Open with restrictions

Portugal Travel Restrictions

88.27% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 88.27% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Portugal with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Portugal without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Portugal for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Portugal entry details and exceptions

Travelers from closed areas may enter or transit through Portugal only if they have an "essential" reason such as professional, study, family reunification, health, or humanitarian reasons.

Travelers, except children under the age of 12, may be allowed to enter Portugal with an EU Covid Digital Certificate, vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate. Acceptable vaccines include AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, and Johnson and Johnson.

Third-country national holders of residency permits or long-term resident visas issued by EU member states may transit Portugal to return to their country of residence.

All arrivals must complete a passenger locator form in advance.


Outgoing travel to PortugalTravelling from the United Kingdom to Portugal

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Portugal.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Children 12 years old and below are exempted from the testing requirement.

Travelers holding a valid vaccination or recovery certificate arriving in Portugal from a third country will no longer be required to undergo pre-departure testing. In addition, they will also be exempt from the testing requirement upon their arrival as well as from self-isolation measures.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Portugal.

Documents
Health declaration for Madeira

Travelers must complete and submit it 12-48 hours before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Portugal

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travellers returning from Portugal must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Qualified fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a pre-departure test when traveling to England. However, they are still required to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test which will be taken on or before day 2 after arrival in the country. An individual traveling to the country is considered fully vaccinated if he/she meets the qualification indicated here.

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules are required to present a pre-departure test (to be taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date), day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. They may check the pricelist and order the test thru these authorized testing providers.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) are exempt from the test requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Portugal will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules arriving from non-red list countries are required to quarantine at home or in the place they are staying for 10 days.

Permitted travelers from the red list countries are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel. They must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine requirement.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Portugal

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Portugal without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Portugal with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Portugal without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Portugal with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from the United Kingdom are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Portugal is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Portugal are open with restrictions. Bars in Portugal are open with restrictions.