We're delighted that Portugal are welcoming UK visitors for their well-earned holidays.
Please see below the latest entry requirements for customers travelling to Portugal. You should also make sure you check the latest news before you travel, as advice can change at the last minute. You will find the latest news here: FCDO Travel Advice for Portugal
Provide proof of full vaccination or quarantine on arrival
All arrivals from the UK must do one of the following to enter Portugal:
- Proof of full vaccination: If you’re fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your arrival, you’ll need to provide proof to enter Portugal. An NHS COVID Pass shows your COVID-19 vaccination details and will be accepted. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
- Quarantine on arrival: If you’re not fully vaccinated, on arrival in Portugal you’ll have to quarantine for 14 days in the place you’re staying.
This excludes children aged 18 and under if they’re travelling with a fully vaccinated adult.
You can find out how to obtain your evidence by visiting the Government website: Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad
Will we contact customers in travel date order to understand their eligibility to travel, or discuss their options if they are not yet fully vaccinated.
You and all your party, except children under 12, must take a COVID-19 test and provide a negative result. This can either be a:
- Negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken, at most, 72 hours before your departure.
- Negative COVID-19 LAMP test result, taken, at most, 72 hours before your departure.
- Negative COVID-19 TMA test result, taken, at most, 72 hours before your departure.
- Negative COVID-19 antigen test result, taken, at most, 48 hours before your departure.
Please note, the UK Government has advised that you can’t use the free NHS tests for international travel as the result certificates don’t contain all the required information.
You must show your test certificate before you board your flight to Portugal. Your airline is likely to deny boarding if you cannot show this at check-in. Check with your airline before you travel.
Screening on arrival
You will be subject to health screening on arrival. If your temperature is 38ºC or over or you show signs of being unwell, you may be required to take a further COVID-19 test and remain at the airport until you receive your test result.
Forms to complete before you travel
You need to complete an online passenger locator card before you arrive in Portugal.
Returning back to the UK
Mainland Portugal is on the Amber list for entry back into the UK. You must therefore also ensure you arrange the appropriate tests and forms for when you return home. You can find out more about what you need to do in our articles here: