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Portugal travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Portugal. Portugal is Moderate restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Portugal. Portugal is part of Europe with main city at Lisbon. Its Developed country with a population of 10M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Portuguese.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Portugal

Moderate restrictions

for travel
International travel to Portugal is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, issued in selected countries, are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure and not more than 9 months (270 days). Thereafter, the vaccine certificate must reflect that a vaccine booster has been administered.
Authorized vaccines include those approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Full details, including accepted issuing countries, can be found at https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal

Test/medical certificate required

Non-vaccinated travelers must provide proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, on departure. Alternatively, proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, may be presented.
Travelers may instead provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This must be provided via an EU Digital Certificate or issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions. Further information can be found at https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal
Arrivals without a valid test result will be required to take a test on arrival, at their own expense, and wait in a designated area inside the airport until the result of the test is returned.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Further health testing may be required for those displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
For more details National Tourism Authority, Portugal

Government measures

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. Information related to the COVID-19 response in Portugal can be found at https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal

Use of masks

Face masks are required on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open as usual.

Bars

Bars are open as usual.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are open as usual.

Shops

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation.
Citizens, residents, and those traveling for essential reasons are exempt from this requirement.
Full details can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada#determine-fully

Quarantine required

Non-vaccinated travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.
Those testing negative on day 8 will not see their quarantine period extended. Travelers testing positive will be required to isolate an additional 10 days.

Test/medical certificate required

Non-vaccinated travelers are required to provide proof of a negative PCR, NAT, NAAT, or RT-LAMP test result, taken within the previous 72 hours of departure. Alternatively, proof of a negative professionally administered antigen test result, taken the day before departure, is also accepted.
Alternatively, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive molecular test result, issued at least 10 and not more than 180 days before arrival.
Documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation. Further information on testing requirements can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist/covid-19-testing-travellers-coming-into-canada

Testing on arrival

Non-vaccinated travelers will either be administered a COVID-19 test on arrival or provided with a self-swab kit. Additionally, they will be provided with an at-home COVID-19 self-swab kit which must be taken on day 8 of the quarantine period.
Travelers may register in advance for the test on arrival at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/arrival-testing-providers
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing on arrival requirements and may provide proof of a positive molecular test result, issued at least 10 and not more than 180 days before arrival.

Travel restriction details for Portugal

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Portugal

Portuguese government has been taking all necessary public health measures to protect the entire population as well as our visitors.
Measures in force may be reviewed in accordance to the evolution of the pandemic.
GENERAL RULES in the entire country:
  • Restaurants, cafΓ©s, and pastry shops with no restrictions on opening and closing hours until 2 am. Limited to groups of 6 people inside and 10 people on the terrace;
  • Bars with the same rules as restaurants;
  • Shops and shopping centres are open, without time restrictions;
  • Cultural facilities with 66% of the capacity;
  • Weddings and baptisms with 50% of the capacity;
  • Outdoor events possible with specific rules (check the event website for more info);
  • Amateur sports and training events possible with specific rules (check the event website for more info). 33% capacity limit;
  • Alcoholic beverages sale is prohibited in service areas or gas stations;
  • The consumption of alcoholic beverages in outdoor spaces and on public roads is prohibited;
  • Golf courses are fully operational. The specific measures established by the Portuguese Golf Federation are available at www.fpg.pt;
  • Accommodation has been adopting the β€œClean & Safe”, which allows the identification of establishments and services that have implemented enhanced hygiene and safety measures. More info at www.portugalcleanandsafe.com.

It is mandatory to present EU COVID Digital Certificate or a negative test in:
  • Tourist accommodation, upon check-in;
  • Meal service inside the restaurants, on Fridays from 7 pm, at weekends and on public holidays;
  • Thermal baths and spas;
  • Casinos and bingos;
  • Group classes in gyms;
  • Cultural and sporting events with over 1000 people, outdoors, or over 500 people, indoors;
  • Eeddings and baptisms with over 10 people

  • The types of tests allowed are:
  • RT-PCR carried out within 72 hours prior to submission;
  • Antigen test with laboratory report, carried out within 48 hours prior to its submission;
  • Rapid antigen test using the self-test method, carried out within the 24 hours prior to submission in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional who certifies its performance and result;
  • Rapid self-test antigen test carried out on the spot, at the door of the establishment to be visited, under the supervision of the persons in charge of these premises.

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

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Portugal

Exercise a high degree of caution

You can enter Portugal if you meet the COVID-19 testing or COVID-19 vaccination certificate requirements (see β€˜Travel’). You're required to wear face masks on public transport and in health care facilities. Community transmission of COVID-19 continues. Local authorities strongly advise against non-essential travel to the Island of Sao Jorge, in the Azores, due to the increase in seismic activity (see β€˜Safetyβ€˜). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Portugal due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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