Update: May 21 2022
Portugal has a vaccination coverage of 98%. It is possible to travel to Portugal. But beware: there are entry restrictions for travellers from the UK, please read below.
- All travellers are required to show a vaccination certificate, test certificate or recovery certificate to enter Portugal. This can be done with an EU COVID certificate (DCC). The test certificate can be a negative PCR or antigen test result taken up to 48 hours before departure or a PCR test taken up to 72 hours before departure.
- Children under 12 years of age do not need to be tested.
- The above rules also apply if you travel to Portugal by car.
- Filling out 4 days before arrival a ‘Passenger Locator Form‘.
- The use of a mask is recommended for persons from the age of 6 years, for entering, moving in or staying in confined spaces, and whenever the physical distance recommended by the health authorities is not possible.
On 22 April, it was announced that British travellers will be treated in the same way as EU citizens at Portuguese borders to avoid long airport queues. Brits will be allowed to skip the queues that travellers from outside the EU have to go through, using quicker e-passport gates instead.
When you travel between Portugal & UK, you no longer need to go into quarantine on arrival or return.
There are a number of measures in Portugal, here are the most important ones to take into account during your stay there.
Non compliance with the following measures may result in a fine of 5 – 500 euros.
General measures in Lisbon
- 2 meters distance is mandatory.
- Regularly hand-washing.
- Mouth masks are mandatory (from the age of 10) in public (closed) areas such as restaurants, museums, shops, supermarket.
Getting out in Lisbon
- Restaurants, cafes and bakers are open. Vaccination, recovery certificate or negative test is required.
- Bars and discotheques are open. Vaccination, recovery certificate or negative test is required
- Museums and other cultural institutions are open. Vaccination, recovery certificate or negative test is required
Shopping in Lisbon
- Supermarkets, malls and shops are open
Stay overnight in Lisbon
- Most hotels and campsites are open.
- It is recommended to contact the accommodation to know all the measures
Transport in Lisbon
- Face mask are required in public transport.
- Children from 10 years and older are required to wear a face mask in public transport.
- Ascensors can be used by everyone.
Travelling back from Lisbon, check what you must do to travel back to the UK.
Sightseeing in Lissabon
- Most theme parks are open
- Lisboa Zoo, Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa, is open.
- Museums, concert halls and theaters are open to a limited extent. Please book in advance.
- The beaches around Lisbon are open.
Clean & Safe badge
Tourists in Lisbon should look for the blue and white “Clean and Safe” bagde. This badge has been awarded to hotels and restaurants that meet certain hygiene requirements and follow strict safety protocols to help prevent the spread of the virus.