IRISH holidaymakers will be flying to Portugal over the Easter holidays to soak up some sun – but there are still some rules and travel requirements.
Portugal is reporting an average of 8,855 new Covid-19 infections per day and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs security status for Portugal is set to High Caution.
Travelers must be able to show they have been fully vaccinated against Covid within the last 270 days, have recovered from Covid or have a negative test result.
All passengers arriving in Portugal must present one of the following documents:
- European Digital Covid Certificate or equivalent valid proof of full vaccination at least 14 days and no more than 270 days prior to travel.
- European digital Covid certificate or equivalent valid proof of recovery from Covid-19.
- Valid proof of a negative test result for Covid-19. The following tests are accepted: PCR (NAAT) tests performed within 72 hours of departure or rapid antigen tests performed within 24 hours of departure. Only rapid antigen tests that are on the list approved by the European Union Health Committee are allowed. Self-performed home antigen tests will not be accepted.
Children under the age of 12 are exempt from all of the above requirements.
Passengers are also required to complete a Passenger Locator Card prior to departure for Portugal, which can be presented within four days of arrival.
However, passengers can also fill it out manually after check-in and before the departure time.
Meanwhile, Irish tourists traveling to the Madeira Islands are not subject to any traveler entry restrictions at the airports, ports and marinas of the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
The only requirement is registration madeirasafe.com.
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Screening tests for Covid-19 are not required for those traveling to the Azores on direct international flights and holders of a valid EU Covid certificate.
Everything up to date covid Restrictions will remain in force in Portugal until at least April 18 – after which they could be changed.
In enclosed spaces on the mainland, people are still required to wear masks Portugal.
There is no need to show a certificate or test, except at border control, where restrictions are maintained.
Portugal currently accepts passengers from a number of non-EU countries.
The Federal Foreign Office strongly recommends that people inform themselves comprehensively to travel Insurance before the trip.
In April, average daily temperatures are around 18-20°C, with the Algarve being at its warmest during the Easter holidays.
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