COVID-19 Information

Last updated: January 24, 2023

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
    Note: As of January 6, 2023, Portuguese authorities have started requiring a negative COVID-19 test from all travelers, regardless of nationality, prior to boarding flights from China. In addition, health authorities may also test some randomly selected passengers upon arrival in Portugal on flights from China.
  • 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