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    EF Go Ahead Tours currently requires that all tour participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must have proof of negative results for a COVID-19 test
    taken within 72-hours before departure. These requirements are in addition to any destination requirements listed below due to US Department of State and CDC guidance, the wellbeing of the group, and/or operational feasibility.

    The United States to Portugal

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Masks are mandatory in public transportation

    Travelers must wear masks when using public transport, and to enter concert halls, events, and certain establishments. The use of masks is mandatory in closed spaces and recommended outdoors when the distance between people cannot be ensured.

    Portuguese Tourism
    Health screening on arrival for MadeiraNEEDED ON ARRIVAL

    Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival to Madeira. Travelers with high temperatures will be referred to health authorities for COVID-19 testing and quarantine.

    Documents needed

    No visa requiredNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    To visit Portugal for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers who are fully vaccinated must present a valid vaccination certificate. Travelers must have received all doses required of the vaccine, including a combination of two different vaccines, at least 14 days before travel. Vaccine certificates issued by third countries are accepted under reciprocal conditions, and the vaccines must be approved by EMA (Janssen, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria, Moderna/Spikevax, Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty). Currently, vaccine certificates from Albania, Andorra, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Monaco, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Vatican City, are accepted under reciprocity. Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate or NHS COVID Pass may use it to present proof. The US CDC card is not accepted. Travelers unable to present a valid certificate are required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

    This requirement does not apply to : -Travelers with a valid certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

    Mandatory health declaration form for the Azores NEEDED ON ARRIVAL

    Travelers are required to complete a health form before arrival in the Azores. Once the form is completed, travelers will receive a code for presentation to the health authorities on arrival.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers with a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate of vaccination or recovery.

    Mandatory health pass for some public activities

    Travelers are required to present an EU COVID Digital Certificate to access bars and nightclubs, major cultural, sporting, or corporate events, as well as to visit homes and health facilities. Mandatory negative COVID-19 tests, even for vaccinated travelers, might be required to access large events without marked seats or in improvised venues and sports venues.

    Mandatory proof of vaccination for transitNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers who are fully vaccinated must present a valid vaccination certificate. Travelers must have received all doses required of the vaccine, including a combination of two different vaccines, at least 14 days before travel. Vaccine certificates issued by third countries are accepted under reciprocal conditions, and the vaccines must be approved by EMA (Janssen, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria, Moderna/Spikevax, Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty). Currently, vaccine certificates from Albania, Andorra, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Monaco, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Vatican City, are accepted under reciprocity. Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate or NHS COVID Pass may use it to present proof. The US CDC card is not accepted. Travelers unable to present a valid certificate are required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

    This requirement does not apply to : -Travelers with a valid certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

    Mandatory health declaration for Madeira NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers are required to fill out a health questionnaire form 48-12 hours prior to departure to Madeira.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12.

    Mandatory passenger locator form NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers must fill in a passenger locator card after checking in for their flight and before arriving in Portugal. Proof of the completed form will need to be presented at control points.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test resultsNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (or similar NAAT) test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before the first departure. Alternatively, travelers can have an antigen test (TRAg) taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure. Only antigen tests acceptable by the European Union Health Committee are accepted for travel. The results must be in Portuguese, French, English, Spanish, or Italian and may be presented in paper or digital format. This testing requirement includes travelers in transit. Different rules may apply to travelers going to the Azores or Madeira. Please check the source for more details.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12.

    Portugal to Spain

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Health screening on arrivalNEEDED ON ARRIVAL

    All travelers must pass through health checks including temperature checks.

    Masks are mandatory in public

    Travelers aged 6 years and older must wear masks in indoor public places and outdoor public places where social distancing can't be maintained.

    No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required for vaccinated travelersNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers from selected countries are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result for entry as long as they present valid proof of vaccination.

    Children under 12 years of age are exempt from the vaccination certificate requirement.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory travel declaration form for Galicia NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers who have been in selected countries and in high-risk areas within Spain in the past 14 days before their arrival in Galicia must complete a travel form a maximum of 24 hours before arrival in Galicia. For more details, please see the source.

    Travelers can fill the online form or call 881 00 20 21.

    No visa requiredNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    To visit Spain for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.

    Mandatory health control formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers, including those in transit, must fill a travel form a maximum of 48 hours before arrival in Spain and present their QR code at check-in. Different forms are available for travelers arriving by air and sea.

    Guardians of travelers can fill the form for them.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must present a certificate showing they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before travel. Vaccines accepted are those approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and by the WHO. Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof. The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 vaccination record is also accepted.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12.

    Recommended contact-tracing appNEEDED ON ARRIVAL

    Travelers are recommended to download the RadarCOVID app when entering Spain.

    Spain to Morocco

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    COVID-19 test may be required on arrivalNEEDED ON ARRIVAL

    Travelers may be randomly required to take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on arrival in Morocco. Moroccans and travelers residing in Morocco who tested positive on arrival in Morocco will be required to undergo a 10-day quarantine. All other travelers who test positive on arrival will not be allowed access to enter Morocco.

    Masks are mandatory in public

    Travelers must wear masks in public places and on public transportation.

    Health screening on arrivalNEEDED ON ARRIVAL

    Temperature and health screening are required for all travelers on arrival in Morocco.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must present a vaccination certificate. The certificate must show they received their last dose required at least 2 weeks before travel. Vaccines accepted are Astrazeneca-SK Bio, Sinopharm, Sputnik, Pfizer/BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Covishield, Moderna, and Sinovac. Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12.

    Mandatory health formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers are required to complete a health form before departure to Morocco. The form is available online or from the airline or ship.

    No visa required NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    To visit Morocco for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results may be requiredNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers above the age of 11 are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result before traveling to Morocco. They must present a vaccination certificate. Travelers between the ages of 6 and 11 must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure. The test result must be in Arabic, French, or English.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 6.

    Morocco to The United States

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Masks are mandatory on public transportation

    Travelers must wear masks on public transportation in the United States. Some states still require the use of masks in public places, please verify the regional requirements before traveling.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory travel attestation formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must complete a travel attestation form before arrival. This form will be provided by the airline. Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically, such as through the VeriFLY app. However, you may still want to keep a printed copy as a precaution. Section 1 of the form below must be completed by all travelers while section 2 must only be completed by travelers that are not citizens or residents of the USA.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test resultsNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers regardless of their vaccination status must have an original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, or Antigen: Rapid). The test must be taken 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary. Test results must include the traveler's full name and at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number. The test must also clearly state that the results are "negative," SARS-CoV-2 RNA not detected," SARS-CoV-2 antigen not detected," or "COVID-19 not detected." A test marked "invalid" is not acceptable. This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers. Travelers may use a self-test (sometimes referred to as a home test) that meets the given criteria. Please check the source for more information. Some US states might have more strict rules regarding COVID-19 test types and where they must be administered. Please carefully review the rules before traveling to each state.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 2; -Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19. These travelers must show proof of a positive viral test from the preceding 90 days and a letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating they are cleared to end isolation. Please see the source for more details.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. The US government currently accepts vaccines approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA and the WHO. Vaccines accepted are Pfizer-BioNTech (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran), AstraZeneca-Oxford (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinopharm BIBP, Covaxin and Sinovac-CoronaVac. Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

    Any combination of 2 doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 2-dose series are accepted. The second dose in a 2-dose heterologous series must have been received no earlier than 17 days (21 days with a 4 day grace period) after the first dose. For more information about accepted proof of vaccination, please check the source.