Another Australian here — I am due to travel to Portugal quickly and am wondering why we’re now on the essential-travel-only record. Our vaccine rates are high, Portuguese visitors can enter Australia, and Canadians can now enter Portugal too. There are many Australians in the same position as me eager to be reunited with family members however we’re not Portuguese nationals.

Embassies cross the buck or reply with i) its about reciprocity (try moving into New Zealand…) to ii) we’re in a disaster . David Sellors – I assume we’re making progress in terms of getting information from dependable sources however yes – easy reciprocity can be the most effective solution. As it stands proper now, with my wife and I both triple vaxxed and unless/until the scenario deteriorates dramatically, I’m lastly assured that our scheduled journey is a go. But until I see a flat out assertion that a PCR take a look at is NOT required, I’m going to schedule a test for us 2 days prior to departure.

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They’re hard to search out these days but one which may attraction is the Aranui 5 (aranui.com) a small cargo ship which cruises via French Polynesia, from Papeete to the Marquesas, the Tuamotu and Society Islands. Slow travel at its best, and circumstances on board are comfy, just about cruise ship standard so no coal shovelling. You can learn Tony Wheeler’s report on his voyage aboard the Aranui in Traveller right here.

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The free government PCR test will not provide the signed documentation. But earlier than you get a PCR check, await recommendation from your airline as a result of your have to have the take a look at within given times earlier than you arrive in Portugal and Singapore (if you are transiting by way of it). This is simply my understanding based on my expertise. Dear Portuguese Tourism, what’s the purpose for persevering with to ban travel from South Africa and Namibia?

But importantly additionally, the last leg wants to start in an EU country. Travelled from Vancouver to Lisbon via Frankfurt on Lufthansa. No Covid take a look Travel & Leasuire at required simply vaccine verification. EU border entry via Germany made it straightforward as Germany only requires vaccination.

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