Portugal has welcomed all visitors independently of the country of origin or purpose of travel. Portugal is the perfect holiday destination year-round, with its mild climate, 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and splendid contrasting landscapes within its seven regions, plus superb cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people.
Visitors arriving on the mainland Portugal from India, will be required to present the following documents as mandate & no quarantine will be obligatory upon arrival. The document includes –
- A negative RT-PCR Test (or similar NAAT test) – 72h before boarding, or a negative Laboratorial Rapid Antigen Test- 24h before boarding (according to the European Commission list);
- Exception, children under 12 do not need to present certificate or test.
Combining a Mediterranean influence with the coolness of the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is known for its mild, sunny climate and diverse landscapes that go from the magnificent coastal beaches to the golden plains of the Alentejo, the verdant mountains of the interior to the peaceful, lush nature of the Azores and Madeira islands.
It is also known for its long history and for its imposing heritage, for its culture, which is always dynamic; for its unique, comforting cuisine full of flavours and aromas and always for its relaxed, simple, and unmatched setting, with open arms for those visiting and coming back. Portugal is the home of the world’s oldest demarcated wine region – the Douro, a World Heritage Site, where Port Wine is produced – and one of Europe’s oldest universities, the magnificent University of Coimbra, established in the 13th century, also classified by UNESCO. The land of the Discoveries, of Fado, of age-old traditions tied its vast sea.
“India has always been a strong source market for us, and in the pre-covid period, we saw a significant increase in tourists from India. We can’t wait to welcome back Indian visitors to Portugal,” Claudia Matias, Director, Visit Portugal India said.