We wish to welcome visitors to the electronic portal of the Portuguese Embassy in Athens.
We inform that for face-to-face consular service, prior appointment is required through the online scheduling portal: https://portaldascomunidades.mne.gov.pt/pt/agendamento-online-de-atos-consulares
We would also like to inform you that, given the current health situation, only one user will be allowed at a time, using his own mask throughout his stay at the Embassy facilities.
The XIII Conference of Heads of State and Government (CCEG) of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP), held on July 17, 2021, in Luanda, Angola, awarded the category of Associate Observer to the Hellenic Republic.
From this moment onwards, the Hellenic Republic is even closer to all countries that have Portuguese as their official language.
Based on the various decisions of the Portuguese Government regarding the management of its borders within the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Embassy of Portugal appeals to the reading of the measures in force enacted by the Portuguese authorities, and subsequent compliance with the following recommendations:
AIR TRAFFIC TO PORTUGAL
According to Resolution of the Council of Ministers nº 59-B / 2021 and Despacho nº 4957-A / 2021, air traffic from and to mainland Portugal is allowed to:
1) Flights to and from countries that belong to the EU; countries that make up the Schengen Area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland); and the United Kingdom;
2) Flights from Australia, China, South Korea, USA, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau;
3) Flights that are not from/to EU countries or countries that make up the Schengen Area, exclusively for essential trips under the terms referred to in the Resolution of the Council of Ministers no. 45-C / 2021, those that are relieved for professional reasons, for study, for a family reunion, for health or humanitarian reasons.
4) Flights intended to allow nationals or foreign citizens holding a residence permit to return to Portugal, and flights to allow foreign citizens who are in Portugal who decide to return to their countries of origin, provided that they are referred by the competent authorities of such countries.
LABORATORY TEST RT- PCR
Before boarding, all passengers of any nationality, with the exception of children under 24 months, must present proof of laboratory test (RT-PCR) for screening of SARS-COV-2 infection, with a negative result, carried out within 72 hours prior to boarding. Foreign citizens who board without the aforementioned test must be refused entry into national territory.
The nucleic acid amplification test (TAAN) performed within 72 hours prior to boarding is also accepted.
The rapid antigen test (TRAg) performed within 24 hours prior to boarding is also accepted. Only TRAg tests included in the list of rapid antigen tests to identify COVID-19 disease in the Community Area, agreed by the European Union Health Security Committee, will be accepted.
ATTENTION: National and foreign citizens with legal residence in national territory, and their family members who are passengers of these flights and who, in violation of the duty to present proof of laboratory tests, proceed to board, will be, upon arrival, forwarded by the competent authorities, in national territory, to carry out the said test at their own expense, in a proper place inside the airport, where they will have to wait until the notification of the negative result.
OBLIGATION OF PROPHYLACTIC INSULATION IN PORTUGAL
Upon entry into mainland Portugal, passengers from South Africa, Brazil, India, and Nepal must comply with a 14-day prophylactic isolation period, at home or at a location indicated by the Health Authorities.
There is an exception to the need for prophylactic isolation provided to passengers traveling on essential journeys and whose period of stay in Portugal, attested by a return ticket, does not exceed 48 hours
Stopovers made in these countries are not considered for prophylactic isolation purposes.
This rule also applies to land and sea border entrances.
Passengers coming from these countries must complete the form on the travel.sef.pt platform.
ATTENTION: Prophylactic isolation is also applicable to passengers on flights with initial origin in South Africa, Brazil, or India, who have made a stopover or transited through other airports, and to passengers on flights, regardless of origin, who present a passport with departure registration from South Africa, Brazil or India within the 14 days prior to arriving in Portugal.
GROUND BORDER RESTRICTIONS
At land borders, mobile controls are set up for collective passenger transport vehicles, motorhomes, and light vehicles, in order to inform citizens of the duties they are subject to regarding prophylactic isolation (associated with the countries mentioned above).
For more information about journeys to Portugal, access the following links:
- COVID-19 | Implemented Measures in Portugal | www.visitportugal.com
- Tourism of Portugal https://portugalcleanandsafe.com/pt-pt
Are you going to an international event?
Access the following link to see some rules of the respective places: https://portaldascomunidades.mne.gov.pt/pt/eventos-internacionais-deslocacoes
Traveling abroad within the Covid-19 framework
Before going abroad, please be aware of the measures implemented in the country you are traveling to, as well as in the countries where you might be in transit. Please notice that, depending on where you want to go, rules are different.
You can access the following leaflet to check the precautions to take while preparing your trip, but also general recommendations so that it can take place with maximum safety:
Get advice about traveling here: https://portaldascomunidades.mne.gov.pt/pt/vai-viajar/conselhos-aos-viajantes and always follow up on information from local authorities, which may change procedures at any time.
HERE You can check the safety measures to prevent and fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the European Union: border control, required forms, and some other related information.