Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.
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Commercial flights to Portugal are allowed from the UK, EU countries, Schengen Agreement countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), and approved non-EU countries based on a positive epidemiological assessment. Approved non-EU countries include: Australia, Canada, China, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
Flights between Portugal and all other destinations are only permitted for essential travel. Foreign travelers from these countries must present proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test that has been taken no more than 72 hours before boarding.
Get the latest information on entry restrictions and read answers to frequently asked questions from Portugal's Tourism Board.
Traveling to Portugal? You may need travel insurance to get your Schengen visa.
Upon arrival to Portugal, passengers will undergo a health screening, including temperature checks. If you show signs of being unwell, you will be referred to health authorities.
Portugal has created a “Clean and Safe” stamp of approval to help travelers select activities and accommodation options which are compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of COVID-19.
Face masks are required in all public places, and businesses must take protective measures including following social distancing guidelines. Follow the advice of local authorities.
A major wildfire burning in the Monchique area in Faro district currently remains out of control, with authorities evacuating affected towns, popular holiday resorts and surrounding areas.
Portuguese authorities have advised that for safety reasons, travel to the affected areas is to be avoided.
If you are traveling in the area, it's important that you listen to and follow all instructions from local authorities such as Portuguese Police and Civil Protection personnel.
Faro Airport remains open and working to schedule.
It's a good idea to touch base with the following:
For World Nomads customers, the cut off for coverage is 8 August 2018 at 3pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).
Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.
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