Rapid PCR test
PCR test Portugal
Last updated: 30-12-2021
All travellers to Portugal must show a negative PCR test or antigen test. Even if you have been fully vaccinated, you must show a negative test result. Travellers who have a recovery certificate do not have to show a test. Make a corona test appointment at Book Your Covid now and download your test result in the CoronaCheck app.
Corona rules in Portugal
Fill in a Passenger Locator Card before leaving for Portugal.
All travellers aged 12 and over must show a negative coronation test to enter Portugal. This may be:
- a negative antigen test taken up to 48 hours before departure, or;
- a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours before departure.
- Note: This also applies to vaccinated persons.
- Exception: If you can show a recovery certificate of up to 180 days, you do not have to be tested.
For the most up-to-date and complete information it is best to check the website of the Portuguese government.
Open daily from 08:00 to 19:45
Choice of 50+ test locations:
Plan your corona test online
You can immediately book a place and time. You will receive a booking confirmation containing a barcode.
Tested within minutes
Bring your ID and booking confirmation. No long queues with us!
Urgent PCR test delivers results often within 30 minutes. With a normal PCR test the same day or next day. Load your results into the CoronaCheck-app, you will also receive a certified travel certificate from us!
Did you know?
If you have tested positive, you can download your recovery certificate in the CoronaCheck-app after 11 days!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use the test result for travelling abroad?
Yes you can! You can link your test result to the Corona Check App and travel internationally (DCC). You are responsible for checking the regulations of your destination.
What should I bring to my test appointment?
Your booking confirmation number, ID, and don't forget your mask! Be aware it is not possible to get tested with only a copy of your ID.
What kind of test is being used.
Validated rapid tests administered by a qualified healthcare professional. The medical and pharmaceutical responsibility of the testing rests with the employed physicians and pharmacists of the testing provider. This is basically a nasal swab. The test provider may choose to combine the nasal swab with a throat swab. For PCR tests are ISO 15189 certified laboratories used.
Can I also be tested if I have no complaints?
Yes, that's possible. PCR tests are very good at detecting the virus in the period prior to becoming ill, so they are more reliable before you have symptoms. If you decide to take an Antigen Test without complaints, it may be negative, in which case the result has no value, or it may be positive and in that case you should assume that this is correct. It is therefore better to do the PCR test to exclude an infection without symptoms.