Portugal, a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, has recently lifted all Covid-related entry restrictions for international visitors arriving in the country.
This implies that international visitors will no longer be required to provide a negative RT-PCR test report, any other negative test report, or proof of complete vaccination in order to enter the country.
According to the country’s official tourist website, Visit Portugal, these entry restrictions are already been lifted from July 1, 2022. With this decision, the country has joined other European countries that have lifted pandemic-era entry restrictions in recent months.
According to Visit Portugal;
“As of July 1, 2022, passengers entering national territory (including Azores and Madeira) are no longer required to present proof of carrying out a test to screen for SARS-CoV-2 infection with a negative result or to present a COVID-EU digital certificate or vaccination or recovery certificate issued by third countries, accepted or recognized in Portugal.”
It website goes on to say that current measures may be revised depending on how the epidemic evolves.
Notably, in June 2021, the country will open its doors to visitors from the United States for the first time. At the time, visitors were expected to present a negative test in order to enter the nation.
It is worth noting that even if the requirements are being relaxed, face masks must still be worn on public transit. Masks are required on public transit in Madeira for everyone above the age of six, and they are also suggested in enclosed areas.
GENERAL RULES IN MAINLAND PORTUGAL
- Mandatory mask:
- in public transport, taxis and similar passenger transports;
- access and visits to care and nursing homes and health facilities.
- General behaviour guidelines
- Social distancing;
- Frequent hand washing;
- Respiratory etiquette.
EU Countries That Removed All Covid-Restrictions
In the last few months, many EU nations have relaxed the whole Covid-19 travel requirements for all visitors, including those who are non-EU nationals.
Non-EU visitors can now enter the 14 EU/EEA (European Economic Area) countries listed below regardless of vaccination status;
Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.
Non-EU travellers to these countries do not need to provide a valid Covid-19 Pass, vaccination certificate, recovery, or negative RT-PCR test results.