Covid19 Measures in Portugal & Madeira

Covid19 Measures Implemented in Portugal. As of July 1, 2022, passengers entering national territory (including Azores and Madeira)

Passengers entering national territory (including the Azores and Madeira) are no longer required to present proof of a negative SARS-CoV-2 infection test, or a COVID-EU digital certificate, or a vaccination or recovery certificate issued by a third country that is accepted or recognised in Portugal, as of July 1, 2022.

Current measures may be reviewed in light of the pandemic’s evolution.Check with the airline and the Portuguese border service – SEF ( / ), which is responsible for the border control, before you leave for your trip. Do not forget to arrive at the airport early and follow any special instructions for domestic flights or international flights. Make sure to plan ahead if you’re travelling during peak times such as early mornings, evenings, or in the summer, or during holidays and other special events.

General Rules

Rules in mainland Portugal

  • Masks are required in the following situations:
    – public transportation, taxis, and similar passenger transports;
    – access and visits to care and nursing homes and health facilities.

General behaviour guidelines
– social distancing;
– frequent hand washing;

Rules in madeira

  • Masks are required for people over the age of six:

– Health facilities and services, including pharmacies;
– In public transportation, taxis, and similar passenger transports;
– Platforms and covered access areas to public transportation, including airports and maritime terminals;
– In confirmed cases of COVID-19, whenever the person is out of the isolation location, until the 10th day after the onset of symptoms or a positive test result.

  • The use of a mask is recommended for people over the age of six for access, circulation, or stay in enclosed areas, as well as when the physical separation recommended by health authorities is impractical. 

Portugal's Clean & Safe Seal

By implementing the  “Clean & Safe”  seal in the travel industry, tourists are able to feel more secure and confident when using lodgings, different tourist services, and popular tourist attractions.

National measures – (in Portuguese)
Azores – / /
Madeira – / /
Updated information on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal at WHO – World Health Organisation Organization ( or at DGS – Portuguese General Directorate of Health (


If you are a visitor from a country other than Portugal and you want to take the Covid-19 exam either shortly after arriving, before leaving, or at any other time in mainland Portugal or Madeira, you have the following options:

– at the airport Information can be found at;

– in a laboratory that has been granted approval by the General Directorate of Portuguese Health. Find the list at;

– if you are in the Algarve, visit for information about testing points.

For more information

You can find information on each country’s borders, available means of transport, travel restrictions, health and public safety measures, and other practical information at the website for the European Union, which is located at  This website also contains other useful information.

The Portuguese airports of Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Ponta Delgada, and Funchal have each implemented a number of safety measures in order to protect both their employees and their passengers. For additional details, please visit the following website: .

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