Covid Measures Implemented in Portugal Updated on 27 April 2023
With the Algarve tourism industry back to somewhere near normal and visitors planning to visit the region this year, we thought it a good idea to clarify the latest rules and regulations regarding entry into Portugal concerning the Covid measures currently in force for visitors wanting to enter the country.
The Latest Good News for Visitors to Portugal
Great news if you’re planning to visit Portugal, including the Algarve, Azores and Madeira! You’ll be happy to know that you no longer need to provide a negative COVID test or present a COVID-EU digital or vaccination/recovery certificate from a third country accepted or recognized in Portugal.
Precautions You Should Take into Consideration
Before you embark on your journey to the Algarve, it’s always a good idea to double-check the entry requirements and procedures with your airline and the Portuguese border service – SEF (www.sef.pt / email@example.com).
They’re the ones in charge of border control and will be able to give you the most up-to-date information. Remember to arrive at the airport early and consider any necessary procedures for both domestic and international flights.
If you plan to travel to the Algarve during busy times like early morning, evening, summer, holidays, or special events, plan accordingly and allow some extra time.
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Now, Let’s Talk About Safety!
Portugal has implemented the “Clean & Safe” seal in tourism. This initiative aims to provide tourists like yourself with increased security and confidence when using accommodation establishments, various tourist services, and attractions.
Suppose you’re a foreign visitor and would like to get tested for COVID-19 shortly after your arrival, before departure, or at any time during your stay in mainland Portugal or Madeira. In that case, there are a couple of options available to you. You can get tested at the airport (check out the information at https://www.ana.pt/en/corporate/ana/faq) or at a laboratory approved by the Portuguese Health General Directorate.
Are you looking for more travel information?
The European Union website at https://reopen.europa.eu provides country-specific details about borders, available means of transport, travel restrictions, health measures, public safety measures, and other practical information. To stay informed about travel regulations worldwide, check out the map at the IATA Travel Centre’s website, https://www.iata.org.
To ensure a smooth journey for Portuguese travellers or residents of Portugal, it’s essential to consult the restrictions in each country you plan to visit. The Portal das Comunidades (https://portaldascomunidades.mne.pt/pt/conselhos-aos-viajantes) is a helpful resource.
Lastly, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs if you’re a Portuguese traveller and need support when returning to Portugal. They have a dedicated Portuguese travellers line available at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can contact them via phone at +351 217 929 714 or 961 706 472.
Most restrictions on airlines, entry into the Algarve in Portugal and public transport once in the country have been lifted. However, there are still some measures you must adhere to. For instance, you must wear a face mask when accessing medical facilities, retirement and nursing homes.
We hope you have a fantastic trip and a safe journey!
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