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Coronavirus in Portugal

Coronavirus in Portugal Last Update

Coronavirus in Portugal clean and safe

Hello Travelers,

We have been receiving many emails and phone calls from clients worrying about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Portugal during the last days.

We are open! 

Portugal is open, and tourists are welcome – with NO quarantine on arrival is requested.

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 that it ensures safe practices in all touristic activities. Your health and safety and our staff are vital to us.

The hygiene conditions were further strengthened, the staff has received health training, and the advisable distance between people was safeguarded in every detail.

We will gradually begin to reintroduce departures in Portugal in June. Eco Trilha is providing clients with peace of mind. Now you can cancel or rebook up to 13 or 3 days before departure. Read here our new cancellation policies.

We will continue to maintain Portugal’s credibility and hospitality and give you reasons to return. Do not forget to travel through our beautiful lands and with so much to discover and enjoy. Portugal, a clean and safe destination, here waiting for you.

We organize a small group in Portugal that 1 to 10 passengers per departure. That’s going to be great for people who don’t want to go to larger groups. See our tours here

If you would rather wait and see how the next couple of months plays out, we understand that too.

Whatever your stance, our committed and knowledgeable team are here and ready to advise you whenever you are ready.

To better serve our guests, we have temporarily modified our opening hours based on the following:
Monday– Friday 9 am – 6 pm Western European Standard Time.

Please keep in touch and follow me on Instagram or Facebook as we navigate this challenging time together.

Eco Trilha Team

Can we go to Europe?

Can I still go on vacation to Portugal? Is it safe?

Thankfully, it is safe to visit Portugal, and the tourist attractions are open!

Who can travel to Portugal? (Last updated 29 October)

Portugal has been largely praised for the speed and efficiency with which it responded to the pandemic crisis. Read here Covid-19 in Portugal. Travelers to mainland Portugal will not be required to undergo a period of quarantine.

Commercial flights to Portugal are allowed from the U.K., European Union countries, Schengen Agreement countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), and approved non-EU countries based on a positive epidemiological assessment. Approved non-EU countries include Australia, Canada, China, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay.

Travelers from areas other than those listed above may enter or transit through Portugal only if they have an “essential” reason: professional, study, family reunification, health, or humanitarian reasons. Business travelers should be prepared to describe the reason for business travel and may be asked for evidence. Students must have the appropriate visa and/or be prepared to present registration with a Portuguese educational institution. Third country national holders of residency permits or long-term resident visas issued by EU member states may transit Portugal to return to their country of residence. Travelers entering Portugal from countries other than those listed above (except those only transiting through Portugal and not leaving the airport) must present a negative COVID-19 test result issued in the last 72 hours. They will also be subject to health screening on arrival. Their temperature will be checked, and if it is high or they show symptoms, they will be referred to the health authorities.

Passengers on flights from Brazil or the United States of America (For more information visit U.S. Department of State), at the time of departure, proof of testing to COVID-19, with a negative result, carried out in the last 72 hours before departure, under penalty of being refused entry into national territory. The test must be a molecular RT-PCR test, and rapid tests are not acceptable. Please read here Travel Restrictions Updated.

Arrivals from these countries do not need to present a COVID-19 test unless their final destination is in Portugal’s archipelagos of Madeira or the Azores.

Travel Measures Now

Read here, Portugal travel advisory.

Mandatory: Masks become compulsory everywhere in Portugal.
Advised: Additional disinfection and cleaning. We encourage all passengers to carry their Hand Disinfectant Gel and Mask with them.
Restrictions: 10 people in the access, circulation or stay in a public way, except if they belong to the same household
4 people per group, except if belonging to the same household, in restaurant and shopping center areas, cafes and pastries 300m from schools

Arrival in Portugal

Continental Portugal

  • No mandatory confinement.
  • Contactless solutions to minimize exposure.
  • Walkthrough camera system for temperature control in the airports or hotels.
  • Use of masks in private transport (air, sea, and land) and public places. Please follow the advice of local authorities.

Azores Archipelago – Mandatory

  • Test negative for Covid-19 for the last 72 hours.
  • Use of masks in private transport (air, sea, and land) and public places. Please follow the advice of local authorities.

Madeira Archipelago – Mandatory

  • Fourteen days mandatory confinement of non-residents on arrival.
  • As of July 1, it is expected that the mandatory quarantine will be eliminated, but passengers will have to present a negative test carried out within 72 hours before disembarkation, or they will be able to take it upon arrival.
  • Use of masks in private transport (air, sea, and land) and on the streets.

Coronavirus in Portugal Updated

If you are in Portugal and you have any symptoms (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.

Questions and Answers

How do I book a Private Tour in Portugal?

Please contact 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.

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?

Now you can cancel or rebook up to 13 days before departure (Seven or more days tours) or three days early to departure (1-day tour) without penalties. Read here our new cancellation policies.

Should you purchase travel insurance?

Travel insurance is always a good idea! It is highly recommended that all guests ensure themselves and 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 that occur during their trip. Find out answers to our frequently asked questions.

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