International travel to Portugal is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.
Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, issued in selected countries, are exempt from testing requirements.
Proof of vaccination must be in the form of an EU Digital Certificate or issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure and not more than 9 months (270 days). Thereafter, the vaccine certificate must reflect that a vaccine booster has been administered.
A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en
Non-vaccinated travelers are required to provide proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours of departure. Alternatively, proof of a negative rapid antigen test can be presented, taken within the previous 24 hours of departure.
Travelers may instead provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This must be provided via an EU Digital Certificate or issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions. Further information can be found at https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal
Passengers travelling to Dubai from all countries (GCC included) must fulfill one of the below requirements
Maria Ines Amaral
Founder and CEO of Portuguese association of Tourism for the Middle East