To enter Portugal, you might require a negative PCR Covid test (status: 3rd of June 2021). Because this status changes quickly and depends on your country of origin, you can find out the recent regulations under https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal.
Note: When booking with us, you will get a full refund or you can re-book if you are tested positive.
Once you entered Portugal, you can move freely and you will not need a negative covid test to enter shopping centres, restaurants or bars. Only if you like to participate in bigger events (e.g., festivals, football stadiums) you might be asked to provide a negative test result.
Finishing holidays, when taking a flight back to your home country you may need to present a negative Covid19 test. Here we will tell you some places in the Algarve where you can make your Covid19 test, with prices for PCR and Antigen, in the cities of Faro, Portimão and Beja.
Firstly, you need to check information about what kind of test your country accepts: if it is enough to do an Antigen test or if it is mandatory the do a PCR test. For example, for flights from Portugal to Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg, an Antigen test is sufficient (status: 3rd of June 2021). Other countries require a PCR test. In Portugal, the Antigen test costs ~30€, while a PCR test costs ~100€.
Secondly, it is recommended to make an appointment in advance with the laboratory where you want to do the test. Do not forget to consider that the PCR test takes at least 24h until you receive the result, and consider the weekends and holidays, when some laboratories may not work.
Here are some suggestions of places where you can make the covid test:
Inside of Faro airport, a testing station of Synlab is located, where you can make quick Antigen test, for only ~30€. The result is ready in 20 minutes. You can make your test just before your departure, but it is recommended to be there a few hours in advance, as the tests are made by the order of who comes first. The same applies to Lisbon and Porto airports, you can make a quick Antigen test with Synlab inside of the airport before taking your flight. For more information about the Synlab test at the airport see here, or contact them via firstname.lastname@example.org or (+351) 289 821 002.
With Unilabs, you can make the Antigen and PCR tests at the following locations:
How it works with Unilabs:
How to make the appointment:
As the page for the appointment is only in Portuguese, here we provide you a step-by-step guide on how to book:
In the heart of Faro city, you will find Moduslab – a very professional laboratory. Here it is possible to make a PCR test, ready in 24h for a price of 100€, and the Antigent test a price of 30€, ready on the same day, usually in 30 min. Make in advance your appointment via phone (+351) 289 889 590, email or pass by in person when you arrive at Faro. The address is Rua da PSP nº22, 800-408 Faro, see here, and working time from Monday to Friday from 8h00 to 17h00, and Saturdays from 8h30 to 11h30. See more information here https://www.moduslab.pt/
Ocean Camper wishes you a plaesant and safe holidays in Algarve!