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Latest Travel to Portugal from Ireland - Updated 10th January 2022

Written on Monday 7 June 2021

Latest update: 10th Jan. 2022

Information according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Travel to Portugal

All passengers must fill in a Passenger Locator Card before departure to Portugal.

From December 1st 2021 passengers arriving into Portugal by air must hold a negative COVID-19 test even if they are fully vaccinated.

Tests accepted:

Passenger Categories Exempt from Negative Test Requirement

  • Holders of a valid EU Digital Covid Certificate of recovery from Covid-19 (issued less than 180 days before travel)
  • Children under the age of 12
  • Essential workers (defined by Portugal as workers in transport, emergency and security services)
  • Cross-border workers (working within 30 km of Portugal’s border)

If you arrive in Portugal without a valid negative test result (and you do not fall into one of the exempt categories listed above), you will need to take a PCR or Rapid Antigen Test on arrival at your own expense. If you test positive, you will need to complete a mandatory isolation, potentially in a suitable location identified by the authorities.

Specific information for Madeira islands is available here.

Specific information for Azores archipelago is available at

    Booking Your COVID-19 Test At an On-site Test Centre

    There are two private operators, RocDoc and Randox, offering RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen COVID-19 testing at Dublin Airport. Click below to find out more about pricing and locations:

    Returning to Ireland

    All passengers must fill in Ireland's COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form within 72 hours before you arrive.

    Once completed an email confirmation will be sent to you, which must be presented to an Immigration Officer at Passport Control.

    More information about the form can be found here

    Travel Tips

    Book Your Travel Services & Sign-Up For Flight Alerts

    Go to to book your car parking, Fast Track Security or the T1 Lounge and an enhanced travel experience. Sign-up for airport information and real-time flight alerts via WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. Click below for more information:

    Prepare For Security

    Arrive at least 2 hours before a short-haul flight and 3 hours before a long-haul flight.

    Click below for reminders of how to prepare your liquids, gets and pastes and view the safety measures put in place to protect you. Click below for more detailed information:

    Check Travel Advice and Forms

    Before you travel, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website for all travel advice. 

    Remember to complete the necessary passenger locator forms and COVID-19 tests before travel. Click before for further Travel Updates and Advice:

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