Portuguese authorities have reinstated the requirement to present vaccination, recovery or test certificates for all arrivals arriving in the country via air and sea transport.

The test is to be done 72 hours before the certificate travel (PCR test) or 42 hours before the arrival of the rapid antigen testers. In addition, all EU member states and countries in the Schengen area are permitted inbound and outbound air traffic.

In addition, the following countries are also permitted air activity with Portugal:

  1. Liechtenstein
  2. Norway
  3. Iceland
  4. Switzerland
  5. Angola
  6. Brazil
  7. Cape Verde
  8. Canada
  9. United States of America
  10. Guinea-Bissau
  11. Mozambique
  12. United Kingdom
  13. Sao Tome
  14. Principe
  15. Saudi Arabia
  16. Bahrain
  17. Chile
  18. Colombia
  19. Indonesia
  20. Kuwait
  21. New Zealand
  22. Peru
  23. People’s Republic of China
  24. Qatar
  25. Rwanda
  26. Saudi Arabia
  27. South Korea
  28. United Arab Emirates
  29. Uruguay
  30. Taiwan
  31. Hong Kong and Macau

In addition, admission rules are facilitated for children under the age of 12, as they are exempted from presenting vaccination, recovery or test certificates. The requirement to submit a passenger locator form has also been abolished for Portugal, and different rules apply for the islands of the Azores and Madeira.

As far as vaccination rates are concerned, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has revealed that the Portuguese authorities have conducted a total of 23.7 million vaccinations so far. Of the total adult population, 85.7 percent have already completed their primary vaccination, and another 61.8 percent have received an additional vaccine dose.

In addition, another coastal country this week eased its entry rules and requirements, showing solid recovery signs for a successful tourism season. Malta this week announced the facilitation of its entry rules for incoming travelers, effective Monday (May 2).

The requirement to submit a passenger locator form has been eliminated, allowing travelers to enter Malta without additional administrative requirements. The requirement for face coverings has been abolished except in public places such as air transport and health care facilities, while the list of dark red and red countries remains in effect.

The new rules also allow people infected with COVID-19 to be quarantined for seven to ten days if they undergo tests, while those who have been in close contact with an infection case if they do not develop symptoms. Self-isolation is exempted.


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