Even though it is still required, upon entry into Portugal, to present proof of a test for any passenger over 24 months of age, in addition to the RT-PCR test carried out in the 72 hours prior to boarding, it is now possible the presentation, as an alternative, of the rapid antigen test (TRAg), carried out within 48 hours prior to departure. Only TRAgs included in the common list of rapid antigen tests agreed by the European Union Health Security Committee, will be accepted. They are available at the following address:
Passengers boarding with proof of carrying out a TRAg that does not comply with the requirements described above, must undergo a new RT-PCR test or a new TRAg upon arrival in Portugal, before entering mainland territory, at their own expense, and must wait in a designated place, inside the airport, until notification of the result.
New rules for entry to Türkiye have been announced, with effect from 1 June 2021:
- Passengers coming from Afghanistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and those who have been in these countries in the last 14 days will only be able to enter Turkish territory by presenting a negative PCR test performed in the 72 hours prior to the trip, and will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine in places previously designated by the Turkish authorities. After the quarantine period, they will have to perform a new PCR test which, if positive, will determine the fulfillment of an additional 14-day isolation period which will only end with a negative PCR test performed on the last day.
- Passengers from Egypt, Iran, the United Kingdom and Singapore must have a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to travel.
- All other passengers, coming from countries other than those mentioned above, with a document issued by the competent authorities, proving that they were vaccinated in the last 14 days or have had COVID-19 in the last 6 months, will be exempt from presenting a negative PCR test. In the event that they do not have these documents, they will then have to submit a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to the trip or a negative rapid antigen test performed within 48 hours before entering Türkiye.
- With the exception of passengers coming from the countries mentioned in the first point, all passengers may also be subject to random tests where, in case of a positive result, the containment measures described above and determined by the Turkish health authorities will apply.
- Passengers who have had contact with people with positive tests, will be subjected to a quarantine of 14 days in places designated by them, which may end in case of negative PCR test performed on the tenth day of that period.
- For passengers infected with variant B.1.617 (Indian strain), the quarantine period must end with a negative PCR test performed on the 14th day.
- Aircraft and ship crews and TIR truck drivers are exempt from these restrictions on entry into Türkiye.
We kindly inform that in compliance with the confinement measures decided by the Turkish authorities to fight the COVID-19 epidemic, from April 29 to May 17, the Embassy of Portugal in Ankara will operate remotely. Face-to-face attendance can only happen if urgently needed and by appointment.
All acts already scheduled for the aforementioned period will be rescheduled for a later date, after May 18.
Starting from April 26, the Embassy will request all applicants to show their HES code before entering its premisses.
From March 15, 2021, all passengers, regardless of their nationality, wishing to enter Türkiye must complete the electronic registration form, accessible at https://register.health.gov.tr/ up to 72 hours before the trip. After filling in, the passenger will be automatically assigned a HES code, necessary in Türkiye for hotel accomodations, travel and entry into some buildings.
If you have not completed the online form, you will be asked to complete it at the counter before your flight.
Passengers who have been in Denmark, the United Kingdom or the Republic of South Africa ten days prior their arrival in Türkiye and after presenting a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to entering the country, will be quarantined at an address designated by them. In case they do not possess a designated address, they will be placed in locations designated by Turkish medical authorities. A PCR test will be performed on the 7th day of said quarantine. If the test result is positive, the passenger must undergo the treatments indicated by the Turkish Ministry of Health.
People coming from abroad by air as of 28/12/2020 and by land and sea routes as of 30/12/2020 to Türkiyeprior to their entry into the country. Those who do not have a negative PCR test should not be allowed on the plane on the way to Türkiye.
However, those who do not submit the negative PCR test to the official authorities during entry through the border gate should be quarantined at the address they declared to stay (home, hotel, etc.). Those who stated that they do not have a place to stay should be quarantined in places to be determined by the Provincial Health Directorates, PCR tests are to be carried out on the 7th day of the quarantine period and the quarantine of those whose test results are negative at the end of the 7th day will end, and the treatment of those whose PCR tests were positive will be carried out in accordance with the Ministry of Health COVID-19 guidelines.
It has been decided that the implementation will continue until March 1, 2021.
Information concerning trips to Portugal:
It was published, on August 31, the Order No. 8391-A/2020, extending the applicable measures for air traffic to and from Portugal. The document maintains the previously established measures and establishes the mandatory requirement to present, before boarding, proof of laboratory testing (RT-PCR) for screening for infection by SARS-CoV-2, with a negative result, performed until 72 hours prior to departure.
Given the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2019/1155, dated 20 June 2019, which amends the Community Visa Code, new fees will be charged when submitting Schengen visa applications:
- Standard fee: 80 EUR
- Reduced rate (children from 6 to 12 years old): 40 EUR
Please note that the aforementioned amounts will be charged for all Schengen visa requests submitted starting of February 3, 2020.
More information concerning visas and other consular issues here.
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With the support of the Embassy of Portugal in Ankara and Camões, Instituto da Língua I.P., Pedro Jóia will perform for the first time to the public of the city on December 15th, at 7 pm local time, at the Musiki Muallim space Mektabi Demirbahce (Talatpasa blv. 167 Mamak/Ankara).
As well as opening this edition of the Festival, Pedro Jóia will also give a seminar about guitar on the 16th, at the University of Music and Fine Arts in Ankara.
With the support of the Portuguese Embassy and Camões, Institute of Cooperation and Language I.P., the film “Nayola”, directed by José Miguel Ribeiro, with a screenplay by José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Virgílio Almeida, will represent Portugal at the EU Human Rights Film Days. Organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Turkiye, with the support of diplomatic missions from various member states of the European Union, the festival celebrates its 12th year of existence this year. This year, the festival will take place between the 8th and 11th of December. “Nayola” can be watched on December 8th, at 9 pm, at the Buyulu Ferner cinema, an emblematic space in the Turkish capital.
Find out where and how you can see all the films selected in https://www.avrupa.info.tr/en/events/EUHRFD2022
The Portuguese singer Carminho will be in Istanbul, on December 2, for a concert at the prestigious Cemal Resit Bey Konser Salonu.
It is the long-awaited return of one of the most appreciated fadistas in this country, where she is known as the “princess of fado”.
The Portuguese Embassy in Ankara and Camões, Institute for Cooperation and Language I.P. cooperate with the organization in the promotion of this even.
Learn more at https://www.biletix.com/performance/1CRBZ/001/TURKIYE/tr
The Embassy of Portugal in Ankara and the Portuguese Government highlight the importance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, as a moment of reflection and respect for the suffering of the victims of this scourge that matters to everyone and that it is up to everyone to fight.
To learn more about the initiatives carried out by Portugal on this date, please consult the website of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality: www.cig.gov.pt
Also follow the campaign launched by UN Women, to which Portugal is associated, at www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/in-focus/2022/11/in-focus-16-days-of-activism-against-gender-based-violence
The Portuguese Embassy in Türkiye and Camões, Institute for Cooperation and Language I.P., in partnership with the publisher Kirmizi Kedi, bring to Istanbul the exhibition “Retracing the steps that were taken”, a work curated by the José Saramago Foundation. The exhibition will be shown in Turkish language.
This is yet another event commemorating the Centenary of the Birth of Saramago, which this year has been highlighted in this country that so appreciates the work of the Portuguese writer.
The exhibition will open on the 9th of November, at 18:00 local time, and can be visited until the 27th of the same month at the Shcneidertempel Arts Center, in Istanbul.