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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Deegall Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/September/2021 at 19:28
A test at Faro near marina I'm hoping to use next mth when out . Will be using randox at Antrim pre Post travel
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Albufeira Safe , very easy and 20 euro , by the council buildings
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DDunne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/September/2021 at 12:12
Thanks Bob.  Booking flights tonight Smile.  Checked out Aqualabs but they are closed at the weekends which is when we would need tested.  Has anyone used another company for the return to UK tests?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bob d Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/September/2021 at 13:17
Ok. I am guessing you are double jabbed, if so you need the following…..

Travel to Portugal from Northern Ireland you need 3 things….
A negative test.
A vaccination certificate.
A Passenger Locator Card.

Being from good old Northern Ireland we always use ‘fit to fly’ plus ‘day 2’ test kits from Randox. You do the test and leave at Randox’s drop box in Antrim. 

Travel to Northern Ireland from Portugal you need 3 things…..
A negative test.
A vaccination certificate.
A Passenger Locator Form.

We always use Aqualab in Albufeira for our return tests. There are loads of others. 

Always google TRAVEL NI and click on the first site, it’s the NI government site and has all the details you need. Remember to treat Portugal as amber. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DDunne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/September/2021 at 12:31
Hi all. Can anyone give any advice on travelling from Northern Ireland to Faro in relation to covid tests, where is the best place to get them? What forms are required for the airport etc and any advice on the return back from Faro? Desperate for a break to Albufeira but finding the whole information online very confusing.
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Cavern bar was full on Saturday afternoon and evening, less busy yesterday. I walked home through town from said establishment just after 8pm on Saturday and all the restaurants were very busy.

Some restaurants I noticed were closed yesterday lunchtime but that is not unusual. Certainly there are fewer people wandering aimlessly around the streets, but it's busy enough considering all the problems and extra expense British people have to deal with to come here.

Who wants to go to a place that is so crowded you can't get in anywhere?
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Old town was decently crowded when I was there last night. The Strip seemed decent too at about 11pm. 200 meters away where I live, near the bullring I could as well be in the desert, occasional drunk group yelling and passing by but very deserted in general.
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I was in Albufeira last September and it was DEAD !!! and looking at recent videos on youtube etc, it is very very very quiet once again. And it will likely stay this way until Covid Tests etc are a thing of the past. 
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Last September was very busy, although not quite as much as in "normal" years, I am expecting the same this year.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Algarveaddick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/August/2021 at 17:53
It will start to calm down tomorrow Julie, and hopefully we will have quality rather than quantity.  party
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We just arrived and finding it busier than expected , lots of queues to get into restaurants and roads and beach very busy compared to our last visit in July
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Fewer British of course, but plenty of people here from other countries plus Portuguese.  It's not been as busy as it was in 2019, but there are enough people here to keep the restaurants and bars in business.
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Thanks for the update, Cubsur. We are due over next weekend. Is the resort much quieter than a usual year?
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"What time do bars need to close at the moment? "

2am is latest closing time. Some sources say 1am but we understand it to be 2am, not that many places stay open that late anyway.

"Is a UK vaccine certificate adequate to sit in a restaurant after 7pm of a Friday and over a weekend?"

Yes.
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What time do bars need to close at the moment? Is a UK vaccine certificate adequate to sit in a restaurant after 7pm of a Friday and over a weekend?
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