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Following the continuing evolution of the health situation in Portugal and in the USA, the Portuguese Government has authorized the resumption of non-essential travel between the two countries. As such, all travels are allowed once again, including for tourism reasons.

To enter Portugal, both Portuguese and foreign nationals must present a negative RT-PCR test, done 72 hours before departing to Portugal, or a Rapid Antigen Test, made 24 hours before. Children under 12 years old are not require a test to enter Portugal.

Citizens from European Union Member States may use the EU Digital Certificate, instead of the negative covid test, as proof that they have been vaccinated. In order to get this certificate, citizens have to contact their respective national health authorities.


Despacho 5848-B/2021: 

On January 4th, 2021, at 10 am EST (3pm in the afternoon in mainland Portugal), the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union of the Embassy of Portugal, Washington, D.C. will be launched.

The Embassy of Portugal in Washington, D.C., cordially invites you to the virtual launching of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which will be followed by a piano concert, live, in the distinguished performing arts center “Casa da Música” (Porto), by world-renowned Portuguese composers Mário Laginha and Pedro Burmester.

The event will take place on the official pages of the Embassy of Portugal in Washington, D.C., on Facebook  and Youtube.


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