ALLOWED (Essential and non-essential travel)
Countries of the European Union, Schengen Associated countries (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Japan, Jordan, New Zealand, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao
ALLOWED (essential travel only)
Flights that are not from/to EU countries or associated with the Schengen Area are exclusively for essential travel (namely, those intended to allow the entry into Portugal of citizens travelling for professional, study, family reunion reasons, for health or humanitarian reasons, under point a) of the the second subpagraph of the article 27 of the Resolution 114-A/2021).
India, Nepal, and South Africa (Only essential travel)
“Essential travel” is defined as trips allowing the transit, entry into and departure from Portugal for professional purposes, study, family reunions, health and humanitarian reasons and under the reciprocity principle.
Attending WOMEX can be classified as “Essential Travel” provided you submit official invitation / confirmation letters from the WOMEX team and/or our local partner AMG along with the proof of your registration and your conference, showcase or film invitation letters.
Regarding invitation letters from WOMEX, please see below.
Controls might be undertaken upon arrival in Portugal airport.
The test result must include:
Passengers who present tests that do not comply with the requirements must undergo a new test on arrival, before entering Portuguese territory, at their own expense, and must wait in a designated place, inside the airport, until the result is notified.
If you are a foreigner visitor and want to do the test for COVID-19 shortly after arrival, before departure or at any time in mainland Portugal or Madeira you can do it:
Arriving to Portugal by Train
No restrictions of entrance, except for citizens coming from India, Nepal, and South Africa in the last 14 days, only for essential travel:
Yes, you can travel to Portugal. Please carry the original and official proof of your vaccination.
Even though you are vaccinated, depending on the country you fly from, you might be asked to present a RT-PCR Test (or similar NAAT test) - 72h before boarding, or Rapid Antigen Test - 48h before boarding the flight or to be allowed in Portugal. Also, best to check with your airline in advance, prior to taking the flight.
You can read the other requirements in the FAQs and the link below regarding necessary proof of a negative test to enter Portugal.Please check here for details: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal
Yes, you can travel to Portugal.
In case you are not vaccinated, you will need to present a RT-PCR Test (or similar NAAT test) - 72h before boarding, or Rapid Antigen Test - 48h before boarding the flight and on arrival. Also, best to check with your airline in advance, prior to taking the flight.Please check here for details: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal
In case you are travelling from India, Nepal, or South Africa, or have travelled in the last 14 days, you will be asked to quarantine.
Quarantine does not apply for travelers from these three countries:
Upon arrival in Portugal, you will be asked for:
Portuguese government has been taking all necessary public health measures to protect the entire population as well as their visitors. COVID-19 measures in force may be reviewed in accordance to the evolution of the pandemic.We suggest you to regularly visit these official websites as they are updated regularly:
In order to ensure a safe event experience, only guests who have passed the COVID-19 safe entry control can access WOMEX 21 venues and attend events.
To ensure a safe experience for everyone attending, official vaccine certificates or EU Digital COVID Certificate with a final dose at least 14 days prior or a negative COVID-19 test will be required to participate onsite at WOMEX 21 in Porto. If official vaccine certificates cannot be provided, a valid negative Antigen test (also known as Rapid test) or a valid negative PCR test will have to be presented to access any of the WOMEX 21 venues.
Depending on the kind of test you undertook and its validity, you will be required to renew the tests at your own costs in Porto each time after the validity has expired to access any of the WOMEX 21 venues. But, if you are an EU Citizen or a Resident, we highly recommend you to get The EU Digital COVID Certificate.The EU Digital COVID Certificate is accepted from 1 July at European border services, facilitate free movement of EU citizens and Residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a digital proof that a person:
Please note: If you are not an EU Citizen or a Resident, you cannot get a EU Digital COVID Certificate. Instead, you would be required to carry the original and official proof of your vaccination as it is also accepted to enter WOMEX 21 venues.Here are the common questions regarding the EU Digital COVID Certificate.
Also, please don’t forget to check in advance whether and if you need a test for the flight and/or arrival in your home or destination country.