International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Portugal From Sweden is Allowed with Additional Requirements

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Travelers arriving from selected countries are allowed to enter Portugal. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Portuguese Immigration
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5/17/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers who are fully vaccinated must present a valid vaccination certificate. Travelers must have received all doses required of the vaccine, including a combination of two different vaccines, at least 14 days before travel.

Vaccine certificates issued by third countries are accepted under reciprocal conditions, and the vaccines must be approved by EMA (Janssen, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria, Moderna/Spikevax, Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty).

Currently, vaccine certificates from Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City are accepted under reciprocity.

Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate or NHS COVID Pass may use it to present proof.

Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

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This requirement does not apply to :

  • Travelers with a valid certificate of recovery from COVID-19.
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Portugal Tourism
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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration for Madeira

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All travelers are required to fill out a health questionnaire form 48-12 hours prior to departure to Madeira.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12.
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Madeirense Tourism
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In Transit

Mandatory

Mandatory passenger locator form

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All travelers, including transit travelers, must fill in a passenger locator card after checking in for their flight and before arriving in Portugal. The proof of the filled-out form will need to be presented at control points.

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Portuguese Tourism
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Not Required

Proof of negative COVID-19 test may be required for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Travelers with a vaccination certificate recognized by Portugal are not required to provide a pre-departure COVID-19 test result.

Travelers without a valid vaccination certificate must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (or similar NAAT) test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before the first departure. Alternatively, travelers can have a rapid antigen test (TRAg) taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure. Only antigen tests acceptable by the European Union Health Committee are accepted for travel. The results must be in Portuguese, French, English, Spanish, or Italian and may be presented in paper or digital format.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12;
  • Travelers who enter Portugal through Spain.
Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Nucleic Acid Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
  • A Antigen Test Up To 48 hours Before Departure
  • A Rapid Test Up To 48 hours Before Departure
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Portuguese Tourism
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Health screening on arrival for Madeira

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

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Madeirense Tourism
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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form for the Azores

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

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers with a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate of vaccination or recovery.
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Azores Government
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Not Required

No quarantine required

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Travelers arriving from selected countries are not required to quarantine on arrival in Portugal.

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Portuguese Immigration
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While You're There

Mandatory

Mandatory health pass for some public activities

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Travelers are required to present an EU COVID Digital Certificate to access bars and nightclubs, major cultural, sporting, or corporate events, as well as to visit homes and health facilities.

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Children under 12 years old accompanied by an adult are exempt from testing requirements and are free to access places or establishments, participate in events, and travel in the country.

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Portugal Tourism
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Mandatory

Masks are recommended in public

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Travelers must wear masks when using public transport, and to enter concert halls, events, and certain establishments. Use of masks is recommended in closed spaces and also outdoors when the distance between people cannot be ensured.

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Portugal Tourism
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Portugal.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
64.22
Decreased by3.51
at 10/19/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
1.30%
Increased by-0.20%
at 10/17/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
88.27%
Increased by0.15%
at 10/11/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
8,975,593
Increased by15,161
at 10/11/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.97
Increased by-0.01
at 10/17/2021

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

Local Guidelines

General

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. An EU Digital Certificate as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery will be required to attend large events or to visit health and entertainment facilities. Information related to the COVID-19 response in Portugal be found at https://www.visitportugal...
Last Checked
10/18/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
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Face masks are required in public transport, concert halls and events, health facilities, and residential areas for the elderly.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Operating
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Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Open
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Restaurants are open as usual.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars are open for customers with an EU Digital Certificate.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Restrictions in place
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Nightclubs are open for customers with an EU Digital Certificate.

Shops

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Open
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Shops and services are open as usual.

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