Economy Minister Pedro Siza Vieira announced that fully vaccinated US tourists would be permitted to enter Portugal, with more details in the coming week. Vieira did not give a specific date or additional requirements, other than vaccination, for US tourists.
After a lengthy border lockdown, Portugal has begun to reopen its borders. The border with Spain opened on April 30, 2021, and travelers can pass between the two countries without providing a COVID-19 negative test results. Travelers coming from South Africa, Brazil, India, or Nepal are required to quarantine for 14 days at home or in a location indicated by health authorities.
Currently, till 11:59 pm on June 27, several restrictions related to air travel to Portugal are in effect. The following travel is permitted:
- Flights from and to the European Union countries, and from the Schengen Associated Countries (Lichtenstein, Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland) as well as to and from the UK.
- Flights from countries with a positive epidemiological assessment, according to Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of the Council, of June 30, 2020, and amendments thereto (Australia, South Korea, Israel, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Republic of China and Special Autonomous Regions – Hong Kong, Macau).
- Flights from and to non-EU or Schengen countries to allow the transit or entry into Portugal of citizens traveling for professional reasons, study, family reunification, for health or humanitarian reasons.
- Flights returning nationals or holders of a residence permit in mainland Portugal and repatriation flights to return foreign nationals staying in Portugal to their home countries.