COVID-19 Information

Last updated: October 06, 2022

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers. 

  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.   

Entry and Exit Requirements   

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No  
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No 
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes  (Airport temperature scans and random screenings)

Quarantine Information    

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    Effective October 1, the State of Alert in Portugal is longer in effect. Quarantine/isolation is no longer mandatory. 

COVID-19 Testing   

  • PCR and antigen tests are available for U.S. citizens in Portugal.  
  • Many testing locations are available, for all testing requirements.  
  • Testing is not paid for by the government for travel purposes; U.S. citizens must pay for their own testing. 
  •  Delivery of results vary, but the majority of major laboratories have the ability to deliver result via email, text message, and custom apps. These usually come with a scannable QR code. 
  • For the nearest testing facilities consult Portuguese health authorities (SNS) using the Portuguese COVID-19 Health Hotlines: 
  • Mainland Portugal – (+ 351) 808 24 24 24 (Press 9 for English) 
  • Azores – (+351) 808 24 60 24 Testing Facilities 
  • Madeira – (+351) 800 24 24 20 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:   

Local Resources:  

Movement Restrictions   

  • Is a curfew in place? [No  
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No  

 Safety Measures 

  • Masks: The majority of mask mandates have been largely eliminated, with notable exceptions for health facilities and nursing homes, where masks are still required. 

Fines for Non-Compliance 

  • Non-compliance with restrictions and measures can be punishable with fines and /or prosecution for “disobedience 

 Azores Specific 

Madeira Specific 

  • There are no restrictions on the entry of travelers at airports, ports and marinas. For more information, visit
     The use of a mask is mandatory for persons 6 and older for the locations indicated below, in accordance with Resolution n” 783/2022 of the August 26, 2022: 
  • Health facilities and services, including pharmacies 
  • For COVID positive persons, in all circumstances, until the 5th day after the onset of symptoms or a positive test result. 

NOTE:  Airlines are free to determine the obligation or recommendation of wearing a mask.

Other Links 

U.S. Embassy Lisbon, Portugal
(+351) 21-727-3300