Now, to enter the country, “only the presentation of the Covid Digital Certificate of the European Union in its three modalities or other duly recognised proof of vaccination is now required”, according to the office of the Minister of the Presidency.

The Council of Ministers also approved changes regarding the Covid digital certificate and adjustments to proof of vaccination to be presented for access to certain establishments.

Now, the digital certificate requires that rapid antigen tests be performed within the previous 24 hours, instead of the 48-hour deadline, and in the case of a molecular nucleic acid amplification test (TAAN), the deadline is 72 hours.

Regarding vaccination, the Covid-19 digital certificate now attests to the completion of the primary vaccination programme for more than 14 days and less than 270 days since the last dose, or the booster dose.

The rules regarding the recovery certificate remain unchanged.

For further details about travel rules for Portugal, please visit here.