Welcome to this page of the Embassy of Portugal in Mexico, another instrument for us to keep in touch with our citizens, as well as with the friends of Portugal.
Portugal and México have on the last few years gone through a unique moment in their relationship, both on the economic and cultural spheres. Highlights include the visit of His Excellency the President of the Republic on July 2017, our participation as Guest of Honor at the 2018 Guadalajara International Book Fair and the presence of H.E. the Prime-Minister, António Costa, at the swearing in of President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador and at the closing of FIL 2018.
These were moments that show the excellence of our bilateral relations and give us great motivation for future challenges and the growth of our cooperation.
We will certainly have much to share in this page, releasing information about our activities, in particular those connected to the Portuguese language and culture, announcing moments of economic promotion, or alerting to relevant news about Portugal.
Thank you for visiting us!
Measures Implemented in Portugal
[Updated on 19 may]Portuguese government has been taking all necessary public health measures to protect the entire population as well as our visitors.Measures in force may be reviewed in accordance to the evolution of the pandemic.
I – ACCESSIBILITY
1) Arriving to Portugal by Plane
Allowed air traffic
All passengers are authorized to enter national territory, regardless of their origin or purpose of travel.
- Mandatory to present:
- A valid vaccination EU Digital COVID Certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or with a complete vaccination schedule and a vaccine booster)
- Or a valid test or recovery EU Digital COVID Certificate,
- Or a valid vaccination certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or a vaccine booster) or recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions
- Or a negative RT-PCR Test (or similar NAAT test) - 72h before boarding, or
- Or a negative Laboratorial Rapid Antigen Test- 24h before boarding (according to the European Commission list). Accepted vaccination certificates issued by third countries under reciprocal conditions: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, Colombia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Indonesia, Israel, Iceland, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malasya, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Seychelles, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), Uruguay, The Vatican, Vietnam (https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en), Accepted vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency - Comirnaty (BioNTech and Pfizer), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/human-regulatory/overview/public-health-threats/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/treatments-vaccines/covid-19-vaccines) - and Sinopharm (Vero Cell), Sinovac (Coronavac), Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin).Vaccination certificates are accepted if they consider one of the vaccines approved in Portugal and according to the terms that you can consult in "V - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / Vaccination" at the end of this page.
- Children under 12 do not need to present certificate or test.
- The law that required filling in the Passenger Locator Form on all flights to Portugal has been revoked, so it is no longer necessary to present it at the time of boarding.
- This information has been updated in accordance with Order No. 4829-A/2022, of 22 April, published by the Portuguese government, which determines the measures applicable to airports and maritime borders and defines the supervision of their operation. In Portugal, border control is ensured by ANA, S.A., by the PSP (Public Security Police), and by SEF (Portuguese Immigration and Border Service) and is carried out randomly to 25% of passengers upon arrival in the territory. For further information, contact SEF - Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras directly (www.sef.pt / firstname.lastname@example.org / //email@example.com" wbo-id="42">firstname.lastname@example.org), the most suitable entity to clarify any issues related to border control in Portugal.
Control measures do not apply to domestic flights.
2) Arriving to Portugal by Land
- In the case of travel by land, each traveller must obtain information about the measures and restrictions existing in each one of the countries of transit, directly with their authorities.
3) Arriving to Portugal by Sea
Same rules as arriving by air apply.
IMPORTANT: The information available on this page is a summary of the measures published by the Portuguese government during COVID-19 pandemic. Before traveling, it is important to confirm the entry formalities and procedures with the airline company and the Portuguese border service - SEF (www.sef.pt / email@example.com), the entity responsible for the border control.
II – GENERAL RULES
RULES IN MAINLAND PORTUGAL
- Mandatory mask:
- in public transports, taxis and similar passenger transports;
- access and visits to care and nursing homes and health facilities.
- General behavior guidelines
- Social distancing;
- Frequent hand washing;
- Respiratory etiquette.
III – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Clean & Safe
In tourism, the “Clean & Safe” seal was implemented allowing tourists to have increased security and confidence in the use of accommodation establishments, in the various tourist services and tourist attractions.National measures - https://covid19estamoson.gov.pt/ (in Portuguese)
Updated information on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal at WHO - World Health Organization (https://covid19.who.int/region/euro/country/pt) or at DGS – Portuguese General Directorate of Health (https://covid19.min-saude.pt/).
Essential Travel definition
“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.
Controls might be undertaken upon arrival to airport;b. The test result performed in a test certified centre must include:
- type of test taken;
- passenger name (as per passport);
- date of birth;
- clear identification of the laboratory including the certification;
- the date and time the sample was collected and the explicit negative test result;
SMS is not a valid format.
Laboratorial Rapid Antigen Tests accepted according to the European Commission list.
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.d. 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:
- at the Airport. Information at https://www.ana.pt/en/corporate/ana/faq;
- in a laboratory approved by the Portuguese Health General Directorate. Find the list at https://covid19.min-saude.pt/infoadrpcc/;
- in one of the hospitals and clinics included in the Portugal Health Passport that can provide you personalized support in your language. The test for Covid-19 must be scheduled with a consultation and the results will be available in up to 72 hours. More information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org;
- if you are in the Algarve, you find information about testing points at www.visitalgarve.pt
The vaccination schedule is considered complete after taking:
a) From a single-dose vaccine, for vaccines with a one-dose vaccine schedule;
b) The second dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 with a two-dose vaccine schedule, even if doses of two different vaccines have been administered; or
c) A single dose of a vaccine against COVID -19 with a two-dose vaccination schedule for people who have recovered from the disease, if it is indicated in the vaccination certificate that the vaccination schedule was completed after administration of one dose.The vaccination schedule is complete 14 days after the last dose has been taken.Accepted vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency - Comirnaty (BioNTech and Pfizer), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/human-regulatory/overview/public-health-threats/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/treatments-vaccines/covid-19-vaccines) - and Sinopharm (Vero Cell), Sinovac (Coronavac), Bharat Biotech International (Covaxin).
Vaccines accepted in Madeira Islands: Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac/Instituto Buntantan, Instituto Gambaleya (Sputnik V) and Sinopharm (VeroCell)
EU Digital COVID Certificate
The EU Digital COVID Certificate is a digital proof that a person:
√ Has been vaccinated against COVID-19, or
√ Has received a negative test result (NAAT test or Rapid Antigen test), or
√ Has recovered from COVID-19.* Children under 12 years old are exempt of presenting the EU Digital COVID Certificate or testing requirements
* It is valid for 270 days since the last dose has been taken, in a complete vaccination schedule (see "Vaccination", above). Under 18 years old, the vaccination certificate indicating the complete vaccination schedule will also be valid for periods of 270 days after issuance.
Certificates issued by third countries, under reciprocal conditions
Vaccination certificates must include:
– Given name(s) and surname(s) of the holder;
- Date of birth;
– Disease or agent targeted: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 or one of its variants);
– Vaccine against COVID-19 or prophylaxis;
– Name of the vaccine against COVID-19;
– Marketing authorization holder or manufacturer of the vaccine against COVID-19;
– Number in a series of doses as well as the total number of doses in the series;
– Date of vaccination, indicating the date of the last dose administered;
– Member State or third country where the vaccine was administered;
– Entity issuing the certificate.
Recovery certificates must include:
– Given name(s) and surname(s) of the holder;
- Date of birth;
- Disease or agent from which the holder recovered: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 or one of its variants);
– Date of the first positiveresult of the diagnostic test;
– Member State or third country in which the diagnostic test was performed;
– Entity issuing the certificate;
– Valid certificateNon-reciprocity in the recognition by third countries of the validity of the EU COVID Digital Certificate issued by Portugal, in the modalities of vaccination or recovery certificates, prevents the recognition of the validity of certificates issued by these third countries.
More Travel Information
At the European Union website - https://reopen.europa.eu - you can find information on each country about borders, available means of transport, travel restrictions, health and public safety measures, as well as other practical information.To know which are the travel regulations all around the world, check the map at the IATA Travel Centre.The Portuguese airports (Lisboa, Porto, Faro, Ponta Delgada e Funchal) have implemented several initiatives to keep staff and passengers safer. A body temperature measurement system was implemented on arrival. More information at https://www.ana.pt/en/passenger-guide/what-you-need-to-know/covid-19
If you are Portuguese or you live in Portugal, in case you have a scheduled trip, you should consult the restrictions in each country on the Portal das Comunidades:
www.portaldascomunidades.mne.pt/pt/conselhos-aos-viajantesIf you are travelling and you need support on your return to Portugal, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Portuguese travellers line - email@example.com/ +351 217 929 714 / +351 961 706 472
Portuguese citizens living outside Europe can apply online for birth registration and Portuguese nationality for their children.
With this expansion, the service now covers Portuguese diaspora communities on four continents: Europe, Africa, America and Asia, allowing nationals residing there to request online birth registration and the attribution of Portuguese nationality to their children born less than one year before, free of charge and without traveling to the consular post.
Following the enlargement to EU countries in November 2021, the online birth registration is now available in all Portuguese-speaking countries, including in Macao territory, and in several countries whose official language is English, French or Spanish, in a total of 58 countries, including Mexico.
Access to the online birth registration is made on the ‘Portal da Justiça’ website (https://nascimento.justica.gov.pt/), through authentication with the Digital Mobile Key, via mobile phone, or with the Citizen Card, using a cards reader and the PIN code for authentication. If one of the parents is a foreigner, it can be asked for the Digital Mobile Key to be associated with the passport number at the consular post.
To submit the application, it is necessary to attach the proof of birth document, issued by the maternity hospital where the birth took place, and the local birth registration.
In case the documents are not in English, French or Spanish, it is necessary to attach the multilingual form, issued under the Convention on the Issue of Multilingual Extracts from Civil Status Records, or a certified Portuguese translation. An information page about this service is available on the ‘Portal da Justiça’ website.
This measure is a joint initiative of Justice and Foreign Affairs’ governmental areas.