International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Portugal From Equatorial Guinea is Restricted

Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries are not allowed to enter mainland Portugal. Please note, direct travel to Madeira and Porto Santo is allowed. The land borders between Portugal and Spain are open.

Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Portuguese citizens and residence permit holders.
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Portuguese Immigration
Start Date
5/17/2021
Changed
7/22/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results for the Azores

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure.

Travelers may present proof via EU Digital Certificate.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers with an EU Digital COVID Certificate;
  • Travelers under the age of 12.
Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Portugal Tourism
Start Date
7/1/2020
Changed
7/22/2021
Not Required

No proof of negative COVID-19 test results or quarantine for Madeira for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Travelers who are fully vaccinated are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival in Madeira.

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Portugal Tourism
Start Date
5/18/2021
Changed
7/22/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers who are fully vaccinated must present a vaccination certificate against COVID-19. Travelers must respect the period of activation of the immune system post-vaccination.

The EU digital COVID certificate is also accepted as a valid document for entry.

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Portugal Tourism
Start Date
5/18/2021
Changed
7/22/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on day 6 and day 12 in the Azores

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Description

Travelers who stay longer than 7 days in the Azores must contact the health services so the travelers can receive COVID-19 tests on day 6 and day 12, counted from the date the 1st COVID-19 test was taken.

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Portugal Tourism
Start Date
3/29/2021
Changed
7/22/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form for the Azores

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Description

Travellers are required to complete a health form before arrival in the Azores. Once the form is completed, travellers will receive a code for presentation to the health authorities on arrival.

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Azores Government
Start Date
6/15/2020
Changed
7/22/2021
Mandatory

Temperature screening on arrival

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Description

Temperature screening is required for all travellers on arrival. Travellers with high temperatures will be referred to health authorities for COVID-19 testing and quarantine.

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Madeirense Tourism
Start Date
6/19/2020
Changed
7/22/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

COVID-19 test results are required for hotel check-in

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Description

Travellers must present proof of negative COVID-19 test results while checking in to hotels or other accommodation in mainland national territory. Proof may be presented via EU Digital COVID Certificate or a test certificate with a negative result.

Proof of negative test results may also be required to enter certain businesses on Fridays after 19:00h, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

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Portugal Tourism
Start Date
7/10/2021
Changed
7/22/2021
Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travellers must wear masks in public places such as on public transportation and enclosed places.

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Portuguese Tourism
Start Date
5/4/2020
Changed
7/22/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Portugal.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
322.85
Decreased by29.97
at 7/22/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
5.10%
Decreased by0.50%
at 7/21/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
65.78%
Increased by3.29%
at 7/22/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
6,707,297
Increased by335,790
at 7/22/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.15
Increased by-0.07
at 7/21/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Mainland Portugal is currently easing lockdown measures in most areas. More restrictive or relaxed measures may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. In all regions, travelers are required to provide their EU Digital Certificate or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result at check-in or for access to hotel and local accommodation establishments. The full COVID-19 response in Portugal be found in Portuguese at https://covid19estamoson....
Last Checked
7/22/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in enclosed public spaces, on public transport, and whenever a social distance of 2 meters cannot be maintained.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place. Circulation to and from some zones may be forbidden between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with seating limited to a maximum of 6 people per table indoors, and 10 people per table outdoors, to allow for social distancing. Customers can enter until midnight but restaurants must close at 1 am. The opening times depend on each region. In high-risk regions, customers will need to provide their EU Digital Certificate or proof of a negative COVID 19 test prior to entry. This applies from 7 pm on Friday until Monday morning.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open with seating limited to a maximum of 6 people per table indoors, and 10 people per table outdoors, to allow for social distancing. Customers can enter until midnight but bars must close at 1 am. The opening times depend on each region. In high-risk regions, customers will need to provide their EU Digital Certificate or proof of a negative COVID 19 test prior to entry. This applies from 7 pm on Friday until Monday morning.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. The opening times depend on each region.

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