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Last updated: 4 October 2021, 10:58 (GMT +4)

Travel to Portugal

Travel to Portugal is restricted to essential travel. Please check the requirements below before you travel.

All passengers traveling to Portugal (including Portuguese nationals, legal residents in Portugal and their families) are required to present a negative COVID 19 test certificate or an EU Digital COVID Certificate or vaccination or recovery certificate from a non EU country. Please refer to the "Vaccination and recovery certificates outside the EU" section.

All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form before departure.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Before boarding, all passengers must present a certificate with a negative result of one of the following tests for screening of SARS-CoV-2:

  • NAAT - Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (RT-PCR, NEAR, TMA, LAMP, HDA, etc.) carried out not more than 72 hours before departure, or
  • Rapid Antigen Detection Test (RADT) recognised by the European Union Health Security Committee, carried out not more than 48 hours before departure

This does not apply to children below 12 years old.

The test validity of 72 hours for the NAAT test or 48 hours for the rapid antigen detection test is considered from the time of sample collections and not from the time the test certificate was issued.

Third country nationals without legal residency in Portugal will be refused entry if they do not hold a valid negative COVID-19 test or a recognised vaccination or recovery certificate.

EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC)

Effective 1 July 2021, passengers holding an EU-issued COVID-19 digital green certificate are exempted from testing requirements.

The EU-issue COVID-19 digital green certificate is only valid when issued by a European Union member state and must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Completed vaccination with an approved COVID-19 EU vaccine at least fourteen days before scheduled arrival
  • Tested negative for COVID-19, either through a NAAT carried out not more than 72 hours before departure or Rapid Antigen test carried out not more than 48 hours before departure
  • Recovered from COVID-19. The EU certificate must confirm that the passenger tested positive for COVID-19 via a NAAT test and has since recovered at least 11 days but no more than 180 days before travel.

Vaccination and recovery certificates outside the EU

From 18 September, vaccination and recovery certificates issued by non EU countries will also be accepted under conditions of reciprocity, provided they contain the following information in English:

Vaccination certificates

  • First name(s) and surname(s) of the holder
  • Date of birth
  • Disease or agent targeted: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 or one of its variants)
  • Vaccine against COVID-19 or prophylaxis
  • Name of the vaccine against COVID-19
  • Marketing authorisation holder or manufacturer of the vaccine against COVID-19
  • The number in a series of doses and the total number of doses in the series
  • Date of vaccination, indicating the date when the last dose was administered
  • Member state or third country where the vaccine was administered
  • The entity issuing the certificate

For these purposes, only the following vaccines are recognised:

  • Janssen: COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen
  • AstraZeneca: Vaxzevria (previously COVID 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca). Please note that the AstraZeneca vaccine produced in India will not be accepted.
  • Moderna: Spikevax (formerly COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna)
  • Pfizer-BioNTech: Comirnaty

Vaccination is considered valid after 14 days from the single dose of a single dose vaccine or the second dose of a two-dose vaccine.

Recovery certificates

  • First name(s) and surname(s) of the holder
  • Date of birth
  • Disease or agent from which the holder has recovered from: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 or one of its variants)
  • Date of the first positive result of the diagnostic test
  • Member state or third country in which the diagnostic test was carried out
  • Entity issuing the certificate
  • Certificate valid from

Quarantine

In addition to the COVID-19 test, passengers arriving from the following countries must undergo a 14 days mandatory quarantine in their homes, or in the places indicated by the health authorities and pre-register before travelling.

  • India, Nepal, South Africa

The 14-day mandatory quarantine also applicable to travellers who have visited or passed through India, Nepal or South Africa within 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

Quarantine exemptions

Passengers whose period of stay in Portugal does not exceed 48 hours.

Passengers who have an EU-issued COVID-19 digital green certificate (EU DCC) or a non EU-issued certificate stating full vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

Travel Eligibility

The following passengers are allowed to transit through, enter and exit from Portugal:

  • European Union nationals, nationals of the of Schengen associated countries and their family members
  • Third-country nationals with legal residence in a European Union member state
  • Third-country nationals travelling for professional reasons, study, family reunification, health or humanitarian reasons
  • Nationals and legal residents of the following countries, provided that they are arriving on a direct flight or transiting only through the international area of any other airport:
    • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States of America, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Passengers holding valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or vaccination/recovery certificate issued by a non-EU country that accepts the EU Digital COVID Certificate are allowed to travel to Portugal for non-essential purposes.

Visas and permits concerning the stay of foreign nationals in Portugal that have expired after 24 February 2020 will be accepted for entry until 31 December 2021.

Required forms

A Passenger Locator Form (PLC) must be completed by all passengers arriving in Portugal. After check-in (online or at the airport) passengers must complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLC) available on following the link:  https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card. Before boarding, passengers must present the completed printed form or on their mobile devices.

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