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To check on the latest Covid-19 Measures implemented in Portugal and more particularly the regulation to enter Portugal by plane or other means of transportation, visit this page or see as well Travel Restrictions list updated by TAP.

NEW MEASURES - Hotel check-in and restaurants - 08/07/2021

According to the Portuguese Council of Ministers of July 8th 2021, guests must present a digital certificate (vaccine) or a negative Covid-19 test (PCR, Antigen-Test, Self-Test or Quick-Test) at hotel check-in and /or when inside a restaurant (weekends only in restaurants).

The following documents are accepted:

• Digital certificate of complete vaccination against Covid-19;
• The laboratory performance of the nucleic acid amplification test (TAAN), carried out within 72 hours prior to its presentation;
• Performing a rapid antigen test (TRAg), verified by a certified entity, carried out within 48 hours prior to its presentation;
• Carrying out a rapid antigen test (TRAg), in the form of a self-test, within 24 hours prior to its presentation, in the presence of any health or pharmaceutical professional, who certifies that it has been carried out and the respective result;
• Carrying out the rapid antigen test (TRAg), in the self-test mode, at the moment, at the door of the establishment or the space whose frequency is desired, with the supervision of those responsible for them.

NOTE: Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the obligation to undergo screening tests to access places or establishments, to participate in events and for circulation purposes.

Golf courses

Golf courses are open. Please check "Safety Protocols for Golf Players in Portugal during COVID-19"

Tee-times must be pre-booked and Portugal Golf Experience will help golfers with the necessary arrangements to book greenfees in a safe way.


Hotels in Portugal can help you book a PCR test in a nearby laboratory. Some hotels even have the possibility to book a PCR test in-house. Contact us for more details.
The Portuguese hotels together with the "Turismo de Portugal" (Portugal Tourism board) have reacted very fast to the new reality and have developped a new Hygiene and Security Protocol with the "Clean and Safe" stamp. 

Golf Lessons available

PGA Golf Professional Daniel Grimm is available to give private golf lessons at Estoril Golf Course. Contact us for information and to make your booking.


Restaurants are open indoor and outdoor.

Traveling to Continental Portugal
  • Mandatory use of mask in public transport, supermarkets and shops
  • Mandatory social distancing
  • Mandatory use of masks in high density public areas 
  • Hydro-gel and cleaning solutions available everywhere
  • When entering Portugal: contact your local embassy to check on current rules or contact us.
  • Walkthrough camera system for temperature control in the airports
Cancellation policy

Most of the hotels, golf courses and resorts have shown full flexibility on that subject with easy rescheduling and cancellation. 
It is necessary to have a cancellation deadline to avoid no-shows and total disorganization on the hotels and golf courses side. 
For individual bookings, the cancellation release period is variable from unit to unit and is in average from 7 days to 48hrs before arrival (sometimes more depending on the unit).
Each golf package has its own specific cancellation policy, so you may contact us to know more.

When possible, we try to propose golf packages to our clients which do not require pre-payment.

Considering the uncertainty involved with travelling in 2020 and 2021, we make regular check with the clients to assess the evolution of the situation in their country of origin, in Portugal and other variable factors. Closer to the official cancellation deadline, we check if it makes sense to ask for an extension of the deadline.

Traveling to Portugal in 2020/2021:

Despite the difficulties with traveling, there are still some people who are coming to Portugal to play golf. 
We can provide information regarding what is necessary to enter Portugal and help to find a laboratory to do a Covid test for instance.
Check the comments of the Guests who have stayed in Portugal in 2020.

National Health Service - phone line

On Portuguese territory, travelers from affected areas who show symptoms suggestive of respiratory disease during or after travel should immediately contact the National Health Service by calling 808 24 24 24 (SNS24).

We wish to all of our clients around the globe to keep safe!

 Last update made on 12/07/2021.

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