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Coronavirus in Portugal

Coronavirus in Portugal Last Update

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Portugal is OPEN! We review our Health & Safety Policy.

From the beginning, Eco Trilha has been closely monitoring the evolution of the pandemic in Portugal, strictly following the recommendations issued by the General Directorate of Health and implementing measures to provide the safety of employees and travelers. The company that signed up to the Turismo de Portugal initiative has obtained its “Clean & Safe” seal, ensuring compliance with safety procedures to prevent COVID-19. This seal adjusts operation according to the directives of the health authorities, remaining attentive and committed to the fight against the pandemic. You can change or cancel for any reason, right up to 13 days before departure, if you book multi-day tours. We will return 100% of the Total Paid.

We thank you for your understanding and collaboration.

See you soon,

Cris Fonte


Travel Measures Now

Read here, Portugal travel advisory.

Attention: From January 10th in Continental Portugal

  • A mandatory negative test for all flights arriving in Portugal, even for those who have a digital vaccination certificate, regardless of the point of origin of the flight or the passenger’s nationality:

– RT-PCR Test (or similar NAAT test) – 72h before boarding, or
– Laboratory Rapid Antigen Test – 48h before boarding, or
– A valid test or recovery EU Digital COVID Certificate.

  • Children under 12 do not need to present tests.
  • The Government will continue to control air borders until February 9th and require a negative text for Covid-19 for all passengers arriving in Portugal.


GENERAL RULES in the entire country:

MOBILITY – From January 10th.

Mandatory mask in closed spaces;
Reduction of capacity in commercial establishments (1 person /5m2)

Mandatory EU Covid Digital Certificate in all modes or complete vaccination certificate or negative RT-PCR test or Rapid negative antigen test when accessing:
– Tourist establishments and local accommodation;
– Restaurants;
– Cultural shows;
– Events with reserved seats;
– Gyms.

Mandatory negative test or recovery certificate, except for those who have already been vaccinated with a booster dose of the vaccine for at least 14 days, when accessing:
– Bars and clubs (from January 14th);
– Big events;
– Visits to care and nursing homes and health facilities.
Closing of bars and clubs until January 14th
Prohibition of alcohol consumption on the street

Coronavirus in Portugal Updated

If you are in Portugal and you have a covid-19 symptom (fever, cough, or respiratory inflammation), please call 808 24 24 24 (General Health Department of the Portuguese Republic). One nurse or doctor will help you. Please avoid contacting your group, receptionist, or your local guide. Call for this number; the staff speaks English.

Coronavirus Cases. Covid-19 in Portugal.

Eco Trilha takes your health and safety seriously. Your health and safety and our staff are vital to us. We have updated our rules to help limit the transmission of the virus.

Our procedures include:

  • Eco Trilha is ready to receive tourists once again! We bear the “Clean & Safe” seal, issued by Turismo de Portugal, certifying that our service is safe, guarantees all the necessary hygiene procedures to avoid risks of contagion, and ensures safe practices in all touristic activities.
  • Book Online Reservations. Use virtual Check-Ins and Contactless Payments.
  • The staff has received health training, and the advisable distance between people was safeguarded in every detail. Our local guide will wear masks.
  • No physical contact with guests (hand-shakes or hugs).
  • Guests must wear masks Indoors. Masks are still compulsory indoors in Portugal. 
  • We encourage smaller group sizes and limit the capacity of activities. We organize a small group in Portugal with 1 to 10 passengers per departure. That will be great for people who don’t want to go to larger groups. See our tours here.
  • Direct guests and local guides to frequently wash hands or use hand sanitizer. We encourage all passengers to carry their Hand Disinfectant Gel and Mask.
  • Vehicles are regularly sanitized.
  • Eco Trilha is providing clients with peace of mind. No change fees & free cancellation for any reason up to 13 days before departure if you booked a package with accommodation included. It will be valid for 2021 & 2022! Read here our new cancellation policies.

Questions and Answers

How do I book a Private Tour in Portugal?

Please get in touch with us. We organize a private tour in Portugal with a minimum of 2 travelers. Attention: we don’t increase the price if you ask for our shore excursion exclusive for your group or family. We need to check our availability.

How do I book Self-guided tours in Portugal?

See our tours here.

Create your travel bubble in Portugal and book our Self-guided tours in Portugal. This kind of service is exclusive to your group – a minimum of 2 persons per departure date.

Can I get a refund if I am unwell before my trip and unable to travel?

If you are unwell before traveling, please stay at home and contact us to make alternative arrangements. Please refer to our Booking Conditions for more details on our refund policy.

Can I cancel for Any Reason Waiver?

Yes, now you can cancel or rebook up to 13 days before departure (Five or more days tours) or three days early to departure (1-day tour) without penalties (full refund). Read here our new cancellation policies.

Will I need to have had the vaccine to be allowed to travel with Eco Trilha?

We do not mandate vaccinations. However, guests will also need to comply with specific requirements imposed by airlines and governments. We don’t know this for sure yet. But some countries will require proof of covid-19 vaccines before entering.

How to get this Covid-19 Vaccine Passport to travel in Europe?

The vaccine passport or proof of vaccination will be issued to you by your country of origin. Allow you to travel without having to do additional Covid-19 tests and being in quarantine!

How can I show you that I have been vaccinated?

You will be asked to show an authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate (electronic or paper showing the date and time of the vaccination(s)) with the final dose given at least 14 days before the start of your travel.

How many will other guests be on my trip?

Our groups have a minimum of 1 or 2 travelers and a maximum of 10 travelers. You can ask for a private departure date for your group.

Should you purchase travel insurance?

Travel insurance is always a good idea! It is highly recommended that all guests ensure their property before arrival. We mainly advise medical and emergency evacuation. Remember: Medicare does not provide coverage outside of the United States.

The insurance pays for losses due to covered emergencies during your trip. Find out answers to our frequently asked questions.

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