Yes, current regulations allow U.S. citizens to travel directly from the United States to Portugal for non-essential travel (i.e. tourism) with proof of an accepted COVID-19 test (see below for approved tests).
Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 before traveling?
Travelers who are fully vaccinated or who recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months do not need to get tested before departing the United States for international travel or before domestic travel unless their destination requires it.
Do fully vaccinated travelers need a COVID-19 test before travelling?
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get a SARS-CoV-2 viral test before or after domestic travel, unless testing is required by local, state, or territorial health authorities.
Can I fly without being vaccinated?
You don’t have to be fully vaccinated to fly within the United States. States currently accept negative diagnostic tests as an alternative to proof of vaccine. However, many nations require proof of vaccination to waive a mandatory quarantine and participate in certain indoor activities.
Are you required to get a COVID-19 test to fly back to the U.S.?
Air passengers traveling to the US are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers before boarding.
How soon should I get a COVID-19 test before travelling?
If your planned itinerary has you arriving via one or more connecting flights, your test can be taken within the 3 days before the departure of the first flight.
What is the CDC’s recommendation for COVID-19 testing before traveling?
CDC recommends predeparture testing with a viral test no more than 3 days before departure for other travelers, including those departing from the United States for international destinations or traveling domestically within the United States.
Should I get COVID-19 test if vaccinated?
Yes, if you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19. The latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people who are fully vaccinated should get tested three to five days after a potential exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms.
Has anyone gotten Covid after being fully vaccinated?
Severe breakthrough cases are uncommon: More than 166 million people have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded 7,525 breakthrough cases that led to hospitalization or death.
What are the chances of getting Covid-19 after vaccine?
There is a small chance of getting COVID-19 after vaccination, but the shot does reduce a person’s chances of being hospitalized, which health experts say is the most important thing. “They should not assume that being vaccinated gives them 100% protection — it does not,” Weiss said.