Portugal holidays are back on the cards as the country is on the green list – meaning its reopened to UK tourists and quarantine is not needed when you return back.
Important travel information for Portugal
If you’re planning to hit some of Portugal’s most beautiful beaches, there are plenty of holiday deals still to be found, but if you’re looking to book, remember there are important criteria to consider including testing requirements for both heading to Portugal, and returning to the UK. Here are some top tips when travelling to Portugal this summer :
- Show a negative PCR test when boarding your flight. This must be taken 72 hours prior to departure.
- Your temperature is likely to be checked on arrival in Portugal, and in some cases a further PCR test will be requested.
- Before your flight home, you’ll need to take a Covid 19 test and complete a Passenger Locator Form
- 2 days after returning to the UK, you’ll need to take another PCR test
After almost 12 months of prohibited non-essential travel, huge numbers of UK holiday makers have decided that all the testing requirements are a small price to pay to finally enjoy a holiday abroad.
3 of the best places to stay in Portugal
The charming and vibrant city of Lisbon is a mix of historical architecture and modern living. For UK holiday makers looking to combine a few days on the beach as well as experience beautiful Portuguese city culture, Lisbon is ideal.
There is so much to see and do in the Portuguese capital that you will never find yourself stuck for things to do. Enjoy its dynamic dining scene, learn about the wealth of culture and spend nights getting swept up in the energetic nightlife.
Albufeira is a former fishing village that’s noted for its long beaches peppered with colourful, sun-soaked cliffs. This beach resort is one of the liveliest and energetic destinations in the Algarve.
The local marina that was once central to the area’s fishing economy is now the jumping point for diving excursions and boat trips. The beautiful promenade is lined with lovely apartments painted in pastel and neon hues, and the beautiful beach is suitable for swimmers of all ages. A perfect holiday destination.
The charming town of Sintra is nestled in the pine-covered hills of the Serra de Sintra mountains west of Lisbon. This is where every tourist comes to live out their fantasy of wandering through a fairytale.
The area is best-known for its collection of castles, most notably the colourful Pena Palace, one of the most distinct palaces anywhere in Europe.
If you’re travelling to green-listed Portugal this summer, book early, and remember to book your car parking for hassle free travel.