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The Latest Portugal Travel Guidelines
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Published: 7th February 2022, 7:56pm
Updated: 20th May 2022, 5:29pm

Article Update May 2022


Planning to travel to Portugal this year? With the ease of restriction from the pandemic, travelling this spring-summer to sunny Portugal will definitely be less chaotic. The Portuguese government after much deliberation with medical experts and data analysis on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic has ultimately decided to finally lift the country fully from its previous safety measures. 

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.

Portugal Travel Guidelines 2022, travel to Portugalthis spring and summer with ease for EU-Citizens
Image Credit: Paulo Evangelista

Portugal has also lifted the mandatory use of face masks at all times in public spaces; with the exclusion of highly vulnerable areas, such as hospitals and public transport. This means that travellers can safely enjoy visiting Portugal this spring-summer season, as the warm weather temperatures continue to rise for plenty of escapes by the Portuguese coast.

Learn more about How to get Around Portugal with our in-depth guide, here.


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. 

Portugal Travel Guidelines for 2022, EU-Citizens are eligible for COVID certification with the SNS, Portuguese Health Services.
Data provided by: European Commission  | Image Credit: Daniel Schludi


See European Commission for the official EU Digital COVID Certificate for more information.

Portugal acceptable COVID-19 vaccinations for travellers.
Data provided by: European Medicines Agency | Image Credit: Jeremy Bezanger


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:

  • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72H 


  • Rapid antigen test, valid 24H

See 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 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:

  • Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test, valid 72H 


  • Rapid antigen test, valid 24H

See for more information.

New Travel Guidelines to Portugal, keep informed and updated with all COVID-19 regulations for EU and Non-EU Citizens
Image Credit (from left to right): Wj, Julia Solina, Melina Lorenz

Portugal Homes advises all our readers to always keep up to date with the most recent Travel & COVID-19 related measures set in Portugal, with the following official websites:

Visit Portugal
EU COVID Certificate Request
Travelling to Portugal

Read More:

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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