include the following requirements:
    • to show an EU digital COVID certificate to enter restaurants, tourist establishments and hotels, gyms, and events with reserved seating
    • to present a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or Antigen), even if vaccinated, to enter care homes, when visiting patients in hospitals and healthcare institutions, to enter bars, nightclubs, sports arenas and events without reserved seating
    • to wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces and anywhere else that is not subject to exemption by the Portuguese Health Authority
    • to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained
    • these requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11)
    The Portuguese government has announced that nightclubs and bars will be closed between 2 to 9 January 2022, to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
    *Use of COVID vaccination and recovery certificates and negative test results: If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 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: 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores:
    You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show a vaccination certificate or negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • sporting, social and cultural events, events relating to the Christmas festivities, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons
    • supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, pharmacies, the post office and service stations
    • clinics and health centres, veterinary clinics, public services, churches and public transport
    These measures do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11) or to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “other information”)
    *The Azores: The restrictions in place in the Azores can vary from island to island depending on the level of risk. Check the restrictions in place on each island on the regional government’s website.

    Read more
    15.12.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Portugal: Air passengers will need to show negative COVID-19 test certificate on arrival; EU digital certificate will also be required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 25.11.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers aged 12 and above can enter Portugal if they can provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • negative pre-departure test result. Both molecular (PCR – valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours) are accepted.

    Passengers who provide tests not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portugues territory, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the 14 days before entering Portugal must perform a molecular or rapid test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days, at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. Flights to and from these countries are suspended.

     

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Flights for non-essential travel are authorized, subject to confirmation of reciprocity, for the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay; for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao; and for Taiwan (under the category of entities not recognised as states by at least one EU Member State).

    An updated list of countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    All travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or sea transport must fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal, and provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, either in the form of an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), or a certificate issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • a negative pre-departure test result, regardless of the country of departure, of travellers’ nationality and of proof of vaccination.
      Accepted tests: molecular (valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours). Passengers who provide a test result not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, and wait in a designated area until the result is notified.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from recovery and testing requirements.

     

    Specific information for Madeira is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French.

    Specific information for the Azores archipelago is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services:
    -Mainland Portugal: Portugal has declared a ’state of calamity’. Restrictions in force include the following requirements:
    • to show an EU digital COVID certificate to enter restaurants, tourist establishments and hotels, gyms, and events with reserved seating
    • to present a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or Antigen), even if vaccinated, to enter care homes, when visiting patients in hospitals and healthcare institutions, to enter bars, nightclubs, sports arenas and events without reserved seating
    • to wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces and anywhere else that is not subject to exemption by the Portuguese Health Authority
    • to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained
    • these requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11)
    The Portuguese government has announced that nightclubs and bars will be closed between 2 to 9 January 2022, to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
    *Use of COVID vaccination and recovery certificates and negative test results: If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 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: 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores:
    You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show a vaccination certificate or negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • sporting, social and cultural events, events relating to the Christmas festivities, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons
    • supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, pharmacies, the post office and service stations
    • clinics and health centres, veterinary clinics, public services, churches and public transport
    These measures do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11) or to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “other information”)
    *The Azores: The restrictions in place in the Azores can vary from island to island depending on the level of risk. Check the restrictions in place on each island on the regional government’s website.

    Read more
    14.12.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Air passengers will need to show negative COVID-19 test certificate on arrival; EU digital certificate will also be required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 25.11.2021)

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers aged 12 and above can enter Portugal if they can provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • negative pre-departure test result. Both molecular (PCR – valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours) are accepted.

    Passengers who provide tests not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portugues territory, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert: people who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the 14 days before entering Portugal must perform a molecular or rapid test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days, at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities. Flights to and from these countries are suspended.

     

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Flights for non-essential travel are authorized, subject to confirmation of reciprocity, for the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay; for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao; and for Taiwan (under the category of entities not recognised as states by at least one EU Member State).

    An updated list of countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    All travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or sea transport must fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal, and provide one of the following:

    • proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days, either in the form of an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), or a certificate issued under reciprocal conditions by one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Vatican.
    • a negative pre-departure test result, regardless of the country of departure, of travellers’ nationality and of proof of vaccination.
      Accepted tests: molecular (valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours). Passengers who provide a test result not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, and wait in a designated area until the result is notified.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from recovery and testing requirements.

     

    Specific information for Madeira is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French.

    Specific information for the Azores archipelago is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection

    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: Portugal has declared a ’state of calamity’. Restrictions in force include the following requirements:
    • to show an EU digital COVID certificate (or vaccination record) to enter restaurants, tourist establishments and hotels, gyms, and events with reserved seating
    • to present a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or Antigen), even if vaccinated, to enter care homes, when visiting patients in hospitals and healthcare institutions, entering bars, nightclubs, sports arenas and events without reserved seating
    • to wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces and anywhere else that is not subject to exemption by the Portuguese Health Authority
    • to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained
    • these requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11)
    Portugal will accept thre proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record (digital or paper). Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    The Portuguese government has announced that nightclubs and bars will be closed between 2 to 9 January 2022, to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
    *Use of COVID vaccination and recovery certificates and negative test results: If you do not have a UK vaccination or recovery certificate or an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal. 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show a vaccination certificate or negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • sporting, social and cultural events, events relating to the Christmas festivities, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons
    • supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, pharmacies, the post office and service stations
    • clinics and health centres, veterinary clinics, public services, churches and public transport
    These measures do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11) or to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “other information”)
    *The Azores: The restrictions in place in the Azores can vary from island to island depending on the level of risk. Check the restrictions in place on each island on the regional government’s website .
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

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    06.12.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Air passengers will need to show negative COVID-19 test certificate on arrival; EU digital certificate will also be required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 25.11.2021)

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers aged 12 and above must provide a negative pre-departure test result.

    Passengers who provide tests not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portugues territory, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, South Korea, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan (under the category of entities not recognised as states by at least one EU Member State), Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao.

    An updated list of countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    All travellers allowed to enter Portugal by air or sea transport must:

    • Fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal.
    • Provide a negative pre-departure test result, regardless of the country of departure, of travellers’ nationality and of proof of vaccination. Children under 12 years old are exempt from testing requirements.
      Accepted tests: molecular (valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours). Only rapid antigen tests on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. Passengers who provide a test result not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, and wait in a designated area until the result is notified.

     

    Specific information for Madeira is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French.

    Specific information for the Azores archipelago is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection

    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: Portugal has declared a ’state of calamity’. Restrictions in force include the following requirements:
    • to show an EU digital COVID certificate (or vaccination record) to enter restaurants, tourist establishments and hotels, gyms, and events with reserved seating
    • to present a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or Antigen), even if vaccinated, to enter care homes, when visiting patients in hospitals and healthcare institutions, entering bars, nightclubs, sports arenas and events without reserved seating
    • to wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces and anywhere else that is not subject to exemption by the Portuguese Health Authority
    • to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained
    • these requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11)
    Portugal will accept thre proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record (digital or paper). Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    The Portuguese government has announced that nightclubs and bars will be closed between 2 to 9 January 2022, to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
    *Use of COVID vaccination and recovery certificates and negative test results: If you do not have a UK vaccination or recovery certificate or an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 in Madeira and Porto Santo. You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal. 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Madeira is in a state of contingency. Measures in place include the requirement to show a vaccination certificate or negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • sporting, social and cultural events, events relating to the Christmas festivities, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons
    • supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, pharmacies, the post office and service stations
    • clinics and health centres, veterinary clinics, public services, churches and public transport
    These measures do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11) or to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “other information”)
    *The Azores: The restrictions in place in the Azores can vary from island to island depending on the level of risk. Check the restrictions in place on each island on the regional government’s website .
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

    Read more
    01.12.2021
  • Portugal Portugal, which has one of the world’s highest rates of vaccination against COVID-19, announced it would reimpose restrictions to stop a surge in cases, ordering all passengers flying into the country to show a negative test certificate on arrival.

    “It doesn’t matter how successful the vaccination was, we must be aware we are entering a phase of greater risk,” Prime Minister Antonio Costa told a news conference on Thursday.

    “We have seen significant growth (in cases) in the EU and Portugal is not an island,” he added.

    Portugal reported 3,773 new cases on Wednesday, the highest daily figure in four months, before dropping to 3,150 on Thursday. Deaths, however, remain far below levels seen in January, when the country faced its toughest battle against COVID-19.

    Around 87% of Portugal’s population of just over 10 million is fully inoculated against the coronavirus and the country’s speedy vaccination rollout has been widely praised. That has allowed it to lift most of its pandemic restrictions.

    But, as another wave of the pandemic sweeps across Europe, the government reintroduced some old rules and announced new ones to limit the spread in the run-up to the holiday season. The measures come into force next Wednesday, Dec. 1.

    ‘SAVE LIVES’

    Speaking about the new travel rule, Costa said airlines would be fined 20,000 euros ($22,416) per passenger if they transport anyone who does not carry proof of a COVID-19 test, including those who are fully vaccinated.

    Passengers can take a PCR or a rapid antigen test, 72 hours or 48 hours respectively before departure.

    Costa also announced that those fully vaccinated must also present proof of a negative coronavirus test to enter nightclubs, bars, large events and care homes, and that the EU digital certificate would be required to stay in hotels, go to the gym, or dine indoors in restaurants.

    Those sitting outdoors will not need to show the digital certificate.

    Remote work, which is now recommended where possible, will be mandatory during the first week of January and students will return to school a week later than usual to control the spread of the virus after the holiday festivities.

    Costa said Portugal must continue to bet on vaccination to control the pandemic. Health authorities hope to give COVID-19 booster shots to a quarter of the country’s population by the end of January.

    “Vaccination has allowed us to save lives,” the premier said.

    Read more
    28.11.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Air passengers will need to show negative COVID-19 test certificate on arrival; EU digital certificate will also be required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 25.11.2021)

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who do not hold an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ must provide 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 provide tests not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portugues territory, and must wait in a designated place inside the airport until the result is notified.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    Essential and non-essential travel is allowed from the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, South Korea, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukrain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao.

    An updated list of countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal, and in addition provide one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination or recovery, in the form of a valid ‘European Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or of a certificate issued by a non-EU country under reciprocal conditions: Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukrain, The Vatican.
      Validity: 14 days after the single dose for single-dose vaccines, and for people who have recovered from COVID-19 and hold a certificate indicating complete vaccination; 14 days after the second dose of two-dose vaccines – also valid if two different vaccines were administered.
      Only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are accepted in Portugal.
    • Negative result to a pre-departure COVID-19 test.
      Both PCR (valid 72 hours) and rapid antigen tests (valid 48 hours) are accepted.
      Passengers who provide a test result not compliant with the requirements must perform an additional test at own costs upon arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, and wait in a designated place inside the airport until the result is notified.

     

    Children under 12 years old are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

     

    Specific information for Madeira is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French.

    Specific information for the Azores archipelago is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French.

     

    Find out more:
    COVID-19 measures in Portugal
    Portuguese Immigration Service – FAQs
    COVID-19 Estamos On
    COVID-19 health advice
    COVID-19 FAQs

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services:
    -Mainland Portugal: Portugal will be in a state of calamity from 1 December 2021. Restrictions in force include the following requirements:
    • to show an EU digital COVID certificate to enter restaurants, tourist establishments and hotels, gymnasiums, and events with reserved seating
    • to present a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or Antigen), even if vaccinated, to enter care homes, when visiting patients in hospitals and healthcare institutions, entering bars, nightclubs, sports arenas and events without reserved seating
    • to wear a face mask in all enclosed spaces and anywhere else that is not subject to exemption by the Portuguese Health Authority
    • to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained
    • these requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11)
    The Portuguese government has announced that nightclubs and bars will be closed between 2 to 9 January 2022, to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
    *Use of COVID vaccination and recovery certificates and negative test results:
    If you do not have proof of a recovery certificate or an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 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: 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    -Madeira and Porto Santo: The regional government of Madeira declared a return to a state of contingency on 20 November. Some of the measures introduced with immediate effect include the requirement to show a vaccination certificate or negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • sporting, social and cultural events, events relating to the Christmas festivities, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons
    • supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, pharmacies, the post office and service stations
    • clinics and health centres, veterinary clinics, public services, churches and public transport
    From 27 November, there will be a requirement to show a vaccination certificate and a negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • sporting, social and cultural events, events relating to the Christmas festivities, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons These measures do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11) or to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “other information”).
    *The Azores: The restrictions in place in the Azores can vary from island to island depending on the level of risk. Check the restrictions in place on each island on the regional government’s website.

    Read more
    26.11.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Lisbon Metro expected to be closed until 5 November as workers go on 24-hour strike (Portugal News, 04.11.2021)

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers without EU Digital Covid certificate 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.

    Arrival by road or train from Spain is possible without restrictions.

    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, and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfilment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the safety rules and guidelines defined by the Portuguese health authority (https://covid19.min-saude.pt/category/perguntas-frequentes/).

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    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

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal.

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal for essential and non-essential travel: European Union, Schengen Associated countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Jordan, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao.

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal by for essential travel only: India, Nepal, and South Africa.

    An updated list of such countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    To enter Portugal from the above listed countries, the following rules apply:

    • All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR Test, or similar NAAT test 72h before boarding, or Rapid Antigen Test 48h before boarding) OR a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate, OR a valid vaccination or recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions;
    • Children under 12 do not need to present test;
    • All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card (individually) before departure to Portugal or on board at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card

    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 a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by road or train:

    No restriction, except for citizens coming from India, Nepal, and South Africa allowed to enter only for essential travel and:

    • Must comply with 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities;
    • Must register before entering the country at https://travel.sef.pt

    Specific provisions for Madeira and Azores

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

    for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website< /a> .
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the
    Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services:
    *Mainland Portugal: Portugal is currently in a state of alert. Some restrictions remain in force, including the requirement:
    • to show an EU digital COVID certificate (or UK vaccination record – see below) to attend large cultural, sporting and corporative events and on entry to bars and nightclubs
    • to wear a face mask indoors, particularly in shopping centres and large stores and supermarkets, in hospitals and retirement homes, on public transport, including in taxis, and at the cinema, theatre, concerts and other events
    • to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained
    • these requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11).
    Portugal will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Use of COVID vaccination and recovery certificates and negative test results: If you do not have a UK vaccination or recovery certificate or an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    *Face coverings: You must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces. You should wear your face covering when you enter the building and keep it on until you leave. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated. In mainland Portugal and in the autonomous region of the Azores, you are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. In the autonomous region of Madeira, the use of a mask outdoors is obligatory where social distancing is not possible.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 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: 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. Restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: The regional government of Madeira declared a return to a state of contingency on 20 November. Some of the measures introduced with immediate effect include the requirement to show a vaccination certificate or negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • sporting, social and cultural events, events relating to the Christmas festivities, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons
    • supermarkets and grocery stores, shopping centres, pharmacies, the post office and service stations
    • clinics and health centres, veterinary clinics, public services, churches and public transport
    From 27 November, there will be a requirement to show a vaccination certificate and a negative antigen test, renewable weekly, on access to:
    • sporting, social and cultural events, events relating to the Christmas festivities, cinemas, casinos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and beauty salons These measures do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11) or to those who, for medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated. In this case, you will need to show a formal declaration from your doctor confirming that you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website< /a> (check under “other information”).
    *The Azores: The restrictions in place in the Azores can vary from island to island depending on the level of risk. Check the restrictions in place on each island on the
    regional government’s website.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

    Read more
    24.11.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Lisbon Metro expected to be closed until 5 November as workers go on 24-hour strike (Portugal News, 04.11.2021)

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers without EU Digital Covid certificate 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.

    Arrival by road or train from Spain is possible without restrictions.

    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, and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfilment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the safety rules and guidelines defined by the Portuguese health authority (https://covid19.min-saude.pt/category/perguntas-frequentes/).

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    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

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal.

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal for essential and non-essential travel: European Union, Schengen Associated countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Jordan, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao.

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal by for essential travel only: India, Nepal, and South Africa.

    An updated list of such countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    To enter Portugal from the above listed countries, the following rules apply:

    • All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR Test, or similar NAAT test 72h before boarding, or Rapid Antigen Test 48h before boarding) OR a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate, OR a valid vaccination or recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions;
    • Children under 12 do not need to present test;
    • All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card (individually) before departure to Portugal or on board at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card

    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 a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by road or train:

    No restriction, except for citizens coming from India, Nepal, and South Africa allowed to enter only for essential travel and:

    • Must comply with 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities;
    • Must register before entering the country at https://travel.sef.pt

    Specific provisions for Madeira and Azores

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

    for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal
    Portugal is currently in a state of alert. Some restrictions remain in force, including the requirement:
    • to show an EU digital COVID certificate to attend large cultural, sporting and corporative events and on entry to bars and nightclubs
    • to wear a face mask indoors, particularly in shopping centres and large stores and supermarkets, in hospitals and retirement homes, on public transport, including in taxis, and at the cinema, theatre, concerts and other events
    • to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained These requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11)
    Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results: If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    You can be fined if you breach these regulations.
    *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. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
    You are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 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: 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. While the state of emergency has ended, some restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “other information”).
    *The Azores: The restrictions in place in the Azores vary from island to island depending on the level of risk. Check the restrictions in place on each island on the regional government’s website.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

    Read more
    19.11.2021
  • Portugal Latest News:

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers without EU Digital Covid certificate 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.

    Arrival by road or train from Spain is possible without restrictions.

    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, and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfilment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the safety rules and guidelines defined by the Portuguese health authority (https://covid19.min-saude.pt/category/perguntas-frequentes/).

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    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

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal.

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal for essential and non-essential travel: European Union, Schengen Associated countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Jordan, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao.

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal by for essential travel only: India, Nepal, and South Africa.

    An updated list of such countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    To enter Portugal from the above listed countries, the following rules apply:

    • All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR Test, or similar NAAT test 72h before boarding, or Rapid Antigen Test 48h before boarding) OR a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate, OR a valid vaccination or recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions;
    • Children under 12 do not need to present test;
    • All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card (individually) before departure to Portugal or on board at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card

    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 a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by road or train:

    No restriction, except for citizens coming from India, Nepal, and South Africa allowed to enter only for essential travel and:

    • Must comply with 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities;
    • Must register before entering the country at https://travel.sef.pt

    Specific provisions for Madeira and Azores

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 1.5 m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the Madeira Islands official website.
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal
    Portugal is currently in a state of alert. Some restrictions remain in force, including the requirement:
    • to show an EU digital COVID certificate to attend large cultural, sporting and corporative events and on entry to bars and nightclubs
    • to wear a face mask indoors, particularly in shopping centres and large stores and supermarkets, in hospitals and retirement homes, on public transport, including in taxis, and at the cinema, theatre, concerts and other events
    • to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained These requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11)
    Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results: If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    You can be fined if you breach these regulations.
    *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. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
    You are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 1.5 m social distance from other members of the public. These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 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: 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. While the state of emergency has ended, some restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “other information”).
    *The Azores: The restrictions in place in the Azores vary from island to island depending on the level of risk. Check the restrictions in place on each island on the regional government’s website.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

    Read more
    08.10.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Delays expected at airports across country from 14 August until end of month because of strike by border service workers (The Portugal News, 13.08.2021). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative test required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 08.07.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers without EU Digital Covid certificate 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.

    Arrival by road or train from Spain is possible without restrictions.

    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, and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfilment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the safety rules and guidelines defined by the Portuguese health authority (https://covid19.min-saude.pt/category/perguntas-frequentes/).

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    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

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal.

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal for essential and non-essential travel: European Union, Schengen Associated countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Jordan, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao.

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal by for essential travel only: India, Nepal, and South Africa.

    An updated list of such countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    To enter Portugal from the above listed countries, the following rules apply:

    • All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR Test, or similar NAAT test 72h before boarding, or Rapid Antigen Test 48h before boarding) OR a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate, OR a valid vaccination or recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions;
    • Children under 12 do not need to present test;
    • All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card (individually) before departure to Portugal or on board at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card

    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 a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by road or train:

    No restriction, except for citizens coming from India, Nepal, and South Africa allowed to enter only for essential travel and:

    • Must comply with 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities;
    • Must register before entering the country at https://travel.sef.pt

    Specific provisions for Madeira and Azores

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Check the requirements on the
    Madeira Islands official website .
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the
    Visit Azores official website.
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: Portugal is currently in a state of alert. Some restrictions remain in force, including the requirement:
    • to show an EU digital COVID certificate to attend large cultural, sporting and corporative events, on entry to bars and nightclubs and to mainland Portugal by air and sea from certain destinations (see Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results)
    • to wear a face mask indoors, particularly in shopping centres and large stores and supermarkets, in hospitals and retirement homes, on public transport, including in taxis, and at the cinema, theatre, at concerts and other events
    • to wear a face mask outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained These requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11)
    *Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results: If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test, verified by the management on entry to your accommodation, restaurant or event venue
    You can be fined if you breach these regulations.
    Check the rules for using the EU digital COVID certificate on the
    Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    *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. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
    You are also advised to wear a face mask outdoors where it is not possible to maintain a 2m social distance from other members of the public.
    These measures apply to everyone over the age of 10 on mainland Portugal and in the Azores, and from the age of 6 in Madeira and Porto Santo.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    Exemptions from wearing a face covering 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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. While the state of emergency has ended, some restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on theMadeira Islands official website (check under “other information”)
    *The Azores: The restrictions in place in the Azores vary from island to island depending on the level of risk. Check the restrictions in place on each island on the regional government’s website.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

    Read more
    01.10.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Delays expected at airports across country from 14 August until end of month because of strike by border service workers (The Portugal News, 13.08.2021). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative test required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 08.07.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers without EU Digital Covid certificate 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.

    Arrival by road or train from Spain is possible without restrictions.

    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, and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfilment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the safety rules and guidelines defined by the Portuguese health authority (https://covid19.min-saude.pt/category/perguntas-frequentes/).

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    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

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal.

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal for essential and non-essential travel: European Union, Schengen Associated countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Japan, Jordan, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao.

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal by for essential travel only: India, Nepal, and South Africa.

    An updated list of such countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    To enter Portugal from the above listed countries, the following rules apply:

    • All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR Test, or similar NAAT test 72h before boarding, or Rapid Antigen Test 48h before boarding) OR a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate;
    • Children under 12 do not need to present test;
    • All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card (individually) before departure to Portugal or on board at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card

    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 a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by road or train:

    No restriction, except for citizens coming from India, Nepal, and South Africa allowed to enter only for essential travel and:

    • Must comply with 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities;
    • Must register before entering the country at https://travel.sef.pt

     

    Specific provisions for Madeira and Azores

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions are still in force and should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    • until 1 October, be prepared to show your vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test certificate on entry to hotels, restaurants, bars, leisure facilities and at some events
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Travel between the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo is subject to controls. Check the restrictions in force on the Madeira Islands official website .
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the Visit Azores official website .
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: The state of emergency has ended. However, until 1 October, there are still some restrictions in force, including:
    • all restaurants, bars and cafés must close by 2am
    • up to a maximum of 8 people can eat together inside a restaurant and up to a maximum of 15 people outdoors
    • nightclubs are open for the purpose of serving drinks, but no dancing is allowed
    • drinking alcohol in public is only allowed while seated in restaurants and cafés
    On 1 October, restrictions will be further eased, including:
    • bars and nightclubs will be allowed to open their dance floors and admit customers on presentation of a COVID certificate
    • there will be no limit to the number of people who can eat together in a restaurant or café
    • the need to show a COVID certificate at restaurants, hotels, casinos, bingo halls, thermal springs and spas will be lifted
    *Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results: Until 1 October, you will still be required to show an EU digital COVID certificate or negative test result to access services and activities, including:
    • to check in to hotels and other holiday accommodation
    • to use gyms and spas
    • to enter casinos and bingo halls
    • to attend cultural, sporting, corporate and family events
    For the purpose of checking in to accommodation, you can also use your vaccination certificate. See FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test, verified by the management on entry to your accommodation, restaurant or event venue
    This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult.
    After 1 October, the need to show a COVID certificate will remain in force for the purpose of travel by air and sea, to attend large cultural, sporting and corporative events and on entry to bars and nightclubs.
    You can be fined if you breach these regulations.
    Check the rules for using the EU digital COVID certificate on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Check the 3-phased plan on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese)
    *Using the beach: At the beach, follow the one-way entry and exit signs and use a mask if you cannot maintain a social distance of 2 metres. 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.
    *Face coverings: Until 1 October, 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. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
    You are also advised to wear a face mask in outdoor spaces 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 from the age of 6 in Madeira and Porto Santo.
    You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    From 1 October, on mainland Portugal, the requirement to wear a face mask will continue to be obligatory in shopping centres and large stores, in hospitals and retirement homes, on public transport, including in taxis, and at cinemas, theatres, concerts and at other events.
    Exemptions from wearing a face covering differ in Portugal compared to the other countries. 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: Until 1 October, if you are staying in mainland Portugal, you need to show an EU digital COVID certificate or vaccination certificate when checking in to a hotel or other holiday accommodation. See FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website.
    If you do not have an EU or vaccination certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result obtained by one of the following means:
    • A PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • An antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • A rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • A rapid antigen self-test, verified by management on arrival at your accommodation
    This does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult.
    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
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. While the state of emergency has ended, some restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “other information”)
    *The Azores: The restrictions in place in the Azores vary from island to island depending on the level of risk. Check the restrictions in place on each island on the Visit Azores official website
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

    Read more
    27.09.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Delays expected at airports across country from 14 August until end of month because of strike by border service workers (The Portugal News, 13.08.2021). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative test required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 08.07.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers without EU Digital Covid certificate 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.

    Arrival by road or train from Spain is possible without restrictions.

    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, and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfilment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the safety rules and guidelines defined by the Portuguese health authority (https://covid19.min-saude.pt/category/perguntas-frequentes/).

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    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

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal.

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal for essential and non-essential travel: European Union, Schengen Associated countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Japan, Jordan, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao.

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal by for essential travel only: India, Nepal, and South Africa.

    An updated list of such countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    To enter Portugal from the above listed countries, the following rules apply:

    • All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR Test, or similar NAAT test 72h before boarding, or Rapid Antigen Test 48h before boarding) OR a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate;
    • Children under 12 do not need to present test;
    • All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card (individually) before departure to Portugal or on board at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card

    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 a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by road or train:

    No restriction, except for citizens coming from India, Nepal, and South Africa allowed to enter only for essential travel and:

    • Must comply with 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities;
    • Must register before entering the country at https://travel.sef.pt

     

    Specific provisions for Madeira and Azores

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Portugal: You should follow the advice of the Portuguese authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Social distancing measures and other safety precautions should be observed at all times:
    • Keep a social distance of 2 metres
    • Use a face mask in enclosed public spaces and outdoors where social distancing of 2m cannot be maintained
    • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use a hand sanitizer where soap and water are not available
    • follow any safety measures put in place by hotels, restaurants, bars and shops to reduce the risk of infection
    • be prepared to show your vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test certificate on entry to hotels, restaurants, bars, leisure facilities and at some events.
    *Travel between Madeira and Porto Santo: Travel between the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo is subject to controls. Check the restrictions in force on the
    Madeira Islands official website .
    *Inter-island travel in the Azores: Check the requirements on the
    Visit Azores official website .
    *Public spaces and services: Mainland Portugal: While the state of emergency has ended, there are still some restrictions in force, including:
    • all restaurants, bars and cafés must close by 2am
    • up to a maximum of 8 people can eat together inside a restaurant and up to a maximum of 15 people outdoors
    • nightclubs are open for the purpose of serving drinks, but no dancing is allowed
    • drinking alcohol in public is only allowed while seated in restaurants and cafés
    *Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results: The Portuguese government has expanded the use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results to access services and activities, including:
    • to eat inside restaurants on public holidays and weekends from 7pm on Fridays
    • to check in to hotels and other holiday accommodation
    • to use gyms and spas
    • to enter casinos and bingo halls
    • to attend cultural, sporting, corporate and family events
    For the purpose of checking in to accommodation, you can also use your vaccination certificate. See FAQ 4 on the
    Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test, verified by the management on entry to your accommodation, restaurant or event venue
    This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult.
    You can be fined if you breach these regulations.
    Check the rules for using the EU digital COVID certificate on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).Check the 3-phased plan on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    *Using the beach: At the beach, follow the one-way entry and exit signs and use a mask if you cannot maintain a social distance of 2 metres. 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.
    *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. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
    You must also wear a face mask in outdoor spaces 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 from the age of 6 in Madeira and Porto Santo.You can be fined if you breach the regulations.
    Exemptions from wearing: 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 staying in mainland Portugal, you need to show an EU digital COVID certificate or an NHS vaccination certificate when checking in to a hotel or other holiday accommodation. See FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website .
    If you do not have vaccination certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result obtained by one of the following means:
    • A PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • An antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • A rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • A rapid antigen self-test, verified by management on arrival at your accommodation
    This does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult.
    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.
    *Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores: You should follow the advice of the regional authorities on how best to protect yourself and others. While the state of emergency has ended, some restrictions remain in force. These are different to the mainland.
    *Madeira and Porto Santo: Keep up-to-date with the restrictions in force in Madeira and Porto Santo on the Madeira Islands official website (check under “other information”).
    *The Azores: The restrictions in place in the Azores vary from island to island depending on the level of risk. Check the restrictions in place on each island on the Visit Azores official website .
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

    Read more
    24.09.2021
  • Portugal The Portuguese authorities have announced that vaccination and recovery certificates issued by third countries will now be recognised under reciprocal conditions, provided that certain requirements are met.

    According to a press release issued by the Portuguese Government, vaccination certificates of those who are permanent residents of a third country will be recognised as long as the document indicates that the holder has been immunised against the disease with one of the vaccines approved for use by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

    Accordingly, this means that only third-country nationals who have been fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty), and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) will be allowed entry, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Apart from the vaccination certificate, persons arriving from a third country can also enter Portugal by presenting a recovery certificate.

    “All citizens wishing to travel to Portugal by air, except children under the age of 12, must present the EU Covid Digital Certificate or vaccination or recovery certificate issued by third countries and whose validity is now recognised,” the Government noted.

    As such, in line with the new rules, those holding a valid vaccination or recovery certificate arriving in Portugal from a third country will no longer be required to undergo pre-departure testing. In addition, they will also be exempt from the testing requirement upon their arrival as well as from self-isolation measures.

    Nonetheless, everyone is still advised to check if the quarantine-free entry applies to the country they are travelling from.

    Additionally, the Portuguese authorities have also emphasised that in order for a vaccination and recovery certificate to be recognised upon entry, they both should include specific information on the holder.

    The vaccination certificate should include the following information on the holder:

    • Name and surname
    • Date of birth
    • Issuing body
    • Target disease: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 or one of its variants)
    • Name of the COVID-19 vaccine
    • Manufacturer of the vaccine
    • Number of vaccine doses
    • Date(s) of vaccination
    • Country where the vaccine has been administered

    Moreover, the recovery certificate must include the information in the first four points, as well as:

    • Date of the first positive test result
    • Country in which the diagnostic test was carried out
    • Validity time of the certificate

    In contrast, those unable to provide one of the above-mentioned certificates must present a negative test result carried out within 72 or 48 hours before their arrival in Portugal.

    The authorities emphasised that the airlines will only allow boarding to those whose destination or stopover is in mainland Portugal provided that they hold the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate or a certificate issued by a duly recognised third country.

    Read more
    22.09.2021
  • Portugal Citizens of India are eligible to work legally and safely in Portugal, as both countries’ authorities have signed a bilateral agreement that would help Indians to “carry out a professional activity” in the European country, Portugal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced through a statement.

    “This bilateral instrument will facilitate legal and safe labour migration flows between the two countries, establishing procedures for the admission of Indian citizens to carry out a professional activity, under an employment contract, in Portugal. Furthermore, it will apply to recruitment for any labour activity and whatever the duration of the employment contract, Indian workers benefiting from all the rights guaranteed by Portuguese law,” the statement published by the same Ministry reads.

    The Ministry also has stressed that from the moment that the new agreement takes effect and whenever employers plan to hire workers from India, they will be required to inform the Employment and Vocational Training Institute (IEFP), which will transmit such a proposal to the authorities in India, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Through the selection process, it will be signed the employment contract while the recruited workers will be granted a visa, permitting them to travel to Portugal and carry out professional activities in the Southern European country.

    Such agreement was reached during the visit of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Culture of India, together with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Francisco André, and Portuguese authorities.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Portugal clarified that the ratification process would come behind while the so-called “instrument” would be put in place 30 days after the last notification.

    Earlier this month, the Union Cabinet approved the agreement between Portugal and India regarding the recruitment of citizens of India to work in the European country.

    Read more
    20.09.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Delays expected at airports across country from 14 August until end of month because of strike by border service workers (The Portugal News, 13.08.2021). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative test required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 08.07.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers without EU Digital Covid certificate 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.

    Arrival by road or train from Spain is possible without restrictions.

    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, and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfilment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the safety rules and guidelines defined by the Portuguese health authority (https://covid19.min-saude.pt/category/perguntas-frequentes/).

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    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

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal.

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by air or sea transport:

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal for essential and non-essential travel: European Union, Schengen Associated countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Japan, Jordan, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao.

    List of countries from which it is possible to enter Portugal by for essential travel only: India, Nepal, and South Africa.

    An updated list of such countries is available at www.visitportugal.com.

    To enter Portugal from the above listed countries, the following rules apply:

    • All authorised travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR Test, or similar NAAT test 72h before boarding, or Rapid Antigen Test 48h before boarding) OR a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate;
    • Children under 12 do not need to present test;
    • All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card (individually) before departure to Portugal or on board at https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card

    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 a test will be refused entry into the national territory.

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Arriving to mainland Portugal by road or train:

    No restriction, except for citizens coming from India, Nepal, and South Africa allowed to enter only for essential travel and:

    • Must comply with 14-day quarantine period at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities;
    • Must register before entering the country at https://travel.sef.pt

     

    Specific provisions for Madeira and Azores

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

    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 has introduced a 3-phased plan to lift restrictions in line with vaccination rates. The first phase came into force on 1 August and included
    • an end to curfew
    • a return to normal trading hours for shops and other commercial premises
    • longer opening hours for restaurants and cafés – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am
    • an increase in the number of people who may eat together in a restaurant – 6 indoors and 10 outdoors
    • the reopening of bars and similar premises, subject to rules on capacity and trading hours – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am – and providing no dancing or other entertainment takes place
    • the return of open air training events and sporting activities, as well as outdoor and indoor exercise
    Drinking alcohol outdoors in public is only allowed while seated in restaurants and cafés. Nightclubs remain closed for the purpose of dancing.
    Taxis can only carry passengers in the rear and may limit capacity to 2. Do not use the front seat.
    *Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results
    The Portuguese government has expanded the use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results to access services and activities, including:
    • to eat inside restaurants on public holidays and weekends from 7pm on Fridays
    • to use gyms and spas
    • to enter casinos and bingo halls
    • to attend cultural, sporting, corporate and family events
    To check into a hotel and other tourist accommodation, an EU digital COVID certificate or vaccination certificate is required. Check FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    The EU digital COVID certificate includes the vaccination certificate, recovery certificate and negative test certificate.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test, verified by the management on entry to your accommodation, restaurant or event venue
    This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult. You can be fined if you breach these regulations.
    Check the rules for using the EU digital COVID certificate on the
    Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Check the 3-phased plan on the Portuguese government’s website
    (in Portuguese)
    *Using the beach: 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. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
    You must also wear a face mask while walking along promenades and in other outdoor spaces 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 other countries. 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: You need to show an EU digital COVID certificate or an NHS vaccination certificate when checking in to a hotel or other tourist accommodation. See FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate or NHS vaccination certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result obtained by one of the following means:
    • A PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • An antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • A rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • A rapid antigen self-test, verified by management on arrival at your accommodation
    This does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult.
    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.
    * If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

    Read more
    16.09.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Delays expected at airports across country from 14 August until end of month because of strike by border service workers (The Portugal News, 13.08.2021). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative test required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 08.07.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers without EU Digital Covid certificate 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.

    Arrival by road or train from Spain is possible without restrictions.

    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, and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfilment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the safety rules and guidelines defined by the Portuguese health authority (https://covid19.min-saude.pt/category/perguntas-frequentes/).

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    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

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal.

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons for the following countries: Brazil, India, Nepal, and South Africa.

    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: United Kingdom, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao. 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.

    Provisions for passengers from the UK:

    • All travellers to mainland Portugal (aged 12 or older) are required to show a negative Covid-19 test (RT-PCR taken within 72 hours of departure or lateral flow test taken 48 hours prior to departure);
    • Passengers with EU digital COVID vaccination certificate don’t need to have a COVID-19 test prior to travel;
    • Comply with 14 days of prophylactic isolation on arrival in Portugal, or have complete vaccination for 14 days, of a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA);
    • Children with age 17 or younger at the time of their departure flight are exempt from quarantine as long as they travel accompanied by their parents, parent or responsible adult that are fully vaccinated/immunised as per EU directives;
    • Children under 12 years old are exempt of testing requirements;
    • Young people from 12 to 18 years old must comply with testing requirements;
    • Passengers required to undergo prophylactic isolation must register at https://travel.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.

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

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Provisions for passengers from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa (only essential travel):

    Passengers on commercial flights 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: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

    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 has introduced a 3-phased plan to lift restrictions in line with vaccination rates. The first phase came into force on 1 August and included
    • an end to curfew
    • a return to normal trading hours for shops and other commercial premises
    • longer opening hours for restaurants and cafés – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am
    • an increase in the number of people who may eat together in a restaurant – 6 indoors and 10 outdoors
    • the reopening of bars and similar premises, subject to rules on capacity and trading hours – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am – and providing no dancing or other entertainment takes place
    • the return of open air training events and sporting activities, as well as outdoor and indoor exercise
    Drinking alcohol outdoors in public is only allowed while seated in restaurants and cafés. Nightclubs remain closed for the purpose of dancing.
    Taxis can only carry passengers in the rear and may limit capacity to 2. Do not use the front seat.
    *Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results
    The Portuguese government has expanded the use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results to access services and activities, including:
    • to eat inside restaurants on public holidays and weekends from 7pm on Fridays
    • to use gyms and spas
    • to enter casinos and bingo halls
    • to attend cultural, sporting, corporate and family events
    To check into a hotel and other tourist accommodation, an EU digital COVID certificate or vaccination certificate is required. Check FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    The EU digital COVID certificate includes the vaccination certificate, recovery certificate and negative test certificate.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test, verified by the management on entry to your accommodation, restaurant or event venue
    This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult. You can be fined if you breach these regulations.
    Check the rules for using the EU digital COVID certificate on the
    Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Check the 3-phased plan on the Portuguese government’s website
    (in Portuguese)
    *Using the beach: 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. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
    You must also wear a face mask while walking along promenades and in other outdoor spaces 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 other countries. 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: You need to show an EU digital COVID certificate or an NHS vaccination certificate when checking in to a hotel or other tourist accommodation. See FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate or NHS vaccination certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result obtained by one of the following means:
    • A PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • An antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • A rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • A rapid antigen self-test, verified by management on arrival at your accommodation
    This does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult.
    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.
    * If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

    Read more
    03.09.2021
  • Portugal The Portuguese authorities have updated the rules of entry for the United Kingdom and Brazil, permitting non-essential travel from the latter after about one year and a half.

    Announcing the decision today, September 1, the authorities announced that travel from the UK will now be possible for all travellers without the requirement of quarantine, including for those unvaccinated. The requirement of providing negative results of a PCR test or a rapid antigen test performed within 72 hours before reaching Portugal, however, remains a must.

    Up until September 1, only Britons vaccinated with one of the vaccines accepted by Portugal as a valid proof of immunity – amongst which PFzier, Moderna and AstraZeneca – were eligible to enter without quarantine. Those unvaccinated, on the other hand, were subject to a period of 14 days of self-isolation.

    With the new update of the entry restrictions, travellers from Brazil can finally enter Portugal after 18 months of being banned from entering, in spite of being Portugal’s largest emigrant community. The same were, however, eligible to enter for essential purposes, like work, study and family reasons.

    Travellers from Brazil will also be exempt from the requirement of quarantine if they present negative test results, just as Britons.

    The decision, which was announced on August 31, became effective on September 1 and is set to remain in place at least until September 16.

    Read more
    02.09.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Delays expected at airports across country from 14 August until end of month because of strike by border service workers (The Portugal News, 13.08.2021). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative test required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 08.07.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers without EU Digital Covid certificate 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.

    Arrival by road or train from Spain is possible without restrictions.

    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, and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfilment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the safety rules and guidelines defined by the Portuguese health authority (https://covid19.min-saude.pt/category/perguntas-frequentes/).

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    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

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal.

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons for the following countries: Brazil, India, Nepal, and South Africa.

    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: United Kingdom, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao. 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.

    Provisions for passengers from the UK:

    • All travellers to mainland Portugal (aged 12 or older) are required to show a negative Covid-19 test (RT-PCR taken within 72 hours of departure or lateral flow test taken 48 hours prior to departure);
    • Passengers with EU digital COVID vaccination certificate don’t need to have a COVID-19 test prior to travel;
    • Comply with 14 days of prophylactic isolation on arrival in Portugal, or have complete vaccination for 14 days, of a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA);
    • Children with age 17 or younger at the time of their departure flight are exempt from quarantine as long as they travel accompanied by their parents, parent or responsible adult that are fully vaccinated/immunised as per EU directives;
    • Children under 12 years old are exempt of testing requirements;
    • Young people from 12 to 18 years old must comply with testing requirements;
    • Passengers required to undergo prophylactic isolation must register at https://travel.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.

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

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Provisions for passengers from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa (only essential travel):

    Passengers on commercial flights 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: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

    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 has introduced a 3-phased plan to lift restrictions in line with vaccination rates. The first phase came into force on 1 August and included
    • an end to curfew
    • a return to normal trading hours for shops and other commercial premises
    • longer opening hours for restaurants and cafés – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am
    • an increase in the number of people who may eat together in a restaurant – 6 indoors and 10 outdoors
    • the reopening of bars and similar premises, subject to rules on capacity and trading hours – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am – and providing no dancing or other entertainment takes place
    • the return of open air training events and sporting activities, as well as outdoor and indoor exercise
    Drinking alcohol outdoors in public is only allowed while seated in restaurants and cafés. Nightclubs remain closed for the purpose of dancing.
    Taxis can only carry passengers in the rear and may limit capacity to 2. Do not use the front seat.
    *Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results
    The Portuguese government has expanded the use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results to access services and activities, including:
    • to eat inside restaurants on public holidays and weekends from 7pm on Fridays
    • to use gyms and spas
    • to enter casinos and bingo halls
    • to attend cultural, sporting, corporate and family events
    To check into a hotel and other tourist accommodation, an EU digital COVID certificate or vaccination certificate is required. Check FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    The EU digital COVID certificate includes the vaccination certificate, recovery certificate and negative test certificate.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test, verified by the management on entry to your accommodation, restaurant or event venue
    This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult. You can be fined if you breach these regulations.
    Check the rules for using the EU digital COVID certificate on the
    Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Check the 3-phased plan on the Portuguese government’s website
    (in Portuguese)
    *Using the beach: 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. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
    You must also wear a face mask while walking along promenades and in other outdoor spaces 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 other countries. 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: You need to show an EU digital COVID certificate or an NHS vaccination certificate when checking in to a hotel or other tourist accommodation. See FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate or NHS vaccination certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result obtained by one of the following means:
    • A PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • An antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • A rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • A rapid antigen self-test, verified by management on arrival at your accommodation
    This does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult.
    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.
    * If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.

    Read more
    24.08.2021
  • Portugal Latest News: Delays expected at airports across country from 14 August until end of month because of strike by border service workers (The Portugal News, 13.08.2021). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative test required to stay in hotels (Reuters, 08.07.2021).

    International Resrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers without EU Digital Covid certificate 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.

    Arrival by road or train from Spain is possible without restrictions.

    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, and to passengers traveling exclusively for the practice of sports activities integrated in international professional competitions, provided the fulfilment of a set of adequate measures (namely, avoiding non-sporting contacts), and the observance of the safety rules and guidelines defined by the Portuguese health authority (https://covid19.min-saude.pt/category/perguntas-frequentes/).

    Specific information for Madeira islands is available in the following languages: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    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

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

    *Transit:

    The rules to transit Portugal are the same to enter the country, and observe the general safety rules applicable in Portugal during the stopover. 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. Travellers must also observe the rules to enter the final destination.

    *From Third Countries:

    All passengers need to fill a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal.

    Travel between Portugal and other third-country destinations is permitted only for essential reasons for the following countries: Brazil, India, Nepal, and South Africa.

    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: United Kingdom, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao. 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.

    Provisions for passengers from the UK:

    • All travellers to mainland Portugal (aged 12 or older) are required to show a negative Covid-19 test (RT-PCR taken within 72 hours of departure or lateral flow test taken 48 hours prior to departure);
    • Passengers with EU digital COVID vaccination certificate don’t need to have a COVID-19 test prior to travel;
    • Comply with 14 days of prophylactic isolation on arrival in Portugal, or have complete vaccination for 14 days, of a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA);
    • Children with age 17 or younger at the time of their departure flight are exempt from quarantine as long as they travel accompanied by their parents, parent or responsible adult that are fully vaccinated/immunised as per EU directives;
    • Children under 12 years old are exempt of testing requirements;
    • Young people from 12 to 18 years old must comply with testing requirements;
    • Passengers required to undergo prophylactic isolation must register at https://travel.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.

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

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Provisions for passengers from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa (only essential travel):

    Passengers on commercial flights 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: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

    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 has introduced a 3-phased plan to lift restrictions in line with vaccination rates. The first phase came into force on 1 August and included
    • an end to curfew
    • a return to normal trading hours for shops and other commercial premises
    • longer opening hours for restaurants and cafés – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am
    • an increase in the number of people who may eat together in a restaurant – 6 indoors and 10 outdoors
    • the reopening of bars and similar premises, subject to rules on capacity and trading hours – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am – and providing no dancing or other entertainment takes place
    • the return of open air training events and sporting activities, as well as outdoor and indoor exercise
    Drinking alcohol outdoors in public is only allowed while seated in restaurants and cafés. Nightclubs remain closed for the purpose of dancing.
    Taxis can only carry passengers in the rear and may limit capacity to 2. Do not use the front seat.
    *Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results
    The Portuguese government has expanded the use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results to access services and activities, including:
    • to eat inside restaurants on public holidays and weekends from 7pm on Fridays
    • to use gyms and spas
    • to enter casinos and bingo halls
    • to attend cultural, sporting, corporate and family events
    To check into a hotel and other tourist accommodation, an EU digital COVID certificate or vaccination certificate is required. Check FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    The EU digital COVID certificate includes the vaccination certificate, recovery certificate and negative test certificate.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test, verified by the management on entry to your accommodation, restaurant or event venue
    This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult. You can be fined if you breach these regulations.
    Check the rules for using the EU digital COVID certificate on the
    Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Check the 3-phased plan on the Portuguese government’s website
    (in Portuguese)
    *Using the beach: 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. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
    You must also wear a face mask while walking along promenades and in other outdoor spaces 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 other countries. 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: You need to show an EU digital COVID certificate or an NHS vaccination certificate when checking in to a hotel or other tourist accommodation. See FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate or NHS vaccination certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result obtained by one of the following means:
    • A PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • An antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • A rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • A rapid antigen self-test, verified by management on arrival at your accommodation
    This does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult.
    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.
    * If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover;can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    20.08.2021
  • 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.

    Arrival by road or train from 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 for the following countries: Brazil, India, Nepal, and South Africa.

    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: United Kingdom, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao. 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.

    Provisions for passengers from the UK:

    • All travellers to mainland Portugal (aged 12 or older) are required to show a negative Covid-19 test (RT-PCR taken within 72 hours of departure or lateral flow test taken 48 hours prior to departure);
    • Passengers with EU digital COVID vaccination certificate don’t need to have a COVID-19 test prior to travel;
    • Comply with 14 days of prophylactic isolation on arrival in Portugal, or have complete vaccination for 14 days, of a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA);
    • Children with age 17 or younger at the time of their departure flight are exempt from quarantine as long as they travel accompanied by their parents, parent or responsible adult that are fully vaccinated/immunised as per EU directives;
    • Children under 12 years old are exempt of testing requirements;
    • Young people from 12 to 18 years old must comply with testing requirements;
    • Passengers required to undergo prophylactic isolation must register at https://travel.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.

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

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

    Provisions for passengers from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa (only essential travel):

    Passengers on commercial flights 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: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

     

    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 has introduced a 3-phased plan to lift restrictions in line with vaccination rates. The first phase came into force on 1 August and included
    • an end to curfew
    • a return to normal trading hours for shops and other commercial premises
    • longer opening hours for restaurants and cafés – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am
    • an increase in the number of people who may eat together in a restaurant – 6 indoors and 10 outdoors
    • the reopening of bars and similar premises, subject to rules on capacity and trading hours – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am – and providing no dancing or other entertainment takes place
    • the return of open air training events and sporting activities, as well as outdoor and indoor exercise
    Drinking alcohol outdoors in public is only allowed while seated in restaurants and cafés. Nightclubs remain closed for the purpose of dancing.
    Taxis can only carry passengers in the rear and may limit capacity to 2. Do not use the front seat.
    *Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results
    The Portuguese government has expanded the use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results to access services and activities, including:
    • to eat inside restaurants on public holidays and weekends from 7pm on Fridays
    • to use gyms and spas
    • to enter casinos and bingo halls
    • to attend cultural, sporting, corporate and family events
    To check into a hotel and other tourist accommodation, an EU digital COVID certificate or vaccination certificate is required. Check FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    The EU digital COVID certificate includes the vaccination certificate, recovery certificate and negative test certificate.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test, verified by the management on entry to your accommodation, restaurant or event venue
    This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult. You can be fined if you breach these regulations.
    Check the rules for using the EU digital COVID certificate on the
    Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Check the 3-phased plan on the Portuguese government’s website
    (in Portuguese)
    *Using the beach: 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. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
    You must also wear a face mask while walking along promenades and in other outdoor spaces 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 other countries. 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: You need to show an EU digital COVID certificate or an NHS vaccination certificate when checking in to a hotel or other tourist accommodation. See FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate or NHS vaccination certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result obtained by one of the following means:
    • A PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • An antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • A rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • A rapid antigen self-test, verified by management on arrival at your accommodation
    This does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult.
    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.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover;can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    10.08.2021
  • 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.

    Arrival by road or train from 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 for the following countries: Brazil, India, Nepal, and South Africa.

    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: United Kingdom, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao. 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.

    Provisions for passengers from the UK:

    • All travellers to mainland Portugal (aged 12 or older) are required to show a negative Covid-19 test (RT-PCR taken within 72 hours of departure or lateral flow test taken 48 hours prior to departure);
    • Passengers with EU digital COVID vaccination certificate don’t need to have a COVID-19 test prior to travel;
    • Comply with 14 days of prophylactic isolation on arrival in Portugal, or have complete vaccination for 14 days, of a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA);
    • Children with age 17 or younger at the time of their departure flight are exempt from quarantine as long as they travel accompanied by their parents, parent or responsible adult that are fully vaccinated/immunised as per EU directives;
    • Children under 12 years old are exempt of testing requirements;
    • Young people from 12 to 18 years old must comply with testing requirements;
    • Passengers required to undergo prophylactic isolation must register at https://travel.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.

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

    More details are available at www.sef.pt

     

    Provisions for passengers from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa (only essential travel):

    Passengers on commercial flights 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: EN - PT - ES - DE - FR

    Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at ENPT

     

    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 has introduced a 3-phased plan to lift restrictions in line with vaccination rates. The first phase came into force on 1 August and included
    • an end to curfew
    • a return to normal trading hours for shops and other commercial premises
    • longer opening hours for restaurants and cafés – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am
    • an increase in the number of people who may eat together in a restaurant – 6 indoors and 10 outdoors
    • the reopening of bars and similar premises, subject to rules on capacity and trading hours – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am – and providing no dancing or other entertainment takes place
    • the return of open air training events and sporting activities, as well as outdoor and indoor exercise
    Drinking alcohol outdoors in public is only allowed while seated in restaurants and cafés. Nightclubs remain closed for the purpose of dancing.
    Taxis can only carry passengers in the rear and may limit capacity to 2. Do not use the front seat.
    *Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results
    The Portuguese government has expanded the use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results to access services and activities, including:
    • to eat inside restaurants on public holidays and weekends from 7pm on Fridays
    • to use gyms and spas
    • to enter casinos and bingo halls
    • to attend cultural, sporting, corporate and family events
    To check into a hotel and other tourist accommodation, an EU digital COVID certificate or vaccination certificate is required. Check FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    The EU digital COVID certificate includes the vaccination certificate, recovery certificate and negative test certificate.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test, verified by the management on entry to your accommodation, restaurant or event venue
    This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult. You can be fined if you breach these regulations.
    Check the rules for using the EU digital COVID certificate on the
    Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Check the 3-phased plan on the Portuguese government’s website
    (in Portuguese)
    *Using the beach: 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. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
    You must also wear a face mask while walking along promenades and in other outdoor spaces 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 other countries. 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: You need to show an EU digital COVID certificate or an NHS vaccination certificate when checking in to a hotel or other tourist accommodation. See FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate or NHS vaccination certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result obtained by one of the following means:
    • A PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • An antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • A rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • A rapid antigen self-test, verified by management on arrival at your accommodation
    This does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult.
    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.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover;can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    09.08.2021
  • 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.

    Arrival by road or train from 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 for the following countries: Brazil, India, Nepal, and South Africa.

    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.

    Passengers from the UK: Comply with 14 days of prophylactic isolation on arrival in Portugal, or
    Have complete vaccination for 14 days.

    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: EN – PT – ES – DE – FR

    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 Portuguese government has introduced a 3-phased plan to lift restrictions in line with vaccination rates. The first phase came into force on 1 August and included
    • an end to curfew
    • a return to normal trading hours for shops and other commercial premises
    • longer opening hours for restaurants and cafés – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am
    • an increase in the number of people who may eat together in a restaurant – 6 indoors and 10 outdoors
    • the reopening of bars and similar premises, subject to rules on capacity and trading hours – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am – and providing no dancing or other entertainment takes place
    • the return of open air training events and sporting activities, as well as outdoor and indoor exercise
    Drinking alcohol outdoors in public is only allowed while seated in restaurants and cafés. Nightclubs remain closed for the purpose of dancing.
    Taxis can only carry passengers in the rear and may limit capacity to 2. Do not use the front seat.
    *Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results
    The Portuguese government has expanded the use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results to access services and activities, including:
    • to eat inside restaurants on public holidays and weekends from 7pm on Fridays
    • to use gyms and spas
    • to enter casinos and bingo halls
    • to attend cultural, sporting, corporate and family events
    To check into a hotel and other tourist accommodation, an EU digital COVID certificate or vaccination certificate is required. Check FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    The EU digital COVID certificate includes the vaccination certificate, recovery certificate and negative test certificate.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test, verified by the management on entry to your accommodation, restaurant or event venue
    This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult. You can be fined if you breach these regulations.
    Check the rules for using the EU digital COVID certificate on the
    Portuguese government’s website (in Portuguese).
    Check the 3-phased plan on the Portuguese government’s website
    (in Portuguese)
    *Using the beach: 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. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
    You must also wear a face mask while walking along promenades and in other outdoor spaces 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 other countries. 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: You need to show an EU digital COVID certificate or an NHS vaccination certificate when checking in to a hotel or other tourist accommodation. See FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate or NHS vaccination certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result obtained by one of the following means:
    • A PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • An antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • A rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • A rapid antigen self-test, verified by management on arrival at your accommodation
    This does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult.
    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.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days. If you continue to test positive, you may not be able to get a fitness-to-fly certificate. You may also need to seek treatment.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover;can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    06.08.2021
  • 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.

    Arrival by road or train from 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 Portuguese government has introduced a new 3-phased plan to lift restrictions in line with vaccination rates. The first phase came into force on 1 August and included:
    • an end to curfew
    • a return to normal trading hours for shops and other commercial premises
    • longer opening hours for restaurants and cafés – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am
    • an increase in the number of people who may eat together in a restaurant – 6 indoors and 10 outdoors
    • the reopening of bars and similar premises, subject to rules on capacity and trading hours – last orders are at 1am, closing time is at 2am – and providing no dancing or other entertainment takes place.
    • the return of open air training events and sporting activities, as well as outdoor and indoor exercise
    Drinking alcohol outdoors in public is only allowed while seated in restaurants and cafés. Nightclubs remain closed for the purpose of dancing. Taxis can only carry passengers in the rear and may limit capacity to 2. Do not use the front seat.
    *Use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results: The Portuguese government has expanded the use of EU digital COVID certificates and negative test results to access services and activities, including:
    • to eat inside restaurants on public holidays and weekends from 7pm on Fridays
    • to use gyms and spas
    • to enter casinos and bingo
    halls
    • to attend cultural, sporting, corporate and family events
    To check into a hotel and other tourist accommodation, an EU digital COVID certificate or NHS vaccination certificate is required. Check FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website
    (in Portuguese).
    The EU digital COVID certificate includes the vaccination certificate, recovery certificate and negative test certificate.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result, obtained by one of the following means:
    • Certified PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • Certified antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • Rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • Rapid antigen self-test, verified by the management on entry to your accommodation, restaurant or event venue
    This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e. up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult.
    You can be fined if you breach these regulations.
    Check the rules for using the EU digital COVID certificate on the Portuguese government’s website
    (in Portuguese).
    Check the 3-phased plan on the Portuguese government’s website
    (in Portuguese)
    *Using the beach: 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. In cafes and restaurants, keep your mask on until you are seated.
    You must also wear a face mask while walking along promenades and in other outdoor spaces 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: You need to show an EU digital COVID certificate or an NHS vaccination certificate when checking in to a hotel or other tourist accommodation. See FAQ 4 on the Portuguese government’s website.
    If you do not have an EU digital COVID certificate or NHS vaccination certificate, you may show a negative COVID test result obtained by one of the following means:
    • A PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours
    • An antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours
    • A rapid antigen self-test done within the previous 24 hours and certified by a health or pharmaceutical professional
    • A rapid antigen self-test, verified by management on arrival at your accommodation
    This does not apply to children under the age of 12 (i.e up to and including 11), provided they are accompanied by an adult.
    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
    02.08.2021
  • Source US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Re-open Europe/
    Ministry of Health/
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