Portugal is now open to Canadians!
During the outbreak of the new Coronavirus – COVID-19, the Portuguese government has been taking all necessary public health measures to protect the entire population and is currently in the 3rd phase of the reopening plan, which started in May. General behavior guidelines were enacted, in which all people must adopt a social distance (2 meters) and the use of face masks is mandatory in public transport and services, shops and supermarkets, in closed spaces, or in places with many people.
Arriving to Portugal Mainland
– The use of a mask is mandatory aboard and on all airport premises;
– The PLC form – Passenger Locator Card, must be provided to all passengers aboard the flight by the airline;
– Temperature check: All passengers must have their temperature taken upon arrival to Portugal in the airport.
– Check here to read more about the measures to protect against infection at Portuguese Airports.
Arriving to Azores and Madeira Archipelagos
In addition to the measures decreed at the national level, and as a consequence of the State of Emergency, the Governments of the Autonomous Regions of Madeira and the Azores have decreed specific measures for their regions regarding air mobility. More information below.
– Passengers flying to the Madeira Archipelago must present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours before embarkation or they will be able to take it upon arrival.
– Passengers flying to the Azores archipelago will be subject to one of the following options:
– Submit proof of testing to COVID-19 up to 72 hours prior to flight departure;
– Perform a test on arrival and stay in self-quarantine until the result is obtained;
– Perform voluntary quarantine for a period of 14 days in a hotel indicated for the purpose;
– Return to the destination of origin or travel to any destination outside the Region, fulfilling, until the time of the flight, self-quarantine in a hotel indicated for this purpose.
Direct flights available from Canada to Portugal (from August 1st)?
– From Montreal (YUL) to Lisbon (LIS) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
– From Toronto (YYZ) to Lisbon (LIS) on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
– From Toronto (YYZ) to São Miguel (PDL) on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
– From Toronto (YZY) to Porto (OPO) on Sundays.
– International visitors to Portugal may download the Portugal Health Passport, an unofficial pass that gives you access to a special offer from private healthcare providers in the country in case you need healthcare services during your stay.
– Clean & Safe: Portugal Tourism created a stamp of approval to distinguish tourist activities that are compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of COVID-19 and other possible infections. Catavino is a certified Travel Agency.
– Portugal is the first country in Europe to receive the “Safe Travels” badge recognizing our commitment to providing safety to all.
– If you are a foreigner visitor and want to do the test for Covid-19 shortly after arrival, before departure or at any time in mainland Portugal or Madeira you can do it in one of the hospitals and clinics included in the Portugal Health Passport that can provide you personalized support in your language. The test for Covid-19 must be scheduled with a consultation and the results will be available in up to 72 hours. More information is available at [email protected]