Portugal (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 03 June 2022.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Travellers should prove that they have been fully vaccinated with an EU-approved COVID-19 vaccine – AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson – at least 14 days before their trip.
Testing: A negative PCR test taken 72 hours before boarding, or a negative antigen test taken 24 hours before boarding. Children under 12 can enter Portugal without showing a certificate or test.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Allowed

  • Major events outdoors and events indoors with restrictions in terms of number of attendees
  • Weddings and christenings, 50% of the allowed number of people in the facility

Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Restaurants, cafés and bakeries (max 6 people per table or 10 in a terrace outdoors) without time restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

The restriction that required filling in the Passenger Locator Form on all flights to Portugal has been revoked, so it is no longer necessary to present it at the time of boarding.

Testing / Vaccination requirements for entry: All passengers 12 years old or older must present either:

  1. EU Digital Vaccination Certificate, or
  2. Negative COVD Test
    • PCR / NAAT test 72 hours before boarding or
    • Rapid Antigen / TRAg test 24 hours before boarding.

Permission to enter Portugal is the sole responsibility of the Portuguese Government. As part of the admission process prior to boarding flights and at the border, travelers must present written evidence of or the appropriate visa permitting entry to Portugal. Please note that Portuguese Immigration (SEF) does not review evidence and does not make any determination about admission prior to the travelers’ arrival at the border control.

Passengers without vaccination documentation or a negative test:

  • Foreign nationals / non-residents arriving without a test will be fined (along with the airline) and returned on the next available flight.
  • Portuguese residents may be subject to mandatory testing at the airport at their own expense upon arrival, in addition to a mandatory quarantine by Portuguese health authorities until a negative COVID test can be produced.
    • Important Entry Information:
  • Expired Portuguese document validity was extended until June 30, 2022 residency documents, visas and permits concerning the stay of foreign nationals in Portugal. Validity for Portuguese-issued, citizen cards (cartão de cidadão) and Portuguese driver’s license were extended until December 31, 2022
    • Permits and visas regarding stays in Portugal are still accepted under the same terms after March 31, 2022, as long as citizens submit supporting evidence that a request for an appointment for renewal has been submitted to SEF.
    • For more information and guidance, contact the nearest Portuguese Embassy or Consulate or the Portuguese immigration authorities at the following link: SEF
  • Travelers holding a residency permit or possessing a residency visa issued by the Portuguese authorities, or legal residents of an EU country or family members of an EU citizen, are also allowed to enter or transit Portugal for non-essential travel. Essential travel as determined by Portuguese authorities is currently permitted such as for professional purposes, study, family reunification, medical, or humanitarian travel.
    • Non-essential travel (tourist travel) from the European Union, from Schengen-associated countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), and from the U.K. is also allowed.
    • Long-term visa holders, such as students, may be permitted, but travelers should contact the nearest Portuguese Embassy or Consulate to confirm that their visa permits entry.
    • Borders: Land borders between Portugal and Spain are open.


  • There are no restrictions on the entry of travellers at the airports, ports and marinas of Madeira.
    Tests undertaken before returning to the country of origin are the responsibility of the passenger, i.e. at his/her own expense.
  • More information at www.visitmadeira.pt


  • There are currently no restrictions for passengers traveling to the Azores on domestic flights (departing from Portugal mainland or Madeira).
  • Passengers on direct international flights must present, before boarding:
    –  valid vaccination, test or recovery EU Digital COVID Certificate,
    – or a negative RT-PCR Test – 72h before boarding,
    – or a negative Laboratorial Rapid Antigen Test – 48h before boarding (according to the European Commission list,
    – or a Recovery Certificate (valid for 180 days),
    – or a WHO (World Health Organization) Vaccination Certificate.
  • Children aged 12 and under can travel without a certificate or test.
  • More information at https://destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt.

Lockdown Details

From 3 May

  • Restaurants, cafés and bakeries (max 6 people per table or 10 in a terrace outdoors) without time restrictions
  • Exercise outdoors and in gyms are allowed.
  • Major events outdoors and events indoors with restrictions in terms of number of attendees
  • Weddings and christenings, 50% of the allowed number of people in the facility

National measures – https://covid19estamoson.gov.pt/ (in Portuguese)
Azores – www.visitazores.com / https://www.visitazores.com/en/trip-info / https://destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt
Madeira – www.visitmadeira.pt / www.madeira.gov.pt/Covid19 / https://covidmadeira.pt
Updated information on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal at WHO – World Health Organization (https://covid19.who.int/region/euro/country/pt) or at DGS – Portuguese General Directorate of Health (https://covid19.min-saude.pt/).



Data Source: covidcontrols.co