Portugal lifts all COVID-19 restrictions ahead of summer season

Portugal lifted all COVID-19 restrictions ahead of the summer season

From July 1, when entering mainland Portugal, travelers no longer need to present any vaccination certificates, certificates, or coronavirus test results.

Recall that previously tourists were required to carry proof of vaccination in the required amount and meeting the deadlines or a negative test for COVID-19.

And now, finally, tourists have been freed from unnecessary gestures and expenses: if you are heading to popular holiday destinations such as Lisbon or the Algarve, you will not have to show anything other than a valid Schengen visa at the border.

The same applies and to the island of Madeira. However, the Azores have retained restrictions, so all travelers over the age of 12 will need a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test.

A statement released by Visit Portugal confirms: “From July 1, 2022, tourists entering the country no longer need to show proof of having tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 infection, or present a COVID-EU digital certificate, or a certificate of vaccination or convalescence issued by third countries accepted or recognized in Portugal.”

The Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs almost simultaneously updated its travel advice: “For entry to the Portuguese mainland, Madeira and Porto, Santa does not require vaccination or testing for COVID-19.

You must show proof that you have been fully vaccinated when you check in for a flight to the Azores. If you are not fully vaccinated, you must show proof of a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours before departure), a rapid antibody test (taken no more than 24 hours before departure), or a valid certificate of recent recovery from COVID -19".

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