Portugal Vaccine Requirements: Do I need a vaccine to travel to Portugal?

Portugal Vaccine Requirements: Do I need a vaccine to travel to Portugal?

iVisa | Updated on May 03, 2022

If you are in the midst of thinking about or even planning a trip to Portugal you might be wondering, “Do I need a vaccine to travel to Portugal?” Well, you are fortunate because people visiting Portugal do not need a coronavirus vaccine to visit right now. However, what they do need as part of the requirements to enter, is a Passenger Locator Card.

To complete your Portugal stress-free trip planning, including the mandatory Passenger Locator Form you can apply with us today and get your document in as fast as 30 minutes.

Keep reading below to find out more about the travel documentation for Portugal and the Portugal vaccine requirements.

Note: Since May 3rd, 2022 the  Portugal Passenger Locator Card is no longer necessary to enter the country.

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Can I get a Passenger locator card through iVisa.com?

Getting the Passenger Locator Form can be a tedious task, but through the following three quick steps, your application will be ready in no time:

  • Complete the online form with your personal information.
  • Check your answers to proofread all the details you have added to the form. Once you have done that, select your preferred processing time and make the payment.
  • Upload any essential document as asked in the form. iVisa.com will send you the processed Passenger Locator Card to your email address as soon as it is approved. With these simple steps, your application process is completed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a vaccine to travel to Portugal?

No, you don't. As of today, COVID certificates are not mandatory to enter Portugal. Now if you are an EU Digital COVID Certificate holder or if you have an accepted vaccination certificate issued by third countries under reciprocal conditions, you won't need to present a negative PCR test nor to follow a quarantine.

  • Approved vaccines are Janssen, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Novavax, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covaxin.
  • You are considered vaccinated if all doses of a vaccine against SARS-Cov-2 have been administered for at least two weeks before traveling.
  • Vaccination certificates are currently valid for 270 days after receiving the final dose. A booster dose cancels this expiration date.
  • EU Digital COVID Certificates and vaccine certificates from EU countries, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, Colombia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, The Vatican are accepted as well as recovery certificates.
  • Accepted vaccination certificates issued by third countries under reciprocal conditions are Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, Colombia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), Uruguay, The Vatican.

Do I have to take a COVID-19 test before traveling to Portugal?

  • COVID test prior to arrival: PCR/NAAT within 72 hours or Rapid Antigen Test within 24 hours
  • COVID test exemptions: Children under 12, EU Digital COVID Certificate holders, and travelers with an accepted vaccination certificate issued by third countries under reciprocal conditions are exempt from testing requirements.
    • EU Digital COVID Certificates and vaccine certificates from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, Colombia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, The Vatican are accepted as well as recovery certificates.
    • Accepted vaccination certificates issued by third countries under reciprocal conditions are Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, Colombia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), Uruguay, The Vatican.

Do I have to quarantine once I arrive in Portugal?

  • Quarantine requirements: There are no quarantine requirements in Portugal.

Can iVisa.com help me in getting the entry requirements for my visit to Portugal?

Yes, we can help you get the documents for a hassle-free trip to Portugal. Among other things, you might need a Passenger Locator Card to enter Portugal. This requirement also applies to citizens of Portugal who wish to enter Portugal.

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I have to travel urgently! Can iVisa.com speed up my application?

Yes. iVisa.com has created three options for all our visitors to ensure that any urgent requests can get processed faster in order to help all those who are visiting Portugal:

  • Standard processing (USD 26.00 - 24 hours): This is the most affordable option for those who already have a date in mind for their travel and want to plan their trip in advance.
  • Rush processing (USD 45.50 - 4 hours): You can pick this option for your application if you have a slightly higher budget in order to get your Passenger Locator Form well in advance.
  • Super rush processing (USD 78.00 - 30 minutes): This is the most suitable option if you need to leave for Portugal immediately. This is the quickest option. If you select it, we'll make sure that you get your document as soon as possible.

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Will I need a lot of documents to start my iVisa.com application?

When applying through iVisa.com, you will only need the following documents:

  • Passport with your information page (that is the page with your picture).
  • A legal debit or credit card to process your payment for the application.
  • An email address to receive your Visa.

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I still have a few more questions, what do I do?

If you are still wondering if you need a vaccine to travel to Portugal, you can write to us via email to get more information about the same.

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Portugal, one of the oldest countries of Europe and most famous for its port wine and football, is visited by people across the world to get a break from their hectic schedules. When there, you can explore the best of food, football, and flavors!

You can begin your adventures in Portugal with a visit to Castelo de Sargo and Alfama in the capital city of Lisbon. Palacio Nacional is just a day trip away from Lisbon located in the heritage city of Sintra. Here you can also visit the ancient Castelo dos Mouros and the Palácio da Pena. The waterfront at the Ribeira is shrouded by Baroque architecture and Torre dos Clerigos by the Se Cathedral. You can make a rejuvenating trip to the Douro Valley via its scenic mountainous routes. The Templo Romano is also one of the most frequently visited sites in Portugal alongside Capela dos Ossos. iVisa.com hopes you have a safe and sound trip to Portugal!

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