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Portugal is located in the westernmost part of Europe. It borders Spain to the north and east and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Portugal
Portugal is a member of the EU and participates in the Schengen Agreement. As such, citizens from these countries can freely tour Portugal without a passport. This visa will allow you to travel or stay anywhere in Portugal for at most 90 days. New Zealand, Canada, and Australian nationals are also free to visit Portugal without applying for a visa. All other visitors to Portugal need to have a passport and also obtain a visa from the Portuguese embassy in their country.
Things/Items Allowed into Portugal
Passengers older than 17 years old and arriving from non-EU locations are allowed to bring without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes, 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 50 cigars, 250 grams of smoking tobacco or proportional assortment 1 liter of spirits over 22%, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume, 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liquor wines, a proportional mix of these products; and in addition, 4 liters of wine or 16 liters of beer, medicines in proportion to the traveler's needs (for all passengers), and other goods (for air travelers), up to a total value of EUR 430 per adult or EUR 150 if aged under 15 years old.
Passengers who purchased items within EU countries are allowed the free import of, 800 individual cigarettes, 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 200 cigars or 1 kilogram of smoking tobacco, 10 liters of spirits over 22%, 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine) or 110 liters of beer.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Portugal
• Arms and Ammunition
• Currencies exceeding 10,000 Euros
• Protected Species
• Prehistoric Objects
• Rare Objects
Things/Items Forbidden into Portugal
• Arms and Ammunition
• Pets without a health certificate
• Protected Species
• Shoes, Leather, and Fur shoes made from protected animals
• Babies powdered milk that requires refrigeration before opening
Voice of Travelers to Portugal
A Discounted Flight Ticket to Portugal!
I was lucky to have a discounted air ticket to Portugal with the British Airways. As always, the crew had top-notch services, was keen to my satisfaction, and very helpful. My 5-day tour in Portugal was the best. There were lots of things to do and a million places to visit. Getting a train ticket and bus ticket was a little tricky due to the language barrier. But thankfully, the Automated Ticket Machines in Portugal saved the day.
My tour of Portugal was not long enough!
I had a heavenly experience in Portugal last summer. I booked my air ticket online from a site that always has the cheapest ticket rates. We embarked on a Portugal-in-depth tour starting and ending in Lisbon. The coach we used was great and spacious. The guides were awesome and knowledgeable. Portugal has lots of history within it!
Portugal Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where should I visit in Portugal?
A. Some of the most popular destinations in Portugal include Coimbra, Tavira, Sesimbra, Evora, Guimaraes, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Porto, Sintra, and Lagos. Each of these cities have something unique to offer. Touring for coffee, wine, Pasteis de Napa (a custard tart), francesinha, and other pastries is also recommended.
Q. When should I buy an air ticket to Portugal?
A. With both mild winters and summers, Portugal has the best climate in Europe. Even the rainy seasons in Portugal has some sunshine. In Portugal, tourism is at its peak in July and August, so tickets may be more expensive at this time. Spring (February) and autumn (October) are the best times for cycling and touring the cities of Portugal.
Q. Are there cheap hotels in Lisbon?
A. Rates in most hotels around Lisbon rise especially during July and August. The best hotels can cost around several hundred euros per night. But there are still other options that cost as low as 50 euros while still offering good accommodation and meals. The city also has hostels for backpackers and lately, Airbnb has been popular for cheap accommodation. For those on a budget, be sure to check the web for a cheap air ticket.
Portugal - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Humberto Delgado International Airport/ Lisbon Airport • Madrid Barajas International Airport
• Charles de Gaulle International Airport
• Paris Orly Airport
• Beauvais Airport France
• Miami International Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Christiano Ronaldo International Airport/ Madeira Airport • Heathrow Airport
• Brussels International Airport
• Orly Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport/ Porto Airport • Birmingham Airport
• London Stansted Airport
• Liverpool John Lennon
Flight Routes to Portugal
The Lisbon Portela Airport serves the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon. TAP Air Portugal is the national airline for Portugal and is headquartered in Lisbon. From the UK, TAP Air Portugal offers several popular direct flights to destinations including Abu Dhabi, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada, and Porto.