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You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test before you arrive in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK, you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.

Portugal Travel Restrictions

Updated:

25

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06/2021

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Reviewed:

Current

Who can travel to

Portugal

?

Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders, Tourists, Business Travellers, Partners to Foreign Nationals

Accepted tests for entry

PCR, ANTIGEN

Test window

24 hours (Antigen),72 hours (PCR)

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Can You Travel To Portugal?

Portugal now allows all non-essential travel from the UK, but travellers must present a negative COVID test. Local restrictions vary by municipality.

Portugal COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Who can travel to

Portugal

?

Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders, Tourists, Business Travellers, Partners to Foreign Nationals

Test Requirements

PCR, ANTIGEN

Test window

24 hours (Antigen),72 hours (PCR)

Result format

Print, Digital

Quarantine required and quarantine length

No

Do children need to be tested?

Testing is required, except for children under the age of 12 years old.

Local Restrictions In Portugal

Wear a mask?

In all enclosed spaces

Restaurants and bars open?

Depending on region

Non-essential businesses and attractions open?

Depending on region

Curfew?

No

Public transport

Operating

Restrictions on domestic travel

Yes

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Return Fit to Fly Test

Required

Mandatory for all flights arriving in the UK

Must be conducted before you travel back to the UK

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Travelling To Portugal FAQs

Advice and answers from the Corona Test Centre Team

What do the three colours of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

  • Red: You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test) and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8).
  • Amber: You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK,  you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
  • Green: You will not need to quarantine on return, but you must take a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and a PCR test on return to the UK on Day 2.


How will the government decide which countries go on the green, amber or red lists?

Countries are assigned to the three lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The different traffic light colours indicate the risk in each destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.

What must I do when returning to the UK from

Portugal

?

Portugal is on the amber travel list. Before you enter the UK you must: - fill in your passenger locator form up to 48 hours before you enter the UK - take a COVID-19 test up to 3 days before departure. You will need to show a negative test result when you arrive in the UK. - book and pay 2 coronavirus (COVID-19) tests for when you quarantine in the UK. You must book these before you travel. On arrival in England you must: - quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days - take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 • You may be able to end your quarantine early by booking a third coronavirus test through Test to Release.

Children aged four and under do not need to take a test on day 2 or day 8.

What health and safety tips should I keep in mind during travel to

Portugal

?

It is important to check with your travel agent or travel company ahead of planned travel if physical distancing, face coverings and additional hygiene precautionary measures have been implemented. - Expect delays and allow extra time for travel. - Be prepared to queue or take different routes in and around stations and airports to comply with physical distancing measures. - Make sure you plan ahead for your trip and consider packing enough food and drink in case shops and restaurants at transport hubs are not operating. - Try to maintain physical distancing (1-2 meters) from others as much as possible - Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, particularly before eating and drinking, after being in public areas, using public transport and using the toilet. - Carry an alcohol based hand sanitiser, containing at least 60% alcohol, for use when soap and water is not immediately available. Remember this should be 100mls or less to comply with airport liquid/gel restrictions. - Wearing a face covering may be mandatory in some countries when in public. If it is not, consider wearing a face covering when physical distancing isn't possible in public areas or enclosed spaces. 

How can I access medical help while abroad in

Portugal

?

If you are feeling unwell and need assistance, call the Ministry’s helplines on: • Mainland Portugal: (+351) 808 24 24 24, press 9 for English • Madeira and Porto Santo: call (+351) 800 24 24 20 • Azores, call (+351) 808 24 60 24

RT-PCR COVID-19 tests are carried out free-of-charge if you have a prescription issued by a national health service doctor. NHS testing is carried out at hospitals and laboratories by appointment. - For contact details for English speaking doctors visit our: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/portugal-list-of-medical-facilitiespractitioners - If you need a COVID-19 test in order to travel, you should arrange to take a private test: https://www.anlc.pt/m/index.php?route=base/pt/laboratorios/ - Check when you book that the testing service can provide the appropriate COVID-19 test for your destination. You will not need a prescription, but you will have to show your passport and confirmed travel bookings. You will have to pay for the test in full. If you have health or travel insurance, check whether it will cover any expense you incur. - You should get a free UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) or European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK. If you already have an EHIC it will still be valid as long as it remains in date.

Where can I find the latest news related to travel and COVID-19 to

Portugal

?

  • https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/covid-19/faqs/#1596230931926-35f82bfa-7209
  • https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card
  • https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal/entry-requirements
  • https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal

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