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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Portugal starting from 2021.


A valid passport is required to enter Portugal. All tourists entering Portuguese territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Portuguese authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
Portuguese custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Portuguese territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), loose tobacco (250g).
  • Alcohol: 1L of spirits with more than 22% alcohol by volume (1L), light liquor (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).
  • Perfume: Perfume (50g) and of eau de toilette (0.25L)

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (10L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).

Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Portugal with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

Unaccompanied nationals of Portugal or alien individuals below the age of 18 and cannot leave Portugal without a travel authorisation requested by the parents or the legal guardians.
The travel authorisation required for leaving Portugal is not mandatory to enter, although, that same authorisation used on departure may be considered to prove the assumption of responsibility for the minors.

List of Australian diplomatic offices in Portugal

Australian Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal

Address: Avenida da Liberdade, 200, 2nd floor, 1250-147 Lisbon, PortugalCheck on map

Phone: + 351 21 310 15 00

Fax: + 351 21 310 15 55



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Details: Ms Anne Plunkett - Ambassador

List of Portuguese diplomatic offices in Australia

Consulate General of Portugal in Australia

Address: Level 9, 30 Clarence St., Sydney NSW Australia 2000Check on map

Phone: 02 - 9262 2199 02-92621572

Fax: 02 -9262 5991



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About Portugal

Capital: Lisbon
  • Portuguese;
  • Mirandese

Area: 92,391 KM2
Population: 10,676,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +0 hours
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +351

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Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug

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