The Portuguese government has permitted non-essential travel to and from Brazil, the U.S. and other areas deemed high risk.

Key Points:

  • As of Sept. 1, non-essential travel to and from Brazil, the U.S. and other high-risk areas is permitted.
    • Travelers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours or 48 hours depending on the test type before departure to enter the country.
  • Travel continues to be permitted to and from the EU, Schengen Area and the U.K. as well as from Australia, Canada, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and South Korea, among others.
  • The mandatory 14-day quarantine remains in place for visitors arriving from India, Nepal and South Africa.

Additional Information: More information regarding entry and travel restrictions for Portugal can be found here.

BAL Analysis: At this time, Portugal has lifted many travel restrictions and will continue to reduce border measures as the virus situation improves. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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