COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
Quarantine RequiredCOVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Vaccinated and recovered travelers are not required to carry a negative COVID-19 test. Vaccinated travelers carry proof of full vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine at least 14 days before entry. Recovered travelers carry an EU Digital COVID Certificate or recovery certificate issued by a recognized country, demonstrating recovery no more than 180 days before 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. Non-vaccinated Travelers Proof of negative COVID-19 NAAT test completed no more than 72 hours before boarding, or a rapid antigen test completed no more than 24 hours before boarding, for all travelers age 12 and over, including transiting travelers. Travelers from EU/Schengen Area countries, Portuguese nationals and residents may exceptionally test on arrival. Other travelers entering without a test will be denied 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. Quarantine Requirements No quarantine requirements currently apply.
ImmigrationConsular 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. NIF (Portuguese Tax Code) applications have resumed and can be submitted online with certified documents or in-person (by appointment or by showing up at the service, depending on the tax department). Processing of the following visa types 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 Entry is permitted for the following categories: Portuguese nationals and their family members; Residents of Portugal and Portuguese long-term visa holders; Travelers from EU/Schengen Area countries; Travelers from Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America; Travelers from and residents of Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau SAR, Mainland China, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, who only stayed in these countries in the 14 days before entry (airport transits in other countries are permitted), provided that reciprocal travel is allowed; Fully vaccinated or recovered travelers carrying an EU Digital COVID Certificate; Essential travel from other countries, including for professional reasons, study, family reunion, health and humanitarian reasons; and Transiting travelers remaining in the airport transit area. These travel restrictions apply to land, sea and air travel.
• Services 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.
SchoolsHigher professional education institutions (HBO) and universities are open.
General Information- The regulatory requirement of operation in accordance with the infection control rules in the COVID-19 Regulations is repealed. This means that most of the requirements regarding event/gathering sizes or making arrangements so people can keep a distance have been removed for organisers
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.