Going to Portugal and Covid entry restrictions

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Hello all,

Has anyone managed to visit Portugal. Apparently Australia as well as Canada has been removed from the list. But since I’m flying via UK, staying a week. maybe they won’t pull me aside.



Thanks
Furious flyer
 
Hello all,

Has anyone managed to visit Portugal. Apparently Australia as well as Canada has been removed from the list. But since I’m flying via UK, staying a week. maybe they won’t pull me aside.



Thanks
Furious flyer
I'm kinda in the same situation as you, spending 10 days in germany before entry to Portugal
 
I'm kinda in the same situation as you, spending 10 days in germany before entry to Portugal
It's a bit confusing tbh!

Its says on the Portugal Tourism board:
_____
I – ACCESSIBILITY

1) Arriving to Portugal by Plane
ALLOWED (Essential and non-essential travel)
Countries of the European Union or of a State associated with the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland);
Brazil, USA and UK;
____

I guess we are
  • Flying it from UK / rest of Schengen,
  • Not transiting as such
  • There is no mention of previous travel restrictions (ie last 14 days in Australia)

    So hopefully should be fine. Have to get the Australian Vaccination pass converted in Swiss though :/
 
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Thank you, Yes it does sound like on paper we will be allowed in.
I have the swiss covid pass then "converted" it to a Euro one.
My first point off entry to the Schenglen will be Germany.
 
I know things have changed a bit since November…. But I went to Portugal from the UK and not a single document was asked for at checkin (Ryanair) or on arrival. The only point of difference was the checkin agent verbally asking “are you double vaxed”.

While in Portugal, not a single QR code nor requirement to show a vaccination certificate. Masks were occasionally used.
 
(Note :Website updated on Feb 19....I do not know what parts changed or not)

Looks like if from Oz so that one will have to make sure one gets the EU issued Vaccination Certificate, just to make it simple of one is asked.


Mandatory
- A valid vaccination EU Digital COVID Certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or with a complete vaccination schedule and a vaccine booster)
- Or a valid test or recovery EU Digital COVID Certificate,
- Or a valid vaccination certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or a vaccine booster) or recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), Uruguay, The Vatican (EU Digital COVID Certificate),
 
Just checking - has anyone recently managed to enter Portugal from within the EU with just the Australian Covid Certificate? Flying from France to Portugal on EasyJet on Saturday and getting a bit nervous!
 
Just checking - has anyone recently managed to enter Portugal from within the EU with just the Australian Covid Certificate? Flying from France to Portugal on EasyJet on Saturday and getting a bit nervous!

How did you go?
 
How did you go?
I did the „risky“ way and did not do a PCR. Easyjet at Orly was not interested in seeing a vaccination certificate (so all good), no immigration at Faro end because coming from another EU memberstate (so all good). But, here is the catch 22: In the arrivals baggage hall, there were indeed officials doing vaccination certificate spot checks and reading the QR codes with a phone. I duly navigated away from them!
 
I did the „risky“ way and did not do a PCR. Easyjet at Orly was not interested in seeing a vaccination certificate (so all good), no immigration at Faro end because coming from another EU memberstate (so all good). But, here is the catch 22: In the arrivals baggage hall, there were indeed officials doing vaccination certificate spot checks and reading the QR codes with a phone. I duly navigated away from them!

I have the chance to get a UK vaccine pass while im there, so i might do it - just saves worrying about running the gauntlet when i land in LIS.
 
The requirement to produce a vaccination certificate or -ve covid test to enter Portugal looks to have ended.


Off Topic - Finland has also dropped it's requirements, which is good for those traveling on AY

 
Just returned from Portugal on Monday, we flew from Seville to Lisbon prior to the update and the Aussie certificate was accepted at check in with TAP, I guess make sure that it's not a requirement of the airline to travel. Upon landing at Lisbon as per expectations from a Schengen country there was no immigration and no request for any certificates. In both Spain and Portugal masks were mandatory on public transport and ticket inspectors on the trains were very keen on reminding you that they were. Ride share drivers were a little more flexible and allowed you to make a decision on whether or not to wear it but they kept theirs on as they risked a fine if caught without a mask.

Everywhere else, shops, bars and restaurants it was down to personal choice and was definitely 95% no masks.
 

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