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COVID-19 destination updates

Last updated 21st October, 2021

Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores)

Portugal

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive?

  • No, if you have proof of full vaccination then you do not need to quarantine.

Do I need to quarantine when I get home?

  • No, those who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine administered in the UK, US or Europe do not need to quarantine.

What testing requirements are in place?

  • NHS COVID Pass holders who can provide proof of being fully-vaccinated with an EU approved COVID-19 vaccine will not need to provide a test on arrival. However, those who can't provide proof of this must present either an EU-approved antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure, or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. Children under 12 years are exempt from testing. Passengers will be subject to screening on arrival.

Do I need to fill in a Passenger Locator Form or similar?

  • Yes, please make sure to fill in this Passenger Locator Form before you travel. Please be aware that the requirements for this form vary by destination. For example, some destinations may require this to be filled in at a specific time before travel, and some may require a printed version. Please check the FCDO website below for more information.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website has the most up-to-date information on travel requirements and local COVID-19 guidelines in Portugal.

Madeira

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive?

  • No, you do not need to quarantine when you arrive in Madeira.

Do I need to quarantine when I get home?

  • No, those who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine administered in the UK, US or Europe do not need to quarantine.

What testing requirements are in place?

  • For entry to Madeira and Porto Santo, visitors must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to travel and show a COVID-19 vaccination status certificate, OR take a PCR test 72 hours before departure, and upload the negative result to the traveller questionnaire. Those who cannot provide evidence of a certificate or test result will be tested on arrival. You will need to quarantine in a government facility until the results of this test are back.

Do I need to fill in a Passenger Locator Form or similar?

  • Yes, please make sure to fill in this Passenger Locator Form before you travel to Madeira or Porto Santo. Please be aware that the requirements for this form vary by destination. For example, some destinations may require this to be filled in at a specific time before travel, and some may require a printed version. Please check the FCDO website below for more information.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website has the most up-to-date information on travel requirements and local COVID-19 guidelines in Portugal.

Azores

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive?

  • No, you do not need to quarantine when you arrive in the Azores.

Do I need to quarantine when I get home?

  • No, you do not need to quarantine when you return to the UK.

What testing requirements are in place?

  • For entry to the Azores, visitors must provide an EU digital vaccination certificate to show evidence of full vaccination, OR take a PCR test within 72 hours of departure, and upload the negative result. Those unable to provide a vaccination certificate or evidence of a negative COVID-19 test will be required to take a PCR test on arrival.

Do I need to fill in a Passenger Locator Form or similar?

  • Yes, please make sure to fill in this Passenger Locator Form before you travel. Please be aware that the requirements for this form vary by destination. For example, some destinations may require this to be filled in at a specific time before travel, and some may require a printed version. Please check the FCDO website below for more information.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website has the most up-to-date information on travel requirements and local COVID-19 guidelines in Portugal.

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