Portugal Entry Requirements

Portugal Entry Requirements

Last updated December 2, 2021
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 Nov. 29, 2021

Mandatory COVID-19 test
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. Alternatively, travellers can have an antigen test (TRAg) taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure. 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.
Explore EU Digital COVID Certificate

Details and exemptions:
This requirement does not apply to:
•Travelers under the age of 12;

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

Last updated Dec. 1, 2021


No quarantine required
Travellers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Portugal.
Last updated Nov. 29, 2021

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 Oct. 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. 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 must print, complete, and carry the indicated attestation form with them.
Complete Federal Attestation

Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to travellers under the age of 12 years plus 4 months. For exemptions for travellers in the process of being vaccinated, travellers from remote communities, and more, please check the source.

Last updated Dec. 1, 2021


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, vaccine certificates from Albania, Andorra, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Monaco, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Vatican City, are accepted under reciprocity. Travellers with access to the EU Digital Certificate 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.

Explore EU Digital COVID Certificate
Get your NHS COVID Pass

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 Nov. 29, 2021


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. Alternatively, travellers can have an antigen test (TRAg) taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure. 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.
Explore EU Digital COVID Certificate

Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to:
-Travellers under the age of 12.

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 Dec. 1, 2021


Mandatory passenger locator form

All travellers must fill in a passenger locator card after checking in for their flight and before arriving in Portugal. Proof of the completed form will need to be presented at control points.
Passenger locator card

Last updated Nov. 29, 2021

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

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

Last updated Nov. 29, 2021

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

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 Nov. 29, 2021


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Health screening on arrival for Madeira
Temperature screening is required for all travellers on arrival to Madeira. Travellers with high temperatures will be referred to health authorities for COVID-19 testing and quarantine.
Last updated Nov. 29, 2021

Mandatory health pass for some public activities
Travellers are required to present an EU COVID Digital Certificate to access bars and nightclubs, major cultural, sporting, or corporate events, as well as to visit homes and health facilities. Mandatory negative COVID-19 tests, even for vaccinated travellers, might be required to access large events without marked seats or in improvised venues and sports venues. 
EU COVID Digital Certificate
Last updated Nov. 29, 2021


Masks are recommended in public
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 Nov. 29, 2021


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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