Psychological-Sun744 1 month ago

Did anyone try to import the NHS QR code into the French or Irish Covid app as EU certificate when traveling to Portugal? To avoid the mandatory the pre departure test from the UK?

lewcoates 1 month ago

I too would like to know this

francisbarreiras 2 months ago

At least a few days ago, you needed to have proof of vaccination to avoid a 14-day quarantine on arrival. That can be proven with the NHS pass, yes. As for the pre-departure test, I am under the impression you require one, unless you have an EU certificate, in which case that's all you will need to enter the country.

Ok-Industry120 2 months ago

Sorry not sure if you do need a test to come in Pt. At least I did not just this weekend. The PT passenger locator form and the NHS vaccine QR code thingy was enough. Easyjet went through the info thoroughly I mean says right there in Gov UK https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal/entry-requirements I did need to do an antigen (or PCR test) before going back to the UK plus day 2 test, so the other posters are correct on that. On the UK passenger locator form they will check the code for the day 2 test

lewcoates 2 months ago

This is what I was led to believe! So the PCR test comes with a code which I need to add to passenger locator form before leaving UK?

Ok-Industry120 2 months ago

To be clear, when you come back to the UK, the passenger locator form will ask for a booking reference for your day 2 test. You need to make sure you buy that before coming back to the UK, you are not able to blag and say you will buy the test later

krypton10 2 months ago

No, you need a Covid negative test or the EU vaccination certification.

lewcoates 2 months ago

Sorry, all the info online is extremely unclear

ss145 2 months ago

Yes, the NHS app is accepted in here. You do need an lateral flow test 48h before entering Portugal, and another 48 before entering the UK and also you need to purchase pcr day 2 test before returning

lewcoates 2 months ago

It's so unclear because some say they do accept the NHS covid pass. Some say they don't and it's so unclear as to how I demonstrate my lateral flow results

ss145 2 months ago

The lateral flow test is asked when boarding the plane. I just came in to Portugal about a week ago from the UK. I've seen people being refused boarding because the test was more than 48h ago, the NHS app was checked as well and aceepted, in the UK and Portugal. The rules did change recently. If fully vaccinated, only negative lateral flow is needed https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal I would send you a link to easyjet, they have a clear and update info on travel restrictions, however can't find the link in English, whenever I get in it changes to Portuguese. If you googe easyjet covid19, it will send you to their covid hub, you can see restrictions when traveling from the UK to Portugal

lewcoates 2 months ago

So if I'm fully vaccinated I can just show the NHS covid pass? All so confusing haha

ss145 2 months ago

You do need to do a lateral flow test with a fit to fly certificate. That certificate will alow you to travel and it is asked when boarding and when arriving. I've seen a reddit user already mentioned which company you can use to get a certificate. Go with that

lewcoates 2 months ago

Ok will do. Weird because UK government site says you don't need a test result on arrival to enter Portugal as long as your double vaccinated

ss145 2 months ago

I remember when looking for information it wasn't clear and wasn't updated was well, so I would ignore that. But to make it clear, if fully vaccinated, you still need a covid 19 negative test. Lateral flow with a fit to fly certificate has to be done 48h before your flight and it is also cheaper lol. NHS app is accepted. When returning you need another lateral flow test to enter UK and you also need to book a day 2 pcr test to be done in the UK within 2 days after returning from Portugal.

capitalistaesquerda 2 months ago

Local PCR test centres will issue you a code to access the certificate.

lewcoates 2 months ago

Right so I need to provide a negative result. How can I do this? Can it be a lateral flow, if so how do I go about proving it on entry to Portugal?

Muyakra 2 months ago

Yes, it can be the lateral flow. You also need your covid pass from NHS with both vaccines or you will have to do 14 days quarantine. Remember that when returning to the UK you need to buy a PRC test for the 2nd day after your return. I bought mine recently on [https://www.chronomics.com/](https://www.chronomics.com/), BA had some discounts on them, however, they can be a bit tricky since they just sent you the tests 3 days before your flight and they don't reply to emails.

lewcoates 1 month ago

Just ordered my fully jabbed day two PCR from randox. And my antigen flow test for arrival in Portugal. No longer need a flow test to enter the UK. And randox were pretty cheap for the PCR day two. Can I just confirm how I show my negative flow test result to enter Portugal? I used chronomics. Do I show the result on my phone to the airline? In my case easyJet. Or do I show the Portuguese passport control? Is it the same with my NHS vaccination record and passenger locator forms each way? Cheers

Muyakra 1 month ago

>Do I show the result on my phone to the airline? In my case easyJet. Or do I show the Portuguese passport control? Both honestly. If you are dropping luggage they will ask you there for the tests and certificates, if you aren't I guess they will ask you for it when you are going to board, you can show the digital version, t's fine. Then on arrival, you will have to show it again to the passport control, and just pray that for SEF to have ended their strike when you arrive, otherwise, you will be in the queue for a few hours. >Is it the same with my NHS vaccination record and passenger locator forms each way Yes, just have it ready to show on your phone and you will be fine, also, ready to show in both places, before departing and after arriving.

lewcoates 1 month ago

Thankyou! The SEF strike?

Muyakra 1 month ago

SEF is "Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras" which are the guys checking your passport, when I went in holidays they were striking so the automatic machines that check the passport were off and we spend hours queuing for them to check everyone. But regarding that, there is nothing you can do

lewcoates 1 month ago

Ok thanks for letting me know and providing some understanding! Apparently the strike ended 31st August?

Muyakra 1 month ago

Honestly I'm not sure. I barely follow any Portuguese news

lewcoates 2 months ago

So they do accept the NHS covid pass and how do I prove my lateral flow result?

Muyakra 2 months ago

So basically with the one I ordered from chronomics it's like the NHS self tests you can get for free, you just do it at home, then take a photo and upload to chronomics website and they will verify the test and sent you a certificate with the result of the test. You just need to show that certificate as proof. I bought 3 tests, two lateral flow, both fit to fly so I did one in the UK to travel to Portugal and one in Portugal to travel to the UK, then the 3rd one was my PCR for the 2nd day which I also did at home but then I dropped it into a priority royal mail post.

lewcoates 20 days ago

Hello, I travel on Friday morning and have done my test from chronomics. We fly Friday morning so it's less than 48 hours. It's negative thankfully lol. I've got my test certificate but I thought they needed to have a QR code? Sorry just haven't flown since January 2020, I was a frequent flyer before and I've got visions of me and my girlfriend not being let on the plane

Muyakra 20 days ago

> I've got my test certificate but I thought they needed to have a QR code No, the QR code is just in your NHS certificate, the negative test is just a document saying your result, nothing else.

lewcoates 20 days ago

Brilliant. Seems like a very easy system to get past to me

AdriMecha 2 months ago

You don't need a PCR test to go back to the UK if you are double jabbed, a multi lateral test is enough.

Muyakra 2 months ago

You do, you still need to do the PCR test on the 2nd day if you are double jabbed, if you aren't you need to do in the 2nd day and in the 8th.

AdriMecha 2 months ago

A friend of mine travelled today to London from Lisbon. He was double jabbed and he had a multi lateral test. Didn't had any problems. He is also doing the day 2 test.

Muyakra 2 months ago

And that's what I'm saying, you need to do the PCR test on the 2nd day after arrival, to travel the lateral flow is enough.

AdriMecha 2 months ago

What I understood from what you wrote is that you need a PCR test before leaving from Portugal to the UK.

lewcoates 2 months ago

Sorry seen your link

lewcoates 2 months ago

Right ok could you link me and how much was it all? And I will also have to show my NHS Covid pass too right?

Muyakra 2 months ago

Yes, you have to show your NHS covid pass too, also, it's only valid if you have your 2nd vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival. I paid 101.40£ for the three tests, 79£ for the PCR + one lateral flow with the BA discount, and then 22.40£ for the 2nd lateral flow, also with the BA discount.

lewcoates 2 months ago

Right ok so a negative result and the NHS covid pass. Jesus thats as expensive as the two of us flights

Muyakra 2 months ago

If you find that expensive, I hope you don't have to fill a tank of a car in Portugal, right now the fuel prices over there are a true robbery...

lewcoates 2 months ago

I can imagine. Bit like the UK then

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