Great news travellers: Latest entry regulations for Portugal will allow visitors to enter for any type of travel. Here are the latest updates…
Entry requirements for Portugal
If you’ve been hoping to visit beautiful Portugal, now’s your chance – as the country has made it possible for visitors to enter for all types of travel.
Here’s what you will need:
- A valid vaccination certificate – EU Digital COVID Certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule, with or without a booster jab, valid for 270 days from the second jab if no booster has been received), or
- A valid test or recovery certificate – EU Digital COVID Certificate, or
- A valid vaccination certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule with or without a booster jab) or recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions (South Africa is not on this list of reciprocal agreements), or
- A negative PCR test result (or similar NAAT test) from a test taken in the 72 hours prior to boarding, or
- A negative Laboratory Rapid Antigen Test 24 hours before boarding (according to the European Commission list).
- Passengers travelling on flights to the Azores require a vaccination certificate (when coming from mainland Portugal or Madeira, a WHO-accepted vaccination certificate is accepted), or a Recovery EU Digital COVID Certificate, or a negative RT-PCR Test taken 72 hours before boarding, or a negative laboratory Rapid Antigen Test taken 48 hours before boarding, or a recovery certificate (valid for 180 days).
- Children 12 and under will be able to travel without a certificate or test.
There is also no longer a need for passengers to have a Passenger Locator Form on flights to Portugal, according to Travel News. In terms of mask-wearing, it is mandatory only on public transport, taxis and similar transport, and within health facilities, care and nursing homes.