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Portugal's non-essential travel Updated on Oct.1

Portugal's non-essential travel Updated on Oct.1

Portugal has opened its door for non-essential travel to Brazil and the United Kingdom. Also, Portugal decided not to comply the EU recommendation and continues to allow non-essential travel to American Citizens.

Currently, Portugal has more than 85% of the population vaccinated against Covid-19. With a positive position on the vaccination process, Portugal has begun to remove a few restrictions to the population and to international travel.
 
So, as of October 1st, and according to the decree:

1) Any citizen departing from Countries of the European Union, Schengen Associated countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Jordan, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and special admnistrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao. Can enter Mainland Portugal, as long as they have a test (PCR 72h before or Antigen 48h before). Children >12 don’t need a test.

2) Please note that the only antigen tests allowed, have to be on the common list for screening of Covid-19 disease approved by the European Union Health Safety Committee. The proof must indicate the identification of the citizen, the type and name of the test, manufacturer, date, time and place (including country) of collection, test result, issuing entity and authentication number. 

3) Passengers whose tests or evidence do not comply with the above requirements, must undergo a new test upon entry into mainland territory, at their own expense, waiting in a proper place, inside the airport, until the result is notified.

3) Currently, passengers do not need to worry about a showing a vaccine certificate at the Portuguese Customs.  As long as, you have a negative PCR or Antigen test will enter Portugal without having to quarantine.

4) Passengers with an EU Digital COVID Certificate do not need a test to enter Portugal.

5) GENERAL RULES in the entire country:
- Restaurants with no maximum limit of people per group;
- End of requirement for digital certificate or negative test for access to restaurants;
- End of timetable restrictions;
- End of capacity limits, namely in local commerce establishments, in weddings and baptisms and in cultural shows;
- Opening of bars and clubs;
- End of limitation on the sale and consumption of alcohol.
 
It is mandatory to present EU COVID Digital Certificate in:
- Major cultural and sporting events (check the event website for more info);
- Bars and clubs;
- Visits to health facilities.
 

 

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