On July 1, 2022, Portugal modified its entry requirements for travellers ahead of the summer holidays. These entry requirements are for mainland Portugal, Madeira and Porto Santo.
Holidaymakers have taken to social media to have a good time a complete dismissal of Covid-based entry requirements.
@skylineowl tweeted: “Portugal Calling – time to move out for sunshine, sea, sand and fun.
“Portugal has dropped all Covid-19 restrictions on entry, it’s as you were pre-pandemic!”
@JacquelineLui12 tweeted: “For all you could be travellers on the market, look on the TUI website for a listing of nations which don’t require vaccination or testing.
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“Greece, Turkey, Madeira, Croatia etc. are all now restriction free.
“Go on holiday while we will. Enjoy.”
In response to this tweet, fellow travel enthusiast @hejaro14 added: “Portugal just lifted all restrictions too!”
@Autopilotav also celebrated the news: “Portugal has removed all restrictions.”
Alternatively, travellers who’ve received their second dose of the vaccine at the very least 14 days and not more than 270 days ago are considered fully vaccinated.
Those that don’t qualify as fully vaccinated will need to indicate proof of a negative PCR test (taken not more than 72 hours before boarding), a rapid lateral flow test (taken not more than 24 hours before boarding) or evidence of recent recovery from COVID-19 on departure.
In the event you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 12 months, a minimum of 11 days and not more than 180 days before you travel, you possibly can travel to the Azores.
Gov.uk continued: “In the event you’re not fully vaccinated and your airline means that you can travel the Azores with no negative test or valid recovery certificate, you should have to take a Covid test at your personal expense on the airport or port on arrival.”
Travellers aged 11 and under don’t have to take a test or show proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid to enter the Azores.