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Covid Test for Portugal

When travelling from the UK to Portugal, it’s essential to have the proper certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and doctor fit to fly certificates, allowing you to travel to Portugal confidently.

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As of June 2021, there are no restrictions on travelling to Portugal from the UK. Further information on the entry requirements to Portugal can be found on the government website.

Covid-19 antigen tests are not accepted for those travelling to Portugal from the UK. Alternatively, you can test for Covid-19 using one of our PCR test kits which must be taken within 72 hours before departing the UK. Failure to provide a negative Covid-19 test may result in travellers being refused entry to Portugal.

Portugal is on the amber list for entering England. If you’re planning to return to the UK from Portugal, you’re required to take an antigen test from a government-listed service provider. See our antigen page for details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test.

Portugal Travel Advice

Can I travel to Portugal?

As of May 2021, there are currently no restrictions on travelling to Portugal from England and Scotland. Please see the government website for further information. 

Which Coronavirus test do I need to travel to Portugal?

All passengers, excluding children up to the age of 2, travelling to or through Portugal in transit, must show a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test result at the time of boarding. You must take the test within 72 hours of departure. You cannot use an NHS test for travel. Instead, you must use a government-listed provider like Medicspot. 

How do I show proof that I’ve had a Covid-19 vaccine?

If you have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 90 days or have had both doses of the vaccine at least 15 days before travel, you will be exempt from showing an RT-PCR COVID-19 test on entry. If you live in England, Madeira will accept your NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. Other travellers will need to show a medical report as evidence of their status. Please note that you cannot use a handwritten NHS Covid-19 card to prove vaccination for travel purposes.

What type of screening will I need upon my arrival to Portugal?

All passengers travelling to Portugal will be subject to health screening on arrival. If your temperature is 38ºc or over, or you show signs of being unwell, you may be required to take a further RT-PCR Covid-19 test and remain at the airport until you receive your test result.

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to Portugal?

If you are travelling to Portugal, a Covid-19 test costs £149. This covers the PCR test as well as a Fit to Fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by Portugal?

Yes, Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by Portugal’s airlines and the Portuguese government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test to meet Portugal’s travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with negative test results as well as a Fit to Fly certificate within the 72 hour testing requirement window.

How long before my flight to Portugal should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to Portugal are required to take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight.

What are the entry requirements for Madeira and Porto Santo?

Before you arrive in Madeira and Porto Santo, you are required to complete and submit a traveller questionnaire, take a PCR Covid-19 test 72 hours before you travel and upload your test result.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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