Portugal is open for EU visitors and some essential travelers from third party countries.
Allowed visitors from non-EU countries must submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up 72 prior to boarding. All these passengers must quarantine upon arrival.
All EU visitors need to present a negative COVID-19 test but not all of them have to quarantine. In view of the country is under state of emergency some passengers may be requested to self-isolate at home.
All commercial flights from the UK and Brazil have been suspended until further notice.
Portugal’s state of emergency has been extended until March 31. However, the government has been easing the nation-wide lockdown and other COVID-19 related restrictions from March 15.
As of now, the country has allowed the reopening of hairdressers, beauticians, bookshops, libraries, car trades and real estate business. This lifting will be reviewed if the country reaches more than 120 cases per day 100.000 people.
The Portuguese government has extended its nation-wide curfew until March 16. Since the country has been experiencing a positive reduction in COVID-19 cases, the President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, asked the government to start working on a strategy that allows them to gradually lift the strict lockdown restrictions after mid-March.
With only 5 doses administered per 100 people, Portugal is currently 35th in the world for vaccinations against Covid-19. Pre-hospital emergency staff, firefighters, and police are among the groups of people who started getting vaccinated since Feb. 12.
EU and Schengen members can enter the country if they provide a negative PCR test result, but Portugal citizens and residents are not allowed to leave the country.
January 4 – New travel ban for UK visitors
From January 1, only-essential travelers from the UK can visit Portugal. This includes business trips, permanent residents living in the EU, family reunions, etc. More details here.
November 27 – Portugal enforces a new curfew
A new curfew has been imposed. Mobility among municipalities will be prohibited from November 27, 2020 (11:00 pm) until December 2, 2020 (5:00 am), and from December 4 (11:00 pm) until December 9 (5:00 am)
There are some special restrictions for travel to Madeira and the Azores during this period. Make sure you double-check the official websites before traveling.
Who can enter Portugal now?
European Union countries.
Schengen Associated Countries such as Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland.
Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand and Uruguay.
Important: Notice that passengers coming fromCzech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Hungary, Malta, Sweden must undergo a 14-day quarantine.
Madeira and Azores may have additional requirements.