COVID testing in the Algarve

If you plan to travel over the coming months, it is more likely than not, that you will need to show a negative Covid 19 test.

Current requirements to enter Portugal:

  • negative PCR test (taken within 72 hours of boarding) 
  • OR a negative ANTIGEN test (taken within 48 hours of boarding).
  • OR a Digital Vaccine Certificate
  • complete a passenger location form (on the airplane or online here).

The above applies to all passengers from EU/Schengen space and the UK (see note), excluding children below the age of 12, if travelling with parents/adults.

NOTE: Passengers arriving from the UK , ages 12 and over, are required to show a negative test, even if they have completed vaccination.


For news about the government plans to reopen Portugal, please follow this link: https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-07-30/portugal-beginning-to-open-again/61443

Those travelling from the UK, who have not been completely vaccinated, are obliged to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Portugal. Those who have completed vaccination do not need to quarantine. Those under 18 years of age, travelling with adults who have completed their vaccinations, are not obliged to quarantine.

Returning to the UK from Portugal

From July 19th UK residents who are fully vaccinated through the UK vaccine rollout will no longer have to self-isolate when they return to the UK.
They will still have to take a pre-departure test before they go and a PCR test on or before day two.
You are no longer required to take a day 8 test.

Return to UK requirements:

  • you need to complete a Passenger Locator Form;
  • take a Covid test in Portugal and have a negative result in the 3 days before your return journey;
  • book a day 2 Covid test in the UK (for Green and Amber List requirements). Day 8 test is no longer required;
  • under-18s do NOT need to isolate on return;
  • under-10s do NOT need to isolate on return and do NOT need any tests;
  • check with your airline if they require a PCR or lateral flow test.

Austria
More information here

Belgium
More information here

Denmark
More information here

Finland
More information here

France
More information here

Germany
More information here

Greece
More information here.

Iceland
More information here.

Ireland
More information here.

Italy
More information here.

Luxembourg
More information here.

Netherlands
More information here.

Norway
More information here.

Portugal
More information here.

Russia
More information here.

Spain
More information here.

Sweden
More information here.

Switzerland
More information here.

Turkey
Turkish Airlines have published a country-by-country breakdown of flight restrictions to Turkey.

UK
More information here.

USA
COVID-19 restrictions vary from state to state CDC website

Canada
More information here.


NOTE: the situation changes rapidly. Be sure to check with the airline for their requirements, check the official information for your destination and the country of departure.

For more information contact the Algarve Tourism Board on phone number +351 931 125 106 or +351 289 818 582.


Find out where you can get tested for Covid 19 in the Algarve below.


Synlab - Faro Airport

Aeroporto de Faro 8006-901 FARO

+351 289 821 002

JCS Lagoa

Rua Basílio Teles, 39 8400-355 LAGOA

+351 282 413 363

Synlab - Lagoa

Parque Empresarial do Algarve, Lt. 6 - Lj. 1 8400-431 LAGOA

+351 282 485 773

Unilabs - Drive-thru Portimão

Portimão Arena - Parque de Feiras e Expo 8500-454 PORTIMÃO

https://go.unilabs.pt/

JCS Portimão

Largo Dom João II, 21 8500-533 PORTIMÃO

+351 282 413 363

Unilabs - HPA Portimão | S. Camilo

Hospital São Camilo, R. Pedro Álvares Cabral, Portimão, Portugal

+351 282 420 020

https://go.unilabs.pt/

JCS Almancil II

Avenida 5 de Outubro, 63 RC Almancil

+351 289 396 293

JCS Monchique

Rua Serpa Pinto 7, Monchique, Portugal

+351 282 413 363

JCS Quarteira

Rua da Alagoa, Edifício Armação II, Lote C Quarteira

+351 289 049 920

JCS Tavira

Largo das Sete Ruas, 1, Tavira

+351 281 512 528

Synlab - Clínica Médica de Quarteira

Edifício Gaveto - Rua Bartolomeu Dias, Loj 8 Quarteira

+351 289 248 072

Unilabs - HPA Alvor

Hospital Particular do Algarve - Alvor - Grupo HPA Saúde, Estr. do Alvor, 8500-322 Alvor, Portugal

+351 282 420 400

https://go.unilabs.pt/

Algarve Biomedical Center | Drive-thru Estádio Algarve

Estádio do Algarve, Almancil, Portugal

+351 289 244 476

JCS Estói

Rua de Faro 30, Estoi, Portugal

+351 289 992 190

JCS Faro II

Rua Lethes 51, Faro, Portugal

+351 289 829 363

JCS Faro III

Rua Doutor Justino Cumano 38, Faro, Portugal

+351 289 829 363

HPA Guia

Centro Comercial Algarve Shopping, Piso 1, Lj A, 104

+351 808 100 022

SYNLAB-Ponto de Colheita em Albufeira

Edifício Arcadas de S. João – Av.ª dos Descobrimentos, Fracção

+351 289 571 455

SYNLAB-Ponto de Colheita em Armação de Pêra

Edifício Atlântico I – Avenida Marginal, Loja H, Amrmacao de Pera

+351 282 443 306

AQUALAB-Análises Clínicas Silves

Edifício Almedina 1, R. Cândido dos Reis Lote 1 Loja B, r/c, 8300-126 Silves

+351 282 444 485

AQUALAB-Lagoa

Largo Miguel Bombarda 6, 8400-369 Lagoa

+351 282 356 281

Synlab - Faro Airport

Aeroporto de Faro 8006-901 FARO
+351 289 821 002

JCS Lagoa

Rua Basílio Teles, 39 8400-355 LAGOA
+351 282 413 363

Synlab - Lagoa

Parque Empresarial do Algarve, Lt. 6 - Lj. 1 8400-431 LAGOA
+351 282 485 773

Unilabs - Drive-thru Portimão

Portimão Arena - Parque de Feiras e Expo 8500-454 PORTIMÃO
https://go.unilabs.pt/

JCS Portimão

Largo Dom João II, 21 8500-533 PORTIMÃO
+351 282 413 363

Unilabs - HPA Portimão | S. Camilo

Hospital São Camilo, R. Pedro Álvares Cabral, Portimão, Portugal
+351 282 420 020
https://go.unilabs.pt/

JCS Almancil II

Avenida 5 de Outubro, 63 RC Almancil
+351 289 396 293

JCS Monchique

Rua Serpa Pinto 7, Monchique, Portugal
+351 282 413 363

JCS Quarteira

Rua da Alagoa, Edifício Armação II, Lote C Quarteira
+351 289 049 920

JCS Tavira

Largo das Sete Ruas, 1, Tavira
+351 281 512 528

Synlab - Clínica Médica de Quarteira

Edifício Gaveto - Rua Bartolomeu Dias, Loj 8 Quarteira
+351 289 248 072

Unilabs - HPA Alvor

Hospital Particular do Algarve - Alvor - Grupo HPA Saúde, Estr. do Alvor, 8500-322 Alvor, Portugal
+351 282 420 400
https://go.unilabs.pt/

Algarve Biomedical Center | Drive-thru Estádio Algarve

Estádio do Algarve, Almancil, Portugal
+351 289 244 476

JCS Estói

Rua de Faro 30, Estoi, Portugal
+351 289 992 190

JCS Faro II

Rua Lethes 51, Faro, Portugal
+351 289 829 363

JCS Faro III

Rua Doutor Justino Cumano 38, Faro, Portugal
+351 289 829 363

HPA Guia

Centro Comercial Algarve Shopping, Piso 1, Lj A, 104
+351 808 100 022

SYNLAB-Ponto de Colheita em Albufeira

Edifício Arcadas de S. João – Av.ª dos Descobrimentos, Fracção
+351 289 571 455

SYNLAB-Ponto de Colheita em Armação de Pêra

Edifício Atlântico I – Avenida Marginal, Loja H, Amrmacao de Pera
+351 282 443 306

AQUALAB-Análises Clínicas Silves

Edifício Almedina 1, R. Cândido dos Reis Lote 1 Loja B, r/c, 8300-126 Silves
+351 282 444 485

AQUALAB-Lagoa

Largo Miguel Bombarda 6, 8400-369 Lagoa
+351 282 356 281