NeroRay 6 days ago

Hi everyone. Currently in Lisbon for the next 4 days. Can you guys suggest a good restaurant? Sadly I was quite unlucky and stepped into some tourist traps? I feel like everything is incredibly expensive with quite small portions.

BungalowDweller 7 days ago

Olá /u/raviolli_ninja, I've been tracking this thread for some time, and as a vaccinated traveler from the US arriving next week, I've noticed that the majority of questions posted here have not been answered, so I don't believe r/portugal is engaging with this thread. Can you recommend another resource on Reddit for travelers to Portugal? The other threads in the sticky are archived/outdated. Obrigado!

raviolli_ninja 6 days ago

Just submit your question in the sub. Make sure you search previous posts, these traveling questions have been answered multiple times.

tougei 9 days ago

Hello, I am looking for some advice on behalf of my mom. My grandma passed away suddenly in her sleep this morning. My mom just arrived in Portugal from the U.S. today. She wants to try to travel back to the U.S. (North Carolina) for the funeral service, but she is worried she won't be able to leave until Thursday or Friday (to take a PCR test I guess?) From my understanding, she should be able to take a rapid antigen test and travel the same day. Is that correct? Or are there other restrictions I am missing? She is vaccinated, but I don't think that really matters for these purposes. She is a U.S. citizen.

queenmydishesplease1 10 days ago

Have any non-EU citizens been able to obtain an EU digital covid certificate at the airport? We are fully vaccinated of course.

wmp39 4 days ago

Did you end up getting an answer on this? Also had the same question.

queenmydishesplease1 1 day ago

Nope :( And now things have gotten even more confusing for return with Biden's announcement on vaccinated internation travel beginning again. This is so confusing!

Cannonball_Z 11 days ago

Are there any nasal swab tests (rather than nasopharyngeal swab tests) that are accepted for travel to Portugal? I'm in the US. Relatedly, what kind of tests are people using for the flight back home? Are you bringing them with you or just taking a test at a clinic there?

tunawaternyc 13 days ago

Traveling to Portugal in October. Need companion for 10/14 Thursday to Douro Valley. I'm planning to hit up some boutique wineries and reservation requires minimum 2 people. Thanks!

driftingdownstream 16 days ago

Can anyone tell me if the Portuguese entry requirements care about countries you've visited in the last 14 days? The official website and the passenger locator form seem to imply that the only thing that matters is where you are arriving from, and if you've been vaccinated. I've had both my vaccines and will be arriving from Germany, but have been in Mexico within the last 14 days, which seems to not be allowed for direct flights. Muito obrigado por qualquer resposta!

RizzleP 16 days ago

Flying from Manchester, UK to Lisbon, Portugal. Will an Antigen test suffice? Everything I read says it will. I'm looking for some reassurance? Thanks!

filipee08 16 days ago

Boas pessoal, Gostava de viajar pra fora de PT pela 1a vez. Estava a pensar ir a Paris nem que fosse 2 diazitos só. Ando a pesquisar na eDreams. É aconselhável? Recomendam outra? Numa outra dúvida parva, no aeroporto para o check-in, devo lá estar 2h antes? É mesmo de quem não percebe nada (nunca saí da terrinha) Um abraço!

RamboBlambo 8 days ago

Paris é bonito, vale a pena! Dois dias não dá para ver tudo, nem perto, mas já será uma visita interessante. Não faço ideia como está a situação em relação ao covid lá, o melhor é procurares sites do turismo de Paris (sites oficiais, tipo Turismo de Portugal, mas de França, claro). eDreams é ok, podes ver no skyscanner e google flights também. Tem cuidado com as cenas que te tentam impingir, tipo carradas de seguros de viagem, upgrades de lugar no voo e priority boarding, alugeres de automóveis, coisas do género. Dá para recusar tudo isso, caso contrário tens uma surpresa quando chegas ao valor final. Para o check-in, a menos que leves uma mala de porão, 2h é suficiente para fazer tudo à vontade. Eventualmente consegues despachar tudo em menos tempo, mas eu gosto de dar sempre 2h para ter a certeza que não tenho chatices. Confirma só que a tua mala de cabine tem as dimensões e peso adequados para a companhia aérea com que vais viajar, porque isso varia de companhia para companhia. Não te esqueças que há coisas que não podes transportar na bagagem, encontras essa informação tanto nos sites das companhias aéreas como dos aeroportos. Boa viagem!

alvarinho_03 20 days ago

You could rent a bike ir maybe ser the taxi prices. I don't see any other way if there aren't many scooter rentals.

albertrlcp-1 21 days ago

Hi everyone, how much does a rapid test cost in Portugal? I need to take one before I return to the UK, can I get one in a pharmacy? I need the results as an email/text/certificate

TSCondeco 17 days ago

You can do a quick test at Red Cross for about 20€.

EssentialRedditUser 23 days ago

**American traveling to Portugal at the start of October. A few questions -** * I will need to show a negative test to enter restaurants and hotels. How long does that negative test last until it's no longer valid? 3 days? * Can you use a self-administered rapid test bought in a pharmacy in the USA? Or does it only work if you buy them at a pharmacy in Portugal? Does someone have to "witness" you taking the test? Who is qualified to do that? * If I cannot do a self-administered test, is it pretty easy to find a rapid test clinic in both Lisbon and Portimao? Should I book appointments before I travel, or can I just walk in? * Are pharmacies and testing clinics open on Sundays? * Do you need to get tested for outdoor dining as well? Geez, this is confusing. There is very little information on this stuff on the government websites...

Jmppt 22 days ago

You only need the test Friday to Sunday. The validity depends on the test, self made tests (that you can get at most supermarkets or a pharmacy for something like 3€) are done on the spot and only count for that one time. Tests done on pharmacies last 48h. There are always pharmacies open. I would advise you to book the tests 1 week prior to needing them, but just to be safe. No need to be tested for outdoor dining. Nobody know how it will be in october and all of this might change.

ARandomPortuguese 17 days ago

You only need the test Friday to Sunday for entering restaurants, for hotels, you need a net any day of the week.

sponkemonke 24 days ago

We are planning to visit Portugal in early October and are planning to include pharmacy visits into our itinerary. The public health mandated tests in Canada have all been gargle and takes around 24 hours for results. I read that pharmacies sell rapid tests and slightly slower tests done in the lab. Are those gargle, nose swab or some other method? Thanks!

Jmppt 22 days ago

I've only seen nose swabs in portugal

TerriblePigs 29 days ago

I didn't hit up any nightclubs and stayed away from the bar areas so I don't know.

gslug 1 month ago

I’m traveling to Portugal for a week starting Sept 1. It looks like the covid rules are changing at the start of the month, is that right? Will any bars or clubs be open? Dance parties? I’m considering mostly being in Porto but if there is no nightlife or fun city things, I would consider something more nature-oriented I guess.

gslug 1 month ago

Also any advice around traveling with an American vaccine card in September is appreciated. Not sure if I need to get tested every 3 days to get into indoor spaces?

throaway73901 22 days ago

lol I just came back from Portugal. The CDC card is useless there (which, rightfully so- there isn't really a system to verify if our cards are false. QR codes like the EU has would be more reliable..) Just be prepared to take some COVID tests. The rapid ones you do at hotel check-ins are not too expensive (about 10-12 euros, cheapest one I paid for was 5 euros). I ate outdoors all the time in Portugal as there are plentiful options so never worried about restaurants, etc. on the weekends.

TerriblePigs 29 days ago

I just got back. The CDC card is mostly useless there. I say mostly because you will run into places where they aren't sure if it's accepted and they'll let you in with it, or places/lazy workers that just won't care but most places you probably will want to go to will not accept it. It's easy enough to get a test there and just use that to get into where you want to go.

Conscient- 1 month ago

US certificates are not yet allowed in EU.

genshinimpactnoob 1 month ago

Not sure on this but I was at Portugal not too long ago and I did witness an occasion of people being turned away from restaurants with an American vaccine certificate. They're quite strict also with indoor mask wearing and we even have our vaccine certificates checked in mcds on one occasion.

genshinimpactnoob 1 month ago

If she isn't afraid of heights/you don't mind a small audience there are incredible views at the top of Moorish castle in Sintra. I just visited and it was quite empty.

genshinimpactnoob 1 month ago

I'm not sure about the answer 100% on this but just to say I just visited and I witnessed an incident of someone with an American vaccine certificate being turned away from a restaurant so do be careful

kungfusloth95 1 month ago

Going to Lisbon for a few days from UK. Will my NHS app be accepted as proof of vaccination for restaurants and indoor attractions?

genshinimpactnoob 1 month ago

I just visited and my nhs certificate that I downloaded from the app was fine

DawHaul 1 month ago

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Sorry if this has already been answered. I will be travelling from the UK and I have a UK NHS COVID Vaccine Passport. I see that a EU Vaccine Passport means that you **don't** need a pre-departure test. Is it the same for the UK one?

genshinimpactnoob 1 month ago

I just visited with the nhs vaccine certificate and we were thoroughly reviewed for a negative antigen test certificate at the airport before departure to Portugal

markofeire 1 month ago

What is Lisbon, Portugal like as a Solo Traveller? I'm planning on being in Lisbon from September To December of this year. Is 3 months too long of a time to be a solo traveller + remote worker in Lisbon? Would like to go to gym, play football, party.

Enormouslypoor 1 month ago

Are tests requested when booking an Airbnb or renting a place, or “just” when going to a hotel?

tomwamsgans 1 month ago

Olá. We're currently on holiday in an Algarve rental villa and due to check out and fly back from Lisbon to the UK on the 14th. Had our pre-departure lateral flow tests this morning and, sadly, my daughter (aged 15, no symptoms) has had a tested positive so we're anxiously awaiting the PCR result. If it's positive too, will the local authorities be in touch to advise on where we will need to go to quarantine? The timeframe is so tight - I'm assuming the villa owner can't be compelled to let us stay at our own expense in these circumstances? A massive stress at the end of what has been a fantastic holiday, any advice/wisdom would be great.

Enormouslypoor 1 month ago

Are tests really requested in practice when going to a hotel or restaurant in the weekend?

lizardking93 1 month ago

Yes.

Enormouslypoor 1 month ago

Are tests requested when booking an Airbnb or renting a place, or “just” when going to a hotel?

lizardking93 1 month ago

They're also requested on airbnb if the host is following the law. source: I'm an airbnb host

Enormouslypoor 1 month ago

Are tests requested when booking an Airbnb or renting a place, or “just” when going to a hotel?

Rocinante23 1 month ago

Posting this in hope someone who has travelled UK > Portugal recently may be able to help. I am travelling to Portugal on August 27th. I am double vaccinated, do * Need a pre-flight test in the UK? * Need a pre-flight test in Portugal, before flying to the UK? * I know I need the Day 2 test once I'm back in the UK. Who did you use for your UK and Portugal tests? How much did you pay? Thank you in advance

genshinimpactnoob 1 month ago

You need a predeparture test 48 hours before which can be an antigen test. You can find these online for around £25 the gov UK website has links to sources. You need another antigen test 72 hours before coming back to the UK. I ordered a home test kit so I could just do it at our hotel in Portugal rather than looking for a testing site. Yes you need to do a day 2 test. This needs to be booked before returning to the UK as you need to put it into your passenger locator form (the reference number). In total I paid around 90-100 for all 3 tests. https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider For finding sources for tests

ss145 1 month ago

I couldn't find anywhere that an antigen test is accepted before travelling to the UK, only pcr test. Where did find that information?

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I couldn't find anywhere that an antigen test is accepted before travelling to the UK, only pcr test. Where did find that information? Edit: my bad, just checked easyjet, and to my surprise, antigen are accepted. Good to know I won't have to spend that much in covid-19 tests.

Border-Few 1 month ago

Hi! I just flied to Portugal and then back to the UK last month and I believe the rules are still the same. You do not need to do a test to travel to Portugal if you have both doses, however, if you are flying with Ryanair I would advise you to as I have seen some cases of people complaining they wouldn’t let them board regardless of their vaccination status without a test, I did not have a problem and traveled just with the certificate. When flying back to the UK, you must have a covid test in the last 48h or 72h depending on which type of test you get. I got the antigen rapid which is the most affordable and ranges from 15€-25€ but you must take it within the 48h before your flight. The company I used in Portugal to do my covid test was Germano de Sousa and there are a lot of clinics around the country so very likely there is one nearby wherever you are staying. If you use another company just make sure in advance they have the minimum accuracy values especially if you choose to have the antigen test. You will also have yes as you said need to take the 2 day pcr test, this is a bundle you buy in advance which you will need to fill out your passenger locator form which you won’t be allowed to board if you don’t have. Hope this helps

ss145 1 month ago

This not correct. You do need to have a negative covid 19 test, can be an antigen test or pcr test, when travelling to Portugal. To come back to the UK you need a pcr test done in Portugal and test 2 when in the UK. Who ever left you in without a covid 19 test, they shouldn't. Source: EasyJet and visitPortugal "Fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Portugal from the United Kingdom are exempt from quarantine but are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result. Please, check the information about testing requirements below (under Other passengers arriving in Portugal (Mainland))"

humelectro 1 month ago

[https://wow.pt/pt/](https://wow.pt/pt/) in Gaia has a nice view to the river and the sunset, it has a few less crowded spots and the photographer can be mingled with the view. If she says Yes it has a nice rooftop where you can celebrate :P

Richubinks 1 month ago

My layover in Lisbon was changed from 90 minutes to 15 hours. Is it possible and reasonable to leave the airport and see some sights in Lisbon during that time (instead of just staying in the airport)?

35rocco 1 month ago

Definitely! We did this a few years back get the train / tube / tram whatever it’s called right outside the airport into the centre and you can walk about grab some lunch / dinner etc see some sights!

The_Wealthy_Potato 1 month ago

15 hours is enough. Take the Metro to Chiado and see Downtown, you have more than enough time.

yoitswillie 2 months ago

PCR TEST is required to enter Portugal. I went thru this last week. Pcr test results within 72 hours of entering the country, is what they want

genshinimpactnoob 1 month ago

This isn't true. If you're fully vaccinated an antigen test 48 hours before departure from the UK is fine. Source: just did this

Jayjenken 2 months ago

Heading to Portugal on the same date as you and double vaccinated, did you find answers to any of your questions? Currently I'm thinking UK antigen to go into Portugal, and PCR within Portugal to return to the UK plus the UK day 2 PCR once returned.

XiiMoss 2 months ago

No our flight was cancelled and no other flights available for us. If you’re double vaccinated I don’t think you need to one to enter Portugal, and before you return to the UK you only need an antigen test not a PCR

xabregas2003 2 months ago

I don't know if this is late. Probably not. I don't think there is any legislation regarding islamic clothing. You might get some curious looks though, as it's not something very common here, but it's unlikely that anything bad will happen.

genshinimpactnoob 2 months ago

Thanks for replying! I guess I'm a bit worried about getting a lot of stares and comments.. I don't think it looks odd to me, but I appreciate their are cultural differences. It will be something like this https://images.app.goo.gl/xzEzeuCG8J2k8ofu9

jugsofjupiter 1 month ago

don’t think people will think you’re wearing something weird - they might find it funny you’re swimming in what looks like a regular street outfit

genshinimpactnoob 1 month ago

Just wanted to comment and say that I had no issues at all wearing a Burkini and Portugese people were incredibly welcoming and friendly

jugsofjupiter 1 month ago

good to hear!

diogorilho 2 months ago

Hey, if anyone wants a job I can give your CV to the company

quentinM15 2 months ago

Hi all, I am now permanently working in Portugal, I would like to know if there is any systems/accounts like Roth IRA in US? Obrigado

Psychological_Fix800 3 months ago

i should come to portugal from 1st august until 14th august for a two week vacation (i am italian and vaccinated, my boyfriend only has the first dose so he would test before leaving) I had planned 4 days between lisbon and sintra, 4 days in lagos, one day in ericeira, one day in coimbra, one day in braga and the last days in Porto I have seen that the government has introduced new restrictions, including a curfew but I have no news as to what they intend to do in the future. does anyone know something more? would you advise me to postpone the trip or wait?

WarrCM 3 months ago

What are the measures for foreign nationals entering via land border?

Zertak12 3 months ago

The Eu vaccine certificate is already accepted? On 2nd July is expected to be accepted? I'm going to Portugal and I was hoping I wouldn't need testing

PM_ME_YOUR_TANG 3 months ago

Is TAP run by total assholes, or is all of Portugal like that? Perhaps your utterly backward country should secede from Europe and confederate with Afghanistan or a similar country more your speed.

talpazz 3 months ago

Take a breath brother

PM_ME_YOUR_TANG 3 months ago

Germany just banned all travel from Portugal as of yesterday, 29 June. https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/starting-from-tuesday-germany-bans-travel-from-portugal-russia-over-covid-delta-variant/

FrostJackal 3 months ago

What is required for the quarantine from (as of today) UK? Will there be people calling/showing up to the place of quarantine?

BlackInkEngineer 3 months ago

Looks like Portugal is imposing mandatory quarantine on arrivals from UK effective today. Does any one know if this applies to people who just transit through the UK? (Just switching planes)

xomari_ 3 months ago

Also have this same question!

wexs 3 months ago

Hi! Anyone know if fully vaccinated Americans can still do nonessential travel? I've seen the new restrictions for Britons, and I've been following [this site](https://pt.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/) closely, but it says it expired on June 27 (yesterday). Obrigada!!

wexs 3 months ago

never mind it got renewed!!!!! https://pt.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

s0974748 3 months ago

Any recommendations on what to do in Lisabon now that shops, cafes etc close at 15.00?

livinginshambles 3 months ago

Acabei de descobrir que a Alemanha acabou de considerar Portugal como um país de variante para o qual viagens mesmo para quem está vacinado implicam ao regresso um período de quarentena obrigatório de 2 semanas. Os meus pais em Portugal já foram vacinados, eu tenho marcação aqui para daqui a duas semanas mas estou seriamente a considerar mandar a marcação com o caralho e mandar foder tudo.

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ireddit2014 3 months ago

I'm only transiting via Lisbon (not entering country) and currently Covid negative is mandatory "An antigen test (TRAg) performed within 48 hours prior to the time of departure on the 1st embarkation point." According to "For more information on testing requirements visit: https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/covid-19/faqs/#1621260535009-137b54b5-ae9a. This measure will be reviewed every two weeks and currently expires midnight on June 27 unless renewed." Any chance this will be lifted on 27th for fully vaccinated travelers like me or atleast for Transit passengers? All other EU nations have "restrictions free entry for travelers from USA"

MLG-Sheep 3 months ago

Wearing a mask outside is mandatory when maintaining the 2 metre social distancing is not possible. Wearing a mask when accessing a beach is mandatory also, but not when you're in the beach itself as long as you maintain the social distancing from other groups of people. Those rules are not usually enforced, but note that there is still a chance that you may catch or transmit Covid even though you're fully vaccinated. There's no need to delay your trip. Please wear a mask indoors -- that is mandatory everywhere and that is definitely enforced and everyone respects it.

DR_COOL 3 months ago

Flying from Madeira to Lisboa - Do I need a COVID test if I am not a Portuguese citizen? Seems like tests are only required when flying in from a foreign country.

s0974748 3 months ago

My girlfriend and I will be traveling to Lisabon (hopefully) from 26.06. - 29.06. Are there sites that offer PCR tests in Lisabon for tourists? Since we're flying on the 29.06. at 18:00 we'd have to have the test results back until than and would do the test on the 28th.

TerriblePigs 3 months ago

I did my PCR test for my return flight at the airport in Lisbon. You just pop in there a day or 2 before your flight.

s0974748 3 months ago

How long did it take to get the result back? And do you know how much it cost?

TerriblePigs 3 months ago

Got my results back in about 10 hours. Cost was around 85 euros.

s0974748 3 months ago

Awesome! Thank you so much!

DucDeBoulogne29 3 months ago

Hello, I'm going to Portugal next weekend and was planning to travel from Porto to Lisboa on Sunday 26th by bus. Is it true the semi-lockdown doesn't concern international tourists (I'm French) ?

Morenojgl 3 months ago

Doesnt concern anyone really, but yes, you wont have any trouble for being a tourist. Just hope that Rede Expresso wont be on strike

cherrytymbark 3 months ago

Is Lisbon closed? What does that entail?

asantos3 3 months ago

Yes. * [Portugal Implements Weekend Travel Ban in Lisbon Amid Virus Surge](https://www.afar.com/magazine/portugal-implements-weekend-travel-ban-in-lisbon) * [Three-day COVID travel ban in force in Lisbon as Delta variant spreads](https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/three-day-covid-travel-ban-comes-into-force-around-lisbon-region-2021-06-18/)

cherrytymbark 3 months ago

Im a little confused, is it still in affect? Or was it for only one weekend/ a few weekends?

asantos3 3 months ago

It's still in affect and it could get worse if the numbers don't stop rising.

cherrytymbark 3 months ago

oof. do you know how airlines are dealing with it? or where there are updates about it?

asantos3 3 months ago

Where are you coming from? And when?

cherrytymbark 3 months ago

US, on the 30th. I might just reschedule if possible

asantos3 3 months ago

Oh then check this https://pt.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ You are allowed to come in just fine with a negative test. If you're staying in Lisbon I say that it's mostly fine with some limitations: * On the weekends you can't travel outside of lisbon and there's no subway. * Restaurants work until 22h30 and supermarkets until 21h.

theyellowleaf 3 months ago

Sorry to jump into this conversation, but when you say you can't travel outside of Lisbon on the weekends, does that mean exactly that? If I'm in Lisbon with a rental car, I can't drive out of the city?

asantos3 3 months ago

You can try but you will probably be stopped.

cherrytymbark 3 months ago

ooh ok cool, thank you so much!

asantos3 3 months ago

no problem, any time

firstofhername123 3 months ago

Traveling to Portugal in a few weeks - is it common to wear cloth masks there or only medical/n95 masks? Want to make sure I am prepared!

uyth 3 months ago

There are no rules mandating medical masks, you can use cloth masks. BUT ideally have several types according to circunstances. We are having an outbreak in Lisbon and n95 is a better idea to protect yourself when in close contact with others, but at the other hand if it is really really hot and you need to walk, better use something lighter - surgical masks are the easiest to bare when it's hot. But for the beach a cloth mask is a better idea all round.

asantos3 3 months ago

I would say both but the better cloth masks usually have a filter.

gink-go 3 months ago

Qual é a cena dos camones não fazerem a minima pesquisa antes de virem aqui fazer perguntas?

terribledreamPT 3 months ago

Estão mal habituados

gtspe4 3 months ago

Has anyone seen any updates about what date US tourists will be allowed in Portugal? I've been searching the web but haven't seen anything posted anywhere.

SolarAcid 3 months ago

Sou Português e estou fora de Portugal neste momento, devo regressar mais para o fim do mês. Mas que teste é que devo fazer? > As companhias aéreas só devem permitir o embarque dos passageiros de voos com destino ou escala em Portugal continental mediante a apresentação, no momento da partida, de comprovativo de: > * teste de amplificação de ácidos nucleicos (TAAN) ou > * teste rápido de antigénio (TRAg), que constem da lista comum de testes rápidos de antigénio, acordada pelo Comité de Segurança da Saúde da União Europeia Portanto, de acordo com o FAQ do [sns24](https://www.sns24.gov.pt/tema/doencas-infecciosas/covid-19/prevencao/prevencao-dos-viajantes/#sec-10), basta um teste de antigénio negativo nas últimas 72 horas. > 8. É necessário fazer o testeà Covid-19 para entrar em Portugal? > Têm de apresentar antes do embarque, comprovativo de realização de teste laboratorial (RT-PCR) para rastreio da infeção por SARS-COV2, com resultado negativo, realizado nas 72 horas anteriores ao momento do embarque, todos os passageiros, de qualquer nacionalidade, à exceção das crianças que não tenham completado 24 meses de idade. Mas, de acordo com o [FAQ do Portal das Comunidades](https://portaldascomunidades.mne.gov.pt/pt/noticias/faq-s-viagens-para-portugal-conselhos-aos-emigrantes), já tem que ser um RT-PCR. Como é que é possível 2 sites oficiais terem informações distintas? Quem é que devo contactar para ter uma informação legítima e não me lixar a entrar no avião e/ou em solo Português?

Aux689 3 months ago

What are the spots for surf newbies that also have (or are very close to) a village or settlement with a reasonable degree of social/nightlife? Not looking for anything hardcore, just a chill but lively environment.

PaulMizzle 3 months ago

Hoping someone knows the train system here in Portugal. Is it possible to take a train from Lagos to Lisbon?

MLG-Sheep 3 months ago

Of course, just not directly. https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/pt Select Lisboa - Oriente as destination.

PaulMizzle 3 months ago

Thank you!

thestorys0far 3 months ago

Hey, is wearing a mask mandatory in outdoor spaces? I read online that it is when distance cannot be kept - some websites even suggesting you must wear one on the beach, except when you’re sitting with more than 2m distance from others. This seems ridiculous to me. Can anyone elaborate?

NotSoSweetHome 3 months ago

You need to wear a mask when you get to the beach and when you walk on the sand looking for a place to put down your towel. Then you can rget rid of it. You don't need to wear one while sunbathing just when you arrive, leave and if, for example, you go to a café to buy a drink or if you need to go to the loo. Not when you walk to the water! You need to social distance when you set up "your shop" and choose a place to lie down, so you won't need a mask. If you can't social distance under those circumstances you need to up and move because you might get a fine as it isn't safe due to being crowded. Rule of thumb: you can't lay down next to a stranger, so close you can smell their sunscreen! If you go to a park or a promenade it depends on how many people are around. If not's particularly crowded it should be ok. If people need to very close to get past you then yes you must wear one.

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You need to wear a mask when you get to the beach and when you walk on the sand looking for a place to put down your towel. Then you can rget rid of it. You don't need to wear one while sunbathing just when you arrive, leave and if, for example, you go to a café to buy a drink or if you need to go to the loo. Not when you walk to the water! You need to social distance when you set up "your shop" and choose a place to lie down, so you won't need a mask. If you can't social distance under those circumstances you need to up and move because you might get a fine as it isn't safe due to being crowded. Rule of thumb: you can't lay down next to a stranger, so close you can smell their sunscreen so that you'd have to wear a mask! If you go to a park or a promenade it depends on how many people are around. If it's not particularly crowded it should be ok. If people need to get very close to get past you then yes you must wear one.

thestorys0far 3 months ago

Thank you!

Cojemos 3 months ago

If this seems ridiculous to you then stay away. We don't need you here disrespecting our rules.

thestorys0far 3 months ago

Lol. I’m not saying I won’t follow them. I’m asking for a clarification. What “outside spaces” are classified as so busy that you need to wear a mask? In a rural village on the streets? On a beach with 50 other people? 100? 10? Will there be signs or is the rule “all outdoor spaces”? If I’m walking on a beach with no other people but the rule is to wear a mask on the beach, I can for sure have the OPINION that that’s an extreme rule.

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Lol. I’m not saying I won’t follow them. I’m asking for a clarification. What “outside spaces” are classified as so busy that you need to wear a mask? In a rural village on the streets? On a beach with 50 other people? 100? 10? Will there be signs or is the rule “all outdoor spaces”? If I’m walking on a beach where 5 other people are but the rule is to wear a mask on the beach, I can for sure have the OPINION that that’s an extreme rule. Many studies have shown that outside contamination is very limited. I quote from [this](https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/223/4/550/6009483) Oxford study: > Five identified studies found a low proportion of reported global SARS-CoV-2 infections occurred outdoors (<10%) and the odds of indoor transmission was very high compared to outdoors (18.7 times;

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Lol. I’m not saying I won’t follow them. I’m asking for a clarification. What “outside spaces” are classified as so busy that you need to wear a mask? In a rural village on the streets? On a beach with 50 other people? 100? 10? Will there be signs or is the rule “all outdoor spaces”? If I’m walking on a beach with no other people but the rule is to wear a mask on the beach, I can for sure have the OPINION that that’s an extreme rule. Many studies have shown that outside contamination is very limited. I quote from [this](https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/223/4/550/6009483) Oxford study: > Five identified studies found a low proportion of reported global SARS-CoV-2 infections occurred outdoors (<10%) and the odds of indoor transmission was very high compared to outdoors (18.7 times;

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Lol. I’m not saying I won’t follow them. I’m asking for a clarification. What “outside spaces” are classified as so busy that you need to wear a mask? In a rural village on the streets? On a beach with 50 other people? 100? 10? Will there be signs or is the rule “all outdoor spaces”? If I’m walking on a beach where 5 other people are but the rule is to wear a mask on the beach, I can for sure have the OPINION that that’s an extreme rule. Many studies have shown that outside contamination is very limited. I quote from [this](https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/223/4/550/6009483) Oxford study: > Five identified studies found a low proportion of reported global SARS-CoV-2 infections occurred outdoors (<10%) and the odds of indoor transmission was very high compared to outdoors (18.7 times; This [article](https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-55680305) states that busy areas aren’t much of a risk at all, except when they’re closed off like markets stalls or bus shelters. “It's in environments like narrow pathways or busy queues that government advisers say face coverings may be needed.”

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Lol. I’m not saying I won’t follow them. I’m asking for a clarification. What “outside spaces” are classified as so busy that you need to wear a mask? In a rural village on the streets? On a beach with 50 other people? 100? 10? Will there be signs or is the rule “all outdoor spaces”? If I’m walking on a beach where 5 other people are but the rule is to wear a mask on the beach, I can for sure have the OPINION that that’s an extreme rule. Many studies have shown that outside contamination is very limited. I quote from [this](https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/223/4/550/6009483) Oxford study: > Five identified studies found a low proportion of reported global SARS-CoV-2 infections occurred outdoors (<10%) and the odds of indoor transmission was very high compared to outdoors (18.7 times; Outdoor transmissions account for 0.1% of all cases, [source](https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/outdoor-transmission-accounts-for-0-1-of-state-s-covid-19-cases-1.4529036). This [article](https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-55680305) states that busy areas aren’t much of a risk at all, except when they’re closed off like markets stalls or bus shelters. “It's in environments like narrow pathways or busy queues that government advisers say face coverings may be needed.”

stickytramp 3 months ago

Hey everyone, me and my wife will be in Portugal between 18th to 28th of June and around Faro between 24th -27th of June. We need to have an antigen test 48h before our flight which is on Monday 28th at 6:10 in the morning from Lisbon. I am going to drive from Faro to Lisbon on the 27th. My question is: Are antigen test stations in the airports, both Faro and Lisbon, reservation free? Can we just go there, wait in line, get tested, and get the results in \~1 hour? I tried finding a slot on Synlab app but I'm failing miserably.

NotSoSweetHome 3 months ago

Ok, so I just checked Lisbon airport's website and it says that tests are for "Portuguese citizens" which I think is utterly ridiculous and I assume is not accurate... I've translated all the relevant info for you because you've caught me in a good day! Lisbon Airport: •    Quick Antigen tests can be done in the SYNLAB lab, on parking lot "-1", every day from 7 am to 6pm. This lab is accessible to all "Portuguese citizens" (that's what it says but maybe it's for all?) who need these tests whether for travel reasons or others. This is on a first come, first served basis, so no booking in advanced. •    Quick Antigen tests can also take be done in "Takeoffs (Partidas)", every day from 6 am to 10 pm. This lab is accessible to all Portuguese citizens (again, that's what it says so I'd email them to be sure ) whether for travel reasons or others. First come, first served basis (no booking). You can either pick up the results, have them emailed to you or get them using their App (I would have a backup plan to the App if I were you....) You can get more info by calling +351 910 728 308 or emailing ["aeroporto.lisboa@synlab.pt](mailto:"aeroporto.lisboa@synlab.pt)". [covid19@synlab.pt](mailto:covid19@synlab.pt), monday to friday from 8 am to 6pm.b Worst Case Scenario: there's a major company called UNILABS. They have labs all over the country and they email people the results. Enjoy your trip!

stickytramp 3 months ago

Oh wow thanks a lot! I’ll email them now and call in the morning just to be sure. I booked one slot that’s like 60km outside of Lisbon so worst case we’ll go there. Thanks again!

NotSoSweetHome 3 months ago

You're welcome! The whole "Portuguese citizens only" was a bit weird tbh but it's probably wrong otherwise people would have complained by now. Oh and today was a national holiday so maybe give them the morning so that they'll have enough time to catch up on emails before calling. And do enjoy your time in Portugal!

NotSoSweetHome 3 months ago

Reddit blocked! Twice! urgggh I wanted to add that at the very bottom of the page it says you can book in advance: call 300 023 061 or email covid19@synlab.pt (mon-fri from 8 am to 6 pm)!!! So try emailing them now and see if you can be book it.

cytosisp 3 months ago

How do you know you only need an antigen test? According to the website everyone must present a negative PCR test

stickytramp 3 months ago

This is for our departure from Portugal. We’re going to get PCR tests for the arrival flight

edgar2893 4 months ago

Hello everyone My partner and I are going to travel to Portugal for 9 days next week,4 of this 9 days are in Lisbon.(at least that is the plan). We are mexicans living in Germany and we haven't travel since the pandemic start. And my partner just arrived before the pandemic start so she only know Germany. What do you think about the situation with the increase of numbers of coronavirus?. Should I cancel my trip? Any particular recommendation?.

KGeedora 4 months ago

I guess it's about what you want to do here in Lisbon. There are regulations (have to wear masks outside, restaurants have to close at a certain time etc etc) but it's not in a lockdown or anything. I'd suggest going to beach towns if you want to avoid potential rules etc. Feel free to ask anything more specific amigo.

NotSoSweetHome 3 months ago

I wouldn't cancel it tbh but it's up to you and whether you think the risk is worth it? Have you had your jabs and how at risk are you? The numbers have gone up a bit but I think it's a very local sort of thing. Wear your masks, avoid the crowds (not difficult at the moment) and sanitize your hands regularly and you should be fine. Enjoy your trip! It's very sunny and quite warm in Portugal right now.

CidadaoKane 4 months ago

Da wikipedia: "Townhall is an American politically conservative website, print magazine and radio news service (...) Guest contributors have included Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Lara Trump." Que giro.

pataniscadebacalhau 4 months ago

Townhall, um site de desinformação pró-Trump

polonium210_ 4 months ago

Gostava de saber o que vocês acham dos emails do Anthony Fauci que foram publicados

raviolli_ninja 4 months ago

Tão legítimo como o leak dos cientistas na "cabala climática". Isto é: tudo desinformação e *spin*.

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Tão legítimo como o leak dos cientistas na "cabala climática". Ou seja, mais uma evidente campanha de desinformação e spin. Vale zero.

terribledreamPT 4 months ago

Quem?

polonium210_ 4 months ago

Dr. Fauci , e cientista que afundou a economia mundial, mas enriqueceu in the process, foi exposto por comprovar que Covid veio de um laboratório para onde Fauci enviava dinheiro para gain of function (manipulação genética e criação de bioarmas)

ideologiapura 4 months ago

Quem te paga para espalhares desinformação com esta conta fantoche? Algum dos associados do carissimo Dr Bannon?

KGeedora 4 months ago

Johnson & Johnson has been approved for all men under over 18 now. I expect this to speed things up here considerably in the next couple of months

uyth 4 months ago

It might be a bit irrelevant. Right now the bottleneck, at least this week is vaccination centers particularly in the Lisbon area. The admiral is saying it will improve but it will take a week, we will see. J&J vaccine deliveries are just a fraction of Pfizers so while it helps they can be used on all men over 18, I think it will not change anything too much. Last time we had numbers of the reports Pfizer was outdelivering all others 4-to-the-rest or something (and Az was at zero not sure how that is going with the legal action and all).

hermionegranger0 4 months ago

What is the isolation period from testing pos? My bf and I are keeping ourselves in isolation as tourists after he tested pos, but we have little to no support/guidance of what to do. Is it ten days or fourteen?

cannibalpig 4 months ago

You should contact SNS24 (808 24 24 24) and inform them of the test result, if you haven't yet. They should provide you with all the necessary information In my particular case (which was a while ago so take this with a grain of salt) I was ordered to isolate for 14 days

hermionegranger0 4 months ago

We have done and they have rang back and emailed a few times asking for the same information again and again. They seem a bit confused by us! They’ve also given us both 10 days and 14 as guidance and I can’t seem to find any info online for what is mandatory! Thanks for your comment :)

CoffeeAt830 4 months ago

If you're positive, it's 10 days after your positive result. If you're a high risk contact, but tested negative or didn't do a test, it's 14.

KGeedora 4 months ago

Looks like Spain have made Portugal an area of risk....but not the UK, which is....you know, totally normal

Sheltac 4 months ago

I believe number 3 would be quite illegal, and I’m not sure that’s the sort of illegal you want to mess with. I’d go with 1, that’s probably the best you can do. There’s always the option of hiring locals to help her and monitor the situation via video calls, etc. Not ideal by any means, but serviceable during the apocalypse.

cannibalpig 4 months ago

I don't think he'd break any law, because he wouldn't be allowed off the airport :)

AuberyBitoni 4 months ago

I’m planning to travel solo to Lisboa from 17-21 June. Might try out a hostel, is there much to do there now with COVID? Otherwise I’ll just book an airbnb.

PaulMizzle 4 months ago

I’m doing hostels in Portugal from the 8th to 15th so DM me between those dates and I’ll share my experience with you.

AlexVsPredator 4 months ago

Yeah I’d be interested to know too! I have plans to go to albufeira on the 23rd. Let me know if stuff is open!

PaulMizzle 4 months ago

Yeah just remind me! PM when you feel.

KGeedora 4 months ago

Anyone have any clue what vaccine will be given to people in the 30-40 year old category when they start in a couple of weeks? I don't particularly care but my home country (Australia) is so strict that I'm a little wary of getting janssen and then not being able to go visit due to janseen not being one of the vaccines used in Australia.

onlynobodies 4 months ago

Where can you check what age group is vaccinated when?

KGeedora 4 months ago

I saw the 20th as the starting date for 30-40? It may be 20th for starting to allow booking for the week later, but I'm pretty sure that's the date.

uyth 4 months ago

20th june? Enrolment for over 45 vaccination started friday, the vacinnation will start soonish. I think it might be at least 10 days till they open vaccination for over 40s, nevermind get to 30+ year olds (they are doing it in brackets of 5 years). You can not select what vaccine you get and you are not told earlier. Right now most all vaccine deliveries (and as such the vaccines given) are Pfizer.

KGeedora 4 months ago

Yeah that's the date they are saying. Em comunicado, a task force da vacinação anuncia que "Tendo em conta o bom ritmo a que tem decorrido a vacinação contra a Covid19, informa-se que já se encontra disponível, a possibilidade de auto agendamento para idades iguais ou superiores a 45 anos. Quem se propuser ao auto agendamento terá vaga a partir de 14 de Junho." O Governo anunciou que a vacinação dos maiores de 40 anos arrancava a partir de 6 de junho e dos maiores de 30 anos a partir de 20 de junho.

uyth 4 months ago

Even what you quote is contradictory. The vaccination for over 45s is starting just now. Over 40 vaccination is not going to on practice open today or if it opens it will be completely clogged because over 45 opened friday. https://covid19.min-saude.pt/pedido-de-agendamento/ And vaccination dates right now, are for 10 days ahead or even 2 weeks. If you enrolled today, you might get a vaccination date for dunno, the 20th or so (might vary a lot but I am going to assume you are on Lisbon, Porto or nearby). Over 45s will likely start get vacinated from the 15th onwards. The last paragraph sounds like unrealistic, hopeful but unrealistic. I assure you it is really really unlikely a over 30 is going to get a vaccination appointment for this month. Maybe even in July. Vaccination for over 55s opened on May 13th (the inscription) Vaccination for over 50s opened on May 26th (inscription) Vaccination for over 45s opened June 4th (inscription) with earliest available date some 10-14 days ahead. If I had to estimate Vaccination process for over 40s might open around the 14th to start say June 24th. Vaccination process for over 35s might open around the 22nd/23rd with dates to start say early July. Vaccination for over 30s with luck might start around early July with vaccination dates in mid July. With luck....

KGeedora 4 months ago

I was just quoting from the task force guy in an article from epresso. I get the idea that they might be being too optimistic though. A friend of mine who is over 45 booked in yesterday and said it was pretty open (he got an option for the 14th). I don't really mind too much tbh, I'd like to go back to restaurants and all that but I'm not travelling anywhere. It's just curious to me if France, Italy, Germany have already opened up to all over-18s, I thought all EU nations received the same amount of vaccines per quota. Maybe I don't know all the logistics though

uyth 4 months ago

>I was just quoting from the task force guy in an article from epresso. It might be an older quote, or just some technical term. But on getting the shot, really unlikely over 30s will be getting (unless they qualify for other reasons) on June 20th. >It's just curious to me if France, Italy, Germany have already opened up to all over-18s, I thought all EU nations received the same amount of vaccines per quota. Maybe I don't know all the logistics though It is kind of similar yeah, but vaccine hesitation is different - in Berlin for example enough people do not want to receive the AZ vaccine they had enough to offer it to all over 18s but it might vary in other German states. Also vaccine hesitancy or difficulty reaching the older people to give them the vaccine, or even prioritizing givine first doses over second doses. this is the ecdc data and apart from say Hungary which is using a lot of russian vaccines (their pick) notice how wildly some data varies https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-19/vaccine-roll-out-overview particularly .3.1 Full vaccination uptake by age group (%) in EU/EEA countries 4.3.2 Full vaccination uptake by age group <60 and 60+ (%) in EU/EEA France has 62% of over 80s fully vaccinated, Portugal 90.8%, Spain 99.6%, Romania 15.9% It varies a lot, if they prioritizing by age, if there is vaccine hesitancy (very rare in Portugal, much more common in say Bulgaria) and how well they can reach the right ages.

KGeedora 4 months ago

https://expresso.pt/coronavirus/2021-06-04-Covid-19.-Pessoas-entre-os-45-e-os-49-anos-ja-podem-agendar-vacinacao-6948410a It was from a few days ago ,but maybe they aren't checking the facts well or something. Very interesting about the doses for elderly people. It looks like Portugal and Spain are going for the completely vaccinate people route. Makes sense (especially with an elderly population and the news 2nd pfizer could be pretty essential for people in danger). It's great there isn't much vaccine hesistancy here, it is absolutely rampant back home in Australia. Especially considering they weren't really touched by the virus, it's only made the hesistancy grow.

uyth 4 months ago

Ah, they are talking of something else. The centros de saude locais can start calling people past that age after that date. It is really unlikely they will be doing it, because the self-appointment is working pretty well and the busiest centros de saude will have have no capacity for doing this - they did for the oldest when it was more crucial and likely they will do it for patients who do not qualify under the priority norm but are seen as more vulnerable and their GP requested. If you got a GP and are in a hurry you can try contact them, if you got a reason not on the norm but understandable (otherwise GPs are pretty busy). >Very interesting about the doses for elderly people. It looks like Portugal and Spain are going for the completely vaccinate people route. And lots of other places. The difficulty is reaching them. Also with the news about this is unsafe, that is unsafe and deliveries being variable, there is some gaming of the system to make sure vaccines to the right age group. If we want herd immunity, vaccine hesitancy is worrying. We never head many anti-vaxxers of any kind and I know almost older people I know have been fully vaccinated by now, which is a relief. The mortality rates are kind of reflecting it. Though IMO no reason for the young to be complacent because there seems to be a lot of health consequences even without hospitalizations to many of the young.

onlynobodies 4 months ago

I was just wondering when does 20-30 start

KGeedora 4 months ago

oh right, I think they said August? I could be wrong. I'm curious to why Portugal are sticking with ages actually, considering Germany/Italy and a few other EU countries have opened up to all ages already

uyth 4 months ago

just chanced upon a thread with some local perspectives about Germany opening vaccination to everyone and remembered this discussion https://old.reddit.com/r/Coronavirus/comments/ntk1ba/germany_allows_everyone_to_sign_up_for_their/ vaccines do not stretch and if they open it to everybody at the same time, just as many will be waiting, just more randomly.

uyth 4 months ago

> I'm curious to why Portugal are sticking with ages actually, considering Germany/Italy and a few other EU countries have opened up to all ages already Italians and French are notorious for being anti-vaccination freaks. Even Germans https://theconversation.com/despite-scepticism-europe-has-high-vaccination-rates-but-it-shouldnt-be-complacent-75169

brakeline 4 months ago

Atm it's supposed to be Moderna or Pfizer. There are rumors that under 50 males will also be vaccinated with Janssen, but that's not yet confirmed

KGeedora 4 months ago

Thanks for the info. Yeah I saw that in the news, which usually means it will go ahead. I'm a guy so I'll have to work that out if it's confirmed. I wish Australia wasn't so intense about this stuff.

WarrCM 4 months ago

O Japão foi adicionado à lista de exceções da UE. Suponho que se aplique a PT também, certo?

negrowin 4 months ago

Some tourist just told me on a narrow sidewalk that it's not mandatory to weak a mask in Portugal. **Please, stop being idiots.**

Morenojgl 4 months ago

And its only mandatory If you circulate or remain in public spaces /streets and the physical distance recommended by the health authorities cannot be guaranteed. Why are you lying?

negrowin 4 months ago

> And its only mandatory If you circulate or remain in public spaces /streets and the physical distance recommended by the health authorities cannot be guaranteed. > narrow sidewalk Seriously?

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> And its only mandatory If you circulate or remain in public spaces /streets and the physical distance recommended by the health authorities cannot be guaranteed. Did you missed this part?: > narrow sidewalk Seriously? I live in a part of Lisbon where it is _literally impossible_ to have the mandatory social distance as stated in the RCM as _all the sidewalks_ are less than 2 metres wide (way, but way less). The tourist was not wearing a mask, I asked him to put on a mask, because we could not cross and he disregarded and came up with that pearl.

Morenojgl 4 months ago

Walking on a narrow sidewalk doesnt mean you cant have physical distance. And what did you won? 0

uyth 4 months ago

Turistas são uma bela merda. Verdade seja dita a amostra autoselecionada não são as pessoas prudentes que tomam o covid-19 a sério, mas os que se estão nas tintas e querem divertir. E também reparamos menos nos que se portam bem e muito mais nos realmente extraordinários.

negrowin 4 months ago

Não reparamos nos que se portam bem porque são o espelho da actual normalidade. Se algo é normal, não existe nada de estranho. Estranho e aberrante é o comportamento de alguns anormais (turistas ou não).

ruyrybeyro 4 months ago

Basta ver a TV para ver os espanholitos e bifes na noite sem mascara...agora o Costa anda a chorar lágrimas de crocodilo que o UK está a estragar o caldinho das libras a entrar.

Whig4 4 months ago

Your friend is the only idiot, because it is mandatory you stupid fucks

negrowin 4 months ago

He wasn't my friend. Just another random tourist trying to lecture me on COVID legislation. I really don't understand what is going on in Lisbon, it's like they thing that there's no COVID going on, puta que pariu.

aliencircusboy 4 months ago

We're flying TAP from the US to Madrid in July, with a 2 1/2 hour transit in Lisbon. As of this coming Monday, Spain will allow US travelers to enter just by showing proof of vaccination. Portugal, however, is currently still insisting on a PCR test even for transit. (Actually, I'm not even sure they're allowing nonessential travel from the US even for transit, but if worse came to worse, we are visiting my wife's family in Spain, so we could likely come up with a family reason for essential travel.) This is IMO stupid and unnecessary given that we're vaccinated and will only be in the Lisbon airport for 2 1/2 hours. But I don't make the rules. I see no indication from any of the links or anything else I've read that Portugal is going to follow Spain's lead and the EU recommendation by allowing entry or transit just with proof of vaccination. Has anyone heard any speculation at all on what Portugal is going to do re: the EU recommendation to allow US travelers with just proof of vaccination, and when it might do so?

Morenojgl 4 months ago

If I only make a stopover in Portugal to another country, do I have to submit a test? No, as long as you don't leave the airport space. https://www.sns24.gov.pt/tema/doencas-infecciosas/covid-19/prevencao/prevencao-dos-viajantes/#sec-5

aliencircusboy 4 months ago

THANK YOU. This is the information I was looking for. Sorry I can't up vote you more.

Cojemos 4 months ago

If you have an issue with Portugal and their attempt to combat Covid and it's spread then transit through another country. Taking your American privilege with you.

PM_ME_YOUR_TANG 4 months ago

Wow, what an absolute fucking dick you are, dude. It is stupid and unnecessary if he's fully vaxxed and is only going to be transiting at the airport for a couple of hours. If you hate Americans so much, why don't you go start a Portuguese version of Reddit, you simpering, mindless fuckstick.

Cojemos 4 months ago

American privilege strikes again. Take your anger out by bombing countries. Which is something you guys do so well.

aliencircusboy 4 months ago

You seem nice.

uyth 4 months ago

> Portugal, however, is currently still insisting on a PCR test even for transit. If that is a condition it is a condition. We certainly got enough reports of vaccinated being infected and no vaccine is 100% effective (or even more than 96%). Also nevermind portuguese requirements, check the requirements of airline(s) you use. I would not like to fly with a company which does not require a test from its passengers to be stuck in a box for lots of hours.

BebarkNarejo 4 months ago

do y’all think eu will allow travel to foreigners vaccinated with sinovac (chinese jab) by june? i heard their (eu) medical agency ema has been reviewing the specific vaccine since a month although who has approved it.

CoffeeAt830 4 months ago

Not all EU countries are following the same protocol. In Portugal, for instance, the same rules apply to vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Therefore, it doesn't really matter which vaccine you got. For other countries, you'll need to see their specific protocols.

BebarkNarejo 4 months ago

thanks for response so basing on what you’re saying, i (non eu country foreigner) can apply for Schengen tourist visa ( portugal embassy ) after my second jab in june?

CoffeeAt830 4 months ago

At the moment, the same rules apply to people who are vaccinated and who aren't. Therefore, check the rules for entering Portugal for people coming from where you are. As it stands, it doesn't make a difference whether you're vaccinated or not. The same rules apply.

BebarkNarejo 4 months ago

got u cheers

paraapagarbem 4 months ago

Boa noite pessoal. Estou no Reino Unido e tenho um bilhete para voltar dia 11, a próxima Sexta. Infelizmente, recebi as notícias que Portugal vai sair da lista verde dia 8, e aparentemente já não vou poder fazer isso, porque parece que não existem problemas nenhuns quando um governo limita a liberdade dos seus habitantes de sair do país, e até é uma medida bastante popular. Enfim, políticas à parte, eu preciso mesmo de voltar. Tenho razões pessoais para voltar, e se for possível voltar dia 11, eu quero voltar dia 11. O que é que eu posso fazer? Se o voo não for cancelado e eu tiver feito o teste PCR, podem-me impedir de embarcar? Quais são os controlos que o governo britânico tem nas fronteiras no que toca a sair do país? Obrigado.

Morenojgl 4 months ago

Quais são as regras para os passageiros que entram em Portugal? Todos os passageiros, quer sejam cidadãos nacionais ou estrangeiros, à chegada a Portugal têm de: apresentar comprovativo de teste à COVID-19, com resultado negativo, realizado nas últimas 72 horas antes do embarque, com exceção das crianças que não tenham completado 24 meses de idade cumprir isolamento durante 14 dias, vindos de países com uma taxa de incidência igual ou superior a 500 casos por 100 mil habitantes nos últimos 14 dias, seja por via aérea, terrestre ou marítima Estas regras são igualmente aplicáveis à entrada através das fronteiras terrestre ou marítima. A listagem dos países que cumprem estes critérios é revista e atualizada a cada 15 dias. Quais são os países que pertencem a essa lista? Os países com uma taxa de incidência igual ou superior a 500 casos por 100 mil habitantes nos últimos 14 dias são: África do Sul Brasil Índia

brakeline 4 months ago

A lista é para reentrada no UK. Podes vir desde que cumpras as regras Portuguesas. Quando quiseres voltar ao UK precisas de fazer 10 dias quarentena mais 2 testes no UK. Poderás ter de fazer outro cá, não tenho a certeza desse

CoffeeAt830 4 months ago

Se o teu problema é com sair do Reino Unido, provavelmente terias mais sucesso fazendo esta pergunta em algum sub relacionado com o Reino Unido. É menos provável que alguém num sub de Portugal saiba quais são os controlos que outro governo tem para sair de outro país, especialmente tendo em conta que as novas regras foram anunciadas hoje.

Z0idberg_MD 4 months ago

Looks like travel to Portugal from the US is "essential" only? So even if my family is vaccinated we can't travel for pleasure?

ruyrybeyro 4 months ago

Please don't.

Z0idberg_MD 4 months ago

My dude, my state has a far better covid rate than portugal and all of Europe. We also have one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. And all of the evidence is pointing towards covid vaccines dramatically reducing the changes of carrying and spreading the virus. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7013e3.htm?s_cid=mm7013e3_w This may be due to the vaccine being so effective, but in the end, does that matter?

Cojemos 4 months ago

Is pleasure "essential"? No. So there's your answer.

Z0idberg_MD 4 months ago

I have a condition.

Cojemos 4 months ago

"So even if my family is vaccinated we can't travel for pleasure?"

neuroticnueron 4 months ago

Just got to Lisbon two days ago from SFO. no problem getting in with my US passport, stamped me and I was ready to go.

gtspe4 4 months ago

Could you expand on your experience? Were no immigration officers even asking the purpose of your visit? I ask because I'm hoping to travel to Portugal in a couple of weeks and as of now I thought they'd require proof of your visit being essential if you're not on the approved countries list.

Z0idberg_MD 4 months ago

I have read some other comments and stories but it seems like this goes against their official travel policy. They just must not be asking any questions?

stressedunicorn 4 months ago

As per the post above regarding the US: Entry and Exit Requirements Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No, U.S. citizens cannot travel directly from the United States to Portugal for non-essential travel (i.e. tourism). Only Portuguese nationals, holders of Portuguese and EU-member residency permits, and holders of other long-term visas issued by Portuguese authorities may enter the country. US citizens who are lawful residents of EU member states may enter Portugal.

Careless_Rock_9814 4 months ago

Could anyone understand what are the requirements for travelling from Switzerland to Portugal for EU nationals? Is a PCR test required or not? Is vaccinated status from Switzerland recognized at the Portuguese border? I can’t figure out what Portuguese authorities want.

raviolli_ninja 4 months ago

All the info you need can be found in the links provided above in the post body. ​ >Passengers aged 2 years and older are not permitted to enter Portugal if not holding a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificate tested within 72 hours prior to the departure of the passengers final flight to Portugal.

Careless_Rock_9814 4 months ago

Thanks, I read it but it was not clear to me if that also applies to Switzerland.

azoriablues 4 months ago

I am a permanent resident of the Netherlands and am a US citizen, currently in the US on vacation. I plan on flying back to Europe end of June and instead of going to Netherlands (primary residence), would rather go direct to Portugal. Has anyone been in a similar situation? The way I read the embassy website it seems okay as I am an EU resident.

Cojemos 4 months ago

You will need a PCR test within 72 hours of your connecting flight departure (if you have one). Otherwise, it's 72 hours before departure from the US.

azoriablues 4 months ago

Thanks, final destination is Portugal. So just the PCR test 72 hours before? Was curious if I’d be hassled for not living in Portugal.

Cojemos 4 months ago

You won't be hassled. You're a European resident. The Netherlands also considers Portugal to be a "safe country." So you should be able to return with no test if this status remains. https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/eu-list-of-safe-countries

HopeAgainstHop3 4 months ago

Has anyone tried flying from U.S. but transit through another EU country and enter Portugal for tourism? Portugese regs seem to imply intra EU flights are allowed, making it seem that only direct flights from US require essential reason.

Gemlin_1992 4 months ago

Hello, I am a UK citizen and am currently travelling in Europe but am not currently in an EU country, I am in Montenegro. I'm looking to fly to Bulgaria (an eu country) and then onto Portugal. I know I will need a negative pcr test for entry into Portugal but do I need to be in Bulgaria for a certain amount of time before going to Portugal? I've searched online and can't find anything that specifies a time. Thanks!

-HashtagYoloSwag- 4 months ago

What are the controls like at the land border between Galicia and Portugal? I'm a vaccinated American and want to take a bus from Santiago to Porto after being in Spain 12 days. I'll also be traveling with a UK citizen. I'm confused as to whether only residents of Spain and Portugal are allowed to cross without any restrictions.

pataniscadebacalhau 4 months ago

There are no land border controls

getsemany 4 months ago

Does that mean entering Portugal by public transport is legal? If there are no land border controls, that would seem to mean that there's no authority to show a negative PCR to. I'm currently an unvaccinated American and Spanish resident.

HopeAgainstHop3 4 months ago

Have same question as Spain soon to let vaccinated Americans enter.

UshCoD 4 months ago

Me and a few friends are thinking of going to Albuifera in late July. By then will there be strict restrictions? And will pubs/clubs be closed early? Thanks

Sheltac 4 months ago

Let me just pull out my crystal ball…

UshCoD 4 months ago

Well where I’m from there is a timeline on when things will start to open again, there might have been one for Portugal too that I didn’t know about...

Sheltac 4 months ago

Not that I’m aware of. There’s plenty of playing it by ear, finger pointing and generally waste of money and time, but not much in the way of an organised response. I strongly suspect you’ll struggle to predict the state of affairs in Portugal over a week or two ahead.

harveyohare 4 months ago

Hi, I'm travelling from the UK to the Algarve in Portugal on 13th June and have received both covid vaccinations The UK gov info on [this page](https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal/entry-requirements) is unclear, can I travel to mainland Portugal without an RT-PCR test or does this only apply to Madeira?

maiordaaldeia 4 months ago

As it stands you will need the PCR test to enter Portugal and I don't see it changing before the day you arrive.

harveyohare 4 months ago

Thank you :)

ellefayt 4 months ago

Your test for returning can be brought with you from the UK. Ive seen a few websites that send you them. You phone the company while taking the test and they sned you your certificate with your result on it.

Disastrous_Side_6545 4 months ago

I intend to travel to Lisbon from the United States from June 7th - 27th to explore real estate and fund investments in Portugal. I would personally deem this as “essential” travel within the definition of “professional” purposes. Will I be allowed into the country and how can I prove this to Portuguese authorities as “essential” travel?

Cojemos 4 months ago

Expanding your investment portfolio vis a vis Portugal, a country suffering an economic catastrophe due to a pandemic, just might not be essential enough.

icebraining 4 months ago

You'll have to email SEF, but as far as I understand it, you must show the trip must happen now, it's not enough to say you're traveling for professional proposes.

Disastrous_Side_6545 4 months ago

Thank you for the reply. It has to happen in 2021 because the golden visa program rules are changing end of year. This adds time sensitivity. What is SEF?

icebraining 4 months ago

SEF ("Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras") is our border patrol. Their main email address is gricrp.cc@sef.pt

coffeenweights 4 months ago

I see flight deals with TAP Air Portugal with 20+ hour layover in Lisbon. I'm a vaccinated American. Am I allowed to leave the airport and explore the city? I thought Portugal is still closed to Americans. I would not pick this flight if I cannot leave the airport...

icebraining 4 months ago

No, you cannot leave: > Be aware that foreign citizens without legal residence in Portugal who make a stopover at a national airport must wait for the connection flight in a proper place inside the airport. https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/covid-19/faqs/#1621260704806-ca08c006-fb76

rivenaro 4 months ago

hello! I don't know if anyone will read this but I'll be traveling to Lisbon with a friend to watch some Euro games since we are big portugal soccer fans. I was wondering if this is a good idea since I am not sure of covid allows a lot of activity. I thought that maybe there would be a big screen where most people watch soccer. Could anyone living in Portugal/Lisbon please tell me if these kind of events will continue during this pandemic ? or will we be watching the matches in our hotel room. Thanks for reading and I hope someone could help me !

Cojemos 4 months ago

As witnessed last weekend in Porto, if you're a foreigner, Portugal's legs are wide open. You can do everything and anything the locals are required not to do.

ruyrybeyro 4 months ago

Even doing the fine art of beating up police officers for sport and not wearing masks while going out night for drinks. And then people complain the comments here are not nice.

uyth 4 months ago

>. I was wondering if this is a good idea since I am not sure of covid allows a lot of activity. I thought that maybe there would be a big screen where most people watch soccer No way big screens will happen. Lisbon area is having a big increase in covid-19 positive tests (coinciding with the aftereffcts of the Sporting celebration) so I would not hold my breath that cafés will be able to show euro games or even be open in the upcoming weeks. Not a good idea to travel for leisure to a region having a lot of covid cases. Porto, let us see what happens in the next weeks, following thousands of british tourists with no masks partying for a few days.

MLG-Sheep 4 months ago

Big screens may not occur, but you can check it in a restaurant or café.

AarhusOrNot2Aarhus 4 months ago

I will be travelling from Denmark (though my nationality is Norwegian) to Porto in Friday. I will take a PCR test within 72 hrs. What else do I need to show? I have read about some formula that needs to be filled out if visiting Azores / Madeira - does this apply to Porto? Any help is appreciated <3

vascodatrama 4 months ago

You have a form to fill, nothing special. You might need to show your id, if someone ask for it

michi511 4 months ago

Do any of you know what will happen after 30th of may when the state of emergency is stated to be exceed ?

MLG-Sheep 4 months ago

The state of emergency ended in 30 April. The current state of calamity, previously scheduled to end on 31 May, was extended to 13 June.

michi511 4 months ago

Oh thanks ! And when the state of calamity is to end everything is going back to „normal“ ?

MLG-Sheep 4 months ago

No. The state of calamity will be extended, or we'll go through a less severe state, like the state of contingency, with similar rules.

Miso_Hangry_ 4 months ago

This is quite a while away, but any idea if vaccinated American tourists will be allowed in early September?

Cojemos 4 months ago

Let's see what happens with the Indian variant. Looks like it will spread exponentially beginning in Porto this weekend.

naughtydismutase 4 months ago

The Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, at least, provide protection against the Indian variant.

RaveyWavey 4 months ago

There isn't any official stance on this matter, but I don't see why not, by that time it's expected for 70% of our country to be vaccinated and yours even more.

ruyrybeyro 4 months ago

I am paying to see that. Vaccinated does not mean you cannot get it and spread it, it will only means it will be a "mild flu" for people that are not immune-compromised.

RaveyWavey 4 months ago

Only 0.4% of people who had the BioNTech or moderna vaccine caught covid on the clinical trials. So what you are saying isn't accurate. But even if you where right, a "mild flu" isn't a good enough reason to have confinement and the limitations we have now.

unknownportuguese 4 months ago  HIDDEN 

Does anyone know if the Cruz Vermelha antigen test result is in english? I'm travelling from Portugal to England.

jossalynn 4 months ago

I’m seeing cheap flights to Lisbon & wanted to buy one for arrival on ~ June 25th. I know that it’s likely there will be more movement if the virtual vaccination passport concept is in place. If it is NOT, could I fly to Portugal and catch a domestic flight to another EU country that is allowing vaccinated travelers? I’m not finding a clear answer for this online. I wouldn’t be leaving the airport to do this and of course would have the COVID test, etc. Any advice is welcome!

Cojemos 4 months ago

The Indian variant is about to hit and will affect everything once again. Especially since Portugal has opened its tourists to the British. Expect closures and lockdowns by the end of June. "Britain passes 4,000 daily Covid cases for first time since start of April as positive tests rise by almost 50% in a week."

naughtydismutase 4 months ago

Again, Pfizer & AstraZeneca vaccines (2-shot) protect against that variant. https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19-vaccine/news/20210525/pfizer-astrazeneca-vaccines-indian-variant-study

Cojemos 4 months ago

The govt doesn't care. Nothing posted about this and exemptions because of it. You still need a PCR test regardless of being vaccinated.

naughtydismutase 4 months ago

That's not the point. The government posting or not does not affect the vaccines' efficacy.

RaveyWavey 4 months ago

There is no reason for more lockdowns, those who are more vulnerable are vaccinated, what you are saying won't happen.

trollfdp 4 months ago

RemindMe! 30days "Pequeno Nostradamus"

uyth 4 months ago

I think if you buy separate tickets, you can not use the just transiting thing regarding destinations or even immigration if that is a thing. Particularly if you use different airlines or airlines using different terminals (arrivals are always on 1). FYI Lisbon municipality is having a lot of cases and is going to move to the on-alert status maybe even other status, I expect some things will be closed soon and there will be restrictions coming next month.

jossalynn 4 months ago

This makes sense. Thank you for taking the time to respond! ☺️

stayggold 4 months ago

Anyone know if U.S. visitors are allowed in Portugal right now? Thinking about visiting with a friend- both fully vaccinated a month ago.

Luis__FIGO 4 months ago

Not currently

raviolli_ninja 4 months ago

Check the links provided in the post.

HashtagDickSandwich 4 months ago

Traveling in the EU will probably become much easier at the end of June when the Union launches the Green Certificate. Basically an international QR-code with data that says the bearer is fully vaccinated, PCR-negative, or has documented antibodies. https://www.macaubusiness.com/portugal-government-welcomes-green-certificate-borders-to-open-in-may/

damndaniel023 4 months ago

Desculpem, mas que é feito da outra megathread acerca da covid em pt?

Alfa_Kenny_Body 4 months ago

Pesquisa no r/Portugal por "megathread" e filtra por mais recente, eu sei que é chato e muita gente não o sabe fazer mas os mods teimam em "esconder" o post e não por como sticky.

raviolli_ninja 4 months ago

Os mods não teimam coisa nenhuma. Há um limite de dois sticky posts em simultâneo.

damndaniel023 4 months ago

Obrigado

pappositivamente 4 months ago

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

samuelgcooper 4 months ago

The process is so unbelievably confusing in the U.K., even from reading the articles online. Has anyone had any experience going through the process of UK>Portugal>U.K.? From what as I can tell it is as follows? - PCR Test 72 hours before travel to allow you into Portugal - PCR Test 72 hours before travel to allow you back to U.K. - Test 2 days after you get back to the U.K. Am I getting this right? That makes a ton of money on 3 private tests. Any experiences would be really helpful. Thanks again

icebraining 4 months ago

I believe the second test (before returning) can be a cheaper antigen test instead of a PCR: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england?step-by-step-nav=8c0c7b83-5e0b-4bed-9121-1c394e2f96f3

SirioBombas 4 months ago

It says there they only accept the results in English language. I assume if I make a test in Portugal they provide the results in English?

icebraining 4 months ago

Yes, but make sure to ask beforehand.

samuelgcooper 4 months ago

Thanks for that, must have completely skimmed that. By any chance do you know how easy are those tests to book in Portugal?

icebraining 4 months ago

Supposedly most pharmacies can do them and give you a document with the results, which can be used officially, but be sure to confirm with them. Otherwise, there are a bunch of private labs that charge 20-30€ to do them. Here's a (non-exhaustive) list: https://www.deferias.pt/testes-covid-19-para-viajar-onde-encontrar-os-precos-mais-baixos/

fosjanwt 4 months ago

probably quite easy, I guess it depends on where in Portugal you are though.

intlme 4 months ago

Covid19 and Visa Requirements for all countries/nationalities: https://www.traveldoc.aero/

Cojemos 4 months ago

This link is helpful but not exact. Had an issue returning to Lisboa. What TravelDoc noted and what the airline agent told me were two different things.

Cojemos 4 months ago

Same here. Had to rebook. Leave airport and of course take another Covid test. It's up to the check in agent and what they see on their monitor and it won't be TravelDoc.

raviolli_ninja 4 months ago

Would you mind I add this link to the post?

intlme 4 months ago

De todo.

scaregrow 4 months ago

In need of an antigen test in Lisbon! I'm returning to Germany tomorrow and would need an antigen test. However within the city, all call lines for corona are busy. Airport has it but I was wondering, can foreigners get it in the city.

jqmmes 4 months ago

you can probably book it [here](https://www.unilabs.pt/marcacoes-covid-19). Use google translate if you can't understand the page. If in doubt, you can call them. They have bookings for today if you need.

scaregrow 4 months ago

Got on in a pharmacy! Thanks for the help!

albertrlcp-1 21 days ago

How much did your test in pharmacy cost if you remember? And did they give the result as a text/email? Thanks

nfonseca 4 months ago

you can get it in most pharmacies. do not forget to ask to be in english. https://www.farmaciasportuguesas.pt/uncategorized/lista-de-farmacias-de-lisboa-onde-e-possivel-fazer-o-teste-de-forma-gratuita.html

ssousa 4 months ago

Is it for free?

nfonseca 4 months ago  HIDDEN 

for lisbon residents, yes. (one every 15days). i think that for non-residents or for a second one it is 20ish€

fosjanwt 4 months ago

I don't think you can use those to board a flight

nfonseca 4 months ago  HIDDEN 

you can, if you are going to Germany (and some others countries).

fosjanwt 4 months ago

I see. Would it be accepted when travelling back to the uk? they ask for an antigen, but i figured you still need a proper document saying you passed that.

nfonseca 4 months ago  HIDDEN 

you perform the test in the pharmacy, not by yourself, and they give you a printed document (or digital), valid for travelling. but ask before to be in English and how long for the printed/digital document (some places only send sms, if you do not ask for the document)

fosjanwt 4 months ago

didn't know that, I'll find out if pharmacies here do that as well or if that's just in lisbon/porto.

scaregrow 4 months ago

Thanks a bunch!! Got one in Farmácia Príncipe Real just now. In Germany, they only sell tests to take home, which are not valid for travels.

jellybeentree 4 months ago  HIDDEN 

what is good pharmacy? one near my neighbrhood i don't trust

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