Non-essential (i.e. tourist travel) from the United States to Portugal is currently permitted for travelers with proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Except for children under 12 years old, every passenger must submit a negative SARSCoV-2 lab result of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), for example a PCR test, performed in the last 72 hours or a rapid antigen test (TRAg), performed within 48 hours of boarding.
(It is your responsibility to contact your airline to confirm what test is needed before travel).
Please note that some visitors to Portugal who tested negative for COVID on arrival have since tested positive for COVID prior to returning home. The Government of Portugal will not permit a COVID-positive traveler to board their flight home and will require a ten-day quarantine at the traveler’s expense.
The U.S. Embassy is unable to help travelers avoid or shorten this government-mandated quarantine.
Expired Portuguese document validity was extended until December 31, 2021. This extended validity period applies to Portuguese-issued, citizen cards (cartão de cidadão), residency documents and visa permits, etc. for lawful stays or residency in Portugal.
Please note that this extended validity of visas and other documentation is contingent upon submission of a request for an appointment with SEF. For more information and guidance on qualifying documents, visit: sef.pt
Portugal is in a countrywide State of Calamity until August 31.
Under the State of Calamity, the Portuguese Government can impose obligatory quarantine for individuals infected with COVID-19 and individuals deemed by health officials to require special medical observation.
The Government of Portugal announced a phased deconfinement plan for the gradual lifting of restrictions based on the overall vaccination rate in Portugal. The plan, implemented in three phases, is in Phase 1.
Phase 1: Beginning August 1 – Provided more than 50% of the population in Portugal is fully vaccinated.
All COVID mitigation measures will be implemented throughout Portugal, not just continental Portugal.
All previous curfews are eliminated.
End of limits on opening hours and homogenization of closing times; Current COVID-19 Saftey Measures for Portugal
Indoors: Mandatory. Masks are mandatory for all indoors occasions
Outdoors: Outdoors when social distancing is not possible and indoors on all occasions
Workplace: Protective masks are mandatory inside workplaces.
Quarantine: Mandatory quarantine for illnesses, those under active observation, and those suspected of being infected with COVID-19.
Distancing: Social Distancing measures enforced, to include mandatory use of protective masks in closed public spaces.
Telework: Telework still recommended, when possible.
Please consult local restrictions for travel to Madeira and the Azores.
Curfews: Is a curfew in place? No.
Intercity travel: Restrictions apply, depending on local risk levels.
Interstate travel: Restrictions apply, depending on local risk levels.
Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes, it is possible they will be required to quarantine.