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Proof of recovery from the US to enter Portugal

I was just wondering if anyone has recovered from COVID and was able to travel to Portugal with a proof of recovery letter from a doctor. I did notice on the safe travels site that it says you could show a proof of recovery certificate (within 180 days from the time of diagnosis) as one method of getting into the country. Since my husband already had COVID and took a PCR to prove it, we were hoping he could use this. It would save us money for him to not have to test again.

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There was another thread about this recently. I don’t remember all the details. Scroll through both Portugal and Covid travel threads and you will probably find it.

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I think you can use a recovery document in lieu of a test. Check the U.S. Embassy website on Portugal’s entry rules.

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I would not be checking the US embassy site. Portugal is in charge of who gets in and how.
Just like we make the rules for when you get back into the US.

In short; Until you read otherwise on a Portuguese site, get a covid test.

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Which is exactly what the US Embassy website is recommending because they are quoting the Portuguese Covid entry requirements.

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Recovery Certificate accepted as issued by a third country under reciprocal agreement. Below is the list of countries, the US not being one of them.
https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal

Or a valid vaccination certificate (with a complete vaccination schedule or a vaccine booster) or recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions

Accepted vaccination certificates issued by third countries under reciprocal conditions: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, Colombia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malasya, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), Uruguay, The Vatican