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*updated April 5th 2022 – 4 min. read


Portugal is currently on phased lifting restrictions. At this moment, essential and non-essential businesses are open! If you are wondering about the latest travel restrictions  or if you can travel to Portugal right now, please read through.

All passengers that have Portugal as a destination or are in transit in Portugal must fill in the passenger locator card(opens in a new tab).


Portugal Flight Restrictions: Air travel rules to and from mainland Portugal


Portugal travel restrictions: flights to Portugal from EU, Schengen Associated Countries

Flights to and from countries belonging to the EU and countries associated with the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland) are allowed for non-essential travels.

Portugal travel restrictions from US, traveling to Portugal from  The UK and Brazil

Flights from the UK, Brazil, and the United States of America are allowed for non-essential travels.

Portugal travel rules: flights from a list of countries

Flights from Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, People’s Republic of China, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay, as well as Taiwan and the administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau are allowed for non-essential travels but are subject to reciprocity.


Tests or Recovery Certificate

All passengers (above twelve years old) arriving in Portugal, must present one of the results below

  • Valid vaccination EU digital covid Certificate (with complete vaccination or complete vaccination plus booster)
  • Negative RT-PCR or similar done within 72 hours before departure. 
  • A negative Rapid Antigen Test done up to 48 hours before boarding time. Rapid Antigen Tests (TRAg) must be recognized by the European Union Health Committee. You can find the list here, starting on page seven.
  • A valid test or recovery EU Digital Certificate.
  • A valid recovery certificate issued by a third country (subject to reciprocity).


Air travel to and from Madeira and Azores

No restrictions are in place to travel to Madeira. It is recommended to register for the Madeira Safe website and upload any symptoms

When flying to the Azores on international flights, you should have a negative RT-PCR test done at least 72 before your flight, or a vaccination certificate. You also need to FILL IN THIS FORM. If you do not have a test done, you will be requested to do it at the airport. 

It is also allowed to enter Azores with an recovery certificate. You can find information for the Azores here(opens in a new tab).


Measures in mainland Portugal

You should pay special attention to current restrictions, such as:

  • Mandatory to wear a face mask indoors – shops, taxis, bus
  • You should maintain 1,5 meters or 2 meters of physical distance from others; when not possible, wear a mask
  • Temperature checks are allowed
  • Shops have normal schedules
  • Public transportations with no capacity limit
  • Bars and nightclubs are open


Travel insurance available

Visitors planning their holidays to Portugal can now subscribe to Portugal Travel Insurance. This travel insurance is adapted to the new pandemic reality caused by COVID-19. Coverage extends to the entire national territory and covers medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, and hospital expenses associated with COVID -19, as well as expenditures for cancellation, interruption, or extension of the trip, also by the same pandemic.

The objective is to guarantee that visitors can travel around the country, safe and with confidence. You can learn more about this here(opens in a new tab).

You also have the option to download the Portugal Health Passport(opens in a new tab), which gives you access to a special offer from private healthcare providers in the country in case you need healthcare services during your stay.


This article is a translation from the official Portuguese official communications. 

Please note this article is informational, and you should ALWAYS check official sources such as your Embassy & Airline company.


Directorate-General for Health(opens in a new tab)

National Health System(opens in a new tab)

Portuguese Government(opens in a new tab)

Online Legislation Publications(opens in a new tab)

Portuguese Tourist Board(opens in a new tab)


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