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Following the evolution of the epidemiological situation in Portugal and in the USA, the Portuguese government authorized, through Order No. 5848-B/2021, non-essential travel between the two countries. Thus, all travel between Portugal and the USA, including tourism, is now permitted again.

To board a flight to Portugal and enter the country, nationals and foreigners must present an RT-PCR test, done 72 hours before the trip, or a Rapid Antigen Test done 24 hours before.

See the full executive order here.

Resolution of the Council of Minister n.º 64-A/2021 and Order nº 5418-A/2021 - in force from 00h00 of May 31th until 23h59 of June 14th.

AIR TRAFFIC TO PORTUGAL   

According to Order nº 5418-A/ 2021, air traffic to and from mainland Portugal is authorized to:;1.Flights to and from countries belonging to the EU and countries associated with the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland) and the United Kingdom.

2.Flights from Australia, China, Israel, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea,Thailand, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, subject to reciprocity;

3.Flights that are not from/to EU countries or associated with the Schengen Area are exclusively for essential travel (namely, those intended to allow the entry into Portugal of citizens travelling for professional, study, family reunion reasons, for health or humanitarian reasons, according to the n.º 3 of article 23 of the Resolution 64-A/2021);

4. Flights planned to allow the return to Portugal of nationals or foreign citizens holding a residence permit in Portugal and flights destined to allow the return of foreign citizens who are stranded in Portugal to their countries of origin, as long as they are promoted by the competent authorities of those countries.

LABORATORY TEST RT-PCR

Before boarding, passengers of all nationalities must present proof of RT-PCR test for screening of SARS-CoV-2 infection, with a negative result, performed within 72 hours prior to boarding, with the exception of children who have not completed 24 months of age. To all foreign citizens who embark without the aforementioned test shall be refused entry into national territory.

ATTENTION: National citizens and foreign citizens with legal residence in the national territory and their family members, who are passengers of these flights and who, in violation of the duty to present proof of laboratory tests, proceed to board, are forwarded by the competent authorities, upon arrival in national territory, to carry out the PCR test at their own expenses, in a proper place inside the airport, waiting there until the notification of the negative result.

OBLIGATION OF PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION IN PORTUGAL

Passengers from Brazil, India and South Africa must comply with a 14-day prophylactic isolation period after entering mainland Portugal, at home or in a location indicated by health authorities.

Passengers who come from the countries mentioned above must complete the form on the travel.sef.pt platform.

ATTENTION:

Prophylactic isolation is also applicable to passengers on flights with initial origin in Brazil, India and South Africa, who have made a stopover or transited through other airports, and to passengers on flights, regardless of origin, who present a passport stamp with a departure record from Brazil, India and South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

Resolution of the Council of Minister n.º 59-B/2021 and Order nº 4957-A/2021 - in force from 00h00 of May 17th until 23h59 of May 30th

AIR TRAFFIC TO PORTUGAL   

According to Order nº 4857-A/ 2021, air traffic to and from mainland Portugal is authorized to:

1.Flights to and from countries belonging to the EU and countries associated with the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland), only for essential travel to and from the following countries: Cyprus, Croatia, Lituania, the Netherlands and  Sweden.

2.Flights from Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, subject to reciprocity;

3.Flights that are not from/to EU countries or associated with the Schengen Area are exclusively for essential travel (namely, those intended to allow the entry into Portugal of citizens travelling for professional, study, family reunion reasons, for health or humanitarian reasons, according to the n.º 3 of article 23 of the Resolution 45-C/2021);

4. Flights planned to allow the return to Portugal of nationals or foreign citizens holding a residence permit in Portugal and flights destined to allow the return of foreign citizens who are stranded in Portugal to their countries of origin, as long as they are promoted by the competent authorities of those countries.

LABORATORY TEST RT-PCR

Before boarding, passengers of all nationalities must present proof of RT-PCR test for screening of SARS-CoV-2 infection, with a negative result, performed within 72 hours prior to boarding, with the exception of children who have not completed 24 months of age. To all foreign citizens who embark without the aforementioned test shall be refused entry into national territory.

ATTENTION: National citizens and foreign citizens with legal residence in the national territory and their family members, who are passengers of these flights and who, in violation of the duty to present proof of laboratory tests, proceed to board, are forwarded by the competent authorities, upon arrival in national territory, to carry out the PCR test at their own expenses, in a proper place inside the airport, waiting there until the notification of the negative result; incurring in the offence mentioned in paragraph q) of Article 2 in conjunction with n 3 of article 3 of Decree-Law no. 28-B / 2020, of 26 June.

OBLIGATION OF PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION IN PORTUGAL

Passengers from Brazil, Croatia, Cyprus, India, Lituania, the Netherlands, South Africa and  Sweden must comply with a 14-day prophylactic isolation period after entering mainland Portugal, at home or in a location indicated by health authorities.

Passengers who come from the countries mentioned above must complete the form on the travel.sef.pt platform.

ATTENTION:

Prophylactic isolation is also applicable to passengers on flights with initial origin in Brazil, India and South Africa, who have made a stopover or transited through other airports, and to passengers on flights, regardless of origin, who present a passport stamp with a departure record from Brazil, India and South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

See Appendix IV of the Order containing the list of international professional sports competitions, whose participation does not allow the respective passengers on flights to mainland Portugal from the duty to comply with a period of prophylactic isolation of 14 days, provided that the other conditions provided for in paragraph c) of no. 3 of article 25 of the Resolution of the Council of Ministers no. 45 -C / 2021, of 30 April.

Resolution of the Council of Minister n.º 45-C/2021 and Order nº 4473-D/2021 - in force from 00h00 of May 1th until 23h59 of May 16th

AIR TRAFFIC TO PORTUGAL

According to Order nº 4473-D/ 2021, air traffic to and from mainland Portugal is authorized to:

1.Flights to and from countries belonging to the EU and countries associated with the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland), only for essential travel to and from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Poland, Romania and Switzerland.

2.Flights from Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau;

3.Flights that are not from / to EU countries or associated with the Schengen Area, are exclusively for essential travel (namely, those intended to allow the entry into Portugal of citizens traveling for professional, study, family reunion reasons, for health or humanitarian reasons, acording with the n.º 3 of article 23 of the Resolution);

4. Flights planned to allow the return to Portugal of nationals or foreign citizens holding a residence permit in Portugal and flights destined to allow the return of foreign citizens who are stranded in Portugal to their countries of origin, as long as they are promoted by the competent authorities of those countries.

LABORATORY TEST RT-PCR

Before boarding, passengers of all nationalities must present proof of RT-PCR test for screening of SARS-CoV-2 infection, with a negative result, performed within 72 hours prior to boarding, with the exception of children who have not completed 24 months of age. To all foreign citizens who embark without the aforementioned test shall be refused entry into national territory.

ATTENTION: National citizens and foreign citizens with legal residence in the national territory and their family members, who are passengers of these flights and who, in violation of the duty to present proof of laboratory tests, proceed to boarding, are forwarded by the competent authorities, upon arrival in national territory, to carry out the PCR test at their own expenses, in a proper place inside the airport, waiting there until the notification of the negative result; incurring in the offense mentioned in paragraph q) of article 2 in conjunction with n 3 of article 3 of Decree-Law no. 28-B / 2020, of 26 June.

OBLIGATION OF PROPHYLATIC ISOLATION IN PORTUGAL

Passengers from Brazil, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, France, India, the Netherlands, South Africa and  Sweden must comply with a 14-day prophylactic isolation period after entering mainland Portugal, at home or in a location indicated by health authorities.

These rules also apply to those entering across land or river borders.

Passengers who come from the countries mentioned above must complete the form on the travel.sef.pt platform.

ATTENTION:

Prophylactic isolation is also applicable to passengers on flights with initial origin in Brazil, India and South Africa, who have made a stopover or transited through other airports, and to passengers on flights, regardless of origin, who present a passport stamp with a departure record from Brazil, India and South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal.

Prophylatic isolation may also be applied to passengers from other locations, but who make a stopover in one of the remaining countries on the list: Cyprus, Croatia, France, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden.

See Appendix IV of the Order containing the list of international professional sports competitions, whose participation does not allow the respective passengers on flights to mainland Portugal from the duty to comply with a period of prophylactic isolation of 14 days, provided that the other conditions provided for in paragraph c) of no. 3 of article 25 of the Resolution of the Council of Ministers no. 45 -C / 2021, of 30 April.

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