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COVID-19 Travel Requirements for Portugal

For those who enjoy the sun and beaches offered by a Mediterranean climate, a warm and welcoming culture, almost unrivalled cuisine, and incredible places to see, Portugal is likely to appear very quickly at the top of your list of travel destinations. 

However, just like many other countries, Portugal has various COVID-19 testing requirements for those who want to enter or leave the country. Here’s the information you need about  COVID-19 tests for travel within, to, or from Portugal.

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Visiting the Azores or Madeira

The Azores

If you are travelling directly to the Azores, you must present a valid vaccination, test, or recovery EU Digital COVID Certificate, take a PCR COVID test within 72 hours of boarding, or a rapid antigen test within 48 hours of your boarding, and receive a negative result. A digital Recovery Certificate can also be used but is only valid for a 180-day period. Children aged 12 or younger will not need a certificate or test. You will also be required to fill in an online questionnaire unless you have an EU Digital COVID Certificate of vaccination or recovery.


If you enter through an airport, port, or marina in Madeira, no restrictions will apply. When departing Madeira, you will need to fulfil all the return requirements for your destination country, such as testing, at your own cost.

If you are travelling from mainland Portugal or Madeira, a Vaccination Certificate is also valid.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from both certificate and COVID-19 test requirements.

COVID-19 requirements for entry

The nature of COVID-19 is unpredictable and each country has its own entry rules and regulations that are subject to change at a moment's notice. Travellers should always check the COVID-19 entry requirements of their destination before departure. 

Travellers can get the latest information on the Visit Portugal website to find out what they are required to do to enter the country.

Book a COVID-19 test with ExpressTest

Whether you’re interested in travelling to Portugal, want to visit another country, ExpressTest can help make the process easier. We offer Fit to Fly COVID-19 tests and will provide you with a Fit to Fly COVID-19 certificate. We also have a variety of tests that can be done separately from our various Fit to Fly packages.

You can find our testing sites at various locations throughout the UK, including major airports and malls, as well as other easily accessible locations. So whether you need to book an appointment at Heathrow for a COVID-19 test, or you’d like to book a COVID-19 test at any of our other sites, we’re here to help make your travel plans as streamlined and simple as possible.