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.
For the latest travel warnings and alerts around the world, read about lockdowns and border restrictions.
Travel to Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) is allowed from the EU, Schengen Associated countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), the UK, USA, and certain other countries. If you are traveling from any other non-EU/EEA country, you can only enter for essential purposes.
All passengers, excluding children up to the age of 12, traveling to Portugal must show:
Additional entry requirements may apply for Madeira and the Azores.
Arriving passengers must fill in a Passenger Locator Card.
If you have traveled directly from or through India, Nepal, South Africa, or Brazil in the last 14 days you must self-isolate on arrival for 14 days at home or at a place indicated by the Portuguese health authority.
The rules on quarantining apply to passengers arriving by air, as well as by road, rail or sea. Travelers who test positive for COVID can be required to quarantine for up to 10 days. Due to increased instances of mandatory detention by health authorities, same-day airport testing is strongly discouraged.
Anyone who is obliged to comply with the 14-day prophylactic isolation in Portugal must register with SEF - Foreigners and Borders Service before entering the country.
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.
Proof of vaccination or Negative COVID Test required: Hotels, Guesthouses, and private vacation rentals (Airbnb, VRBO, etc.). One of the following is now required upon check-in:
Until 1 October, visitors are required to show proof of full vaccination or negative test result to access services and activities, including:
Face masks are mandatory in all indoor public places, as well as outdoors when social distancing can't be maintained.
Portugal has created a “Clean and Safe” stamp of approval to help travelers select activities and accommodation options that are compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of COVID-19.
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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