Article Update May 2022
PORTUGAL FACE MASK LIFT & EU-CITIZEN COVID-19 TESTING
As of February 9, 2022, the lifting of negative covid-19 testing (PCR) is no longer required for the autonomous regions of Azores & Madeira, and also for mainland Portugal. However, the vaccination certificate is an ongoing requirement at this time, and access to Portugal shall be granted to travellers who hold a valid EU COVID-19 Digital Certificate or any other proof of vaccination that is recognized under EU for travel purposes.
This confirms that travellers from the European Union and Schengen Area are fully eligible to travel freely to Portugal without being subjected to additional testing requirements that were originally placed; not to mention the headaches involved with travel delays due to invalid testing times, and additional testing expenses. Apart from Portugal, many other European countries have also removed and eased restrictions; this is a huge relief for travellers visiting and holding connecting flights through Lisbon, Porto, or Faro airports.
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The EU digital Covid Certificate can be obtained online via the Portuguese National Health Services (SNS); the SNS app is available for download as well to place your request, and most importantly, it is absolutely free of charge.
See European Commission for the official EU Digital COVID Certificate for more information.
See European Medicines Agency for more vaccination information.
Travellers arriving in mainland Portugal by air or sea, to be eligible for entry into the country must be able to provide the following documents:
See visitportugal.com for more information.
Travellers arriving in the autonomous region of Madeira, at this time do not have any access restrictions by sea or air.
See visitmadeira.com for more information.
Travellers arriving in the autonomous region of the Azores, to be eligible for entry into the island archipelago must be able to provide the following:
See visitazores.com for more information.
Portugal has the highest vaccination rate in the world
Portugal maintains third place among the World’s safest countries
Portugal was elected as one of the safest places to travel to after the COVID-19 pandemic
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