Portugal Dropped Pandemic Entry Rules

Portugal Dropped Pandemic Entry Rules

Portugal has dropped all pandemic-era entry rules. The country no longer requires travellers to show proof of a negative test or proof of vaccination to enter.

The country eased its entry restrictions on 1 July, according to its tourism site, Visit Portugal, putting it more in line with other European countries that have begun dropping COVID-19-related rules over the past few months.

“As of July 1, 2022, passengers entering national territory (including Azores and Madeira) are no longer required to present proof of carrying out a test to screen for SARS-CoV-2 infection with a negative result 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.”

Press Release

While the country is easing entry rules, it will still require face masks to be worn on public transportation, including in taxis. 

In Madeira, masks are required for everyone 6 years old and older on public transportation, including on platforms and in airports, as well as recommended in “enclosed areas, and whenever the physical distancing recommended by the health authorities is impracticable.”

The new rules put Portugal in line with other countries in Europe that have eased restrictions like Italy, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Iceland, Ireland, and Croatia.

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