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Updated May 2023

Portugal is a stunning country with rich cultural heritage, bordering Spain on the Iberian Peninsula. It is known for its world-class Port wine, beautiful beaches, soulful Fado music, intricate azulejo tiles, and delicious pastry, Pastel de nata. Its impressive history and architecture, like the Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, reflect its global influence. Portugal is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors worldwide to explore its beauty and culture.

Portugal currently offers various options for entering the country, including visa-free entry for nationals of certain countries. Read on to learn more about the details and to find out if you can enter Portugal without a visa.

Portugal visa-free countries list 2023

Third-country nationals are required to hold a long-stay visa to enter and stay in Portugal for over 90 days. The following citizens are exempt from that obligation:

  • European Union Member State citizen
  • state party to the European Economic Area Agreement, or a third-countries with whom the EU has signed freedom of movement agreements
  • family members of portuguese citizens or foreign nationals included above

Citizens of the following countries can visit Portugal for up to 90 days without a visa. However, please note the following requirements when entering Portugal without a visa:

  • you may need to show proof of financial resources at the port of entry to sustain your stay
  • you may be asked to provide proof of a return flight ticket to ensure departure within the permitted visa-free stay of three months
  • if visiting a friend or relative or if more funds are needed to finance the trip, a letter of invitation or guarantee may be required
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The list of third countries with whom Portugal has signed freedom of movement agreements, allowing their citizens to visit Portugal without a visa, is as follows:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • El Salvador
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Holy See
  • Honduras
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kiribati
  • Malaysia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Visa-free entry passport requirements for Portugal

The following are special passport requirements for visa-free entry into Portugal. If you are a citizen of any of the listed countries or regions, please take note of these requirements to ensure a smooth entry into Portugal.

  • holders of passports issued by Taiwan are eligible for visa-free entry only if their passport contains an identity card number
  • visa-free entry applies only to holders of a “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” passport
  • visa-free entry applies only to holders of a “Região Administrativa Especial de Macau” passport

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