COVID-19 | Measures implemented in Portugal (2022)

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Measures Implemented in Portugal
[Updated on 19 September]

To enter in Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), it is no longer required a proof of a negative COVID test or to present a COVID-EU digital certificate or vaccination or recovery certificate issued by third countries, accepted or recognized in Portugal.

Measures in force may be reviewed in accordance to the evolution of the pandemic.


IMPORTANT: Before traveling, it is important to confirm the entry formalities and procedures with the airline company and the Portuguese border service - SEF (www.sef.pt/gricrp.cc@sef.pt), the entity responsible for the border control. Please be advised that you should arrive at the airport beforehand and take into account the necessary procedures for domestic and international flights. If you're traveling during peak times like early morning, evening or summer, or during holidays and other events, please plan accordingly and allow for extra time.

GENERAL RULES

RULES IN MAINLAND PORTUGAL

  • Mandatory mask in:
    - Health facilities and services.
  • Use of a mask recommended by the DGS (Portuguese Directorate-General for Health), by anyone over the age of 10, in:
    - Closed environments and people gatherings;
    - Public and passenger transport, including air transport, taxis and similar transport (TVDE);
    - Pharmacies;
    - In confirmed cases of COVID-19, in all circumstances, whenever the person is out of the isolation place until the 10th day after the date of onset of symptoms or positive test.

  • General behavior guidelines
    - Social distancing;
    - Frequent hand washing;
    - Respiratory etiquette.

RULES IN MADEIRA

  • The use of a mask is mandatory, for persons from the age of 6:
    - Health facilities and services, including pharmacies;
    - In confirmed cases of COVID-19, in all circumstances, whenever the person is out of the isolation place, until the 10th day after the onset of symptoms or a positive test result.

Clean & Safe
In tourism, theseal was implemented; allowing tourists to have increased security and confidence in the use of accommodation establishments, in the various tourist services and tourist attractions.

National measures -https://dre.pt/dre/geral/legislacao-covid-19 (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/).


Tests
If you are a foreigner visitor and want to do the test for Covid-19 shortly after arrival, before departure or at any time in mainland Portugal or Madeira you can do it:

- at the Airport. Information athttps://www.ana.pt/en/corporate/ana/faq;
- in a laboratory approved by the Portuguese Health General Directorate. Find the list athttps://covid19.min-saude.pt/infoadrpcc/;
- if you are in the Algarve, you find information about testing points atwww.visitalgarve.pt

More Travel Information
At the European Union website -https://reopen.europa.eu- you can find information on each country about borders, available means of transport, travel restrictions, health and public safety measures, as well as other practical information.

To know which are the travel regulations all around the world, check the map at theIATA Travel Centre.

ThePortuguese airports(Lisboa, Porto, Faro, Ponta Delgada e Funchal) have implemented several initiatives to keep staff and passengers safer. More information athttps://www.ana.pt/en/passenger-guide/what-you-need-to-know/covid-19

Portuguese Travellers
If you are Portuguese or you live in Portugal, in case you have a scheduled trip, you should consult the restrictions in each country on the Portal das Comunidades:
www.portaldascomunidades.mne.pt/pt/conselhos-aos-viajantes

If you are travelling and you need support on your return to Portugal, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Portuguese travellers line - gec@mne.pt/ +351 217 929 714 / +351 961 706 472

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Feedback from users

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Antonio Costa

to 27/06/2022

Quando é que acabam as restrições na totalidade como já aconteceu nos países evoluídos?Vamos ser os últimos a tirar as medidas?

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Susana Caramelo

to 21/06/2022

Traveling from Toronto to Porto on June 22 with only 2 vaccinations, is a rapid test from shoppers good enough?Thank u

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Paulo Alves

to 16/06/2022

Hello, I a flight booked to Porto from Toronto on July 9 and I'm confused with mix information regarding the COVID-19 requirements to enter Portugal. Do I require proof of full vaccination in the prior 270 days, and/or a negative test done in the past 72 hours. Any clarification would be much appreciated. thank you

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Esther Marron

to 16/06/2022

Buenas tardesEl proximo 26 de junio volamos desde Barcelona a Madeira con cambio de avion en Lisboa. Se considera un vuelo domestico? Lo digo por las medidas covid en el aeropuerto de Lisboa son diferentes a los de Madeira.Os explico, tengo 2 vacunas covid puestas, y el pasado 29 de abril me diagnosticaron COVID, pero en mi Centro de Atención Sanitaria, ya no hacian el certificado covid para demostrar que ya me habia recuperado del covid. Aun es pronto para ponerme una 3a dosi de la vacuna. Así que me basta con llevar la confirmación de positivo del 29 de abril para entrar al aeopuerto de Lisboa? O tendré que hacerme un test de antigeno?

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Erik Mis

to 10/06/2022

If you're flying from Toronto, you can get the antigen test done for half the price at a Walmart pharmacy. The test kit used in Walmart is BTNX, and is approved by the EU.

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ALICIA DE ABREU

to 10/06/2022

going to Lisbon from Toronto soon, has anyone the-r antigen test at shoppers drug mart? is this valid? on the TAP website is says Lab antigen test, but all the pharmacies seem to be the only ones doing that test here... help!

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jim fischer

to 08/06/2022

Hi! I'm from Canada flying into Porto on Friday. I see a lot of Canadians here confused and frustrated with the ambiguous testing requirements/enforcement on the Portugal side. I was wondering if anyone has experience or knows what happens if you fly without getting a predeparture test and are then asked to provide one in Portugal? Do they just get you to take a test once you get there? Thanks!

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SERGIO SILVA

to 08/06/2022

No sítio da TAP há essa mensagem: Todos os passageiros maiores de 12 anos, com destino a ou trânsito em Portugal Continental, têm de apresentar:Certificado EU (ou equivalente) de recuperação, OUCertificado EU (ou equivalente) de vacinação, OUCertificado de teste molecular (NAAT) negativo, realizado não mais de 72h antes do embarque, OUCertificado de teste antigénio, realizado não mais de 24h antes do embarque.Adicionalmente, informamos que os certificados de recuperação e vacinação dos países abaixo também são aceites para viajar para Portugal:BrasilEstados Unidos da AméricaArábia sauditaAustráliaBósnia-HerzegovinaCanadáQatarRepública Popular da China Já neste sitio (https://www.visitportugal.com/pt-pt/content/covid-19-medidas-implementadas-em-portugal) consta:Obrigatório apresentar:-Certificado Digital COVID da UE na modalidade de vacinação (esquema vacinal completo ou esquema vacinal completo com toma da dose de reforço)- ou Certificado Digital COVID da UE, na modalidade de teste ou recuperação,- ou Certificado de vacinação (esquema vacinal completo ou com toma da dose de reforço) ou certificado de recuperação válido emitido por um país terceiro em condições de reciprocidade- ou Teste RT-PCR negativo (ou teste NAAT similar) - até 72h antes do embarque, ou- ou Teste Rápido Antigénio laboratorial negativo- até 24h antes do embarque (de acordo com a lista da Comissão Europeia).Certificados aceites, emitidos por países terceiros em condições de reciprocidade: Albânia, Andorra, Arménia, Benin, Cabo Verde, Colômbia, El Salvador, Ilhas Faroe, Geórgia, Indonesia, Israel, Islândia, Jordânia, Líbano, Liechtenstein, Malásia, Moldávia, Mónaco, Montenegro, Marrocos, Nova Zelândia, Macedónia do Norte, Noruega, Panamá, San Marino, Sérvia, Seicheles, Singapura, Suíça, Taiwan, Tailândia, Tunísia, Togo, Turquia, Ucrânia, Emirados Árabes Unidos, Reino Unido e dependências da Coroa (Jersey, Guernsey e Ilha de Man), Uruguai, Vaticano, Vietnam (https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en).Já no SHERPA consta que "Prova obrigatória de vacinação para PortugalDescrição Os viajantes totalmente vacinados provenientes de Brasil (ver 6 países adicionais) podem apresentar um certificado de vacinação válido emitido nesses países, dependendo da sua companhia aérea. Os viajantes têm de ter recebido todas as doses exigidas da vacina, incluindo uma combinação de 2 vacinas diferentes, pelo menos, 14 dias antes da viagem e em menos de 270 dias antes da viagem. Os viajantes que receberam uma dose de reforço podem ter tomado a última dose fora do período compreendido entre os 14 e os 270 dias."Afinal por que a divergência nas regras?

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Manolo Pilolo

to 03/06/2022

I changed my travel plans to Spain where 3rd country certificates are accepted 100% no hassle. It's a no sense that Portugal only accepts certificates from a number of countries arguing reciprocity from these countries, while Canada for instance is not in that list and Canada has recognized the European certificate for months. Portugal might wonder later why they don't see the number of tourists from certain countries recovering as fast as their neighbors.

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David Silva

to 02/06/2022

To fly to Portugal (boarding on the plane no matter where are you travelling) the EU Digital Covid Certificate must be shown. If you do not have a EU Digial certificate PCR test for 72h our Antigen for 24h. (that's the rule)Arriving in Portugal 25% of the passenger are randomly controlled. So when you arrive you might be checked or not. Hope that this nonsense ends up soon.

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Josefa Botelho

to 02/06/2022

Not sure where Jake Shields got his info (posted June 1) re the 270 days so I did some internet searching. All I could find re the 270 days relates to those with the EU Digital Covid Certificate which he would not have had as a Canadian travelling from Canada. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_6837I too will be travelling from Canada next week. It is my understanding that Canadians must be fully vaccinated and are required to have a RT-PCR test if they cannot get a Rapid Antigen test no further out than 24 hours from departure flight time.I think where the issue lies is that airlines seem to be doing random checks so as to move things along. As to what Portugal is/isn't doing upon arrival is unclear to me at this point.There are many Portuguese people living in Toronto. As such, many may have dual citizenship and have access to the EU Digital Covid Certificate.People wanting clear answers re entry requirements into Portugal should be contacting a travel agent or the Embassy. As per my call with Embassy just now, they confirm that regardless of you are vaccinated or not a RT-PCR test or Rapid antigen test is required.

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Jake Shields

to 01/06/2022

Folks here is how to save the hassle and money on unnecessary COVID test.As long as your last shot/booster was taken within 270 days of your departure date from Canada, you will not be asked for a COVID test. You will need go show your vacciine certifcate upon checkin. I left on May 28 YYZ to LIS on AT and has no issue (I checked in online and uploaded by certifcate) however some folks who were travelling with me needed to show a negative COVID test since thier last dose was taken over 270 days.Comments made here about random testing are from people who don't know any better.Also note that your last shot / booster has to be taken at least 14 days prior to your departure date in order to be considered fully vaccinated.Now you are aware. Happy and safe travels.

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Erik Mis

to 01/06/2022

Could someone please confirm what the folks at TAP airlines need. Some travelers said they went through Pearson airport only being asked for their vaccination, others need say they were asked for the Anti-gen test 24 hours before. What is actually necessary. Please assist. Thank you to anyone willing to answer my inquiry.

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tiffany M

to 31/05/2022

Travelled from Toronto Pearson to Lisbon on TAP May 27. Was only asked for vaccine certificate before boarding. Customs in Lisbon did not ask for anything (vaccine certificate or negative tests).

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Luc Larouche

to 28/05/2022

Nous avons pris l'avion depuis Montréal le 25 mai. Lors de l'enregistrement et embarquement avec Air Transat, aucunement question de test PCR , seulement montré notre passeport vaccinal. Lors de l'arrivée à Lisbonne avant de passer aux douanes, Il y avait 4 responsables qui demandaient de montrer nos test Covid négatifs à tous!!!

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Do Langlais

to 27/05/2022

Is the canadian vaccination passeport recognised to enter Portugal? It is really not obvious on this site. Air Canada sais that we need a negative test to enter Portugal, but TAP sais that Canadians with a vaccination passport dont need a test. And this site does not mention Canada at all… So do we need a test or not (when we have all our vaccins up to date ans a valid canadian vaccination passeport)?

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Manolo Pilolo

to 26/05/2022

Thanks for your message Luc. I'm changing my destination from Portugal to Spain, as the rules for Spain are pretty clear and they recognize the Canadian certificate without the ambiguities from the Portuguese folks.

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Luc St-Hilaire

to 25/05/2022

We flew on TAP yesterday from Toronto to Lisbon. We were not asked for a test at the airport. As stated on the TAP website, Canadian Vax cert. is accepted. (I had called the day before and been told I needed a test as per this web site). I can only imagine there is some arcane political dispute between Portugal and Canada for this charade to go on this long. Remember last year when Canada was temporarily removed from non-essential travel yet TAP continued operating normally lol. I’m sorry for the uncertainty everyone has to go through until this rule is revised. Good luck everyone!

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Prateek Singh

to 21/05/2022

Fwiw, we flew in from Toronto on Air Canada on May 18. We got negative results from Loblaws, but on online check in, the website only wanted vaccine certificate. At the airport, an air Canada rep printed us the boarding passes, but didn't ask us for a negative test. 80 bucks down the drain but atleast I tried my hardest to find out if we needed one and never got a no from air Canada or this website.

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Manolo Pilolo

to 18/05/2022

I can't believe that Portugal is still stating this: "valid vaccination certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or a vaccine booster) or recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions" without having Canada in their list of third countries. Canada has accepted the European certificate for many months already, and most other European countries accept the Canadian certificate without needing any testing.

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MIRCEA OPREA

to 18/05/2022

@joe_raposo, Joe we flew Toronto-Lisbon with TAP at the end of February this year and had a rapid test done at Shoppers and was OK. They asked for it at TAP counter. Test that Shoppers was using at the time was Panbio from Abbott which is on the EU list of approved rapid tests.

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joe raposo

to 18/05/2022

I will be flying from Toronto to Lisbon in the near future can someone confirm if the Travel Rapid Antigen tests provided by Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada is sufficient to meet the testing requirements for boarding?

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Alex M

to 18/05/2022

Hi, what about US Citizen coming from the USA (traveling end of next week), and who recently recovered from COVID? I recovered about 1.5 weeks ago, and have both the original positive test and a note from my doctor clearing me to travel. I only see similar option for EU Digital Recovery Certificate, which I can't obtain since I don't live in EU...I know if I go and take a PCR test now, it is very likely to still show positive given it is too soon.Using my vaccination status is not an option as it is past 270 days, and I can't get a booster.I'd very much appreciate an urgent advice/solution, as we really looking forward to this trip and would be. a shame if we had to cancel it.

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Prateek Singh

to 06/05/2022

@juvial gama, good for you, but it's so ridiculous that these policies are so ambiguous that their application is completely dependent on your ground crew personnel. I have less than two weeks to go before I fly out, and I am still hoping that this website provide more clarity.

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Juvial Gama

to 05/05/2022

Hello all! We finally made it to Lagos yesterday. Great news everyone! After weeks of stress of thinking of getting a test or not to enter Portugal, a kind and helpful Air Transat crew told me (48 hours before our flight) that as long as you’re fully vaccinated plus a booster shot, you do not need to present a negative test to check in. We checked in and showed them our Ontario vaccine certificates and passports. Security was a breeze. Our flight was scheduled on time. Upon arrival at Faro, Portugal, the friendly and welcoming immigration officer did not ask for our vaccine status and even told us we do not need to wear masks anymore. And it feels normal again here at Lagos with tourists from all over the world with no masks on unless you’re inside an enclosed vehicle like a bus or Uber. The weather is beautiful and the beaches are breathtaking.

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Jenette Jesuratnam

to 04/05/2022

@Guillaume Baril, where in Montreal did you get your covid antigen test? Does anyone know if a virtual antigen test is accepted?

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Guillaume Baril

to 03/05/2022

Flew with Air Transat today from YUL - LIS. Registration did ask us if we had a negative test, which we had. We showed our rapid antigenic test which we tooked from our local drug store and it was good enough

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Marge Stephans

to 03/05/2022

HiI think that they might not ask for covid tests because border control is carried out randomly. I mean, one has to have it. They may or may not control it. Check out the update at the page: "This information has been updated in accordance with Order No. 4829-A/2022, of 22 April, published by the Portuguese government, which determines the measures applicable to airports and maritime borders and defines the supervision of their operation. In Portugal, border control is ensured by ANA, S.A., by the PSP (Public Security Police), and by SEF (Portuguese Immigration and Border Service) and is carried out randomly to 25% of passengers upon arrival in the territory. For further information, contact SEF - Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras directly (www.sef.pt / sef@sef.pt / gricrp.cc@sef.pt), the most suitable entity to clarify any issues related to border control in Portugal."

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Fiona Kilponen

to 03/05/2022

Hi,Just trying to clarify entry into Portugal via London with TAP. Their website states they (TAP) accept the Australian International Vaccination Certificate but on this website Portugal does not? Can anyone clarify if we need a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding TAP at Heathrow or are we clear with Australian International Vaccination Certificate. Thanks

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Joe Man

to 02/05/2022

I flew with Air Canada from Pearson on Apr 30 to Lisbon, and my test wasn't checked. On my trip, I checked in on the AC app, and all it allowed me to submit was my vax certificate. It was authenticated on the app quickly and I got confirmation that my health document was approved. At the airport, I self checked my bags through the kiosk, and security only asked for my boarding pass. At the gate, they just checked my passport and boarding pass again. In Lisbon, they checked my vaccine documentation and passport and that was it. This was just my experience though, and I still recommend getting the test just in case they do ask.

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Juvial Gama

to 02/05/2022

We are flying out to Faro tomorrow by Air Transat. I am contemplating in cancelling my Rapid Test appointment at Shoppers Drug Mart... For those who recently just flew in to Mainland Portugal, please confirm if they asked for a negative test, if we have Canadian Vaccine certificate with Booster shot. Thank you. How is the airport situation at Pearson lately? I haven't been to the airport since 2019.

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Claudio Herrera

to 30/04/2022

As a brief synthesis of my previous email, considering Visit Portugal’s answer: (sic) “ the Canada vaccination certificate is not yet accepted to enter Portugal, so you will need a negative RT-PCR Test (or similar NAAT test) - 72h before boarding, or a negative Laboratorial Rapid Antigen Test - 24h before boarding.”

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Prateek Singh

to 29/04/2022

Well I reached out to Portuguese immigration and border service with the email address provided two posts ago. Recommend everyone does that, so we can point out the difference between air Canada/Sherpa and TAP guidance.

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Juvial Gama

to 29/04/2022

@Claudio... Thanks for the link. But are you able to repost it please? I'd be happy to cancel my test appointments on the day of my flight as I am already stressed out about this upcoming trip. If they accept our Canadian vaccination certificate (with booster shot and acceptable Moderna and Pfizer shots), then I do not need these tests. Thanks again!

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Claudio Herrera

to 29/04/2022

To my fellows Canadians.Today I have received, from this site (thank you very much), the following answer:“Concerning your question, as far as we know and as you can check in our website at https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.visitportugal.com%2Fen%2Fcontent%2Fcovid-19-measures-implemented-portugal&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cdb3e7a76f302426f211208da29f0e37e%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637868411834465765%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=wZE%2FINnGLXreiC4Q3JVx2RnW6A4Cc9jhW%2F0KNXXJlwQ%3D&reserved=0, at the moment to fly to Portugal you will need to present a valid vaccination EU Digital COVID Certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or a vaccine booster), or a valid test or recovery EU Digital COVID Certificate, or a valid vaccination certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or a vaccine booster) or recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions (https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fec.europa.eu%2Finfo%2Flive-work-travel-eu%2Fcoronavirus-response%2Fsafe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans%2Feu-digital-covid-certificate_en&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cdb3e7a76f302426f211208da29f0e37e%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637868411834465765%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=x15BLfo7fITsHFjLUtR1mqOtkd1ShhrATz880CfNSIs%3D&reserved=0), or a negative RT-PCR Test (or similar NAAT test) - 72h before boarding, or a negative Laboratorial Rapid Antigen Test - 24h before boarding (according to the European Commission list based on the Council Recommendation of 21 January 2021 + Addendum December 2021).In your case, the Canada vaccination certificate is not yet accepted to enter Portugal, so you will need a negative RT-PCR Test (or similar NAAT test) - 72h before boarding, or a negative Laboratorial Rapid Antigen Test - 24h before boarding.For further information please contact your Airline Company or SEF, the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service, which is the most suitable entity to provide you more specific information. You can contact them through e-mail: gricrp.cc@sef.pt.We hope you find this information useful. 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Paul Ferrall

to 29/04/2022

UPDATE! American citizen who was on vacation in Morocco and just landed in Lisbon. Ryan Air asked for my vax card at check in and that was all. When I got to customs at Lisbon it took the guy 30 seconds to stamp my passport. He didn’t ask for a covid test and didn’t even ask to see my vax card. Visit Portugal emailed me telling me I needed a test and they are WRONG. Clueless about what their own customs people are doing. I guess if you want total peace of mind get a test but I didn’t get asked and didn’t see anyone else that did either. Hope this helps other travelers.

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Elizabeth J Murphy

to 28/04/2022

Does anyone know whether proof of vaccination from Canada is okay when driving from Spain into Portugal? Or does one need a negative covid test? It looks like the requirements for travelling by land into Portugal may be different than travelling by air into Portugal.EJM

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Brian Walch

to 28/04/2022

@ Ann Holly: Thanks for the info about TAP. If anyone else has a recent or soon-upcoming trip on United, I'd love to hear your experience.

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Prateek Singh

to 28/04/2022

Hi Claudia, you are absolutely right, the TAP website clearly mentions they accept Canadian and American vaccination certificates. I can't paste the screenshot but here is language verbatim from them. Can this please be added to this page?Additionally, Portugal also accepts vaccination and recovery certificates from the following countries:BrazilUSASaudi ArabiaAustraliaBosnia and HerzegovinaCanadaQatarChina

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Ann Holly

to 28/04/2022

Oh, and we flew TAP.

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Ann Holly

to 28/04/2022

Update...nobody ever asked to see our tests. Our vax cards were all that was needed at check-in, and it was passport only after that. As I mentioned, we do have our vax cards in electronic form, but the person checking us in just asked for certificate OR test.

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Brian Walch

to 28/04/2022

U.S. citizens here, soon to travel from the U.S. We have CDC vaccination cards, showing 2 doses plus booster. Trying to figure out if the U.S. CDC vaccination card is accepted. We don't want to have antigen test if not needed. Why waste over $300? Information is all over the map. United Airlines told me that the CDC card by itself is enough. United's "travel ready center" shows that those vaccinated in the U.S. can show the CDC card. BUT, on the Portugal and EU information side, you see "EU COVID Certificate" or certificate issued by another country under reciprocal conditions. The U.S. is not specifically listed on the EU site; however, the U.S. accepts the EU COVID certificate as proof of vaccination for foreigners flying to the U.S. It would be great if people on this portal keep describing their experiences in terms of boarding a plane in the U.S., and in terms of arrival in Portugal. Thanks!

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Paul Ferrall

to 28/04/2022

I am an American traveling to Lisbon from Morocco experiencing all the same frustrations. Everyone is telling me “you only need the vax card”. I even went to the airport and talked to the supervisor of the airline to confirm and they told me you only need the vax card. Then Visit Portugal emails me back and says they don’t accept American vaccine cards!!?? But they accept Togo, El Salvador, and Jordan! What kind of sense does that make!? I went ahead and ordered the test just in case. I will update this after I pass customs.

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Claudia Rodrigues

to 28/04/2022

We are flying with TAP on Sunday 05/01, Toronto to Lisbon. Just checked the TAP website and they now have this "Additionally, Portugal also accepts vaccination and recovery certificates from the following countries: Canada"So confused by all this, but from what I understand if we have a vaccination certificate then we don't need a test? From what I can see from comments on here it sounds like TAP is only checking one or the other.

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Manolo Pilolo

to 28/04/2022

Portuguese administration should have the decency of at least removing this statement from their requirements: "or recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions". Persons with European certificate get their certificate recognized in Canada, but Canada is not in the list of countries whose certificate is recognized. Up to them. Many of us are choosing another travel destination.

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Prateek Singh

to 28/04/2022

To everyone stating their experiences, thank you very much. But unfortunately until it's clarified on this website or on Sherpa which most airlines use, we are all in the same boat, i.e. we will take a test just to be safe and some of us may find at the airport that it was a waste of money.

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Ann Holly

to 28/04/2022

US citizen. Checked in tonight, got asked for Vax certificate OR negative test. My US vax cert (electronic version thru my state) was enough. Didn't want to see the test - which I stressed over to no end getting the results in time. Haven't boarded yet or landed in Portugal... Will update if anyone ever asks for the test.

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Juvial Gama

to 27/04/2022

In a week's time, my fully vaccinated Canadian family with booster shots are flying by Air Transat to Faro, Portugal. I have spoken to Air Transat multiple times and every time they'd give me the run arounds. They said one time, all they need is a vaccine certificate and passport to check in/board. Then the next, they go, oh you need to refer to the government website of the destination which I did. It says negative PCR test or valid vaccination certificate (the vaccine has to be acceptable by the European Medicine Agency). Our vaccines are Pfizer and Moderna. So by meaning OR, does that mean, we don't need a test if we are fully vaccinated? I got a reply from visit portugal email, saying they do not recognize Canadian vaccine certificate. So what makes a negative PCR test from Canada acceptable? Since today, I have checked this website, it now says, all countries are allowed now to come to Portugal and have dropped their passenger locator form. I just want a clear cut answer, are Canadians ok to present just our vaccine certificate since Canada doesn't need any COVID entry requirements from Portugal or any country? I have been passed on from the airline to the tourism department to the aviation to the sef and they go around and said speak to your airline... The airline says, the passenger is responsible for entry/denied entry. I am dizzy and I am exhausted. Please advise, friends. Thanks

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Kjell Paul Anderstedt

to 27/04/2022

What does Portugal mean by "reciprocal conditions" when pointing out which countries' vaccine certificates Portugal approves? Is it that Portuguese vaccine certificates are also approved in the opposite country? In that case, an update of the Portuguese restrictions is required. I am expecting visitors from the Philippines here to Portugal and in that country Portuguese vaccine certificates are approved for entry.

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Gary Purves

to 27/04/2022

Travelling to Portugal from Canada? Here's my experience. After trying (unsuccessfully) to find out entry requirements, I took a remote rapid antigen test before leaving Canada just in case. At the airport in Montreal, Air Transat only verified my vaccination certificate before being allowed to check-in. Upon arrival in Lisbon, I was only asked to show my vaccination certificate, no proof of PCR or rapid antigen test. The scanner could not read the QR code because it was not an EU Digital COVID Certificate, but that didn't matter. They saw the list of vaccines and I was through.

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Claudio Herrera

to 27/04/2022

Please, can you inform if full COVID vaccinated Canadians need a PCR or antigen test to visit Portugal? (Canadian authorities are not requesting any kind of test to full vaccinated Portuguese’s to visit Canada)Thank you very much for your prompt answer

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louis marquis

to 27/04/2022

After first flying to Portugal, Can a fully vaccinated Canadian enter Portugal by road from Spain without a test if I don't have a EU vaccination pass( however having Canadian proof of vaccination.

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Laura Elisabeth

to 26/04/2022

It now looks like anyone can travel to Portugal for any reason, from any country, as long as they have the right kind of vaccination certificate or negative PCR or antigen test. Is this right? I'm cautious about getting my hopes up too much here in South Africa.

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Madeline McDonald

to 26/04/2022

Portugal, why isn't there a reciprocal agreement with Canada vaccine passports, as there are no longer any tests required for vaccinated individuals entering Canada? Please change this as soon as possible.

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Kjell Paul Anderstedt

to 26/04/2022

Hi!Why does Portugal have to say yes or no to visitors from countries outside the EU based on which country they come from instead of having rules based on each traveller?Instead there is a list of 37 countries that has "Vaccination certificates under reciprocal conditions as the EU Vaccination certificate"??? I think Portugal loses important tourists every day. Portugals greatest competitor for tourists have decided this: "Vaccination Certificates Issued by the Competent Authorities of the country of origin from 14 days after the date of the last dose of the complete vaccination regime shall be accepted as valid in Spain."Think again, make it right Portugal!

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Prateek Singh

to 24/04/2022

@Sakine Abdul Rahim, apparently it is about reciprocity and the fact that Canada doesn't accept EU vaccination certificates. I do not know that to be the case since April 1 though, as vaccinated people from ANY country do not need a negative test to visit Canada. This has been true for most European countries for a while now for Canada (Spain where we are also heading to on our trip doesn't ask for any negative tests). Portugal just seems to have a mind of its own. If we would have gone to Spain first and the Portugal, we would not have needed any tests apparently. Rules make no sense. Don't hold your breath on them being fixed though.

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Sakine Abdul Rahim

to 24/04/2022

Why you accept a negative test from Canada but not the vaccination certificate?

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Sakine Abdul Rahim

to 24/04/2022

Please make rules for entry less complicated. We are booked to visit in May and I just found out our proof of vaccination from Canada is not accepted. Please add Canada to the list of countries.

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Stephen Thomson

to 23/04/2022

Why are the rules so confusing? Thailand is not on the "allowed list" but i assume Thais can enter under "Travel, for any reason, to Portugal is also allowed by travellers with an EU COVID Digital Certificate" Make it simple and open up to everybody who has been vaccinated and anybody not vaccinated requires a PCR test before entry, simple.

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Prateek Singh

to 22/04/2022

Another non update update from Portuguese tourism today. Welp, looks like we will have to waste money on tests after all (flying in from Canada to Lisbon)

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Angela De Villiers

to 22/04/2022

Dear Portuguese Tourism, what is the reason for continuing to ban travel from South Africa and Namibia? Everywhere we look Portugal boasts about being open for tourism and no need for masks in the near future, yet you've neglected to give us any answers to why we have a blanket ban on all citizens traveling with these passports. Other passport holders have visited us and entered Portugal with NO TEST. Being triple vaxed and testing before, during and after travel apparently mean NOTHING if you're holding a Namibian or South African passport. There is no more sense or reason for treating us this way.It is bordering on blatant racism. We have repeatedly requested permission for essential travel visas for my mother, father and sister to be here for my wedding in Portugal, to no avail. We want answers.

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Prateek Singh

to 21/04/2022

To the powers that be in Portuguese tourism, please help us move past this ambiguity where an airport crew member can decide to deny people boarding based on how Sherpa interprets the language on this website. Please help us save money on tests if they're not required for boosted people so we can actually spend more in your country and not on test providers. Please move into 2022 like the rest of the world has done.

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Juvial Gama

to 21/04/2022

@CT DO, yes I booked a rapid antigen test for the same day of our flight at Shoppers for $40 x 3. I spoke to someone at Air Transat, and she said they will only need my passport and vaccine card for boarding (the three of us are triple vaxxed since Feb). It was on the news, Portugal was going to lift some restrictions on the 18th but moved to April 22nd. So hopefully, we all get a confirmation from their government regarding entry requirements as I really don't want to waste any more $ or my time if tests are not needed at the airport.

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Madeline McDonald

to 21/04/2022

Hello fellow Canadians. If someone has do wn West Jet out of Calgary YYC can you please clarify if my vaccine record is enough or if I also need a test? Very ambiguous. Additionally- is a normal RAT rapid antigen test sufficient (ie done through Walmart) or does it have to be a lab? I am so confused and flying out in one week.

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Kyle Brewer

to 20/04/2022

@JuvialGama No I didn't get a test ahead of time. I gambled that my Ontario Vaccine certificate would be EU Equivalent. On a related note, I also went to Spain on the same trip and then flew back to Portugal and interestingly at the Madrid airport they asked for either a test or vax certificate (again, this is Spain=>Portugal not Canada=>Portugal). I showed them (an airline representative) my Ontario certificate and it was good enough. In all cases, I was always only asked by the airline (prior to boarding) and never an official in Portugal upon arrival. So I think it depends on what airline you take.

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CT DO

to 20/04/2022

My wife and I flew AC from YOW-YUL-LIS on Apr 17. The AC agent at the YOW desk just asked about my vax status, I told her we had 3 doses. At the gate in YUL, before boarding, AC announces and requests people to have their passport, boarding pass, and Locator Form ready. They never checked for any testing results. We had our negative Antigent tests from Shopper Drugmart, $80.00 for 2 people. I thought it was a waste of money.

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Juvial Gama

(Video) COVID – 19 | Measures implemented at Portuguese Airports

to 20/04/2022

@Kyle, did you get a test done before checking in?

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Juvial Gama

to 20/04/2022

Flying from Canada beginning of May. Family of 3, we are seeing all these conflicting information from the airlines Air Transat and everywhere else, that we all need a COVID Vaccine Card AND a negative test... I am having anxiety. Can someone please help me confirm if I need both. I do not want to waste $40 x 3 on tests if not needed. We are flying to Faro, Algarve. Any help is greatly appreciated. I just want to enjoy my first abroad vacation after 2-3 years. Thank you all

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Kyle Brewer

to 20/04/2022

@VeronicaFlowersCanadian with Ontario 3x Vax. Recently flew to Portugal. At Pearson check in (Air Transat) they asked for vaccination status and Portugal locator form. Upon arrival to Lisbon they only asked for passport and no questions about COVID test or vaccination status whatsoever.

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Andrew Fung

to 20/04/2022

TAP Portugal Site says Portugal now accepts Vaccination and certificates from these countries below but not according to this site. Since I am flying from Spain into Portugal via TAP Portugal, do I trust their site or do I go with your recommendation:From TAP Portugal site:Additionally, Portugal also accepts vaccination and recovery certificates from the following countries:BrazilUSASaudi ArabiaAustraliaBosnia and HerzegovinaCanadaQatarChina

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Prateek Singh

to 19/04/2022

Are Portuguese rules so ambiguous for a reason? How is it that TAP is not asking for tests while Air Canada is? I am booked to fly on AC in mid May and this is just a puzzle to me.

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Marta Freitas

to 18/04/2022

Meus senhores vão ter de alterar os dados do formulário ou alterar com urgência o procedimento de preenchimento. Ninguém viaja de Portugal para Lisboa, quando viaja de uma ilha portuguesa. É passar um atestado de chumbo em geografia. Ou então façam como na Madeira, já não é obrigatório o preenchimento de formulários ridículos em voos domésticos, pelo menos quando estes não sirvam para voos de escala. Nesta altura e pelo formulário que têm disponível é só um atraso de vida obrigarem a quem viaja dentro do mesmo país, e cidadãos portugueses preencher formulários mal engendrados. Tenham juízo.

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Mayank Khanduja

to 17/04/2022

Hi, I am an Indian planning to travel to Portugal transiting via Frankfurt. While India is not in the allowed list, the flight into Portugal is coming in from a EU country. We are double vaxxed AZ with a booster also done by the time we will travel. Can someone pls shed light if this is ok as per Portugal requirements? Is Indian vaccine certificate and negative RTPCR done in India 72 hr prior to boarding be accepted?

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Bryn Dykstra

to 16/04/2022

Travelled from Vancouver to Lisbon via Frankfurt on Lufthansa. No Covid test required just vaccine verification. EU border entry through Germany made it easy as Germany only requires vaccination. Seems that travellers should follow whatever their particular airline says as they are the ones enforcing it at check in. Border police in Frankfurt didn’t even ask for vaccine proof.

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Vetrina Elumba

to 16/04/2022

Anybody who checked in with Air Canada in Montreal today? Do they really need the covid testing or is the vaccination proof enough? Thank you.

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Aldale Robinson

to 16/04/2022

Question from Canadians who have recently travelled to mainland Portugal, where did you complete your antigen test from? Am I okay to do it like at Costco or Walmart? I am travelling there soon and I just don't know if the airlines (Iam flying TAP), will accept the negative results from a place like Walmart due to the wording on this website for the result requirement (specifically stating that the letter needs to identify the Lab and its certification). Any help would be appreciated!

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Akshaya Shashidhar

to 16/04/2022

@VeronicaFlowers & @ChrisW I am travelling from Toronto (YYZ) to Lisbon ( LIS) today via TAP Airlines . I just checked in at the Airport and they asked only for Vaccination Proof(3 Doses) and Passenger Locater Form. RTPCR or Rapid Antigen was not needed. Note that this is only for TAP airlines and they have mentioned the same on their website too.

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Natalia Zega

to 15/04/2022

Con vacunación de Argentina hice en marzo 2022 vuelo interno desde Madrid a Lisboa , sin problema. Por las dudas habiamos realizado el PCR pero no lo pidieron.

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David Beckett

to 15/04/2022

@VeronicaFlowers & @ChrisWMy recent experience is that Portugal doesn't care about Canadian vaccine documentation or even vaccine status. Only things the Portuguese authorities wanted at the airport were our passports and the Locator form. When checking in with Air Canada (in Montreal) we had to show a negative test result (3 days prior to boarding for the PCR test or 1 day prior to boarding for the rapid test) along with the Locator form & passport. They say they do some random testing at the airports but I don't think anyone from our flight got selected. My assumption is the airlines have been charged to verify negative test results to ease the burden on the Portuguese border authorities...and the random tests or screening is done to validate the airlines work. Sorta makes sense because the airlines are responsible to transport any passengers which are found to not meet the Portuguese requirements so they have incentive to do it right?

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Veronica Flowers

to 14/04/2022

Hello, I’m wondering are there any Canadians out there who recently travelled from Canada to Portugal on Air Transat? Are we required to show proof of negative Covid test? Or just the proof of vaccination? From my understanding, Canadian vaccine passports are not accepted to enter Europe, and we need to show proof of negative Covid. But it seems as though some airport agents don’t ask for the negative Covid test. I’m travelling from Toronto to Lisbon soon and would like to know the details of what documents I am required to show prior to boarding. Thanks in advance!

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Chris W

to 12/04/2022

Hey, a Canadian looking to visit Portugal. Can I do a pre-departure covid test if I don't have the booster shot yet? I have two shots already, anyone had a similar experience? Thanks!!

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Ryan B

to 12/04/2022

Need advice - I have travel plans this summer where I would be entering Portugal from Morocco. I’m a Canadian citizen and fully vaccinated. I spoke to a rep at TAP Portugal that said it would be fine for non-essential travel. When I emailed the tourism website here, they said any non-essential travel originating in Morocco is not allowed. Waiting to hear back from Border Services. Does anyone know which agency to trust?

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David Beckett

to 11/04/2022

A little late to report but we arrived in Lisboa (from Montreal on Air Canada) April 02. Things AC wanted to see when boarding was the Locator form we filed w/the Portuguese gov’t (2 days earlier), our negative tests, and our passports. At Immigration in Lisboa we had to show our passports and our Locator forms. Portuguese gov’t appears to be:1) trusting the airlines on the negative tests, and2) not concerned with a vaccine cert of any kind.

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Joseph Jones

Traveling on the 12th from the US. From what it says you just need the vaccine + booster....Does anyone know for sure if we need a negative test within 72 hours? Thanks in advance....

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John Alexo

to 08/04/2022

I have just received a detailed message from the nice people of the Portuguese consulate in Montreal. Canadians still need a negative testTo travel to Portugal. Judging from commentson this forum, airlines don’t seem to be enforcing the rule. Here is a little part of the reply u have received :“Vue que le Canada n’a pas signé encore un entente avec l’UE, les titulaires des certificats de vaccination émis au Canada doivent présenter un test PCRavec un résultat négatif réalisé dans les 72 heures avant l’embarquement ou un test rapide antigénique avec résultat négatif obtenue dans les 24 heures avant l’embarquement.”

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Adalyn Hazel

to 08/04/2022

Thank you so much Carlos for your reply. May I ask which airline this was with? We're flying with TAP.

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Carlos Le-Fort

to 08/04/2022

Just visited Portugal last week. Flying from Canada. No test required, only proof of vaccination.

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Adalyn Hazel

to 07/04/2022

Has any one had any recent experience travelling to Portugal from Canada? Was the test required or not (for fully vaccinated passengers)? Is the decision left up to the airline representatives at the check-in desk? I'm seeing contradictory information everywhere.

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Tim Trevenen

to 07/04/2022

No worries, Fiona. I've been here for three weeks and I haven't been asked for any vaccination certification to get into restaurants/shops/museums.. And I crossed into Spain via a freeway without the need for any documentation. If fact, there was no border crossing office. Go well

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Angela De Villiers

to 07/04/2022

Does anyone have any idea when Portugal will be open for travelers from Namibia and South Africa? We are still red listed since December and Namibia has less than 20 cases of COVID a week. Any advice would be helpful. My family Nd friends have tickets booked for 10 May.

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Fiona Kilponen

to 07/04/2022

Thanks again Tim for clarifying. I spoke to the Portuguese Embassy on Monday. They assured me that Portugal is open to Australians arriving via and EU or listed country. In terms of Covid, Portugal does not recognise the ICVC for entry but you can have a PCR before departure with result and documentation delivered within 2 hours and this is accepted on arrival into Portugal so long as the result is within 72 hours of arrival. I was told by the Embassy staff that once in Portugal the ICVC would be sufficient for entry into galleries etc (if they bother to check). Also crossing border to and from Spain there are no land border checks so basically travel is unrestricted once you provide the PCR test (if asked) on arrival by air into Portugal. Thanks again Tim for the updates.

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Tim Trevenen

to 06/04/2022

Just to clarify my earlier statement about vaccination certificates, I printed out the PDF version of my International COVID Vaccination Certificate, which you'll need if you've had your vaccinations in Australia. But you also need official documentation showing results of a recent PCR test. My understanding is you can only get the official documentation from a pathology laboratory if you pay for an express test and state you're an international traveller. The free government PCR test won't provide the signed documentation. But before you get a PCR test, wait for advice from your airline (which they send via email) because your have to have the test within given times before you arrive in Portugal and Singapore (if you're transiting through it). This is only my understanding based on my experience.

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Martine Dupuis

to 05/04/2022

The locator form is ridiculous. We were asked by the airlines to show proof we had it, so twice in total for our trip. It is painful to fill out, and no one ever ask to see it.

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Tim Trevenen

to 05/04/2022

To Australians coming from Oz into Portugal without EU certificates ... if you've booked your flight, your airline will tell you what you need in the way of COVID documentation. I'm fully vaccinated and needed official paperwork for a negative result from a PCR test within certain timeframes before leaving Australia. I found you need to pay $150 for the express results.

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J Hedger

to 04/04/2022

I am Australian, and will be flying from London to Faro. I do not have an EU vaccination certificate, only an Australian international vaccination certificate (ICVC) but it seems this is not accepted in Portugal? Does this mean we must take a test in Heathrow and be treated as "unvaccinated"? Then will I have issues getting into places such as restaurants being technically unvaccinated even though I have an Australian certificate showing Pfizer? Any advice is really appreciated. Thank you!Really hoping they start accepting the Australian certificates soon!

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Fiona Kilponen

to 04/04/2022

Thanks Tim Trevenen (Australia) for clarifying the straightforward travel from Perth to Portugal in March 2022. We are booked to travel into Lisbon via London (stopover) late May. Seems to be a lot of confusion about restrictions and entry. Can I clarify that you flew in from Australia (with transit, so not direct) and entered Portugal just with the standard check of Passport and Portuguese Passenger Locator Form? So no issue with Australian Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) and no negative Covid test required before flying into Portugla? Would be great to hear from any other Australian travellers who have some current info. Many thanks, Fiona, Sydney

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Aaron Frick

to 02/04/2022

I am so confused. US passport and vaccinations. I have looked everywhere and keep getting conflicting answers. I am traveling to Porto flying through Zurich on the way where I change from Swiss Air to TAP. I have zero options to get a PCR where I live that can provide results in less than 72hrs so I will have to get a rapid within 24 hrs but I am hearing that since I change airlines in Zurich they will want test within 24hrs if final flight. Has anyone done this and did they accept if within 24hrs of first flight when switching to TAP air after 24hrs?

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Richard Moody

to 02/04/2022

Hi, I am an Australian flying from Sydney to Lisbon with a 2 hour transit stop in United Arab Emirates. Flights from UAE to Portugal are allowed for non-essential purposes but it is unclear if this includes for travellers who have transited through UAE from other countries. Is anyone able to confirm please? Thanks

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Martine Dupuis

to 02/04/2022

Sorry for the late reply. Yes it was at the AC counter, flying from Ottawa to Lisbon.Looks like no more test are needed to enter Portugal (if fully vaccinated) as of April 1st since Canada no longer requires them. We are now , under reciprocal conditions

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Raychel H

to 01/04/2022

Hi there, My friends and I have a flight from Toronto --> Lisbon tomorrow we are 2 Canadians, 1 American fully vaccinated (3 shots, Pfizer and Moderna). This website and our airline are giving different answers as to if we need to get an antigen or PCR test before our flight, given we are all fully vaccinated. Does anyone have any recent experience at the airports about what type of documentation they ask for? Any help would be so appreciated! Sincerely, 3 anxious gals that just want to travel! :)

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Tim Trevenen

to 01/04/2022

Australians can get into Portugal without any problems. My friend and I had no problems entering Portugal on March 19. In fact, we didn't even go through customs. Before I left Perth I received an email from the Portugal Embassy in Australia saying it was ok for Australians to enter Portugal. The essential travel requirement only applies for DIRECT flights for travellers fromAustralia. But there are no direct flights from Australia. It's important to understand that if you have more than one leg to your flight, this is not classed as direct. But importantly also, the last leg needs to start in an EU country. Lizzie Malcolm, there will be no problems. 100 per cent. Have a great wedding.

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Ollie V

to 30/03/2022

Update from 30 March with the same list of "accepted" countries followed by this: "travel, for any reason, to Portugal is ALSO allowed by travellers with an EU COVID Digital Certificate" - does that mean anyone can now travel provided they have the COVID certificate? Do you purposefully make these updates so ambiguous and unclear... just apply the same rules to everyone already. How is a triple vaccinated person from a EU country different from a vaccinated person from a non-EU country?

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Angela De Villiers

to 30/03/2022

Extremely disappointing update (28th March). Portugal please stop banning 3rd world countries from visiting Portugal when every citizen can show a full vaccination certificate and a negative test before entering. We are willing to jump through any hoops to continue back to normality if you would just OPEN please.

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Victoria Fernandez

to 30/03/2022

Travelled from US to Lisbon on 3/5/22. Had to show test results and PLF at check in counter in Chicago. Once we arrived in Lisbon, did not have to show anything other than passports.

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Lizzie Malcolm

to 29/03/2022

Can anyone explain why Australia has so suddenly without warning been removed from the non essential travel list. I am an Australian getting married in Portugal after 2 postponed dates and several thousand euros, and now 4 weeks out from the wedding have discovered my Australian guests won’t be able to travel all of a sudden? This website is so vague, what is the definition of essential travel and family reunion/imperative family reasons? There is so little information floating around and the information that is available is incredibly vague. How do I know my entire guest list won’t be turned away at the border?

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P Drouin

to 29/03/2022

@ Martine Dupuis, was that FROM Canada TO Portugal or the other way around? The info on this website is very confusing. Called a few times AC and each time got different answers…

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David Beckett

to 28/03/2022

Martine Dupuis - that was at an Air Canada Check In Counter? Really strange 'cause the AC web site says tests ARE required.

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Martine Dupuis

to 26/03/2022

just checked in air canada March 26thwe all had a negative test. The lady at the counter said we did not need a test since we were fully vaccinated. Very misleading info here on this page since we believed that we needed one, since canada is asking for a test on entry until March 30th.

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Mike Stenhouse

to 23/03/2022

To add my experience arriving in Lisbon on Monday... We live in Canada and therefore had our vaccinations there - Pfizer and Moderna. When travelling from Mallorca to Lisbon we had to show our Canadian vaccination certificates at the check-in desk in Spain. Then again at the arrival gate in Portugal. No further questions, no issues - nice and easy.

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Ollie V

to 22/03/2022

OPEN UP, PORTUGAL! My triple vaccinated family still cannot visit us in Madeira (where there are no restrictions), because they have to fly via Lisbon. Why is Moldova still unwelcome in Portugal?! We keep checking this website daily hoping for some clarity on the matter, my parents have already lost their tickers which they booked months ago, in the hopes that the country would open up on by 1 March (as most EU countries did). When are we going back to normality?! When will triple vaccines, tests, and whatnot be enough for families to reunite? These selective restrictions for some countries and not others... seriously? Didn't you get the memo that THEY DO NOT WORK? What will it take for a non-EU citizen to be able to transit via mainland anytime soon?! Most countries have better stats than Portugal by now, including Moldova, yet we are still unwelcome. Obrigada, Portugal! :(

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Paul Olson

to 21/03/2022

Under 12 exempt from testing, over 12 have to show vaccination certificate. It is impossible in the UK to be fully vaccinated until you are at least 12 years and four months old. My daughter just turned twelve and has had her first vaccination, but the Portuguese regulations don’t recognise this, so I have to get a “laboratorial” test. Unfortunately most countries have dropped this requirement so getting such a test requires a 100km round trip to find a lab. Meanwhile Visit Portugal are running an advert on how it is easier to get to Portugal now.

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Igor Shapiro

to 19/03/2022

Hi, why Portugal is closed for Israeli tourists? Makes no sense at all. Almost everybody in Israel is vaccinated, even with booster dose. Our country is soon removing all corona restrictions and Portugal is moving strangely in opposite direction. I have planned a trip to Azores and now, due to absolutely unjustified reason, I have to cancel it. What is going on in your country?

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Patty Legace

to 18/03/2022

I have been getting nothing but double-talk about visitor entry requirements as it pertains to vaccination status to Chinese Virus testing requirements to even enter Portugal or its autonomous regions. Very frustrating. On the one hand I am getting consulate officials here in Canada still insisting that we require a PCR test to be admitted to Portugal.....but if you go on the Portuguese Gov't website listing entry requirements, you get a whole different picture. They say there that even a 48 hour antigen test is fine to be admitted in. WHAT THE HELL IS IT PORTUGAL ??

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Jennifer Larson

to 17/03/2022

Portugal is sadly out of step with the rest of its EU peers on admittance criteria. These retrograde policies are ineffective and land with a resounding "thud": tourism revenue suffers, as do pocketbooks of travelers who made advance bookings but are still not admitted. Please open your doors now, using individual basis criteria rather than blunt-tool country exclusions. Let the world enjoy your places and people!

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Patty Legace

to 17/03/2022

Hi,I am going to Madeira from Canada. I am fully vaccinated, including a booster shot. My question is this : Madeira doesn't require any proof of either an antigen or PCR to get in. But since I have to transit from Ponta Delgada Azores, and catch a connecting flight three hours after landing, do I need to take a covid test in Canada first to present in Ponta Delgada ? Or am I fine with proof of vaccination certificate issued by our provincial and federal governments in Canada.

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Ann McIntyre

to 17/03/2022

I landed in Faro from Toronto after having a rapid Covid test. I had filled out my passenger locator form and had my full vaccine passport. No one needed anything except the passport all that stress for months. I had thought the rapid test would not be necessary but unfortunately it was not stated in black and white. Even better Trudeau gas dropped our rapid test to arrive back to Canada.

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Brian Kong

to 16/03/2022

Apparently US citizens can enter Portugal without a "mandatory" COVID test as could be interpreted in the wording. None of the documents anywhere makes that clear, but I just went through pre-check-in and proof of vaccination was all that was needed. Please clarify.

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George Eustice

to 16/03/2022

This latest update (15 March 22) is very frustrating. The EU recommends personal basis criteria rather than blocking the majority of countries in the world. Fully vaccinated travellers and the tourism market continue to suffer.

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Stephen Thomson

to 15/03/2022

Entry requirements updated today and still no entry for Thais. Why are Portugal’s restrictions so far out of line with the rest of Europe?

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Jessica Greco

to 15/03/2022

Fully vaccinated people from the US still need to test to enter? None of this makes sense any more. Either all fully vaccinated people should need to test no matter the country they are coming from or no fully vaccinated people should have to test no matter which country they are coming from. All 5 people in my family are fully vaccinated with boosters for the 4 people 12 and up, but because we were vaccinated with the EXACT SAME vaccines being used in the EU, but in the US we have to test. Had we been vaccinated with the EXACT SAME vaccines in any number of other countries we wouldn't have to test. How in the world does this make sense to the people making the rules!?!?!

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Victoria Fernandez

to 14/03/2022

Coming from US 26/3/22 - anyone verify they don’t need negative Covid test in addition to vax card and locator form? Would love to skip the tests to enter. Anyone from US?

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Nadia Khan

to 14/03/2022

If you are travelling from Canada to Lisbon, you only need to show proof of vaccination and locator form. That's all, THEY TOOK OUT THE PCR AND ANTIGEN TEST :) When you arrive to Lisbon, they DON'T check ANYTHING AT ALL!!!

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Stuwert Mcgee

to 14/03/2022

Also travelling from Canada to Lisbon soon - would love to hear the latest up to date information on what checks are happening on arrival if fully vaccinated (e.g. if performing negative test in Canada before leaving is still required). Or if they've implemented testing on arrival.Any updates would be greatly appreciated!

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Adam Johnston

to 13/03/2022

Anyone have some info on their experience travelling from Canada to Portugal recently? So tricky to know if we are required to test prior to departing Canada, or are just able to show proof of full Vaccination instead of test.

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Ana Maria Roselli

to 13/03/2022

Tengo pasajes para abril, reprogramados por la pandemia. Quisiera saber cuando se levantan las restricciones para Argentina

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Ezequiel Suarez

to 12/03/2022

Por favor agreguen a Argentina como país permitido tenemos un porcentaje de vacunacion total de 80%(2 dosis) 90%(1 dosis) y 40% ( 3 dosis) es muy superior a casi todos los países que hoy figuran como permitidos. Realmente hace semanas que tenemos un porcentaje de contagios de no más de 5000 a 7000 diarios con 50 muertes y la curva sigue en descenso, aún con el comienzo de clases y la finalizacion del verano en breve. Es mucho El dinero y tiempo invertido en viajes reprogramados para tener incertidumbre después de 2 años de pandemia, y sentir totalmente aleatoria e injustificada la negación de el ingreso a un país como turista. Gracias y espero que se liberen todas las restricciones para todos los que quieran viajar por el motivo que sea y libremente cumpliendo solo los requisitos exigidos individualmente.

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Jose Fernandes

to 11/03/2022

Hasta cuando restricciones COVID? Las quitan en toda Europa y en Portugal siguen, nadie pide ya certificado COVID ?!!! Vayan enterándose o se quedan sin turismo

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Nadia Khan

to 11/03/2022

I travelled from Montreal to Lisbon March 10, and what a breeze. All they asked at the Montreal airport was proof of vaccinations for 12yr old + and locator forms. And in Portugal they didn't check for anything. So who ever has a trip coming up, relax and enjoy stress free. Thank you all for your helpful responses!!!

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Pablo Emiliano Tomatis

to 09/03/2022

HI, please update your entry restrictions! EU recommend a personal basis criteria; so any people fully vaccinated should be able to enter Portugal.

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pablo cardenes

to 09/03/2022

Buenos días. En qué fecha van a actualizar los requisitos de entrada a portugal. Somos muchos con planes de viaje. En nuestro caso pasajes conformados para abril desde Argentina. Muchas gracias

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Manuel Grimau

to 09/03/2022

Hi, any information regarding when will tourists from Mexico will be able to travel to Portugal? Thank you.

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Stephen Thomson

to 09/03/2022

Hello. When will you open Portugal and allow Thai Nationals to apply for Schengen Tourists Visa's again? At the height of the Pandemic they were able to enter but now we are nearing the end they are not allowed, it makes no sense. Fully vaccinated people should now be able to visit any country they wish. Please change the rules soon.

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Darina Kutsuk

to 08/03/2022

Hi! I'm a Belarus citizen but I'm gonna fly from Poland. Am I allowed to enter Portugal for travelling purpose? Thank you!

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pedro matos

to 08/03/2022

It doesn't make sense to request 24 hr validity for antigen test, when until recently was 48 hr validity. Why? What scientific criteria is behind this decision? None. Even in all EU MS the antigen test is valid for 48 hr. Why should it be different to Portugal? No logical reason whatsoever, only to annoy people that needs to travel.

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Ann McIntyre

to 07/03/2022

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CIARAN DOOLEY

to 06/03/2022

(Video) Portuguese: COVID-19 | Information Video | Three Step Plan

I travelled from Toronto to Ponta Delgata on March 4th. You need to fill out MYSAFEAZORES online questionnaire prior to departure, you will need your air details. The Azores do not recognize the Canadian vaccination certificates. Upon arrival you need to do a PCR which they administer for free. You are sent on your way and a day later you receive the result via email. Alternatively, you can do a test prior to leaving Canada and that will be accepted.

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William Anderson

to 06/03/2022

FYI for Canadians travelling to Portugal*** I travelled today from Tenerife (Spain) to Lisbon and both the guy at the checkin desk in Tenerife and the border officer in Lisbon checked my Canadian vaccination certificate and I had no issues whatsoever. I’m double vaxxed with a booster (Pfizer). Due to the vagueness of this website I paid 30 euros for a rapid test at the airport before boarding which turned out to be a complete waste of money.

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Alfred G

to 06/03/2022

I am travelling on March 11 from Toronto, Canada to Lisbon, Portugal.Looking at the requirements, it doesn't appear that a negative Covid test of any kind is required as long as you present a vaccine certificate with a schedule.Can anyone confirm if this is true?

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Hiba Re

to 06/03/2022

Hi, when will the list of countries allowed for non-essential travel be updated? I am looking to travel to Portugal in May from Morocco.

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Ezequiel Suarez

to 03/03/2022

Buenos días, se actualizará la lista de países en poco tiempo? Soy de argentina y tengo un viaje reservado para abril. Saludos espero poder visitar el país de mi abuela

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Toni Winter

to 03/03/2022

Hi,Fully vaccinated with Booster Australian Nationals meant to be travelling from Sydney, Australia to Porto arriving 12 April. Are we able to enter Portugal?

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Nadia Khan

to 02/03/2022

Hi! Travelling from Montreal during March break. We are fully vaccinated. Any idea if we have to do PCR or Antigen test prior to boarding? If any of you have traveled recently please shed some light here. Thanks you :)

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Yaniv Fridman

to 02/03/2022

Hi, any information regarding when will tourists from Mexico will be able to travel to Portugal? Thank you.

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Davina Nathan

to 02/03/2022

I will be traveling to Lisbon from Toronto next Friday for March break. My family is fully vaccinated. Do we need to have our antigen test results translated into Portughese to avoid any delays at the border? Or, are antigen tests even required if we have WHO approved vaccines & certificates? Please clarify if anyone has the latest answer, as it would really ease some pre departure travel anxiety. Thanks!

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Miguel Batista

to 02/03/2022

Hi Portugal, when will you adopt the new recommendation from the EU and allow non-essential travel for persons vaccinated with an EU or WHO approved vaccine from countries outside the EU? Happy to have a PCR test as an additional measure. The EU recommended this new initiative be implemented from the 1st of March.

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Simone Coenen

to 01/03/2022

The EU recommendation is that countries should be lifting all restrictions for travellers vaccinated with a EU approved vaccine as of March 1st (except for some specific countries).Portugal is currently allowing non essential travellers from Canada with proof of vaccination to enter the country but still requires a Covid test prior to arrival.Is Portugal planning to drop this Covid test requirement and when?Looking forward to an answer as our flight Toronto-Lisbon is on March 15.

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Jessica Greco

to 28/02/2022

Hi,I cannot get over the illogical step of requiring fully vaccinated passengers from only some countries (ie the USA) to get a pre-departure test. I, as a fully vaccinated person from the USA, present the same "threat" as a fully vaccinated person from somewhere in the EU so why am I required to do a pre-departure test whereas a fully vaccinated person in the UK does not? It is completely illogical. It adds a level of stress and logistics that is simple unnecessary. If it was actually necessary then all fully vaccinated people from all countries would need to test, not just people from a select few countries.

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Lee Walker

to 26/02/2022

I am hoping to travel to Portugal next month to visit family. I am from Qld Australia. In the state where I live we are just about to relax our restrictions even further . We are 90% vaccinated now. Would you please reconsider your decision and allow Australia to enter your country.

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Christopher Miller

to 25/02/2022

I am a Canadian travelling to Portugal. This site specifies than a rapid antigen test must be done 24 hours prior to departure while the following site (www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/portugal-current-travel-restrictions-explained/) specifies 24 hours prior to arrival. This makes a huge difference when there is 21 hours between departure and arrival.So which site has the correct information?

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CIARAN DOOLEY

to 25/02/2022

Hello: I am a fully vaccinated Canadian with the 3rd shot booster. I am travelling to the Azores on March 4th. Can someone confirm that a pre entry covid (PCR of Antigen) test is not required as I have the Vaccine Certificate.

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Prateek Singh

to 24/02/2022

Based on Schengenvisainfo.com info from this morning, third countries from where non essential travel is allowed will have their vax certificates accepted when they arrive by air and a test will not be needed.https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/portugal-current-travel-restrictions-explained/Travellers from these third countries who reach Portugal by air or sea are required to present a vaccination certificate indicating immunisation against the virus with one of the vaccines listed above or a recovery certificate.

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Pablo Emiliano Tomatis

to 24/02/2022

"The Council adopted an updated recommendation today on the temporary restriction of non-essential travel into the EU. The amendments introduced respond to the evolution of the pandemic, the increasing vaccination uptake and administration of booster doses, and the recognition of a growing number of certificates issued by third countries as equivalent to the EU digital COVID certificate. The new recommendation will start to apply on 1 March 2022.

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ANNA CHAVEZ

to 23/02/2022

Hi, Im a very very sad mexican, disappointed by the restrictions by Covid19 in Portugal. I have tickets for march 1st, tours and hotels booked. I really hope, as with Canada, they add MÉXICO to the list again on February 28!! Please. I've canceled this trip TWICE.

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Ollie V

to 23/02/2022

https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2022-02-22/ec-updates-travel-restrictions/65422I really hope it won't take weeks/months for this to be reflected here... Please keep this website updated!

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TASHI LACHMAN

to 22/02/2022

Hello again, Australian asking clarification, according to your visitportugal information FLIGHTS FROM COUNTRIES as follows:''Flights from countries not mentioned are allowed exclusively for “essential travel”, i.e. to allow the entry into Portugal of citizens travelling for professional, study and family reunion purposes, and for health or humanitarian reasons.'' Does that mean as long as you are flying into Portugal via the Schengen Area, Canada, UAE, Kuwait etc you are allowed to travel for non essential travel as an Australian citizen travelling from Australia VIA the allowed countries??? Please clarify, Australia does not have any flights flying into Portugal directly. Is that why we are not on the ALLOWED list??? Request a need for clarification. Thank you.

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pablo cardenes

to 22/02/2022

Another Argentine disappointed by the restrictions by Covid19 in Portugal. We have tickets for mid-April and hotels booked. Hopefully, as with Canada, they add our country to the list again on February 28.

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Flora Kowalska

to 22/02/2022

Hi, Canadian student studying in UK here. Does anyone know exactly what the 270 days means? My second dose will have been exactly 270 days on the day I fly into Portugal. They only specify no more than 270days upon arrival. I think it will be ok but hoping someone can confirm this for me. Thank you!

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Sudha Sabanadesan

to 22/02/2022

You may have some good news. There are new recommendations by EU here: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2022/02/22/covid-19-council-updates-recommendation-on-non-essential-travel-from-third-countries/?utm_source=dsms-auto&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=COVID-19%3a+Council+updates+recommendation+on+non-essential+travel+from+third+countries

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Pablo Emiliano Tomatis

to 22/02/2022

Hi everyone; first Canada, then Australia, now from Argentina ! We can not enter Portugal as a non essential traveler . I found myself in the same situation that previous users. PLEASE, OPEN PORTUGAL for ARGENTINA too !

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TASHI LACHMAN

to 21/02/2022

Hi from Australia again, we have opened our borders to International tourists from the 21st of April. We would appreciate it very much if VisitPortugal welcomes Australian tourists to your beautiful country. thank you and looking forward to visiting Portugal soon.

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Ari Mondal

to 21/02/2022

I’m an Australian who is supposed to visit Portugal end of March - all my flights & accomodations booked and now the current restrictions do not allow Australian tourists to enter - I don’t understand this rule, if we are fully vaccinated and can produce a negative CoViD test, we should be allowed to enter. Why would you restrict such Australians but allow other countries to enter ? This is unfair.

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Sonya Hunt

to 21/02/2022

Another Australian here — I am due to travel to Portugal soon and am wondering why we’re now on the essential-travel-only list. Our vaccine rates are high, Portuguese visitors can enter Australia, and Canadians can now enter Portugal too. There are many Australians in the same position as me wanting to be reunited with loved ones but we’re not Portuguese nationals. Let’s hope our situation changes very soon.

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Sean Smith

to 21/02/2022

It’s sounding like a bit of a pile-on, but yes, please open to Australia. I’m tripled vaccinated and had been hopping to fly into Portugal next month now that Australia’s borders are open and accepting tourists without restrictions. I fully understand the caution, but I was a bit surprised Australia is on Portugal’s essential travel only list. I hope we make it off there soon.

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Miguel Batista

to 21/02/2022

What about Australia? I'm happy for the Canadians and shows that a change outside 'EU recommendations' is possible. Don't understand what the risk is for Portugal to accept travellers from a country with much lower per capita case numbers?

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TASHI LACHMAN

to 21/02/2022

Hi, I am wondering why Australia is still not on the list of allowed citizens to enter Portugal. Canada has been included, Australia has opened our borders from the 21st Feb and we are 90+% fully vaccinated and 52.30 % boosted with 3rd vaccine. I am bringing a group of 13 passengers to do a tour of 18 days in Portugal in 18th April 2022. I have prepaid for airfares and tours. I really need Visit Portugal to include Australia in your list of tourists allowed to enter your country. thank you.

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David Beckett

to 20/02/2022

David Sellors - I think we are making progress in terms of getting information from reliable sources but yes - simple reciprocity would be the best solution.As it stands right now, with my wife and I both triple vaxxed and unless/until the situation deteriorates dramatically, I'm finally confident that our scheduled trip (about 4 weeks from now) is a go. But unless I see a flat out statement that a PCR test is NOT required, I'm going to schedule a test for us 2 days prior to departure.Looking forward to some warmth, long beach walks, good wine and proper relaxation! Really been missing that these last 2 years.

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David Sellors

to 20/02/2022

David Beckett, I hear you. The link you provided does say Pfizer and Moderna are accepted. I also concur that Canadian vaccine certificate information seems to satisfy Portuguese entry reqs, but the issue of reciprocity is still confusing. Planning to get tested prior to arrival in Portugal, unless this website changes the rules, which I expect will happen.

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Sudha Sabanadesan

to 20/02/2022

Any information on whether a Canadian medical certification of recovery from COVID accepted? I understand that you can get positive test results for weeks after having fully recovered fromCovid.

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David Beckett

to 20/02/2022

Simone Coenen - The way I read the info section is that the covid certs are no longer required to participate in activities once you are in the country...so no cert checks at the door of the local restaurant etc.?David Sellors - I agree the info presented is a little confusing, but the way I read it proof of vaccination (an EU accepted cert or some other form) is required. The Canadian cert is not accepted but the common vaccines used in Canada ARE accepted (at least the vaxx's my wife and I had - Moderna and Pfizer respectively). You'll have to read the info at the link provided in the Vaccination section under V - Additional Information. https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/human-regulatory/overview/public-health-threats/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/treatments-vaccines/covid-19-vaccines As I read it, we can use the information detailed in our Canadian certs for proof of immunization...as opposed to the cert being accepted on the basis of a quick scan of the QR code. Also, and to make sure we've covered all the possible problems properly, as I read the web page, we can have PCR tests done 2 days before our departure in order to comply with the info in I - Accessibility (the 3rd bullet in section 1 of Mainland Portugal/Mandatory.) Make sense?

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David Sellors

to 20/02/2022

Hold your horses Canadians. It appears that mainland Portugal does not accept Pfizer nor Moderna vaccinations. It also appears, if I've understood the webpage properly, that mainland Portugal would accept a negative covid test result prior to arrival. Read the section under additional information/vaccinations carefully. A valid Canadian vaccination certificate is not enough.

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to 20/02/2022

I am very disappointed to see that AUSTRALIA has not been put on the list for non essential travel, why is this??It cannot be about the vaccines and high covid numbers as Australia's covid numbers have been dropping and still we are not on the list for portugal, seems it's all about politics. Canada has been put back on the list but Not Australia, Why? Yet the US and UK can visit.. We have travel plans to visit Portugal this year and are very dishearted by the Portuguese Gov with no logic behind why Australia has not been listed.

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Simone Coenen

to 19/02/2022

It seems that the requirement for certificate has been eliminated as well. Please read under III General rules: "The obligation to present a certificate or test was eliminated, except at border control, where the restrictions are maintained".

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David Beckett

to 19/02/2022

This is great news, and hopefully it will not change between now and our departure date!Now we just have to try and figure out what to do about the COVID certificate that is required (at present, Canadian certs are not accepted).

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Julian Dodman

to 19/02/2022

Incredibly pleased for all the Canadians seeking to travel. Great news. At the same time, I am extremely disappointed that Australia and has not been added.What is most frustrating about the last few weeks is the lack of communication about upcoming changes. People may have not cancelled travel plans had they known this news was coming.There doesn't appear to be a logic to how this is being managed. We are told that "the arrangements will be reviewed on the 28th" yet, based on this evidence, they can be reviewed and changed at short notice. Embassies pass the buck or respond with i) its about reciprocity (try getting into New Zealand...) to ii) we are in a crisis (but we let the UK and US travel).

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Zenon Char

to 19/02/2022

Yes CANADA is back and in bold. Thanks to everyone for voicing their concerns.

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Sudha Sabanadesan

to 19/02/2022

Thanks to everyone on this forum for helping getting this done! This is excellent news.

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Prateek Singh

to 19/02/2022

That's amazing news. Hopefully this doesn't change now going forward. So looking forward to being in the Iberian peninsula in May

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Lysanne Sansoucy

to 19/02/2022

Test needed?

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MIRCEA OPREA

to 19/02/2022

Obrigado!!!

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Arista Guptar

to 19/02/2022

Canada has now been added back - and bolded!Thankful this has been resolved!

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Pascal Cantin

to 19/02/2022

@Prateek SinghIts now there :)

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Prateek Singh

to 19/02/2022

@Mircea, when do you expect it to be reflected here?

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MIRCEA OPREA

to 19/02/2022

@Debora @Pascal, there is new legislation that is in effect since midnight (13 hrs ago, one Decree, one Resolution and one Order), the Order n.º 2181-B/2022 is listing Canada together with Brazil US and UK as countries from where non essential travel is allowed. DRE.pt is the official website where laws, decrees etc. are published in Portugal, once published they take effect the next day at midnight. Our flight in on February 25 (Toronto-Lisbon).

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Pascal Cantin

to 19/02/2022

Yes I saw the same thing, but I only found the Portuguese versionCanada is back?!

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Debora Oliveira

to 19/02/2022

Mircea's right it does says that in the article she linked, i wonder if it actually. means canadiens are now allowed for. real

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MIRCEA OPREA

to 19/02/2022

Hi, Despacho n.º 2181-B/2022 published on February 18 is listing Canada together with Brazil, US and UK as countries from where non-essential travel is allowed (1.e), please update the info on the main page.Link to the published order is here https://dre.pt/dre/detalhe/despacho/2181-b-2022-179423775

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Debora Oliveira

to 19/02/2022

fingers crossed that feb 28th this canada can't enter portugal restriction gets lifted up.. i'm half portuguese by my father's side and i never wished i had done my portuguese passport more than i do now... i'm supposed to visit family members i have not seen in years and watch our selecao's national team against turkey on march 24th, and if i cant make it because of this it will break my heart.

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Dario B

to 18/02/2022

Another Canadian here, my question is if someone knows whether transiting is allowed (my final destination is Spain). My flight is for Sunday Feb 20. Will stay at airport for only 3 hours. I will take an antigen test, just in case, and I'm fully vaccinated. Thanks for any advice!

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Zenon Char

to 18/02/2022

Wow. Reading that Toronto Star article. We called TAP 3 times and they also told us they didn't know anything either. I had to ask them to verify and after a few minutes they came back saying yes we could not enter Portugal. We also called the Portuguese embassy in Ottawa and they explicitly said they would not let us on the plane. We did think about just going for it but where concerned about the consequences landing in Lisbon. It would have cost us a lot more than getting turned back in Toronto. We try to be responsible travellers. We should have got on that flight from from Toronto a few days ago. We thought about it. There were some posts about not pointing figures. It very well may Canada's fault or it may be Portugal's fault, or both. That's not the really the point. Communication!

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Bob Jay

to 18/02/2022

FACT- I am fully vaccinated with a booster, yet I have to pay $250 per person to get a Covid Test to enter Portugal because the Government does not accept the USA CDC Vaccine card. Thats $500 for a party of Two, more than the Hotel cost.FACT- I can not get a EU Vac Cert as I am not an EU CitizenFACT- Local Newspapers are reporting about a 50% reduction in Tourism still, wonder if this due to most of North American as having a hard time entering due to the test requirements or just dont want to testFACT- my flight time from Central US to Portugal is about 25 hours longer than 24 hours so cant use the Rapid test option, and Air Port testing in Newark cost even more.CONCLUSION- Protugal needs to accept the USA or Mexico or Canada Vaccine cards or allow us to get a EU Cert, I would even pay a processing fee like some EU countries require.

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Sudha Sabanadesan

to 18/02/2022

Finally the Canadian media is paying attention to this baffling ban on Canadians by Portugal: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/02/18/canadian-fliers-confused-after-portugal-drops-canada-from-travel-list.html

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Joao Pedro Silva

to 18/02/2022

Hello, my inlaws are looking to visit Portugal. They are fully vaccinated with the vaccines approved by EMA, from the European Union website, I see that is possible for them to fly to all European countries besides Portugal? Can you please help to clarify?

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Catherine Simard

to 18/02/2022

Hi, anyone have an update on the canadien situation? We are flying febuary 28th and arriving in portugal march 1st. Thanks

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Stephen Field

to 18/02/2022

I am a US citizen and will be transiting through Portugal on a TAP flight. I have a valid EU digital covid certificate from a trip to Germany last year. Do I need a pre trip test to transit through Portugal. It is not needed for EU citizens, but not clear if US passport + EUDCC is acceptable. And so sorry to read about all the trouble Canadians are facing.

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David Sellors

to 18/02/2022

Pascal's observation illustrates how the current rules are so irrational. They are not based on common sense. One just needs to watch the Canadian news and then the American news to see the covid reality. Can I appeal to those in charge of the Portuguese entry requirements ? Look at the data, and make factually based decisions, that's all I ask. Barring Canadians simply because a Canadian website says it doesn't recommend non-essential travel is just taking the easy way out. Fact is, Canadians are travelling internationally, and no one is stopping them. Time to catch up on the rules, dear Portuguese gov't ;-)

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Pascal Cantin

to 18/02/2022

Thank you Fabio for the update.But I think this affect direct flight from Canada to Portugal, because you had a connection in Frankfurt, you was not coming from Canada but from Germany.

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Fabio Luis

to 18/02/2022

My experience as a Canadian:I live in Calgary AB and my parents live in Lisbon, Portugal. It has been 3 years since I was last able to see them. After Covid crazy started, I was unable to visit them and they were unable to visit us here in Canada too. After multiple programmed trips that got postponed and then cancelled, we finally booked our visit to Portugal for Feb 16h, 2022.I have been checking the Visit Portugal website on a daily basis as the restrictions and policies seem to change very constantly. I was shocked to see Canada removed from the allowed list by Portugal, and lost sleep.On the 11th I decided to go to the airport and talk to Air Canada agents in person. After checking on their internal computer systems they were unable to tell me 100% sure if I was going to be allowed as a Canadian or not. They said both information popped up for them: that Canadians were and were not allowed. So they called their Air Canada Covid helpline and were told THERE WERE NO RESTRICTIONS, and a NEGATIVE COVID TEST WAS NOT NEEDED, all was required was a valid Canadian passport for longer than 3 months, and proof of 3 doses of the vaccine.At that point in time I haven't told the Air Canada agents that I have multiple nationality and hold Canadian and Portuguese passports, so I felt somewhat "safe" with the measures implemented by Portugal on Feb 9th, despite the fact that. my wife is not Portuguese and was coming with me. Furthermore, I would consider my trip to be essential, since it was for family reunion.What actually happened:I decided to go as a Canadian and not mention my Portuguese citizenship. I performed the online checkin 24h prior to the first flight (we were going through Frankfurt). We arrived at the airport 4h before the flight. At the baggage drop off the Air Canada agent asked for the Canadian passport, proof of the vaccine, the Portuguese locator form AND proof of negative test. Thankfully I was prepared and had been tested the day before through Walmart. Best CAD$ 20 ever spent.At our connection in Frankfurt, Lufthansa agent asked for the exact same things.At our arrival in Lisbon, the Portuguese agent asked only for the Passport and the vaccine proof, not even the negative test. The official obviously only cared that the people were vaccinated, and did not let the politics get in the way, ignoring the fact that the Canadian issued vaccine certificate would not be valid in Europe.So in the end, it all worked out and I didn't have to use my Portuguese passport or even claim it was an essential travel. I do understand that my situation is different than people that go on vacation, and the policies are very unstable, however I wanted to share this experience in case someone decides they would risk it.I hope this helps and sets your mind at ease, as I was extremely anxious and had no information from other people that might have tried boarding a plane to Portugal after Feb 9th.

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Arista Guptar

to 18/02/2022

Hello all, another Canadian here. I have also booked a trip to Portugal in mid-May and very disappointed to hear this news. Prior to booking, I had checked this very website and Canada was accepted for non-essential travel. I was shocked today to see otherwise. This change was not communicated at all and came to a surprise to all (based on the previous comments). I was optimistic to return to some normalcy related to travel as the Canadian government announced on Feb 16 the lift of many travel restrictions (to come into effect soon on Feb 28). But this news about Portugal not accepting Canadians really comes as a surprise considering Canada is ready to open its borders. I really really hope this ban is reverted on Portugals end. My trip is booked, including car rental, hotel and flights. I really don’t want to cancel - I’m so looking forward to explore Portugal and don’t want to have to go somewhere else!! As many suggested, I will also email the Portugal Ambassador to voice my frustrations. Also, as others have pointed out, I have seen a lot of advertising from TAP to fly to Portugal from Toronto, so why promote travel if there is this ban…so misleading!! I will be calling Air Canada tomorrow to find out how they handle these situations. I’m not even mad, I’m more so disappointed as I’m so looking forward to exploring their country! Please please revoke this decision ASAP!!!

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Helder Moreira

to 18/02/2022

Thank you gentlemen. I wasn't taking any shots at any government (just to be clear) I am a Portuguese Canadian and very lucky to be both.All I meant by foreigners entering Canada is that, in Canada we were still doing PCR tests and isolation if needed. I agree with Igor. Patience is the way to go. In a couple of weeks this will all be behind us.

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Igor Fomenko

to 17/02/2022

Let’s be patient and definitely easy on both Canadien and a Portuguese governments. We are healthy and just desperate to travel. Better times will come soon. BTW, TAP is amazing as they give you ‘Book with conference’ Policy that will ensure you will be able to rebook/ get open ticket/voucher+10% if you/others decide to cancel flight up to your travel day. We’ve got voucher from them for cancelling our trip because of these recent restrictions- no questions asked, you can do it online. Their trains- cp.pt are fully refundable too. Portugal is amazing country and they are welcome us, so let’s just wait a bit for all these to be sorted out....

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Sam P

to 17/02/2022

@Helder - thanks for the info. I agree that Canada has been slow to adopt a return to normalcy but I don't believe Portuguese citizens were barred from entering? Based on this website, if you are fully vaccinated you need to do a pre arrival test (which is now being changed to a rapid test - like the USA) and are still allowed in. https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/wizard-start The EU vaccine certificate is also accepted in Canada's ArriveCan app. These rules are pretty aligned with what Portugal was doing too prior to banning Canadians. Also Canada's Advisory against non essential travel is just a guideline - there was/is no outright banning of Portuguese/EU citizens. Please correct me if I'm mistaken. I agree reciprocity is important, but that is not what is being cited as a reason by many Portuguese authorities. Instead they are saying the removal of Canada from the list happened bc of "epidemiological circumstances" but then they don't provide supporting evidence of this. There was no worsening of epidemiological conditions when Canada was removed .. in fact our cases and vaccination rates are better than countries who are still on the allowed list. Plus I think people are upset bc the removal was so abrupt and done very quietly and in fact felt kind of underhanded. Portuguese government and airlines were running promos to Canadians to visit Portugal and that the country is open for travel (take a look on FB and Twitter) while around the same time removed Canadians from the allowed list.. again without warning or reasoning. Then they did not even share this news anywhere until days later (after pressure from travelers who were seeing mixed messages and lost out on thousands of dollars).... it just all seems very unfair and does not make much sense. We are still waiting for a solid answer and based on this forum, no one has received it yet.

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Helder Moreira

to 17/02/2022

Hi everyone, To the best of my knowledge when the EU lifted travel mandates Canada did not do the same. Canada had recently put restrictions on non essential travel. Canadian government has announced that travel restrictions to enter Canada for non essential travel will be lifted on Feb 28. At that time Portugal will evaluate Canada's mandates and most likely allow Canadians to travel to the mainland.Therefore we shouldn't blame Portugal for the ban when Canada made it difficult for Portuguese citizens to travel to Canada.Hope this helps.

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Zenon Char

to 17/02/2022

@Howard Holst. Thanks. we thought of the Azores but it was not on the list a few days ago. Only the other two islands were allowing Canadians. I can't remember their names. We thought of that earlier but I don't see that TAP flies to Azores or the other Islands from Canada. TAP's website does not even show a flights from Lisbon to Azores so my guess you use a diffident airline? We are not investigating this as we wouldn't do that this time around. We would want to plan that out. Today we were supposed to do the board walk in Salgados. One of our favourite places. Over the next few days I was planning on shooting birds (camera) at the salt water marches around Faro. We were also planning to head up to Nazare for a few days after watching The100 ft Wave in Netflix. Last time we drove to Porto. Awesome city.

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Zenon Char

to 17/02/2022

@Catherine Simard. On Monday the Portuguese embassy in Ottawa Canada told me it will be reviewed on the 28th of February.

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Zenon Char

to 17/02/2022

@ Sam P. There was a post that listed Portuguese authorities that emailed as well. I'm guessing they may have not been happy about that. I don't see that post either but maybe I just missed it.

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(Video) Portugal extends lockdown, restricts travel amid record Covid-19 surge

Sam P

to 17/02/2022

@Zenon Char - thanks, good to know it isn't just on my end. Requesting the admins for Visit Portugal to please not remove posts while we are trying to navigate this very confusing situation. Because both Can and Port gov'ts are failing to provide us accurate information or timely updates, this board is one of the only places fellow travelers can come together for information sharing. We request that you do not remove posts. Agree with Al and reiterate his point re: maintaining respect in all circumstances - this has been the case so far (including the previous posts that were removed) and should continue to be. Thank you all!

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Catherine Simard

to 17/02/2022

Hi guys, I called the ambassad of Portugal in Canada and they told me that the restrictions will end on febuary 28th. May be try yourself if they said the same thing. +1(613)729-0883

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Howard Holst

to 17/02/2022

Hi Al, the source for my booking from Air Transat is the same one used by Tap airlines. sherpa They also confirm no entry from Canada. Regarding your rant against Air Transat, have you flown Tap.Today on Portugal Getaways news letter they CLAIM that the Azores are open for Canadian travelers.- Since non-essential travels aren’t allowed from Canada to Mainland Portugal until February 28th, we’d like to bring an off-the-beaten-path alternative that will surely captivate you as well - the Azores are fully open to Canadian travellers! - Sorry when planning for 4-6 people for 30 - 34 day Camino hike MAYBE is not good enough for booking airfare, accommodations. Portugal has created a huge mess for Canadians.

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Zenon Char

to 17/02/2022

@ Sam P. My post was removed. I was thanking you and another person for the email contacts. I did send emails.

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Pascal Cantin

to 17/02/2022

What we need to look Al?Canadian a still refuse to enter in Portugal.

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Al Pereira

to 17/02/2022

https://apply.joinsherpa.com/travel-restrictions/PRT?affiliateId=tap&language=en-GB&nationality=PRT&departureDate=2022-03-28&returnDate=2022-04-04&tripType=roundTrip&transitType=noTransit&fullyVaccinated=false&originCountry=CANTake a look at this

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Al Pereira

to 17/02/2022

Hi Sam,I agree with you i started doing that including the appropriate ministries' in Portugal. I also encourage everyone to write to as many folks in Gov as possible. Be sure to be nice, i wouldn't attack anyone, it will not get us anywhere.Factual and persistent is the way.

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Al Pereira

to 17/02/2022

Go to TAP Website it has different information.BTW, you can also Fly to Ponta Delgada, proof of negative covid test is the only requirement.Air Transat are not vey reliable.No wonder they are about to close shop, hopefully West Jet will buy them. Entry restricted for international travellersDescription Travellers arriving from Canada (see 173 additional countries) are not allowed to enter mainland Portugal. Please note, direct travel to Madeira and Porto Santo is allowed. The land borders between Portugal and Spain are open.Please check the source for exemptions, documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before travelling.

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Sam P

to 17/02/2022

Hi all - not sure if it's just on my end, but one of my comments seems to have been deleted along with comments of other users. reposting now but apologies if it ends up being double posted Canadians - I suggest in addition to Ariel's list of people, to also call/dm/email/tweet additional Canadian and Portuguese authorities including your local MP, deputy PM Chrystia Freeland, minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, Ambassador to PT Lisa Rice Madan, Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino. Portuguese authorities include various consulates in Canada, the Minister of Tourism Rita B Marques, and the Council of Ministers.

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Howard Holst

to 16/02/2022

Depart YYZ - PDL - 2022-02-28–Return PDL - YYZ - 2022-03-07Passport: CANSelectedFully vaccinated Most travellers from Toronto, YYZ with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination are not able to enter Ponta Delgada, PDL yet. From Air Transat website

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Sudha Sabanadesan

to 16/02/2022

Deborah O- contact the Portugal embassy in Ottawa for the latest travel info. They respond to emails the same day: sconsular.ottawa@mne.pt

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Debora Oliveira

to 16/02/2022

can someone please enlighten me on what is accurate or not, i was supposed to travel from montreal to lisbon on the 27th arriving there on the 28th, but now websites are saying none essential travel from canada is not permitted, then others say it is, as of today under the iata map it only says PCR tests are required but nothing about people not entering the country. i really dont know what to do at this point, also if you look at the restrictions and everything under this website travelling to the islands, azores and madeira there is no restrictions about not allowing citizens of canada to not enter, so does that means the mainland is off limit for canadiens but not the. islands?

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Sudha Sabanadesan

to 16/02/2022

Here’s an article that quotes someone in this feed forum: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2022-02-16/canada-fails-to-make-the-list/65308

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Lysanne Sansoucy

to 16/02/2022

Everyone, take a look at the IATA update.

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Howard Holst

to 16/02/2022

Our ratings for Portugal, Madeira and the Azores islands 10 Our rating for your officials negative 0ne

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Prateek Singh

to 16/02/2022

Looking at Ariel's link, Canada may not have a reciprocal relationship, but neither do the US or Brazil, both of whom are allowed to visit for non essential reasons. In any case, this was true of Canada before Feb 9 as well, so what happened exactly on that date?Finally, if the onus was on Canada, we would have not been allowed by any EU country. Most (all?) Of them except Portugal are open to Canadians. Had booked for Portugal and Spain in May, but will end up going to Spain only and spending more money there (since will be moving the days I planned to spend in Portugal there) if Portugal has not reversed this by end of the month. Don't need the last minute rebooking hassle.

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Ariel Balinski

to 16/02/2022

Here are a few people I encourage everyone to contact and flood their email boxes:Ambassador of Portugal to Canada João da CâmaraCounsellor and Deputy Head of Mission João Paulo CostaChancellor Domingos GonçalvesEmail for above three diplomats: ottawa@mne.ptConsul General of Portugal in Toronto: Rui GomesEmail for Toronto: consulado.toronto@mne.pt

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Simone Coenen

to 16/02/2022

Having a TAP flight booked to Portugal from Toronto, Canada on March 15, 2022 and a condo in Algarve rented for 1 month, it is devastating to hear that Portugal does not accept Canadians for non essential travel anymore.What is the reason for this change?How and when will this new rule be reversed?

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Howard Holst

to 16/02/2022

Posing the travel information of a not fully vaccinated traveler from New York, JFK to Porto Portugal on March 06 2022 The Sherpa web site that the airlines Tap and Air Transat use for Canadian travel restrictions are. Currently, most travelers from New York, JFK can enter Portugal without proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.Travel is allowed with restrictions See Details Travelers arriving from United States (see 58 additional countries) are allowed to enter Portugal. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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David Beckett

to 16/02/2022

Very frustrating that Canadians are now prohibited from "non-essential" travel to Portugal. Except for 2020 and 2021, my wife and I have been vacationing in the Algarve for the past 15 years and own a timeshare there for the last 5 years. Banning visitors to Portugal seems a very strange way to help an important industry like tourism recover!The Portuguese embassy in Ottawa responded to my initial query but can only really point to the (rather vague) information on the visitportugal.com website. I have sent in another query about routing to mainland Portugal via Madeira or the Azores and am waiting for their response on that option.Failing that option, we will see what is announced after 28 February and then decide if we have to cancel this year's trip like we did the previous 2 years.

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Sudha Sabanadesan

to 16/02/2022

I just heard from the Embassy of Portugal in Canada that Canadian COVID vaccine certificates are not accepted in Portugal. Also, I asked if I can take any steps to get it validated/ recognized but did not get a response to the question.

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Ollie V

to 16/02/2022

"COVID Certificates issued in Moldova are accepted in the EU under the same conditions as the EU Digital COVID Certificate. Likewise, the EU Digital COVID Certificate is accepted in Moldova". Right, Portugal. So let me get this straight - my triple vaccinated family still cannot visit us in Madeira (where there are no restrictions), because they have to fly via Lisbon. And Moldova, as a non-EU country, is still unwelcome in Portugal. We keep checking this website daily hoping for some clarity on the matter, updates take weeks. My parents have already lost their tickers which they booked months ago, in the hopes that the country would open up on 1 February (as most EU countries did). When are we going back to normality? When will triple vaccines, tests, and whatnot be enough for families to reunite? Absolutely shocking how disorganised this whole thing has been. What will it take for a non-EU citizen to be able to transit via mainland anytime soon?! Most countries have better stats than Portugal by now, including Moldova, yet we are still unwelcome. Thanks, Portugal!

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Howard Holst

to 16/02/2022

Canada had made NO covid changes for travel.Portugal on Feb 9th blocked Australia and Canada from entry.I leave travelled to Funchal Madeira / Ponta Delgada / Lisbon / Porto and have never been refused entry till Feb 09 2022.WHY

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Ariel Balinski

to 16/02/2022

Hi everyone. According to this website https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en#who-can-get-the-eu-digital-covid-certificate Canada has not/not joined the EU digital Covid Certificate System. Hence, the onus is on Canada and not/not on Portugal to make the changes. The system is based on reciprocal treatment.

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Tetiana Polivoda

to 16/02/2022

According to the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in order to make "minor trips" (including for tourism) in case of arrival in Portugal by flights arriving from non-EU countries and the Schengen area, you need a certificate of full vaccination https://portaldascomunidades.mne.gov.pt/pt/noticias/faq-s-viagens-para-portugal-conselhos-aos-emigrantes?fbclid=IwAR3QeFb6C2ZAWnqANPMaJqzO70Aua40f76ewesi5W8AS8voUwWr99zTWdys

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Thomas Booth

to 16/02/2022

Canadian here. Was planning to explore Portugal with a view to making it a place to stay each year. But now that the government has randomly targeted Canadians by removing them from acceptance for tourism (while allowing U.S. and other countries) …. Well we are now reconsidering ever going to Portugal. Many other places to spend tourist dollars that wantCanadians and treat as valued guests.

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Al Pereira

to 16/02/2022

Hello CIARAN DOOLEYYou make a very good point, i tried to get clarity from the Portuguese Embassy in Ottawa but have not received a reply. Additionally if you go to Spain can you travel to Portugal using land Entry?All very confusing I would also suggest writing the Secretary of State and Truism in Portugal ask her to look and hopefully removed the restriction for Canadians. https://www.portugal.gov.pt/pt/gc22/area-de-governo/economia-transicao-digital/secretarios-de-estado#Turismo

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CIARAN DOOLEY

to 16/02/2022

My interpretation of the rules are Canadians can go to Azores for non essential visits provided they are vaccinated and have a negative PCR within 72 hours or a negative Antigen test within 48 hours. Once you are in Azores, you can travel to mainland Portugal. Can anybody confirm I am correct?

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Hamidreza Eslami

to 16/02/2022

Canada used to be well ahead of Portugal in terms of vaccination, and even now that Portugal is ahead, the difference is negligible. So it would be nice to provide some explanation when you place such restrictions for a country which maintained it's pioneer position in vaccinating their residents. Even travelers to Canada could be immunized no questions asked.Many people have their tickets already, and most countries are opening their borders, and how come Portugal suddenly removes Canada from the list! Hopefully you have some rational for the trouble you are causing to many people, a tiny portion of which you can see in the comments.

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Zenon Char

to 15/02/2022

Thanks Portugal. We were supposed to fly to Faro tomorrow, February 16th for a 6 week stay. Over the weekend we found out that last week you changed the rules for Canadians. No entry for non essential travel. Yesterday we had to scramble to cancel everything. We may lose $3,000 on a condo rental. We have been wintering in your country for years and planned to continue for many years. Now we are wondering if your country will every see another tourism dollar from us. We wish we could give you a rating lower than 1.

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Prateek Singh

to 15/02/2022

Canada removed it's non essential travel advisory today and eased entry rules for vaccinated non nationals. Hoping that Portugal takes note and changes the crazy plan to remove Canada from the list of countries from which non essential travel is allowed. Supposed to travel in may, and if this is not changed by end of the month, I will have to change my flights and only go to Spain.

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Rosalie Laporte

to 15/02/2022

Does anyone know on when the restriction for canadian travelers will be lifted? I am supposed to leave on March 2nd. Thank you!

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Howard Holst

to 15/02/2022

I would also add this year is a Holy Year and many pilgrims will be going to Santiago de Compostela in Spain by way of Portugal, from many safe countries. You now have blocked entry.

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Al Pereira

to 15/02/2022

I am extremely disappointed with the Portuguese Government for not allowing Canadians to enter Portugal for non essential travel. Canada has one of the best vaccination rates in the word, as well a handle in controlling the virus, on the other hand Brazil and the US are a complete disaster and their citizens are allowed to enter. This is hurting the tourist industry that employs millions of Portuguese Citizens. If anyone is listening please change this crazy rule. I completely agree with testing, fully vaccinated requirements, but a general ban on Canadians it is uncalled for.

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Alyssa Kaoukis

to 15/02/2022

I, like many other Canadians, am disappointed by Portugal's decision to remove Canada from the list of countries granted entry to Portugual for non-essential travel. My partner was supposed to be flying from Toronto to Lisbon on Friday, February 18th to meet me as I have been living in Europe. Our flights, accommodation etc..are fully booked and we are both fully vaccinated (three doses). Why Portugal would not want Canadians supporting their economy is beyond me. What a shame. I hope this decision is reversed ASAP and our trip can resume. Very upsetting.

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Howard Holst

to 15/02/2022

Very disappointed with blocking Canada with entry to Portugal, your choice to do.My option is to go to Spain and walk the many Caminos open to Canadians.

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Miguel Batista

to 15/02/2022

Can't understand the removal of Australia (similar to Canada) from the non restricted travel category! As of 15/2 the Australian COVID case 7 day moving average of 97 per 100k population compares to Portugal's 7 day moving average is 219 per 100k population. Makes absolutely no sense at all! We have a trip booked for late March so hopefully this stupid decision will be reversed before then.

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Jordan Montez

to 15/02/2022

Hi there, Jordan from Canada here! I noticed Canada was removed from the non-essential travel list the day after purchasing tickets. I was so disappointed to see this, especially given that Canada has one of the highest vaccine rates in the world, much higher than the UK and US. We were planning to visit in March. As some other users have commented, we hope that this decision is lifted after February 28th! So sorry to all the travelers that had to cancel during this time.

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Sam P

to 15/02/2022

Hi All,Like many others I'm confused about the new restrictions for Canadians. 1. Epidemiologically (both in terms of COVID cases and vaccination rates) Canada is doing better than other countries who are still on the allowed list. Furthermore, the new federal mandate in Canada would require all Canadian travelers to be fully vaccinated so this in fact is more strict for Canadians/ more safe for foreign nations where we travel2. Folks referring to removal from the EU list - please note the following:A) that the most recent press release recommends that member states no longer place regional restrictions, but rather determine entry eligibility on an individual basis. (https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2022/01/25/covid-19-council-adopts-new-person-based-recommendation-on-free-movement-restrictions/)B) The EU page also specifically says "Under the current EU approach, non-EU travellers who are fully vaccinated with an EMA-authorised vaccine should be able to travel to the EU for any purpose" (https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en#can-non-eu-citizens-travel-to-the-eu)C) other countries who have been removed from the EU list and who are doing worse epidemiologically than Canada still remain on the Portuguese allowed list SO it is quite this legislation has nothing to do with the EU list nor is it based in any solid evidence. 3) Portuguese Embassy itself was promoting travel to Portugal for Candians DAYS before the new ruling. TAP and many other airlines continue to run promotions for Candians to travel despite this apparent ban. How does that make any sense? The entire system seems confused and as if this was unexpected/ in error4. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that "It takes effect until 23:59 on the 28th of February" (https://vistos.mne.gov.pt/pt/destaques/medidas-aplic%C3%A1veis-ao-tr%C3%A1fego-a%C3%A9reo-com-destino-e-a-partir-de-portugal-1-a-31-de-novembro) does that mean Canadians will allowed after the Feb 28 date? Changes can also happen before that date - which I hope is what happens since none of this makes sense - so how often and where are people supposed to check for updates? Very unclear and disorganized.

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Anthony Villeneuve

to 14/02/2022

Triple-vaccinated canadian here that just wants to spend his hard-earned money in Portugal in a safe and respectful way. Portugal seems to be the only country on earth that does not want canadians... How can this make sense?Canadense vacinado triplo aqui que só quer gastar seu suado dinheiro em Portugal de forma segura e respeitosa. Portugal parece ser o único país do mundo que não quer canadenses... Como isso pode fazer sentido?

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Sudha Sabanadesan

to 14/02/2022

The decision to prohibit fully vaccinated Canadians is bizarre. I contacted the consulate and received a message that the no entry policy stays until Feb 28th. The restrictions are baffling and contradictory to public health based decision-making. I’ve had 3 doses of Pfizer and healthy but can’t enter Portugal!

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Carlos Le-Fort

to 14/02/2022

Ridiculous removing Canada from the list. But I think the reason behind is how hard is to enter in Canada. It asks for PCR tests. Argentina, Canada and Australia got removed from the list:More infohttps://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/eu-council-removes-argentina-australia-canada-from-safe-third-countries-list/

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Melissa Mcmillan

to 14/02/2022

Why has Canada been removed from nonessential travel list? When may this be re-evaluated? The Covid situation is currently better in Canada than in Portugal itself let alone the USA and UK, yet entry continues to be permitted to these nations? I have flights booked for April and this makes it exceptionally difficult to sort out if I should be booking hotels and activities or changing destinations to a country welcoming of Canadians.

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Christopher Matthews

to 14/02/2022

I am a Canadian tourist to Portugal and I understand that many of my Canadian family and friends who have booked places in Portugal have had to cancel because of the new rules that came into effect 9th February 2022. I do not understand why Canadians who are vaccinated to a level of 90% are not allowed to come in unless it is essential travel. However Brazil, USA and UK who have far worse covid records than Canada are allowed in.

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Bryan Davis

to 14/02/2022

Why are fully vaccinated Canadians not allowed to enter?

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Igor Fomenko

to 14/02/2022

Dear Canadians, we've just got update from Ottawa Portuguese Consulate that the current Canada-Portugal border restrictions for non essential travel is in effect till February 28th, 2022.Lets hope that Portugal will reconsider and reopen for us after that. We have to check this website for updates. Also Toronto and Ottawa Portuguese Consulates are responding very quickly by email.We had to cancel our trip on the very short notice. It was not much warning or public announcement about this restriction - very upsetting... Stray strong!

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Rosalie Laporte

to 14/02/2022

Hi, another Canadian here! I am supposed to flight to Portugal in the next two weeks and I was very disappointed to see that flights from Canada have been removed from the non-essential list even for vaccinated travelers. Are they planning to change the restriction soon? Thank you

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lynn mackinnon

to 14/02/2022

We are due to depart Canada in a week and now find that we are restricted entry. As many others, we are fully vaccinated and have airport rapid tests booked to ensure safe travel Are there expected reopen dates? We are in a tight situation. Thank you.

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Darlene Smith

to 14/02/2022

Canada was removed last week from non essential travel. I don't understand why, we are a highly vaccinated country, all Canadians have to be fully vaccinated to get on the plane. Can we enter by air via another country? Or can we enter via land? We are currently in Portugal but have friends that were supposed to meet us Feb 23rd. They have air booked and hotels. We are hoping this can be corrected.

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LABORA FAJARDO

to 14/02/2022

Another Canadian here and have booked a flight to Lisbon for my Mom and I at the end of April. Will the restrictions be lifted soon for non-essential travel from Canada? We are both boosted. Flights were booked with TAPAir so why was that allowed if these restrictions are in place. Very frustrating. Hoping there would be an update soon so we’ll know what to do.

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Claudia Rodrigues

to 14/02/2022

Another Canadian with airline tickets bought, car rental and House booked for April for a family of 4. We are all double vaccinated and boosted, I don't quite understand why Canada has been removed off your list for non essential travel. How long is this current restriction in place for?It's also confusing because it says is you have a COVID vaccination passport then you are allowed.

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Laurence Kesumawidjaja

to 13/02/2022

Another Canadians here !! I am very disappointed that Canada has been removed from the non-essential list, what is the reason ? it makes no sense since all Canadians need to be fully vaccinated to board the plane anyways and we also have some of highest vaccination rate in the world.I have an upcoming trip to Lisbon in April, is there a chance that Portugal can be open by then ?or is it permissible to transiting in Portugal less than 24 hrs for non essential ?

Julian Dodman

to 13/02/2022

Same query as the Canadian travelers, Australia has been recently changed to "essential" travel only.What is the reason for this? I does not makes sense given the relative vaccination rates of Australia and Canada (esp. vs the US and UK).Its also seems to be counter to the EU statement: "Under the current EU approach, non-EU travellers who are fully vaccinated with an EMA-authorised vaccine should be able to travel to the EU for any purpose." https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en#can-non-eu-citizens-travel-to-the-eu

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Beth Teixeira

to 13/02/2022

As others I have purchased flight tickets to Lisbon and see that Canada has been removed. We are all vaccinated. Is this enough to still be able to go?

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Allison Mitchell

to 13/02/2022

I'm another Canadian who sees that Canada has been taken off the allowed non-essential travel list. I have a flight and accommodation booked for mid-March and at this point, I am unsure whether we will be allowed to enter. Our flight to and from Lisbon connects through the Azores each direction. If we follow the requirements to enter the Azores and again to enter mainland Portugal, will be allowed entry? Everything is so confusing, so I really appreciate any help you can offer.

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Eric David

to 13/02/2022

Hello, I noticed Canada was removed from the list for non-essential travel. I'm wondering why that is and if it will be changed? Canada has one of the highest vaccine rates in the world higher than the UK and US. We were sad to see our country removed as we were planning to visit in April.

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Maris Poikans

to 11/02/2022

Hi! Want to check the validity of EU vaccination certificate to travel to Portugal? Should it be 180 or 270 days? It is said to be 270 days in visitportugal.com travel section but on the other hand it is said (linkbelow) that the validity of the certificate is 180 days in Portugal.https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/vaccine-certificate-validity-for-each-schengen-eu-member-state/

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Prateek Singh

to 11/02/2022

Hi, I wanted to check why Canada was removed from the non essential list and if this will be reversed in time for our trip in mid may. I already have tickets and it would be disappointing to change them to another country. I really had my heart set on seeing Portugal.

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Klara Brassard

to 11/02/2022

Hi, I'm from canada and my country has been removed (in the last 2 days) from the non-essential travel countries. But why? I want to buy my plane ticket for my vacation in May, but I don't understand why out of the sudden we are not welcomed in Portugal.Thank you for your response.

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chris gillen

to 10/02/2022

heard the following today from portuguese consulate/ottawa....Good afternoon,We regret to inform you that presently Canadian citizens are not allowed to enter Portugal on non-essential travel: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal. Any updates and/or changes will be posted on the website above.

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Daniel Gomes

to 10/02/2022

J’aimerais savoir si en venant au portugal depuis la suisse, si j’ai besoin de fair un test antigenique avec 2 dose déjà faites?

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Pascal Cantin

to 10/02/2022

On IATA, they update it today and they said that with a Covid Passport vaccination we can enter. This apply to Canada too? https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php#:~:text=Published-,10.02.2022,-1.%20Passengers%20are

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Igor Fomenko

to 09/02/2022

Canada was removed from the list of non essential travel by plane as per last update on February 9th, however TAP website is still confirming that travel from Canada to Portugal is allowed for non essential purpose. Please confirm which website has correct information.

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Norman Willcox

to 08/02/2022

Please correct the requirements for entering Portugal over land, to match those issued for entry by air. In the case of entry by air of persons from 3rd countries, it specifically states that Digital vaccination certificates issued by 3rd countries which have been accepted as valid, are all that is required; NO NEED FOR TEST RESULTS. We need that stated also for the entry by land.

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Francisco Medeiros

to 07/02/2022

Rules to the Azores are not updatedcheck this: https://destinoseguro.azores.gov.pt/?page_id=8908

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Pablo Lima

to 07/02/2022

Vergonha… actualizaram a data “para inglês ver” e mantiveram as normas desactualizadas… em que país estamos?!

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Claes Urban Dackberg

to 07/02/2022

PLEASE, UPDATE YOUR SITE with the latest COVID 19 information. IT MUST BE ACCURATE.

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Pablo Lima

to 07/02/2022

Por favor, actualizem o site com urgência! Já saiu ontem no diário da república https://files.dre.pt/1s/2022/02/025a00/0000400007.pdf e começou a ter força de lei desde a meia noite. Já não é preciso teste, mas só passaporte digital covid para entrar em Portugal. Companhias aéreas estão a negar o embarque a cidadãos portugueses por culpa do vosso site desactualizado! Obrigado pela atenção

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Diana Touca

to 06/02/2022

It seems that your website has not up to date information about entering the country. On the 3rd of February the ministers decided that tests are not mandatory anymore to enter Portugal by air for European citizens if we are fully vaccinated.https://www.sns.gov.pt/noticias/2022/02/03/covid-19-controlo-nas-fronteiras/The problem is that airlines companies are doing the passengers checking according to this website. Can you please correct the information according to the government decision as soon as possible?Thanks in advance

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Ollie V

to 04/02/2022

(Video) Covid-19: Portugal hopes summer tourist season can be saved

I left a comment yesterday and the article date was changed from 10 January to 3 January, and today - to 3 February... Maybe time to update the text as well, and not just the date? Portugal announced an update on the testing rules yesterday, but that hasn't been reflected in the article. When will we get an official update on the travel restrictions?!

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María del Carmen López

to 03/02/2022

Hola, viajo la semana próxima a Porto por tres días. Tengo las TRES dosis de la vacuna y mi certificado de la UE.¿Necesito una prueba de antígenos?¿O están aceptando la entrada de turistas con el Certificado de la UE sin ningún otro requerimiento como sugiere la Unión Europea?Gracias por la respuesta

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Ollie V

to 03/02/2022

Come on Portugal! No updates since 10 January - perhaps it's time to return to normality, follow EU recommendations from 1 February and open up for all tourists, including those from outside the EU provided they meet your entry requirements?

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ALEJANDRO DE CABANYES TARRES

to 02/02/2022

Hello, We are goin in febrery to Portugal. I have the recovery certificate. Would I still need a negative test result for the entrance to Portugal? We are going to Porto. Thanks in advance for you cooperation and help. Best regards!!

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Anna S

to 02/02/2022

Hello, we would like to visit Portugal from England in February and wanted to check if you have any plans to accept EU vaccination certificate without need for a test for fully vaccinated travelers like Spain does? Thank you!

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J. Reis

to 01/02/2022

Quando vai Portugal actualizar os requisitos de entrada para não requer mais testes, dependendo apenas do certificado Covid19 europeu? Essa recomendação a nível europeu já foi feita há uma semana, sendo que alguns países já deixar de pedir testes.Portugal continua a penalizar quem fez "tudo certo" e se encontra vacinado, sendo que pessoas recuperadas da doença não precisam de ser testadas.

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Pedro Neves

to 22/01/2022

Boa noite, mesmo se a pessoa tem a terceira dose, tem que entrar em Portugal com um teste feito mas, em Portugal, com a terceira dose pode ir a todo o lado sem fazer teste. Injusto, a não ser que Portugal se ofereça para pagar os custos dos testes.

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Shalane Correia

to 02/01/2022

I have a recovery pass and will be travelling mid February 2022. Do I still need to do tests and if so which ones do I need to enter mainland Portugal?

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Sonia Azzopardi

to 29/12/2021

Hello, I have the intention to go to Porto on 02 Jan. However, my friend who is Portuguese mentioned that before entering a restaurant, despite the vaccinations one needs to do a rapid test? Is this available on the streets and free? Does anyone know if the government intends to change to dark red and when? I need to travel to Asia and I cannot be stuck in quarantine in Europe. Thank you for your help.

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David Tsai

to 26/12/2021

Hello, I have the recovery certificate. Would I still need a negative test result for the flight and hotels? Thanks in advance.

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Antonino Catalano

to 23/12/2021

Dear all,I have a certificate of recovery from covid 19, do I need a negative test as well to access restaurants, hotels, etc? Thanks

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Chico Telherman

to 23/12/2021

I too have the same question as Alberto regarding the definition of "laboratorial" rapid antigen test and acceptance of rapid antigen tests carried out in pharmacies. So using the resource posted by Maiia Sleptcova, it appears that rapid antigen test acceptance is regulated through a "common list" (starts on page 10 of the document Maiia provided the link for) of rapid tests identified as acceptable by the EU. I checked with the pharmacy I am planning to use for the Rapid Antigen Test and asked them the name of the manufacturer for the test they use. I then looked for that manufacturer name on the common list and found it there. Common sense tells me that this means the test used at my local pharmacy will be acceptable for entry into the EU/Portugal. I will have a copy of the list with me when entering Portugal just in case it is called into question.

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ALBERTO MICHELINI

to 17/12/2021

Hello, is there someone who could help me? I've already planned a fly to Lisbon for next week, to entry in Portugal from Italy, Portugal asks a:Laboratorial rapid antigen test, is it enough the test done in the pharmacy? I've already planned it at the pharmacy 24 hours before my boarding ... but I'm not sure that it's enough ... Thanks to everyone can help

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Maiia Sleptcova

to 15/12/2021

For anyone confused about entry rules to Portugal. If you use antigen test, it must be SUPERVISED. See this page for more details https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/travel-and-covid/portugal/index_en.htm :"Rapid antigenic (taken within 48 hours prior to departure). Only Rapid Antigen Tests that are on the list agreed by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. " . If you check this document (https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/default/files/preparedness_response/docs/covid-19_rat_common-list_en.pdf) it says: "The EU common list of antigen tests does not include rapid antigen self-tests." Safe travels!

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Susana McManus

to 10/12/2021

Olá alguém nos ajuda a entender que tipo de antígeno é aceite na entrada em Portugal? Ouvi dizer que os testes comprados nos laboratórios online e feitos em casa com envio de certificado não são aceites apartir de agora? Eu usei este tipo em julho. Há muitos emigrantes aqui confusos com isto?

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André Santos

to 07/12/2021

Boa tarde, no próximo dia 18 viajo de espanha a Lisboa. Estava a ver as condiçoes e não tenho claro uma coisa. Posso entrar só com o certificado COVID UE de recuperado sem ter de apresentar um teste de antigenos ou PCR? Estou vacinado, mas tambem tenho certificado de recuperação em vigor.

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OLENA BABARYKA

to 06/12/2021

Dear Friends, I am going to New Year to Lisbon with my children 14 and 15 y.o. Could you please check for children older 12 y.o. need a vaccination certificate or enough RT-PCR Test (or similar NAAT test) - 72h before boarding, or Rapid Antigen Test - 48h before boarding? We already bought flight tickets

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Claudia Bertoldi

to 04/12/2021

Good morning ,by the end of December we have to make a trip to Portugal with departure from Italy.We are in possession of the green pass with double vaccination.Which of the two tests listed below is necessary? what does "according to the list of Europe" mean?Molecular test (RT-PCR or equivalent NAAT test) - 72 hours before boarding,orQuick antigen test - 48 hours before boarding (according to the list of the European Commission based on the Council Recommendation of 21 January 2021). Thanks. Claudia

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Anastasia Chyzhko

to 03/12/2021

Dear Sirs! Could you be so kind to let me know if the cerificate of vaccination is enouth t otravel to Portugal from Spain by bus or the test is required also? And what location formshould be filled in this case, because all available forms are created for the travels by air? Thank you in advance.

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Yurii Vashchyshyn

to 01/12/2021

Olá! Please help me to clarify additional details about new visiting rules(from December 1st). We have the Ukrainian digital covid certificate (vaccinated by Sinovac Biotech/CoronaVac, 2 doses). Could we visit in this case Madeira (also will have the transfer to another plane in Lisboa)?

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Ievgeniia Zakharchenko

to 01/12/2021

Hello! Can you please help me? I don't understand - can the Ukrainians with full vaccination and PCR test travel for tourism?

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Mervyn Dunhill

to 30/11/2021

Paragraph 1 Accessability, 1) Arrving to Portugal by Plane, Mainland Portugal, From December 1:This section fails to specify the type of Covid test required.

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Xuhui Lu

to 30/11/2021

Hi, I and my friends want to travel to Portugal. We are Chinese but we are living in the Netherlands now, and we all got fully vaccinated. We will first travel to Spain and then from Spain to Portugal. Can we arrive in Portugal? Is it free to do a negative test or how much money it will cost? If we have a negative report, do we need to be tested every time we cross the border?Thank you very much for your help!

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Raisa Souza

to 29/11/2021

You need to update the information regarding the rules to enter in Portugal, according to 157 regulation from 27th November, 2021 the UE certification of vaccination is accepted within the necessity to provide the negative test.

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Catarina Pacheco

to 28/11/2021

Hello. I can't find information if children under 12 are excluded to present test. Other question: people with recover certificate neet to present test? thank you.

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Manu Manu

to 27/11/2021

From December 1stMandatory negative test for all flights arriving in Portugal, even for those who have a digital vaccination certificate, regardless of the point of origin of the flight or the passenger's nationality.This measure applies to air, land, sea and river borders.

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Brindusa Popa

to 27/11/2021

Good morning. I am traveling to Portugal from Romania before the 1st December. I have a EU Covid Certificate. Do I need a pcr test?

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Olivia Belanger

to 24/11/2021

Hello! I am Canadian, doubled vaccinated, entring Portugal for 2 weeks in December. Do I need a negative COVID test?

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petit real

to 23/11/2021

I will be travelling from Canada to Portugal in late November. I have all been fully vaccinated with approved vaccines. As We are non EU citizens, we cannot apply for the EU Covid passport, however we do have proof of vaccination from our provincial government that we can produce on request, downloaded certificates and printed certificates from the Quebec Ministry of Health with all relevant information as well as a provincial COVID passport with QR code. Is this acceptable proof of vaccination to enter Portugal, or do we require PCR testing in addition. The last Update of your site is the 1er of November and I saw on the IATA (International Air Transport Association), with an Update on the 15 of November that the Canadien Covid Passeport is now accepted as equivalent of the EU Covid passeport, and so the Covid test before arriving is not anymore mandatory for Canadien. Can you confirm that I don't need the test if I have my QR Canadien Covid Vaccination please

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Kevin Schuttinger

to 03/11/2021

I'm planning to travel to Portugal in December. My family and I are US Citizens, and we currently reside in Oman. We will be flying from Muscat, Oman to Paris to Lisbon. Is this trip permissable? 19Do we need anything specific beyond the PCR tests and vaccination certificates?

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Bo Jane

to 31/10/2021

Can you enter portugal as a vaccinated Serbian citizen via flight from Hungary? Or by land from Spain? Thanks.

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Bilgesu Aydin

to 16/10/2021

A valid vaccination certificate issued by a third country- is the requirement per visitportugal website. Turkey’s vaccination certificate is now considered equivalent to the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" by the EU Commission 2021/1382 and according to the Turkish Embassy in Lisbon announcement there are no restrictions on the travel of citizens with vaccination certificates to Portugal. However, there is no explicit explanation, as in the case for government agencies in Germany, Belgium, France, Spain etc. Does Portugal not want people from the Turkey to visit?

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Bilgesu Aydin

to 16/10/2021

A valid vaccination or recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions' - is the requirement per the visitportugal website. European Commision and Turkish (a third country) government has granted the EU Digital Certificate recognition, that is reciprocal, therefore the implication is that the Turkish vaccination certificate is now valid for entry into Portugal without a need for testing. Why does your website not make this explicit, as is the case for government agencies in Germany, Belgium , France, Spain etc.? Does Portugal not want people from the Turkey to visit?

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Lisa Garner

to 11/10/2021

The UK gov website now states that the UK covid passport is acceptable into Portugal workout a covid test for entry as from the 8th oct. Can you confirm this or update your site as the conflicting information is confusing. I am flying this Saturday so need to know ASAP whether I need a preflight test or not !!!

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Robert Jacob

to 08/10/2021

WHERE ARE THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS?WHEN ARE PORTUGAL GOING TO ACCEPT THE UK VACINATION CERTIFICATE? AS SPAIN ALREADY HAS AND ARE PRESUMABLY BENIFITING FROM INCREASED TOURISM. THE UK AS ACCEPTED TO EU CERTIFICATE SO WHY DOSNT THE EU ACCEPT THE UK ONE ON BLOCK.

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Kate Hadden

to 08/10/2021

Hello - similar question as the others: my friend and I are US citizens, vaccinated, but have living in Barbados for the last 6 months. We want to travel to Portugal, and would have to transfer in London to do so, so we are unsure if we're allowed in. Would you be looking at us as coming from London? Or as coming from Barbados? There's no information on travel to Portugal from Caribbean countries. Thank you in advance.

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Sanja Duranović

to 07/10/2021

Hi, I'm planning to visit European River Summit in Lisbon in November and I'm coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Am I allowed to entry Portugal since I'm fully vaccinetd, although B&H isn't on the allowed countries list by plane?

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Chetan Kumar

to 06/10/2021

Highly geo-political country. Portugal have politicised borders for tourism in the name of covid 19. This has nothing to do with covid numbers. Kuwait has only 40 cases, but it is not allowed, same with UAE, bahrain, Laos and so on. Whereas UK, USA, has more than 30k cases, and they consider it as okay. So what does this gesture mean? Even they are not considering vaccinated travellers from these countries.

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Silvana Ferrara

to 06/10/2021

We will be travelling from Canada to Portugal in late October. We have all been fully vaccinated with approved vaccines. As We are non EU citizens, we cannot apply for the EU Covid passport, however we do have proof of vaccination from our provincial government that we can produce on request, downloaded certificates and printed certificates from the Quebec Ministry of Health with all relevant information as well as a provincial COVID passport with QR code. Is this acceptable proof of vaccination to enter Portugal, or do we require PCR testing in addition. Thank you

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Declan Wooloughan

to 14/09/2021

hi, where are the answers to all these posts? What does the rating mean if we have to chose it prior to posting? My question is: why do yo not accept the NHS vaccine certificate when Spain does? When is this likely to change? Thanks?

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John Wilkinson

to 13/09/2021

I am a South African and am very keen to visit Portugal for tourism and to potentially invest in the country, but as I am a South African and my travel is not “essential” I am not currently allowed to visit Portugal. Even if my travel could be classified as essential, I would still have to go into quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Portugal. This makes no sense as I am fully vaccinated with 2 jabs of Pfizer and so are many of my fellow citizens. South Africa is also now at Lockdown Level 2, which is not very restrictive. I really feel that Portugal should reconsider it’s COVID-19 restrictions for South African visitors. Why not allow fully vaccinated travelers to visit and with no quarantine.

Rating5

Sadeq Haroona

to 10/09/2021

What are the rules applicable to a traveler from a Country not listed in the Allowed or Limited? Where can this information be obtained?

Rating10

Oleg Vishnyack

to 09/09/2021

Hello, we are 4 athletes coming for the Port Half Marathon on the 19th of September, we are all residents of Israel, all fully vaccinated and planning to do a PCR test before the flight. Lately we paid attention that Israel have been removed from the "ALLOWED" list, and it’s not mentioned in all the other categories. The question is would we be allowed to enter the country by plain, and if not is there any exclusions for the international athletes or is there any possible procedure to pass for entering the Portugal?

Rating10

Patrick Abou slaiby

to 04/09/2021

Hi, planning to travel to Portugal , coming from Lebanon, fully vaccinated since a while, where can I find the entry rules ? Would it be possible to travel ?Thanks

Rating10

James McTarnaghan

to 02/09/2021

Related question to below. My daughter and son-in-law are US Citizens temporarily living in Israel and planning to fly from Tel Aviv to Lisboa to meet us. Israel appears to be off the list of Allowed Countries. What does that mean in terms of them entering the country as US Citizens from Israel. Both are fully vaccinated and have had a third shot. They have the Israeli Green Pass.

Rating10

James McTarnaghan

to 02/09/2021

I am a US Citizen, fully vaccinated (Moderna). I will be travelling to Portugal from France and should have the French Passe Sanitairre as well as the California digital vaccinatiion certificate. Does the Passe Sanitairre serve as a replacement for the EU Digital Certificate or must I be tested before entering Portugal from France (by plane).

Rating10

Dvir Saidof

to 01/09/2021

Hello, I am an Israeli citizen and have a flight from Luxembourg to Porto on the 6.9.I have an Israeli vaccination passport with pfizer (vaccinated with 3 doses, the last dose on the 29.8) and am planning to take a PCR before the flight. Will I be able to enter? Or Israeli passport is not allowed? If not by flight, will I be able to enter via train/car from Spain? Obrigado :)

Rating8

Brent Jones

to 25/08/2021

We will be travelling from Canada to Portugal in late October. We have all been fully vaccinated with approved vaccines. As We are non EU citizens, we cannot apply for the EU Covid passport, however we do have proof of vaccination from our provincial government that we can produce on request, downloaded certificates and printed certificates from the Ontario Ministry of Health with all relevant information. Is this acceptable proof of vaccination to enter Portugal, or do we require PCR testing in addition. Thank you

Rating10

Nathan Anderson

to 24/08/2021

I know its the Ministry of Health's decision, but when will US citizens be able to use their CDC vaccination card for flights and hotels? It feels a little ridiculous when other EU countries are allowing this.

Rating7

ODETTE ARAHI QUIROZ ANCONA

to 21/08/2021

What are the rules applicable to a traveler from a Country not listed in the Allowed or Limited? Where can this information be obtained? x3!

Rating2

Srinidhi Ravishankar

to 19/08/2021

Hi! I am attending the Velo-city conference which is to be held in Lisbon from September 6-9 2021 as a speaker. Since I'm from India, I am required to undergo a 14-day quarantining procedure. I see that the regulations were updated last on August 1. I would like to understand if there has been any change in the COVID-19 rules since it's been a few weeks since its last update.

Rating3

Avi Mago

to 16/08/2021

Hello,I am a UK resident who was fully vaccinated on 18th July. Due to family emergency I had to travel to India on the 30th of July. I will be traveling back to the UK on the 18th August.I have booked my flight to Lisbon on the 28th of August. While double checking the travel advice listed on the UK gov website, I came across the following paragraph:If you have travelled from the UK to mainland Portugal, you must quarantine for 14 days in the place you are staying or at a place indicated by the Portuguese health authority, unless you can show you have been fully vaccinated with an EU approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to travel. Children under 18 are exempt from quarantine if they are travelling with a fully vaccinated adult.If your journey originated in India, Nepal, South Africa or Brazil, or you have travelled through any of these countries in the last 14 days, you must also quarantine, without exception, for 14 days in the place you are staying or at a place indicated by the Portuguese health authority.I am not clear on the exception that is referred here and I am not entirely sure of what rules would be applicable in this specific case as I am fully vaccinated with an EU approved COVID-19 vaccine.I would be grateful if I could get some clarity on this.

Rating10

carlos alberto mesquita damasceno

to 27/07/2021

Bom dia, existe previsão de atualização das medidas de entrada em Portugal para turistas brasileiros? tenho um cruzeiro que sai de Lisboa em novembro! Obrigado,

Rating8

Robin Butler

to 22/07/2021

Good afternoon, I am travelling from the UK by air to Faro next week and we would like to bring my 19 year old daughter, she is not fully vaccinated. I understand that she will be required to quarantine and we can do this in our villa however is she permitted to leave quarantine after 7 days to fly home to the UK? Thank you in advance

Rating8

Anastasiia Babenko

to 22/07/2021

Bom Dia! I would like to come to Portugal for a month, because I used to study there and miss the culture. I am from Ukraine but work in Dubai, UAE.I am a cabin crew and I am fully vaccinated. I have a passport that allows to enter EU. Could you please clarify if it is possible to come to Lisbon for a whole month in August? Thank you in advance,Kindest Regards,Anastasia Babenko

Rating8

Andrés Dávila

to 12/07/2021

What are the rules applicable to a traveler from a Country not listed in the Allowed or Limited? Where can this information be obtained? x2

Rating8

Joana Cal

to 12/07/2021

What are the rules applicable to a traveler from a Country not listed in the Allowed or Limited? Where can this information be obtained?

Rating9

Sergio Xavier

to 12/07/2021

"Measures in force may be reviewed July 11." Where the measure update or not? If not, is there a new milestone?

Rating8

Nabil Channir

to 12/07/2021

Hi, Is a EU digital COVID certificate with one vaccination good enough to use in Portugal?

Rating8

Pedro Miguel Teixeira dos Santos

to 08/07/2021

Estou imigrados no Reino Unido, e tanto eu como a minha esposa tomámos as duas doses da vacina AstraZeneca. No entanto, a primeira dose administrada à minha esposa foi a que não está aprovada pela EMA, ou seja o lote ref. 4120Z001, manufacturado pela Serum Institute od India. Onde posso ver se este lote está autorizado pelo governo português, para entrada em território nacional?

Rating10

HAKAN BOZAN

to 08/07/2021

Hello, I have 2 doses Sinocav Vaccine lasy January. Can I enter to Portugal with my narional vaccination certificate ?

Rating8

Tomáš Panenka

to 16/03/2021

Hello, I am travelling to Madeira where I don't need to present PCR test, because I have recoverd from covid in less than 90 days. Problem is that I still need to have negative PCR test to transfer in Lisbon, is it possilble to present ATG test or medical documentation of recovering from disease only for example?

Rating7

Derek Jones

to 08/03/2021

I'm a UK/citizen and my wife is a French citizen. We are both U.S. residents, looking to spend a month or so in Portugal. While it's clear we can't do that right now, it's not at clear WHEN we will be able to do so. Can anyone shed any light on this? Thanks to you all in advance.

Rating1

Tríona Carroll

to 05/03/2021

Hi. From my country the PCR test is unaffordable. Will a negative result from an antigen test be permitted for entry? If you cannot answer can you please direct me to who I need to contact to find out?

Rating10

Tríona Carroll

to 05/03/2021

Hi. From my country the PCR test is unaffordable. Will a negative result from an antigen test be permitted for entry? If you cannot answer can you please direct me to who I need to contact to find out?

Rating10

Nicoletta Michieletto

to 20/05/2020

Hi! I'm planning my July vacations in Portugal and I'm looking for news every day! Do I understand right, according to your updates, that: - Portugal will be open for tourists in July, without mandatory quarantine- Hiking trails will be open- Azores demand a negative codiv-test (until further notice). Does it have to be a pharyngeal swab or is the antibody test accepted?Can I finally book my July flights with confidence? Am I welcome there? :)E obrigada pelo seu trabalho! Até a próxima reunião!

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