Tourists arriving at Faro Airport no longer need to provide a COVID-19 digital certificate or negative test result. This follows the Portuguese government’s decision to end verification measures for passengers on international flights.
Effective from the start of July, the new regime means visitors will not have to complete a passenger locator form on arrival. According to the government, the epidemiological situation in Portugal is now stable as a result of high vaccination rates, the availability of new drugs for serious illness and improved knowledge about the pandemic and infection.
To that end, it noted, in an international (and especially EU) context, restrictions such as proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative COVID-19 test were no longer justified.
Full details about the new and existing entry requirements, including passport information, are outlined and regularly updated on the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s travel advice website.
These currently state: “A passenger locator form is no longer required for entry to mainland Portugal, Madeira and the Azores… There are no COVID vaccination or testing requirements for entry to mainland Portugal, Madeira and Porto Santo.”
In June, the Portuguese government also announced that it was boosting the number of border and security staff at airports this summer, including Faro.