Travel information

Car rental makes your holiday complete and in order to enjoy it to the fullest, we advise you to prepare your travel plans well! Make sure you are familiar with all the travel restrictions of your holiday destination. We have gathered important and relevant information for you, such as the necessary travel documents and health regulations.

On this page you will find the information for our top destinations for everyone with the Dutch nationality. Are you going to another country or do you have another nationality? We will send an e-mail with the a configurator after you made a car rental reservation. This allows you to check the regulations for your travel destination.

Check the travel information for:

Spain

Italy

Greece

Portugal

 


 

Travel information Spain

Destination Spain / Nationality Netherlands

Entry requirements

Coronavirus: The entry is partly possible. Travellers from the following regions may enter: EU, Schengen area. In addition, entry is again permitted from the following third countries https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm (https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm.). The entry requirement is linked to the country of departure and not the nationality of the travellers.

However, the measures currently vary greatly from area to area and it is therefore imperative to enquire about the current status at the responsible foreign mission before beginning a planned trip.

Travellers who have stayed outside the above mentioned permitted countries before the start of the journey must expect to be refused entry. This concerns the last 14 days before entry.

Travel within the country:

Travel within the country is only partially possible until further notice. An overview of the current local measures can be found at the following link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm (https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm).

Domestic travel to the Balearic Islands
- Travel from other autonomous communities or from the Canary Islands to the Balearic Islands is unrestricted. - However, the respective transport companies may have their own requirements for travellers. Please inform yourself about this in good time in advance.

Domestic travel to the Canary Islands
- Travel from other autonomous communities or from the Balearic Islands to the Canary Islands is possible without restrictions. - However, the respective transport companies may have their own requirements for travellers. Please inform yourself in this regard in good time in advance.
Important on entry:

A negative COVID-19 test is required.

- Compulsory testing applies to travellers from risk areas and all travellers from the UK. The classification of risk areas can be found at the following link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm (https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm). - Travellers affected must present a negative test result according to NAAT procedures (for example PCR, TMA, LAMP and others), which must not be older than 72 hours. - Antigen tests recognised in the EU that are no more than 48 hours old will also be accepted, but not from travellers from the UK. - The result must be presented in original, hard copy or electronically and in Spanish, German, French or English. It must include the name, date of test, location of the laboratory, method of testing and the final negative test result. - Children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing. An entry form/health form is required. - Travelers by air must fill out the following form: https://www.spth.gob.es/ (https://www.spth.gob.es/.). - Travelers by sea must complete the following form: https://spthm.puertos.es (https://spthm.puertos.es). - Alternatively, the app https://www.spth.gob.es (https://www.spth.gob.es) can be used to register. - The form must be completed within 48 hours prior to entry. - A QR code will be generated which must be presented upon entry. Air travelers must note that the required QR code will only be generated if they provide their seat number on the form. Health checks must be expected on arrival. Problems may arise if travelers show symptoms of illness. Affected travelers must expect quarantine measures or entry bans. If travellers test positive for the coronavirus during their journey, they must expect further measures to be taken.

Canary Islands
The same testing requirements apply as for entry to the mainland.

Balearic Islands
The same testing requirements apply as for entry to the mainland.

Advice for vaccinated or recovering travellers:

Travel from risk areas to the mainland
- Travellers aged 12 and over entering from a risk area or the UK may be exempt from testing if they are fully vaccinated. - Full vaccination must have taken place at least 14 days before travel. - To read which vaccination certificates are accepted, see the following link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm (https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm). - People recovering from risk areas, but not from the UK, may also be exempt from testing if they can prove that their recovery from COVID-19 infection was no more than 180 days ago. - To read which proof of recovery is recognised, see the following link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm (https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm). - The relevant evidence must be submitted electronically or printed in Spanish, English, French or German.

Travel from third countries to the mainland
- Vaccinated third-country travellers may re-enter Spain and may be exempt from testing if they provide recognised proof of vaccination. - Full vaccination must have taken place at least 14 days before travel. - To find out which proof of vaccination is recognised, see the following link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm (https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm).

Travel to the Canary Islands
- Travellers from risk areas who have received a vaccination or have recovered can exempt themselves from the testing requirement. - Vaccinated and recovered persons must present official proof that meets the following requirements: https://www.hellocanaryislands.com/travelling-to-the-canary-islands/ (https://www.hellocanaryislands.com/travelling-to-the-canary-islands/).
Transit:

Transit is only partially possible until further notice.

- Transit travellers by land are subject to mandatory testing if they are travelling from risk areas. - Air or sea transit travelers may be subject to facilitation for travelers not leaving the transit area, but they should check with their respective airline or shipping company for requirements. - Transit travellers must complete the entry form.
Important at the destination:

There will be restrictions on public life. These will remain in effect until further notice. Regional variations within the country may occur at any time. In some cases, proof of vaccination, recovery or testing is required to visit public facilities. An overview of the current measures can be found at the following link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/ciudadania/otrosIdiomas.htm (https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/ciudadania/otrosIdiomas.htm).

- Hotels/holiday accommodation: open - Restaurants/Cafés: open with restrictions - Bars: open with restrictions - Clubs: open with restrictions * partly only with vaccination, recovery or test certificate - Shops: open with restrictions - Museums/Monuments: open with restrictions - Cinemas/theatres: open with restrictions - Beaches: open with restrictions - Public transport: available with restrictions - Masking obligation: yes * in enclosed public spaces and public transport - outdoors only if the minimum distance cannot be maintained - Minimum distance: 1.50 Meter - Ban on assembly: partial * regionally different - App: https://radarcovid.gob.es (https://radarcovid.gob.es)

Entry is possible with the following travel documents:
Passport
The travel document must be valid when entering.

Child passport
The travel document must be valid when entering.

ID card
The travel document must be valid when entering.

Please ensure that your travel documents are complete and in good condition, and that they have enough empty pages.

Schengen area citizens can cross borders between member states freely. We recommend that you bring travel documents (passport/ID card). In individual cases and exceptional situations controls may occur, and you may have to identify yourself.


Documents reported as lost/stolen:
You are advised against entering with documents that have been reported as lost or stolen. They may still be reported as lost or stolen on the border control systems, and entry may be refused.

Airline requirements:
Please ask your airline about the documents you need to bring before you travel. Airline requirements differ from national regulations in certain cases.

Minors:
Minors require their own ID document and consent from their custodian(s) if travelling alone or accompanied by one parent only.
Minors also require the following:
- An officially certified statement of consent

Minors with Spanish nationality who are not accompanied by a guardian need an exit permit to leave the country. This also applies to minors with dual Spanish nationality.

Car rental in Spain during the COVID 19 pandemic

There is no seating order, but persons not living in a household are required to wear a mask in the rental car. This also applies in shuttle buses, transfers and public transport.

Travel information Italy

Destination Italy / Nationality Netherlands

Entry requirements

Coronavirus: The entry is partly possible. Travelers from the following list may enter: https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto. Only travellers from country categories A, B, C and D from the linked list are currently entitled to enter the country. Decisive is the stay within the last 14 days before entry.

Please note, however, that travel within the country is currently restricted and entry may therefore be refused if the final destination of travellers is in a different region to that of entry. In addition, entry bans for individual regions may be imposed at short notice at any time. Travellers should therefore in any case check with their competent mission abroad in good time before the start of their journey whether their trip can take place as planned.

Travellers who have been outside the above mentioned permitted countries before the start of the journey must expect quarantine measures or entry refusal. This concerns the last 14 days before entry.

Travel within the country:

Travel within the country is only partially possible until further notice.

- Within the country, regions and autonomous provinces are categorized according to their infection situation (white, yellow, orange and red). - Travel between white and yellow zones is possible, while restrictions apply to orange and red zones. However, travellers who can prove either full COVID-19 vaccination or recovery from the disease can obtain a so-called green certificate, which allows them to move between orange and red zones as well. - The same applies to people who can show a negative rapid test. Certificates from other EU states are also recognised. - From 06.12.2021, however, test certificates will no longer be recognised by all bodies in the country. - The categorization and further information on the respective applicable measures can be found at the following link: http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5367&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto (http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5367&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto).
Quarantine measures:

On entry, quarantine measures of up to 5 days are applied. These are valid until further notice. This applies to travellers from country category D in the list linked above.

Important on entry:

A negative COVID-19 test is required.

- This must be a maximum 72 hour old PCR test or a maximum 48 hour old antigen test. - Travellers from the UK and British Overseas Territories also require a maximum 48 hour old result in the case of a PCR test. - Test result must be presented in English, Italian, French or Spanish. - Evidence of the EU Digital COVID Certificate will be accepted. - Testing is not mandatory for children under 6 years of age. - Travellers must also register with the local Italian health office within 48 hours of arrival (see https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=5364&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=aChiRivolgersi) (https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=5364&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=aChiRivolgersi)) . COVID-19 testing is occurring on site. Travellers from country category D are tested at the end of their isolation period. An entry form/health form is required. The form can be found at the following link: https://app.euplf.eu. - A QR code is generated, which travelers must present. - The paper form of the form is now only accepted if online registration is not possible due to technical reasons. - You can find the paper form at the following link: https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html. (https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html.) Health checks must be expected on arrival. Problems may arise if travelers show symptoms of illness. Affected travelers must expect quarantine measures or entry bans. If travellers test positive for the coronavirus during their journey, they must expect further measures to be taken.


Sicily
In addition to the above measures, a COVID test is always carried out on entry to Sicily from certain countries, including Germany. This also applies to previous stays in the affected countries within the last 14 days before entry. Due to the current volatile situation, please enquire about the affected countries at your responsible foreign mission.
Advice for vaccinated or recovering travellers:

- Travellers from country category C who can prove that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from the disease may exempt themselves from the testing requirement. To do so, they must provide proof of vaccination or recovery that meets the following requirements: https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto (https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=5412&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto). - Travellers from country category D can exempt themselves from the quarantine requirement, but not from the testing requirement, under the linked conditions.
Transit:

Transit is only partially possible until further notice. Transit from EU/Schengen states is unrestricted for up to 36 hours if private transport is used. When transiting by public transport, travellers should enquire about the requirements with the respective operating company.

Important at the destination:

There will be restrictions on public life. These will remain in effect until further notice. Regional variations within the country may occur at any time.

- There will be tighter restrictions as well as closures of certain locations within the country's red zones. The classification as well as further information on the respective measures can be found at the following link: http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5367&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto (http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=5367&area=nuovoCoronavirus&menu=vuoto). - In addition, a "green passport", proof of testing, vaccination or recovery status, is required for access to some public as well as indoor facilities. This also applies to the Vatican City. As of 06/12/2021, proof of testing will no longer be accepted as sufficient by all agencies. - State of emergency: yes - Hotels/holiday accommodation: open with restrictions - Restaurants/Cafés: open with restrictions - Bars: open with restrictions - Shops: open - Museums/Sights: partly open - Cinemas/theatres: partly open - Beaches: open with restrictions - Public transport: available with restrictions - Private vehicles: limited number of persons of maximum 3 persons from different households including driver - Masking obligation: yes - in enclosed public spaces; outdoors if the minimum distance cannot be maintained; in vehicles if the persons do not belong to the same household - Minimum distance: 1.00 Meter - Prohibition of assembly: yes, from 2 persons - App: https://www.immuni.italia.it

Entry is possible with the following travel documents:
Passport
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Child passport
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

ID card
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Please ensure that your travel documents are complete and in good condition, and that they have enough empty pages.

Schengen area citizens can cross borders between member states freely. We recommend that you bring travel documents (passport/ID card). In individual cases and exceptional situations controls may occur, and you may have to identify yourself.


Documents reported as lost/stolen:
You are advised against entering with documents that have been reported as lost or stolen. They may still be reported as lost or stolen on the border control systems, and entry may be refused.

Airline requirements:
Please ask your airline about the documents you need to bring before you travel. Airline requirements differ from national regulations in certain cases.

Minors:
Minors require their own ID document and consent from their custodian(s) if travelling alone or accompanied by one parent only.
Minors also require the following:
- An officially certified statement of consent

This applies to minors under 15 years of age.

Car rental in Italy during the COVID 19 pandemic

If the passengers are family members, they can all use the rental car together and occupy all available seats; there is no mask requirement.

If the passengers are not family members, the following rules apply:
- The passenger seat must always remain free
- When passengers are wearing the mask, up to 2 persons per row can sit
- If no masks are worn, only 1 person per row is allowed
This means that a maximum of 3 persons may drive in a rental car with 5 seats.

Travel information Greece

Destination Greece / Nationality Netherlands

Entry requirements

Coronavirus: The entry is partly possible. Travelers from the following list may enter: https://travel.gov.gr/#/. Travellers must enter from a country in the linked list and must also be a resident of the respective country or be able to prove permanent residence there, for example by means of a residence permit. In addition, entry is currently only possible via certain border crossings, which you can also find under the link provided.

Travellers who have stayed outside the above mentioned permitted countries before the start of the journey must expect to be refused entry. This concerns the last 14 days before entry.

Travel within the country:

Travel within the country is only partially possible until further notice.

- Travel on the mainland and also to the islands is possible. However, for inter-regional domestic travel, a certificate of full vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test is required. You can read the exact requirements here: https://travel.gov.gr/#/ (https://travel.gov.gr/#/). - The following health declaration must be completed if travelers are traveling by ferry between the islands and the mainland: https://sea.travel.gov.gr/#/ (https://sea.travel.gov.gr/#/). - Travellers should check with their airline or ferry company for any variations or further requirements.
Important on entry:

A negative COVID-19 test is required.

- The test must have been performed by PCR method and must not be older than 72 hours. In the meantime, a negative antigen test no more than 48 hours old is also accepted, but not by travellers from Montenegro. The test result must come from a recognised laboratory and be presented in English, German, French, Italian, Greek, Spanish or Russian. The full name must match the name on the passport or other recognised travel document. - It is recommended that the passport or ID card number be included in the test result. - Children under 12 years of age are exempt from testing. - Travellers who cannot produce a suitable test result will be subject to quarantine measures or refusal of entry. COVID-19 testing is occurring on site. This is done on a random basis depending on the QR code as well as, in principle, on entry from certain countries, which you should inquire about at your responsible foreign mission. The test is free of charge. An entry form/health form is required. The form can be found at the following link: https://travel.gov.gr/#/. - This is the "Passenger Locator Form" through which travelers must register. - The form must be completed before departure. - Please note that each traveller, with the exception of children, should complete a separate form. This is especially true if travelers do not belong to the same household. - After successful registration, travelers will receive (usually on the day of arrival) a QR code, which they must present in electronic or printed form upon entry. Those who are unable to present a code will be subject to fines. - Travellers arriving by ferry must also complete a pre-boarding information form, which they will receive from the ferry company. - Some airlines also require a "Passenger Locator Form" from all passengers for departure. Health checks must be expected on arrival. Problems may arise if travelers show symptoms of illness. Affected travelers must expect quarantine measures or entry bans. If travellers test positive for the coronavirus during their journey, they must expect further measures to be taken. Masks are compulsory at border crossing points.
Advice for vaccinated or recovering travellers:

- Travelers who can prove that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from the disease may be exempt from testing. The requirements for this can be found at the following link: https://link.passolution.eu/oxJ6vjds (https://link.passolution.eu/oxJ6vjds). Please note that the chosen airline may still require a test. - A special rule applies to travelers from Montenegro: They can only enter the country if they present a negative PCR test, which is no more than 72 hours old, in addition to the vaccination certificate. - In addition, vaccinated and recovered persons from countries from which local testing is required upon arrival may be exempted from this requirement if they meet the aforementioned conditions.
Transit:

Transit is only partially possible until further notice. There will be restrictions at some border crossings. For more information, please visit: https://travel.gov.gr/#/ (https://travel.gov.gr/#/).

Important at the destination:

There will be restrictions on public life. These will remain in effect until further notice. Regional variations within the country may occur at any time. Greece has declared different zones, depending on the infection situation, with restrictions of varying severity: https://covid19.gov.gr/covid-map. (https://covid19.gov.gr/covid-map.) In addition, access to some public facilities is granted only upon presentation of proof of vaccination, testing or recovery.

- Lockdown: partial - Local curfew: yes - nocturnal - Hotels/holiday accommodation: open with restrictions - Restaurants/Cafés: open with restrictions - Bars: open with restrictions - Clubs: open with restrictions - Shops: open with restrictions - Museums/Monuments: open with restrictions - Cinemas/theatres: open with restrictions - Beaches: open - Churches: open with restrictions - Public transport: available - Taxis: available, limited to 3 persons - Private vehicles: limited number of persons of maximum 3 persons - Masking obligation: yes - in enclosed public spaces - Minimum distance: yes - must be observed - Ban on assembly: yes (until further notice)

Travel warning due to COVID-19: Due to the spread of COVID-19, the German Foreign Office has issued a travel warning.

Entry is possible with the following travel documents:
Passport
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Child passport
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

ID card
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Please ensure that your travel documents are complete and in good condition, and that they have enough empty pages.

Schengen area citizens can cross borders between member states freely. We recommend that you bring travel documents (passport/ID card). In individual cases and exceptional situations controls may occur, and you may have to identify yourself.


Documents reported as lost/stolen:
You are advised against entering with documents that have been reported as lost or stolen. They may still be reported as lost or stolen on the border control systems, and entry may be refused.

Airline requirements:
Please ask your airline about the documents you need to bring before you travel. Airline requirements differ from national regulations in certain cases.

Minors:
Minors require their own ID document and consent from their custodian(s) if travelling alone or accompanied by one parent only.
Minors also require the following:
- An officially certified declaration of consent (only for minors travelling alone)

Car rental in Greece during the COVID 19 pandemic

In Greece, the following rules apply:

- 1 driver and 4 passengers for a car up to 5 seats
- 1 driver and 5 passengers for car up to 7 seats
- 1 driver and 7 passengers for car up to 9 seats

 

Travel information Portugal

Destination Portugal / Nationality Netherlands

Entry requirements

Coronavirus: The entry is partly possible. Travelers from the following list may enter: https://imigrante.sef.pt/en/covid-19/faqs/#1621260487902-d902626b-0431.

Travellers who have been outside the above mentioned permitted countries before the start of the journey must expect quarantine measures or entry refusal. This concerns the last 14 days before entry.

Travel within the country:

Travel within the country is permitted. However, a Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent proof may be required for air and sea travel.

Quarantine measures:

On entry, quarantine measures of up to 14 days are applied. These are valid until further notice.

- Quarantine applies to previous stays in South Africa, India or Nepal within the last 14 days before entry. - Quarantine may be domestic or in government-assigned accommodation. - Travelers subject to quarantine must also complete the following form: https://travel.sef.pt/Forms/Default.aspx (https://travel.sef.pt/Forms/Default.aspx).
Important on entry:

A negative COVID-19 test is required.

- All travellers require a negative nucleic acid amplification test, for example by PCR method, or a negative antigen test for entry into Portugal. - The PCR test must not be older than 72 hours and the antigen test not older than 48 hours at departure. - The digital COVID certificate of the EU is accepted. - Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the testing requirement. An entry form/health form is required. The form can be found at the following link: https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card. This applies to all air travellers. Health checks must be expected on arrival. Problems may arise if travelers show symptoms of illness. Affected travelers must expect quarantine measures or entry bans. If travellers test positive for the coronavirus during their journey, they must expect further measures to be taken. Masks are compulsory at border crossing points.

Madeira
- Travellers to Madeira are required to make a health declaration. The relevant online form must be completed within 12 to 48 hours prior to entry: https://madeirasafe.com/#/login (https://madeirasafe.com/#/login). - Travellers must present a negative PCR test, not older than 72 hours, or a negative antigen test, not older than 48 hours. - If they cannot, they must be tested locally and await the result in self-isolation. However, this only applies to travellers with a direct flight to Madeira, in case of a stopover on the mainland, a negative test must be presented in advance. - Travellers who wish to travel to Madeira after a stopover on the mainland can be tested for COVID-19 free of charge on the mainland. Among other things, this requires the presentation of the flight ticket for onward travel. Please contact the relevant authorities for further information. - For travel from Madeira to Porto Santo, a negative rapid antigen test, no more than 48 hours old, is also required, as well as the entry declaration. - Children under 12 years of age are exempt from testing. - Proof of testing should be carried in English and printed out. They should also be submitted in advance via the app https://madeirasafe.com/#/ (https://madeirasafe.com/#/). - The EU Digital COVID Certificate will be accepted as proof.

Azores
- Travelers to the Azores are required to submit a health declaration. The form must be completed online 72 hours prior to entry: https://mysafeazores.com/. (https://mysafeazores.com/.) The form must also be completed for inter-island travel. - For entry to the Azores, travelers must have a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, or a negative antigen test, no older than 48 hours. - If travellers cannot present a test, they must be tested locally and await the result in self-isolation. However, this only applies to travellers with a direct flight to the Azores, in case of a stopover on the mainland, a negative test must be presented in advance. - Travellers who wish to travel to the Azores after a prior stopover on the mainland can be tested for COVID-19 free of charge while still on the mainland. For this purpose, among other things, the flight ticket for onward travel must be presented. Please contact the relevant authorities for further information. - Depending on the risk classification on the individual islands, testing may also be required for inter-island travel. For more information, please see the following link: https://www.visitazores.com/en/restrictions (https://www.visitazores.com/en/restrictions). - Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the testing requirement. - The EU Digital COVID Certificate will be accepted as proof. - Cruises are possible again, but shore leave will only be allowed as part of organised group excursions.
Advice for vaccinated or recovering travellers:

Mainland
- Vaccinated and convalescent persons may exempt themselves from the testing requirement. - To do so, they must present proof of vaccination or recovery in accordance with the following requirements: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal (https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal) - Attention: From 01.12.2021 until probably 09.01.2022 the exemption from the test obligation is no longer possible.

Madeira
- Vaccinated and recovered persons can exempt themselves from compulsory testing. - Relevant medical evidence must be in English, printed and also submitted via the app madeirasafe.com. - To find out which vaccination and recovery certificates are accepted, please see the following link: http://www.visitmadeira.pt/de-de/nutzliche-info/corona-virus-(covid-19)/information-covid-19. (http://www.visitmadeira.pt/de-de/nutzliche-info/corona-virus-(covid-19)/information-covid-19.)

Azores
- Holders of the EU Digital COVID Certificate may be exempt from the testing and entry form requirement. - Vaccinated persons who do not hold the EU Digital COVID Certificate may be exempt from the testing requirement if they provide proof of vaccination according to the following requirements: https://www.visitazores.com/en/trip-info (https://www.visitazores.com/en/trip-info).
Transit:

Transit is only partially possible until further notice. Please check with your airline about the required measures. Transit passengers are also subject to mandatory testing.

Important at the destination:

There will be restrictions on public life. These will remain in effect until further notice. Regional variations within the country may occur at any time. To visit some public facilities, a Digital COVID Certificate of the EU or a negative test proof is required. In some cases, a vaccination or recovery certificate is only accepted in combination with a negative test. An overview of the current measures can be found at the following link: https://covid19estamoson.gov.pt/lista-de-concelhos-nivel-de-risco/ (https://covid19estamoson.gov.pt/lista-de-concelhos-nivel-de-risco/).

- State of emergency: yes - Local curfew: yes - nocturnal - Hotels/holiday accommodation: open - Restaurants/Cafés: open with restrictions - Bars: open with restrictions - Clubs: open with restrictions - Shops: open with restrictions - Museums/Monuments: open with restrictions - Cinemas/theatres: open with restrictions - Beaches: open with restrictions * the visitor load and applicable rules at specific beaches can be checked at the following link: https://infopraia.apambiente.pt/rules/ (https://infopraia.apambiente.pt/rules/) - Churches: open with restrictions - Public transport: available - Masking obligation: yes * in public transport, event rooms and large-area shops - from 01.12.2021 in all public indoor areas - partly also outdoors - Minimum distance: 2.00 Meter - Ban on assembly: partial - App: https://apps.apple.com/de/app/id1519479652 (https://apps.apple.com/de/app/id1519479652)

Entry is possible with the following travel documents:
Passport
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Temporary passport
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Child passport
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

ID card
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Temporary ID card
The travel document must be valid until after the trip.

Please ensure that your travel documents are complete and in good condition, and that they have enough empty pages.

Schengen area citizens can cross borders between member states freely. We recommend that you bring travel documents (passport/ID card). In individual cases and exceptional situations controls may occur, and you may have to identify yourself.


Minors:
Minors require their own ID document and they should be able to give evidence of consent from their custodian(s) if travelling alone or accompanied by one parent only.

Documents reported as lost/stolen:
You are advised against entering with documents that have been reported as lost or stolen. They may still be reported as lost or stolen on the border control systems, and entry may be refused.

Airline requirements:
Please ask your airline about the documents you need to bring before you travel. Airline requirements differ from national regulations in certain cases.

Car rental in Portugal during the COVID 19 pandemic

There is no seating order, but persons not living in a household are required to wear a mask in the rental car. This also applies in shuttle buses, transfers and public transport.