Portugal changes travel rules for UK tourists
Travellers from the UK visiting Portugal will no longer be required to be fully vaccinated to avoid quarantine on arrival to Portugal. For UK tourists, a negative PCR test will be sufficient. The PCR test must be taken up to 72 hours before departure. These new rules will be in place from 16th September 2021.
Currently, Portugal is on the amber list which means that on returning to the UK, quarantine rules will apply for those who are not double vaccinated. It is unclear whether as a result of Portugal changing their rules for UK travellers that a surge of holidaymakers will go to Portugal. Many people have already been fully vaccinated but the Portuguese rule change comes at a time when many school terms are starting again.
The quarantine rules don’t apply to those travelling from an amber list country who are fully vaccinated under a UK vaccination programme. Being fully vaccinated means that you must have had your final dose at least 14 full days before you arrive back in the UK.
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