Portugal Updates COVID-19 Measures

Portugal on Wednesday, February 9, updated its COVID-19-related travel measures.

For those arriving to Portugal by plane, you are required to have a valid vaccination E.U. Digital COVID Certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or a vaccine booster), a valid test or recovery E.U. Digital COVID Certificate or a valid vaccination certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or a vaccine booster), a recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions, a negative RT-PCR Test (or similar NAAT test) taken 72 hours before boarding, or a negative Laboratorial Rapid Antigen Test 24 hours before boarding.

It is mandatory for all passengers bound for mainland Portugal or in transit/transfer (including from Madeira and Azores) to fill online a Passenger Locator Form (individually) at portugalcleanandsafe.pt, after check-in and before departure time. The QR Code generated when filling out the PLF can be presented in paper or digital format, without which boarding will be denied.

Children under 12 do not need to present certificate or test. Control measures do not apply to domestic flights.

For travel to the Azores, you will need a valid E.U. Digital COVID Certificate with proof of a vaccination, recent recovery to testing. All passengers need to fill out a questionnaire at mysafeazores.com, with exception of EU Digital COVID Certificate of vaccination or recovery holders.

There are no restrictions on the entry of travelers to the airports, ports and marinas of Madeira.

When on the ground, the use of face masks is mandatory. Public transportation will have no occupancy limits but some commercial establishments still have reduced capacity.

For more information, visit www.visitportugal.com.

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