Negative Covid test and vaccination proof are required to enter Portugal

  • ECO News
  • 26 November 2021

As of December 1, travelling to Portugal will only be possible upon presentation of a negative Coronavirus test.

The government will tighten the rules for those travelling to Portugal by plane, land, sea or river borders, following the increase of Covid-19 cases in recent days. As of December 1, only those who test negative for Covid and have been vaccinated will be allowed to enter the country.

The number of infections has been increasing, and for this reason, the government has decided to move the national territory into a State of Calamity on December 1, announced the prime minister on Thursday. With this decision, new and tighter measures are on the way.

One of António Costa’s areas of action was in airports. Travel to Portugal will only be possible upon presentation of a negative test for the new coronavirus, even if the passenger is vaccinated against the disease. “The test [for entry to Portugal] will be mandatory, regardless of the passenger’s country of origin and nationality,” the prime minister said.

The government will also reinforce the monitoring in airports by hiring security guards from private companies. “In each airport, there will be an area reserved to retain those who have been illegally transported to Portugal without being tested,” António Costa stressed.

These and other measures – which you can see here – come into force on December 1 and last until January 9.