Coronavirus and FAQs at (LIS) airport

Coronavirus Answers and Frequently Asked Questions for Passengers at Lisbon airport (LIS)

IMPORTANT: The information provided below is only a quick guide, but it may be subject to change due to permanent changes in the health situation. Therefore, always corroborate the information with the official entities and the airline with which you intend to travel to and also check if at the time of your trip, the country you are coming from is not within the list of High Risk Countries.

Covid-19: Regulations for travel to Portugal

International travel to Portugal is allowed. You need to meet the requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Open with conditions

If another country has been visited in the previous 14 days that is considered to have a variant of the virus, travelers will be screened upon arrival and asked to self-isolate for 14 days. The country list and full details can be found at

EU COVID digital certificate

Travelers can provide their EU digital certificate on paper or in digital form as proof of negative test result or previous recovery. Health documents provided in this way will not require additional verification on arrival. Full details on the EU digital certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found HERE

It is mandatory to submit medical certificate / proof

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided upon departure. Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT), such as RT-PCR, are accepted. Alternatively, proof of a negative rapid antigen test, obtained within 48 hours of departure, may be presented. Instead, travelers can provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This must be provided through an EU Digital Certificate or issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health checks on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual evaluation. More health tests may be required for those showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Additional documents required

An online 'Passenger Locator Form' must be completed after check-in and prior to departure.

For more details ENTER HERE


At the terminals of Portuguese airports, the use of a mask and compliance with the rules of physical distance are mandatory. Respect the respiratory label and hand hygiene. Travel safely at Portugal airports.


Passengers bound for mainland Portugal or transferring: after the check-in, it is mandatory to fill -preferably online- the Passenger Location Card.

Passengers bound for the Autonomous Region of Madeira: fill the Regional Health Authority (IASAÚDE) epidemiological survey between noon and 48 hours prior to departure.

Passengers travelling to the Autonomous Region of the Azores must complete a questionnaire from the Regional Health Authority 72 hours prior to departure.

In addition, passengers travelling to Portugal from South Africa, Brazil, Cyprus, India, Lithuania and Sweden must register at and complete a mandatory prophylactic isolation of 14 days. Confirm with your airline whether in the country from which you started your flight or made a stopover in these conditions also apply.


All passengers arriving in Portugal must present a valid RT-PCR test with a negative result for COVID-19, performed 72 hours prior to the moment of departure.

Children younger than 24 months of age.

When travelling between Lisbon, Porto and Faro, there is no need to submit a test.

Prophylactic/Quarantine Isolation

Prophylactic isolation of 14 days is mandatory for passengers from the following countries: South Africa, Brazil, Cyprus, India, Lithuania, Sweden.

(Passengers on flights with their initial origin in South Africa, India and Brazil, who have made a stopover or transit through other airports, and passengers on flights, regardless of origin, who present a passport with a departure record from South Africa and Brazil in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Portugal).

Confirm with your airline if in the country from which you started your flight or made a stopover in these conditions also apply.

Taking a test at the airport

Synlab (Tel +351 300 023 061; e-mail: [email protected]) performs PCR and rapid antigen tests from 6:00 am until 10:00 pm at the facility located in the public area of Terminal 1. Waiting time for results is 14-18 hours, but this depends on the epidemiological situation in the country at the time of taking the test.


Latest updates: March 02, 2022


World situation. General considerations
Due to the advancement of vaccination worldwide, documentation and testing restrictions have been eliminated in many countries. In fact, in some countries, by presenting the complete vaccination certificate against Coronavirus, RT-PCR or antigen test results are no longer required, nor is a health affidavit form.

However, we insist once again, that in the situation of constant changes, it is always important to consult and finalize details with the airline and, if necessary, with the airport as well as, in the case of international flights, with the embassy or consulate near the final destination, and also with the countries involved for connecting flights, if any.
In this sense, it is useful to review the International Map of the current restrictions of each country.

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