From September 1, travelers from Brazil and the United States will no longer have to isolate on arrival in Portugal. According to the new order, non-essential travel to and from the US will continue to be allowed, and non-essential travel to and from Brazil will be permitted. Before the update from Portugal’s government, travel to Portugal from the US and Brazil was limited to essential reasons, such as for work, study, or health reasons. Portugal had banned tourism from Brazil, home to the largest Portuguese ex-pat community, for nearly 18 months.
Other permitted regions include the EU Member States, Schengen Area countries, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Japan, Jordan, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, and Ukraine.
All permitted travelers to Portugal by air, except for children under 12 years old, must present the EU Covid Digital Certificate or negative test results from an RT-PCR or rapid test performed within 72 or 48 hours before departure.
Visitors from Nepal, India, and South Africa must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival and must only be traveling for essential reasons.
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