On July 1, 2022, Portugal the entry requirements for travelers for the summer holidays have changed. These entry requirements apply to mainland Portugal, Madeira and Porto Santo.
Vacationers have taken to social media for a total layoff of Covid-based entry requirements.
@skylineowl tweeted: “Portugal Calling – time to hit the road for sun, sea, sand and fun.
“Portugal dropped all Covid-19 restrictions on entry, it’s like being pre-pandemic!”
@JacquelineLui12 tweeted: “For all the travelers out there, check the TUI website for a list of countries that do not require vaccination or testing.
“Greece, Turkey, Madeira, Croatia etc. are all now free of restrictions.
‘Go on vacation while you still can. Enjoy it.’
In response to this tweet, fellow travel enthusiast @hejaro14 added: “Portugal just lifted all restrictions too!”
@Autopilotav also celebrated the news: “Portugal has lifted all restrictions.”
Alternatively, travelers who received their second dose of the vaccine at least 14 days and no more than 270 days ago are considered fully vaccinated.
Those who do not qualify as fully vaccinated must provide evidence of a negative PCR test (not more than 72 hours prior to boarding), a rapid lateral flow test (not more than 24 hours prior to boarding), or evidence of recent recovery from COVID-19 on departure.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year, no less than 11 days and a maximum of 180 days before you travel, you can travel to the Azores.
Gov.uk continued: “If you are not fully vaccinated and your airline allows you to travel to the Azores without a negative test or valid recovery certificate, you will be required to take a Covid test at your own expense at the airport or port on arrival.”
Travelers aged 11 and under are not required to take a test or show proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid to enter the Azores.