COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
• Travelers (including transiting travelers) complete a Passenger Locator Card online.
• Travelers required to quarantine complete a form, which renders a certificate that travelers must present upon entry.
• Negative COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test (taken within 72 hours prior to departure) or rapid antigen test (taken within 24 hours prior to departure), except for children under the age of 2.
• Portuguese nationals and residents, their family members and diplomats who do not obtain one of the COVID-19 tests prior to departure will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test on arrival, at their own expense, and will incur a misdemeanor.
• Foreign nationals without a test will be refused entry.
• Temperature screening for all arrivals. Those with a fever may be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test. They may leave the airport if they provide their destination details and must remain under quarantine there until they receive a negative result.
• 14-day quarantine at home or at a government facility for travelers from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa.
• Travelers entering the Azores must complete an online questionnaire before travel, carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and self-quarantine until they are notified of the result. If staying seven or more days, travelers complete another COVID-19 test on the sixth day of stay.
• Travelers entering Madeira complete a health survey before travel and present the QR code upon arrival. Travelers carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure or complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival and self-quarantine until they are notified of the result. Passengers are subject to health monitoring through a mobile phone application or other contact method.
• Consular posts are available by prior appointment in locations not covered by an entry ban.
• The immigration department (Servicio de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras – SEF) is available by prior appointment for urgent services. The immigration department is difficult to reach due to staff restrictions.
• Suspension of NIF (Portuguese Tax Code) until further notice. Although numbers can be applied for online, mandatory supporting documents may require wet signatures and, in some cases, in person signature certification is required.
• Processing of the following visa types has resumed, depending on the consulate: Study, volunteer work, research, family reunification, highly qualified activity, teaching, transfer of WTO nationals, service providers, entrepreneur/start-up; among limited others. Other visa types remain suspended until further notice.
• Travel Restrictions: Travel is permitted for the following categories:
- Travelers entering by air from EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
- Travelers entering from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand (Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Mainland China pending reciprocity).
- Travelers entering by air for professional reasons, study, family reunion or health or humanitarian reasons.
- Portuguese nationals and residents and their close family members.
- EU/Schengen Area nationals and their family members.
- EU residents.
Home SearchServices currently offered include:
• Virtual, with limited face-to-face interaction
• Lease checks
• Check in/out: prior to move-in, the unit has been pre-inspected; latest health or medical certification of all incoming occupants which will state that occupant/s was never a suspected or probable case individual/s and has never been identified as positive COVID -19 case individual/s, if identified, submit result of negative RT-PCR as per DOH standard; mandatory wearing of facemask, body temperature screening and use of foot bath.
• Timelines (normal)
• Market availability; mobility is limited to verify available properties.
• Yes. All bookings are being made virtually.
• No face-to-face support is available.
• Apartments are available.
SchoolsSchools reopened only for pre-school and 1st grade on the 15 March; the remaining schools remain with online teaching.
• State of calamity has been extended until 28 June.
• Businesses and shops have reopened.
• No gatherings more than 10 people are permitted.
• Those who are sick must remain housebound.
• Normalcy due to resume in full beginning 1 July.
Public TransportYes. Operating on a normal schedule.
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
• Video recommended
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
• Air: Normal service at present
• Sea: Normal Services at present
• Normal at present
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
• No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative