Corona Test Algarve

Where to make the Covid19 test in Algarve?

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.

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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: 6 of May). 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:

At Faro airport with Synlab

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 or (+351) 289 821 002.

Covid19 testing station at the airport of Faro Ocean Camper
Drive Thru in Portimão, Faro and Beja

With Unilabs, you can make the Antigen and PCR tests at the following locations:

  • Portimão – Drive Thru of Portimão. Located near to Portimão Arena – Parque de Fereiras e Exposições de Portimão, Rotunda Moinhos de Maré 8500-454 Portimão, see here. Working time: from Monday to Sunday from 9h00 to 18h00.
  • Faro – Walk Thru HPA Gambelas, in the parking of the Hospital HPA. Located in HPA Gambleas, Urbanização Casal de Gambelas, Lote 2, 8005-266 Faro, see here. Working time: from Monday to Sunday from 8h30 to 17h30.
  • Beja – Drive Thru Beja. Located in the parking of University Instituto Politécnico de Beja, with address Rua 1º de Maio 7800-309 Beja, see here. Working time: Tuesday 9:30-14:30 and Thursday.

How it works with Unilabs:

  1. Use this page for making the appointment:
  2. For questions and appointment you can contact them via phone (+351) 222 401 401 or email
  3. When making an appointment in a drive-thru, be prepared to provide the plate number of your car and your Passport or ID number, email and phone.
  4. You can pay it at the moment when making the test via bank card. The price for PCR test costs around 150€.
  5. You will receive the result in 24h via Email and SMS with the link.

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:

  1. Marcação de teste Covid19 (Appointment test Covid19)
  2. Iniciar marcação (Start the appointment)
  3. Exame Particular (Exam Private citizen)
  4. Linha comum (General Line) > for „Distrito“ (Region) select Faro (or Beja) and the location for the test: (ex. Drive Thru Portimão, or Walk Thru HPA Gambelas – Faro)
  5. click „Proximo“ (Next) > choose the time and the day, click in „Dias seguintes“ (Next days) if needed
  6. Escolher (Choose) > fill up your data (name, phone, email, etc).
In Faro center with Moduslab

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

Ocean Camper wishes you a plaesant and safe holidays in Algarve!