The Portuguese government has been taking all the necessary public health measures to protect the entire population, as well as those who visit the country.
The measures in force may be revised according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation.
Traveling to Portugal by plane
All Essential and non-essential travel is allowed.
Countries of the European Union or a state associated with the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Finland, and Switzerland), Saudi Arabia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, South Korea, States United States of America, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, United Kingdom, Rwanda, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao
- PCR test (or similar) – 72h before boarding, or
Rapid Antigen Test – 48h before boarding, or a valid EU Covid Digital Certificate, or valid Vaccination or Recovery Certificate issued by a third country under conditions of reciprocity.
- Children under the age of 12 do not need to submit a test.
- All passengers must complete the Passenger Locator Card (individually) before departure to Portugal or on board, available at: https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card
The same rules as by air apply when traveling by sea and there are no restrictions on movement if you’re traveling to Portugal by land.
Journeys intended to allow entry to or exit from Portugal for professional, study, family reunion reasons, and also for health or humanitarian reasons.
Upon arrival in Portugal, at the airport, there may be passenger control
The test result must include:
– type of test performed;
– passenger’s name (according to passport);
– birth date;
– clear identification of the laboratory, including certification;
– the date and time the sample was taken and the explicit negative result.
Passengers who do not present a test in accordance with the requirements must undergo a new test on arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, at their own expense, and must wait for the result in a space designated for this purpose, inside the airport, until the result is obtained.
The vaccination schedule is considered complete after taking:
a) A single-dose vaccine, for vaccines with a one-dose vaccine schedule;
b) The second dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 with a two-dose vaccine schedule, even if doses of two different vaccines have been administered; or
c) A single dose of a vaccine against COVID -19 with a two-dose vaccination schedule for people who have recovered from the disease, if it is indicated on the vaccination certificate that the vaccination schedule was completed after administration of one dose.
The complete vaccination schedule is valid 14 days after the last dose has been taken.
EU COVID Digital Certificate
Are accepted from July 1 at borders within the European Union. This facilitates free movement of citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is digital proof that the person:
√ Was vaccinated against COVID-19, or
√ Received a negative test result, or
√ Recovered from COVID-19 disease.
* Children under 12 are exempt from presenting the COVID Digital Certificate or testing
* Children under 18 traveling with adults with full vaccination are exempt from quarantine
Certificates issued by third countries, under reciprocal conditions
The vaccination certificates should include:
– Name (s) own (s) and surname (s) of the holder;
– Date of birth;
– Target disease or agent: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 or one of its variants);
– Vaccine against COVID-19 or prophylaxis;
– Name of the vaccine against COVID-19;
– Marketing authorization holder or manufacturer of the vaccine against COVID-19;
– Number in a series of doses as well as the total number of doses in the series;
– Date of vaccination, indicating the date of the last dose administered;
– Member State or third country where the vaccine was administered;
– Entity issuing the certificate.
The recovery certificates should include:
– Name(s) and surname(s) of the holder;
– Date of birth;
– Disease or agent from which the holder recovered: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 or one of its variants);
– Date of the first positive diagnostic test result;
– Member State or third country in which the diagnostic test was carried out;
– Entity issuing the certificate;
– Valid certificate
Non-reciprocity in the recognition by third countries of the validity of the EU COVID Digital Certificate, in the modalities of vaccination or recovery certificates, issued by Portugal, prevents recognition of the validity of certificates issued by these third countries.
More Travel Information
The European Union’s website – https://reopen.europa.eu – provides information for each country on borders, available means of transport, travel restrictions, public health and safety measures, as well as other practical information for travelers.
Regulations in force worldwide are available from the IATA Travel Center (International Air Carrier Association).
Portuguese international airports (Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Ponta Delgada, and Funchal) have implemented measures to maintain the safety of everyone, employees, and passengers.