Portugal changes rules to allow non-vaccinated British visitors

By Lisa James
02/09/2021
Home » Portugal changes rules to allow non-vaccinated British visitors

Portugal is to allow unvaccinated British visitors to enter the mainland without having to quarantine on arrival.

The destination’s tourist board, Visit Portugal, confirmed the changes, which apply with immediate effect until 16 September, although they could be revised at any time up until then.

The tourist board said: “Visit Portugal can confirm that British visitors to mainland Portugal now only need to show a negative PCR or antigen/lateral flow test on entry, and don’t need to be fully-vaccinated.

“Visitors, aged 12 or above, must show that they took their PCR test up to 72 hours before departing for Portugal, or took an antigen test up to 48 hours before departing. Children 11 or under do not need to show test proof or be vaccinated.

“PCR or antigen test certificates must show the ID or passport number for the visitor; the type and name of the test; manufacturer; date, time and place (including country) of collection; test result; issuing authority and authentication number.

“Airlines will only allow passengers to board flights to Portugal once they’ve presented the test proof to check-in staff.

“These measures also apply to passengers embarking and disembarking cruise ships on the coast of the Portuguese mainland.

“The changes apply immediately and are currently in effect until 16 September 2021. They may be revised at any time depending on scientific or medical changes relating to COVID-19.”

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