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Portugal COVID test prior to flight?

Old Jun 14, 22, 10:24 am
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Portugal COVID test prior to flight?

In the 'clear as mud' category (and useless airline which is now a wet lease, another thread!) is whether someone who is a) a Canadian citizen b) has had 3 WHO approved vaccines requires a covid test to fly to Lisbon. It seems to me that the answer is yes, since they don't seem to accept Canadian vaccine proof. Does this sound right?

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Old Jun 14, 22, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by emma69 View Post
In the 'clear as mud' category (and useless airline which is now a wet lease, another thread!) is whether someone who is a) a Canadian citizen b) has had 3 WHO approved vaccines requires a covid test to fly to Lisbon. It seems to me that the answer is yes, since they don't seem to accept Canadian vaccine proof. Does this sound right?

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Yes you do, assuming you have a Canadian vaccine certificate. If so, it's not one of the 40 non-EU countries with a reciprocal vaccine certificate agreement with Portugal, so you have to test (72 hours before departure for PCR, or 24 hours for observed antigen) to enter Portugal via air.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 2:27 pm
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Yes you do, assuming you have a Canadian vaccine certificate. If so, it's not one of the 40 non-EU countries with a reciprocal vaccine certificate agreement with Portugal, so you have to test (72 hours before departure for PCR, or 24 hours for observed antigen) to enter Portugal via air.
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Old Jun 27, 22, 10:09 am
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Did you end up going yet? according to Air Canada, Canada is on the list of accepted vaccine countries and does not require testing.
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Old Jul 5, 22, 1:28 pm
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Did you end up going yet? according to Air Canada, Canada is on the list of accepted vaccine countries and does not require testing.
Flew on Wednesday with Transat out of Toronto. Girl in front of me in the queue (it was her second time queuing!) was sent to go and get a covid test at the airport testing facility for the flight to Lisbon when she tried to check in / bag drop. The agent doing my bag drop did not ask to see my certificate (I deliberately did not show I had it as I was intrigued as to whether I would be asked per this thread) so in true Flyertalk fashion, YMMV. Glad I had it though, as the line was over 2 hours to drop my bag, and if they sent me to go and get the test and queue again like that girl had to, I would have a) missed by flight and b) not been a happy bunny.

Nothing was requested on landing, I used the e-gates and was straight through.

Returning to Canada they checked vaccine certificates and marked the back of the passport with an identifier which they checked again at the gate.

ETA - just saw on the other thread that apparently as of July 1 no testing needed. So moot I guess! Ah well, just reporting back!!

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Old Jul 15, 22, 3:12 am
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As we have a dedicated forum for Spain & Portugal, am going to move this thread over there. Please continue to follow the discussion in that forum.

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