Covid-19: What Has Changed About Travelling to the Azores?

Everything you need to know about travelling to Portugal now 


We don't know about you, but after enduring months of lockdown, confinement, and travel bans, the first thing we'll want to do is to get outdoors, breathe in fresh, pure air, and stretch our legs. Fresh air, sunshine, and the spiritually and physically healing properties of nature have never been more treasured than they are right now, and Portugal is a destination that provides all those essentials in one dreamy escape. But before you book your tickets and pack your bags for paradise, here are some important details you should be aware of regarding traveling in the COVID-19 era. 


Updated on July1st, 2022

  • There are no restrictions to enter the Azores, Madeira or Mainland Portugal. 


  • Where to perform your test in Boston?


Terminal E international 

Massachusetts – BOS (Terminal C) +

Boston Logan International Airport

Terminal C, Departures Level

(next to Jerry Remy's)

Telephone: 1-617-608-7037

Hours of operation:

Monday 8 AM – 4 PM

Thursday through Sunday, 8 AM – 6 PM

Testing services provided by GABISA Medical MA, PLLC.



Massachusetts – BOS (Terminal E)

Boston Logan International Airport

Terminal E, Arrivals Level

(near Door E107)

Telephone: 1-617-874-8059

Hours of operation:

Monday and Thursday, 12 PM – 8 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM

Testing services provided by GABISA Medical MA, PLLC.



  • Leaving the Azores

If you’re heading to another destination that requires a NEGATIVE Covid-19 test for entrance, here's the list of certified laboratories you can go to perform the test at your own expense. 

Here is some more helpful information about the laboratories where you can take the tests:


Forjaz Sampaio , São Miguel Island 
Antigen - 30 EUR
PCR - 90 EUR

R. Padre Ferreira Cabido Nº37, Ponta Delgada

+351 296 650 960


Germano de Sousa, São Miguel Island
Antigen - 25 EUR
PCR - 90 EUR

Avenida D. João III nº 46 ,9500 310 Ponta Delgada

+351 912 994 371 / +351 910 300 175 / +351 910 043 089 / +351 930 570 151 /  +351 910 161 692 /+351 930 573 354 / +351 910 225 999


Dr. Joaquim Chaves, São Miguel Island
Antigen: 25 EUR (24h)
Antígen: 35 EUR (same day results)  
PCR: 100 EUR

Avenida Príncipe do Mónaco 9500-237 Ponta Delgada

+351 296 286 762


Noronha Center, Terceira Island

Antigen: 30 EUR


+351 295 213 337

Carreira dos Cavalos 45

9700-167 Angra do Heroísmo


+351 295 543 900

Rua da Artesia 27-A 9760-438 Praia da Vitória


Boa Nova Clinic, Pico Island

Antigen: 30 EUR

PCR: 85 EUR 

+351 292094054

Rua Padre Raimundo Garcia Bulcão Duarte, n.º12, 9950-361 



Entering Canada from a trip to the Azores, Portugal.


  • Entering Canada

Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water. Until then, follow the pre-entry test requirements. You must still use ArriveCAN before and after April 1.

Click here for the full guide & source.



Entering the US from a trip to the Azores, Portugal.


  • Entering the US

  • As of 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight. For more information, see Rescission: Requirement for Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 for all Airline or Other Aircraft Passengers Arriving into the United States from Any Foreign Country.

More information can be found at .

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