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Portugal now on CDC Level 4 - Advice??

We are planning to travel to Portugal on Dec 19-31 and wondering if this is prudent given the recent CDC warning of "Do not Travel" and the increase in Covid cases throughout Europe. We are fully vaccinated and boosted but not sure if we will have issues with things being shut down etc. We are flying SFO-Munich-Lisbon and just not sure what the situation in Lisbon and Porto will be. Anyone there now that can advise?

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There are two posts already running on this topic which may answer your questions.

Posted by
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Shirley, review this thread: https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/portugal/covid-requirements-for-non-eu-citizens-visiting-portugal-help

Key is to get the right tests for your flight and be aware that you may need to get a couple of covid tests as you move around during your trip. Vaccination status seems to matter for getting into restaurants, etc. so bring your CDC card with you as some places are taking it, but a negative test also seems to work for getting in into restaurants, etc..

Here's a map listing testing sites: https://www.infarmed.pt/web/infarmed/testes-covid-19/mapa-interativo
Source: https://www.facebook.com/scalgarve

Good luck! Hopefully you have a wonderful trip. Let us know how it goes.

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Thanks for all the advice. We hired a Rick Steves recommended tour guide for a walking tour in Lisbon. I've been in contact with her - shoutout to Cristina Duarte - who provided me with great information of what to expect during our two weeks there. We are looking forward to a great trip!

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Bom dia Shirley,
I was fortunate to have been in Portugal (& Spain) two months ago and had a wonderful time walking on the Camino Portuguese. While in Porto and Braga (a must see city) I enjoyed private guides and would be happy to share their contact information with you - pls. PM me.