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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.

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Mandatory PCR tests or rapid antigen tests to enter Portugal. It is mandatory to fill in the Passenger Locator Card – PLC.

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In order to provide information on travel to and from mainland Portugal within the framework of COVID-19, it is suggested to read the information at the following link: https://portaldascomunidades.mne.gov.pt/pt/covid-19-viagens-para-portugal

If you intend to travel within the scope of an international event, we recommend reading the information available at: https://portaldascomunidades.mne.gov.pt/pt/eventos-internacionais-deslocacoes

 

RT-PCR LABORATORY TEST

For trips to Portugal, passengers must present, at the time of departure, proof of a laboratory nucleic acid amplification test (TAAN) or rapid antigen test (TRAg) for screening for SARS-CoV-2 infection with negative results, carried out within 72 or 48 hours before departure, respectively. Airlines will be responsible for verifying the existence of the aforementioned test at the time of departure.

This requirement also applies for the entrance in Portugal through land borders, regardless of the means of transport used.

AIR TRAFFIC TO PORTUGAL

Essential and non-essential travel to and from mainland Portugal is authorized:

- for passengers coming from the Member States of the European Union, to and from countries associated with the Schengen area (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland);

- for passengers holding an EU COVID Digital Certificate and passengers holding a digital certificate for a COVID-19 vaccine with marketing authorization;

- for passengers possessing proof of vaccination attesting that the vaccination schedule has been completed, for at least 14 days, with a vaccine against COVID-19 with marketing authorization;

- passengers traveling to and from destinations whose epidemiological situation is in accordance with the Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of June 30th, 2020, included in the list to be defined by the members of the Government in charge of Foreign Affairs, National Defense, Internal Administration, Health and Civil Aviation, subject to confirmation of reciprocity;

- passengers on essential journeys, from countries not identified on the list and to be defined by the members of the Government, namely:

- travel for professional, study, family, health, or humanitarian reasons;

- travel to allow the return to the respective countries of foreign citizens, who are in mainland Portugal, provided that the competent authorities of those countries promote such flights, subject to a prior request and agreement, and respecting the principle of reciprocity.

It is mandatory to fill in the Passenger Locator Card - PLC to enter Portugal. The PLC can be submitted 4 days before arrival in Portugal. Fill out your PLC through the following link: https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card

Foreign citizens without legal residence in the national territory who stop at a national airportmust wait for a connecting flight to the respective countries in a proper place inside the airport.

MANDATORY PROPHYLACTIC ISOLATION IN PORTUGAL

The presentation of the EU COVID Digital Certificate does not exempt the presentation of tests for screening for SARS-CoV-2 infection. It only exempts the fulfillment of quarantine or prophylactic isolation, when this is imposed for travel reasons, namely by virtue of the country of origin, the presentation of:

- EU COVID Digital Certificate of vaccination or recovery;

- Equivalent certificates issued by the authorities of Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Northern Macedonia, Monaco, Morocco, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine; and

- Proofs of complete vaccination and recovery issued by third countries and recognized by dispatch from the members of the Government responsible for the areas of Foreign Affairs, National Defense, Internal Administration, Health, and Civil Aviation.

The tests are not required for children under 12 years of age.

Passengers coming from countries considered at risk within the scope of the pandemic situation caused by COVID-19 included on the list to be defined by the members of the Government in charge for areas such as Foreign Affairs, National Defense, Internal Administration, Health and Civil Aviation are required, after entering mainland Portugal, to undergo a period of prophylactic isolation of 14 days, at home or at a place indicated by the health authorities, not considering an airport stopover in any of these countries as the country of origin.

All passengers on flights from Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, and Zimbabwe are required to comply with a 14-day quarantine after entering Mainland Portugal, at their home or in a place indicated by the health authorities.

The use of mask is mandatory in all closed spaces and in all areas not excepted by the Directorate-General for Health.

Access to restaurants, spaces, and indoor spaces in Portugal is only possible with an EU COVID Digital Certificate of vaccination or recovery.

From the 2nd to the 9th of January, time of restraint for existing contacts during the festive season, specific rules will be adopted:

Whenever possible, teleworking is mandatory.

Classes restart on January the 10th.

Closing of clubs and bars.

 

Based on the various decisions of the Greek 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 current measures in force enacted by the local authorities, and subsequent compliance with the following recommendations:

The Greek Government determined that all travelers who wish to travel to Greece must complete the Passenger Location Form (PLF) which is available on the platform https://travel.gov.gr.

All travelers are required to complete and submit their PLF at least 24 hours in advance before entering the country. They must provide detailed information about their starting point, the duration of their previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay in Greece.

All passengers coming from our country must be prepared for random tests upon arrival.

Requirements to travelers for entering Greece (also applicable to children over twelve):

- Ban on entering Greece for citizens from countries that do not belong to the EU or Schengen area, except passengers and permanent residents of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, South Korea, USA, UAE, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Northern Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, United Kingdom, Russia, San Marino, Holy See, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and the Vatican.

- Mandatory filing of the Passenger Location Form (PLF) by all passengers who want to travel to Greece, through the website https://travel.gov.gr.

- Presentation of a COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate (of the two doses if applicable), issued by a public entity in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Russian; the certificate must include first and last name (as written in the passport), type of vaccine, number of doses and dates of administration; the trip can only take place 14 days after the administration of the last dose, or

- With the presentation of a COVID-19 PCR negative test in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Russian, performed 72 hours before arrival in Greece; or

Presentation of rapid antigen test, in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Russian; or

Presentation of a certificate issued by a public entity confirming that the traveler fell ill and recovered from COVID-19 in the last nine months of the date indicated in the certificate.

All passengers coming from abroad will be randomly subjected to the COVID-19 test upon arrival, based on the procedures provided by the PLF.

In the case of health monitoring, the traveler will have to be self-isolated at the place/address of the final destination in Greece (indicated in the PLF), awaiting the result of the clinical analysis. If the person tests positive, the passenger must remain in quarantine for 14 days under the supervision of the Greek authorities; if the results come back negative, then the traveler will be able to proceed with the travel plan.

On domestic trips to and from the islands, the following documents will always be required:

- Presentation of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (of the two doses if applicable), issued by a public entity in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Russian; the certificate must include first and last name (as written in the passport), type of vaccine, number of doses and dates of administration; the trip can only take place 14 days after administration of the last dose, or

Presentation of COVID-19 PCR negative test in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Russian, performed 72 hours before arrival in Greece; or

Presentation of rapid antigen test, in Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Russian.

For trips to and between islands, it is recommended to arrive at the departure port at least one prior to the departure.

The Greek Government has also decided to make it mandatory for all citizens who are not vaccinated to submit a rapid antigen test or a negative self-test when embarking from the islands to the mainland.

Access to indoor spaces such as museums, restaurants, shops (except supermarkets and pharmacies) is only possible through the presentation of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or recovery certificate issued less than 6 months ago.

Bear in mind that, due to the volatility of the situation, the rules for entering the country might change without prior notice, and, if the epidemiological situation becomes worse, possible restrictions on circulation in Greece cannot be excluded.

Contacts

Av. Vassilissis Sofias, nº 23 - 1º/2º
10674 Atenas

+30 21072 90061 (Chancery)
+30 21072 90096 (Chancery)
+30 21072 36784 (Ambassador's Office)
+30 21072 90052 (Consular Section)
+30 21072 57505 (AICEP / Commercial Section)
atenas@mne.pt (General)
sconsular.atenas@mne.pt (Consular Section)
aicep.athens@portugalglobal.pt (AICEP / Commercial Section)

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