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Travel to Portugal during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

YES

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

NO

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

NO

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

YES

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

Vaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Vaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination:

You will be required to show your COVID-19 vaccinations to enter into the country as fully vaccinated.  You will be able to do this using the NHS COVID app.

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: Not required
On arrival:

You will need to show your fully vaccinated status on arrival.  This can be done by the COVID pass either digitally or in paper form. 

You will need to have had your last dose of a vaccine at least 14 days and no more than 270 days before you arrive.

You will be subject to health screening on vaccination.  If you are using a printed PDF version to show your COVID19 status then you will need to ensure the printout is dated from 1st November 2021.

You will be required to show your vaccination status upon check in.  You can do so by showing your NHS COVID pass showing you are fully vaccinated.

Children under the age of 12 do not need to present a test or vaccination certificate. 

Children aged 12-17 will need to be either fully vaccinated, or present a test (see unvaccinated guidance)

Form pre-travel:

A Traveller Health Declaration form will need to be completed before travel.  Please check on the link below to see when you are able to complete the form needed for your destination.  You may need to either complete this form electronically, or print out and take with you to show at the airport of departure and arrival. It is important that you check the form as early as you can for time frames as this may need to be completed up to 7 days before travel, or as little as 24 hours before travel.

Traveller Health Declaration: https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal
Local regulations:

You should maintain social distancing of at least 1.5 metres where you can and wear a face mask in indoor spaces and outdoor spaces where soical distancing cannot be followed/.

You will need to show vaccination and negative COVID19 test results to access hotels, restaurants, gyms and events along with bars 

You should ensure that you keep the confirmation notification from the Passenger Locator form completed before travel, either digitally or printed for the duration of your trip as you may be asked for this.

Children under 12 are exempt.

There is no exemption for the use of face coverings if you have a medical lanyard.  If you are medically exempt in the UK from wearing a face covering, please carry with you a doctor's note stating that you are exempt.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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
Unvaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Unvaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination: Not required
Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: PCR or Antigen
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:

You must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test.  This can be: 

- An RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before boarding.

- An Antigen test that meets the performance standards set by the EU which must be taken no more than 24 hours before boarding.

You must show your test certificate before you board the flight. 

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the above. 

Children aged 12-17 need to be either fully vaccinated, or follow the above guidance. 

You should also ensure that your test result identifies the type of test taken and gives your name, date of birth, the date and time the sample was collected and the date of the result.

Self tests are not permitted for entry.

On arrival:

Upon arrival into Portugal all passengers will be subject to health screening.  If your temperature is 38C or over, or you show signs of being unwell, you may be required to take a further PCR COVID-19 test and remain at the airport until you get your result.  You will need to show proof of your negative COVID-19 test taken before travel.

You will be required to show proof of a negative test result to enter into your hotel accommodation.  The test taken to enter into Portugal should suffice for this on check in.

Form pre-travel: Details to be confirmed
Traveller Health Declaration: https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal
Local regulations:

You should maintain social distancing of at least 2 metres where you can.  Face masks should be worn in all public spaces indoors and outdoors if you are unable to maintain the 2 metre distance.  You must ensure you wear your mask whilst walking, and in restaurants and cafes until you are seated.

At the beach, follow the one way entry and exit signs and use a mask until you reach your spot on the sand.  You should also look to place your towel and items 3 metres from the next group of people on the beach.

You will be required to show a negative test result to enter into bars and clubs.  From the 25th December until 9th January, these will be closed alongside casinos.

On 24th, 25th 30th and 31st December, along with the 1st January you will be required to show a negative test result to enter into a restaurant.

You should ensure that you keep the confirmation notification from the Passenger Locator form completed before travel, either digitally or printed for the duration of your trip as you may be asked for this.

There is no exemption for the use of face coverings if you have a medical lanyard.  If you are medically exempt in the UK from wearing a face covering, please carry with you a doctor's note stating that you are exempt.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 03.05.2022 at 09:56