Travel to Portugal

Travellers from the UK to Portugal will not need to be fully vaccinated to avoid quarantine, the country’s tourist board has said.

Instead, UK visitors will only need to show proof of a negative PCR antigen test to get into the country.

Visit Portugal said the measures also apply to passengers embarking and disembarking cruise ships on the coast of the Portuguese mainland.

The new rules are in place from Tuesday and will be effect until 16 September.

UK travellers, aged 12 and above, must show a valid PCR or antigen test certificates to airline check-in staff to board flights to Portugal.

A PCR test must be taken up to 72 hours before departure, or an antigen test up to 48 hours before travel.