Portugal coronavirus and covid-19 restrictions for travel from the uk england wales ireland

Current Status

Portugal is on the UK Green List which means there is no requirement to quarantine on your return to the UK. You must however take a PCR test before travel, before your return and also 2 days after your arrival back in the UK.

Masks: Obligatory use of face masks in enclosed spaces, and outdoors where a social distance of 2m cannot be maintained

Social Distancing: 2 meters.

Restrictions: Portugal has begun relaxing restrictions since March, social distancing and mask wearing remains in place.

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve’s beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire.

Travelling to Portugal from England, Wales, Scotland and NI

Passengers travelling to Portugal will need to show a negative PCR test at the boarding point of the flight. This must have been taken in the previous 72 hours.

You will undergo temperature screening at all Portuguese airports.


Before you arrive in Madeira and Porto Santo:

Click on Country of Residence:

Returning from Portugal


Returning from Portugal


Returning from Portugal

  • Provide your journey and contact details by completing a passenger locator form
    (This can be done electronically prior to arriving in Wales and you may be requested to present these details at your point of arrival)
  • Have proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test for all travellers aged 11 or above, taken no more than 72 hours before departure (Pre Departure Test – PDT)
  • Take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on or before day 2 (Everyone aged 5 and above)


Returning from Portugal

Before travelling to Scotland from a green list country or area, you must:

You will not need to isolate unless:

  • the result of the COVID-19 test you’ve taken on day 2 after arriving back in Scotland is positive
  • NHS Scotland Test and Protect contact you to let you know that you need to isolate as you’ve travelled with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

Northern Ireland

Returning from Portugal

Before you travel to Northern Ireland from a green country you must:

COVID-19 Data: (Source Worldometer)

All information correct as of 04/11/2020 @ 12:40


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