Portugal confirms new entry rules for Brits

By Lisa James
07/02/2022
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Portugal has confirmed it has dropped test requirements for fully vaccinated UK visitors, or those that can show a recovery certificate.

A spokeswoman for the country’s national tourist office said that, as of 7 February, Brits arriving to mainland Portugal are exempt from showing a negative COVID-19 test if they are fully vaccinated or have contracted COVID in the last 180 days and can show a recovery certificate.

Fully vaccinated means one or two doses, depending on the type of vaccine, plus the booster if it’s been more than 270 days since their final dose.

Over 12s that are unable to show a vaccination or recovery certificate will have to produce a negative COVID-19 test.

The test can either be a PCR taken 72 hours before departure or a lateral flow taken 24 hours before departure.

Visitors to the mainland also need to fill out an online form.

Last week Portugal announced plans to drop test requirements for fully vaccinated or recovered visitors from the EU, but it was unclear at the time whether the rules would apply to Brits or what date the new rules would come into force.

There are no entry restrictions for Madeira, although visitors must register at madeirasafe.com; while over 12s arriving in to the Azores must present an antigen test taken 48 hours before departure and fill in a different form.

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