Ports of Call
- Port of Lisbon
Portugal Passport & Visa Requirements
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- Do i need a visa to go visit portugal?
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Entry requirements for Americans
US nationals do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. A passport valid for at least three months beyond period of intended stay is required.
Entry requirements for UK nationals
British passports endorsed 'British Citizen', 'British Subject', 'British Overseas Territories Citizen', and Identity Cards issued by Gibraltar must be valid for the duration of intended stay. British passports with any other endorsement must be valid for three months beyond period of intended stay. Visas are not required for British Citizens, British Overseas Territories Citizens, British Subjects, and those with Identity Cards issued by Gibraltar. Those with any other endorsement in their passports can stay in the country visa-free for up to 90 days.
Entry requirements for Canada
Canadians do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. A passport valid for three months beyond period of intended stay is required.
Entry requirements for Australians
Australian nationals do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. A passport valid for three months beyond period of intended stay is required.
Entry requirements for South Africans
South African nationals require a passport valid for at least three months beyond period of intended stay, and a Schengen visa.
Entry requirements for New Zealanders
New Zealand nationals do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. A passport valid for three months beyond period of intended stay is required.
Entry requirements for Irish nationals
Irish nationals do not require a visa to visit Portugal. A passport valid on arrival is required.
All visitors, except EEA member states, must hold tickets and documents for their return or onward journey, and proof of paid accommodation (equivalent in convertible currency accepted). The borderless region known as the Schengen area includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. All these countries issue a standard Schengen visa that has a multiple entry option that allows the holder to travel freely within the borders of all. It is highly recommended that passports have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.
Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.
Our Travel Expert
Steve Masters first visited Portugal in 1989 and, later, lived in Porto for several years before returning to the UK. He speaks the language and is well versed in the culture of Portugal. He currently works on behalf of Rocha Brava, a holiday resort located in the Algarve.
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