Portugal changes travel rules for unvaccinated Brits

Portugal has changed its rules for unvaccinated Brits that are travelling to the country.

The European holiday hotspot has changed its entry rules and has now scrapped the requirement for a 14-day quarantine that was likely to have made many people have second thoughts about going there.

Portugal remains on the amber list and there are still plenty of things people visiting the country need to do, both before they go and while they are there.

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Anyone who has the EU digital vaccination certificate proving they have had both jabs at least 14 days before arriving will not have to take a Covid test before they enter.

Anyone who does not have proof will need to take a PCR test within 72 hours of leaving or an antigen test within 48 hours.

An EU Covid recovery certificate proving passengers have recovered from Covid no less than 11 days and no more than 180 days before travelling can also be used.

NHS appointment cards will not be accepted as proof.

People arriving in Portugal can expect to be screened when they get there.

Anyone with a temperature of 38C or over or who show signs of being unwell might be asked to take a test and stay at the airport until they get their results.

They might also be asked to show their negative tests results or their vaccination certificate at the border.

Arrivals from countries like India, Nepal and South Africa who can’t prove they’re vaccinated will still have to quarantine for 14 days at their accommodation or a place chosen by the local health authority.

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