August 31, 2021 – Portugal has confirmed that they will continue to allow entry to Americans, despite the EU’s recent recommendation that non-essential travel be halted due to a high number of Covid cases in the US. The EU has removed the US from its “safe third countries list” and recommended that member countries tighten their restrictions on countries that are not on the list. However, the EU can only make recommendations and each member state can decide to establish their own requirements for entry.
Portugal will continue to require that all visitors provide a negative Covid test result taken 72 hours before boarding their flight in order to enter the country. All visitors also need to individually complete a Passenger Locator Card before their departure to Portugal: https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card
Hotels require that guests present a negative Covid test result taken 72 hours before arrival or a copy of their vaccination card to verify that they are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson).
Portugal has been easing their Covid restrictions, as over 83% of the population is now fully vaccinated and nearly 95% of adults have received at least one shot.
We will provide updates as more information is made available.