Portugal Entry Requirements

Portugal Entry Requirements

Last updated January 17, 2022
Below are the entry requirements for Portugal. Please note these are fluid and can change with little notice. Please see above and note the “last updated” date. You will also find a link(s) to the most up-to-date information which we encourage you to review the week prior to travel. The following information applies to those with a Canadian passport and who are fully vaccinated. If this does not apply to you, please contact your Travel Advisor.

Most travellers from Canada with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter Portugal, but there are restrictions.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Travel is allowed with restrictions
Travellers arriving from Canada are allowed to enter Portugal. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before travelling.
Last updated January 14, 2022

No quarantine required
Travellers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Portugal.
Last updated January 12, 2022

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival in Madeira
Travellers who arrive without a negative COVID-19 pre-travel test result will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Madeira.

Last updated January 12, 2022


VISA REQUIREMENTS

No visa required

To visit Portugal for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.
Last updated October 27, 2021


DOCUMENTS YOU NEED FOR YOUR TRIP

Travellers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination
Travellers departing from Canadian airports, rail, and passengers vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more need to be fully vaccinated in order to board. This requirement applies to international and domestic departures. Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically during check-in or via partner apps such as VeriFLY. In this case, it is not necessary to print the form, but travellers may do so as a precaution. If not completed electronically, travellers must print, complete, and carry the indicated attestation form with them. Fully vaccinated travellers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, COVISHIELD), Sinopharm, Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc), or Covaxin, and the accepted 1 dose vaccine is Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Travellers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travellers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before departure. Travellers who fail to comply, refuse, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.

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Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to:
-Travellers under the age of 12 years plus 4 months;
-Travellers crossing the Canada-US land border.

For exemptions for travellers in the process of being vaccinated, travellers from remote communities, and more, please check the source.

Last updated January 12, 2022


Mandatory proof of vaccination
Travellers who are fully vaccinated must present a valid vaccination certificate. Travellers must have received all doses required of the vaccine, including a combination of two different vaccines, at least 14 days before travel. Vaccine certificates issued by third countries are accepted under reciprocal conditions, and the vaccines must be approved by EMA (Janssen, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria, Moderna/Spikevax, Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty). Currently, recovery certificates from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Switzerland, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vatican City are accepted under reciprocity. Travellers with access to the EU Digital Certificate, non-EU countries with certificates accepted by the EU Digital COVID Certificate system, or NHS COVID Pass may use it to present proof. The US CDC card is not accepted. Travellers unable to present a valid certificate are required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travellers.

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Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to :
• Travelers with a valid certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

For full details and exemptions, see Visit Portugal 

Last updated January 12, 2022


Mandatory passenger locator form

All travellers must fill in a passenger locator card after checking in for their flight and before arriving in Portugal. The QR Code generated when filling out the PLF can be presented in paper or digital form.
Passenger locator card

For full details and exemptions, see
Visit Portugal 

Last updated January 16, 2022

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results
Travellers, regardless of their vaccination status, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (or similar NAAT) test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before the first departure to Portugal. Alternatively, travellers can have a laboratory antigen test (TRAg) taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure to Portugal. Only antigen tests acceptable by the European Union Health Committee are accepted for travel. The results must be in Portuguese, French, English, Spanish, or Italian and may be presented in paper or digital format. This testing requirement includes travellers in transit. Different rules may apply to travellers going to the Azores or Madeira. Please check the source for more details.
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Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to:
-Travellers under the age of 12.
-Travellers with a valid certificate of recovery demonstrated via the EU Digital COVID Certificate;
-Travellers with a valid certificate of recovery issued not earlier than 11 days but not later than 180 days by Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Switzerland, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vatican City.

Testing Types
RT-PCR Test 72 hours
Nucleic Acid Test 72 hours
Antigen Test 48 hours before departure
Rapid Test 48 hours before departure

Last updated January 12, 2022

Mandatory health declaration for Madeira
All travellers are required to fill out a health questionnaire form 48-12 hours prior to departure to Madeira.
Health questionnaire form

This requirement does not apply to:
• Travelers under the age of 12

For full details and exemptions, see
Madeirense Tourism 

Last updated January 12, 2022

Mandatory health declaration form for the Azores
Travellers are required to complete a health form before arrival in the Azores. Once the form is completed, travellers will receive a code for presentation to the health authorities on arrival.
health form

This requirement does not apply to:
• Travelers with a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate of vaccination or recovery.
For full details and exemptions,
see Azores Government 

Last updated January 12, 2022


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Mandatory health pass for some public activities
Travellers, regardless of vaccination status, are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result to access tourist establishments, weddings, christenings, and business, cultural, or sporting events. Types of COVID-19 tests accepted include RT-PCR, rapid antigen taken from a laboratory, or a self-test performed at the entrance. Please see the source for more details.
For full details and exemptions, see
Portugal Tourism 
Last updated January 12, 2022


Masks are mandatory in public transportation
Travellers must wear masks when using public transport, and to enter concert halls, events, and certain establishments. The use of masks is mandatory in closed spaces and recommended outdoors when the distance between people cannot be ensured.
Last updated January 5, 202212

For full details and exemptions:
• refer to Portuguese Tourism
• refer to Visit Madeira

 

 

PORTUGAL EXIT REQUIREMENTS

Please see below for returning to Canada from Portugal

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