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Portugal: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel Restrictions

Updated on 10:15, Jul 28, 2021 UTC+8
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How often are COVID-19 travel restrictions updated?
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What are current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Can I travel anywhere that does not have COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Am I allowed to travel if I previously had COVID-19?
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Portugal

Portugal

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Entry into PortugalPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Quarantine
Travelers arriving from certain locations must undergo a 14-day quarantine.
Detailed Regulations
From July 2, 2021, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Portugal. This policy does not apply to persons arriving from countries or regions in the European Union, countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau SAR, Mainland China, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, or the United States. Persons seeking to travel to Portugal from any other country or region may do so only for essential purposes, which does not include tourism. All persons arriving by air must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test or 48 hours prior to departure using a rapid antigen test, or must carry a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate. This policy does not apply to children 11 years of age or younger. All persons, regardless of their mode of transportation, arriving from Brazil, India, Nepal, South Africa, or the United Kingdom must undergo a 14-day quarantine at their residence or a designated location and must submit an online registration form prior to their arrival. This policy does not apply to persons holding proof they will remain within Portuguese jurisdiction for less than 48 hours. More information about testing requirements and a link to registration forms is available at the following URL: https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/covid-19/faqs/#1596230931926-35f82bfa-7209
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
FAQ
How often are COVID-19 travel restrictions updated?
Do I have to quarantine when I travel abroad?
What are current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Can I travel anywhere that does not have COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Am I allowed to travel if I previously had COVID-19?
What policies have airlines put in place in response to COVID-19?
How do I check current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
How can I be sure the information I find here is accurate?
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