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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every British DTC 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 UK - British DTC 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 British DTC 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 British Dtc diplomatic offices in Portugal

British Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal

Address: Rua de Sao Bernardo 33, Lisboa 1249 - 082, PortugalCheck on map

Phone: +351 21 392 40 00

Fax: +351 21 392 40 21



List of Portuguese diplomatic offices in UK - British DTC

Consulate of Portugal in Jersey, United Kingdom

Address: Burlington House, St. Saviours Road, St. Helier, Jersey C.I. JE2 4LA, United Kingdom

Phone: (+44) 1534 877188

Fax: (+44) 1534 625005

Office Hours: 14.00-17.00

Embassy of Portugal in London, UK

Address: 11 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PP

Phone: 020 7235 5331

Fax: 020 7245 1287


Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

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

Power Sockets

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

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