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Country located in Southwestern Europe, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east.

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Okay to travel to places where the locals are unwelcoming?

Southern Europe is always on the top of my bucket list when it comes to selecting destination for my summer vacations. But recently as reported here and here and many other places, the locals are not ...
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Visa granted to baby with wrong date (wrong year)

We (myself, my wife, and our toddler) applied for a short-term Portugal Schengen visa (from VFS Bangalore to the New Delhi consulate) from July 7 2024 to July 14 2024. My wife and I were granted a ...
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Transit visa requirement for Bangladeshi citizen through Munich

I am reaching out for some guidance regarding transit visa requirements. As a Bangladeshi citizen, I am planning a trip that will take me through Munich, Germany, en route to Lisbon, Portugal. My ...
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What are the possibilities for travel by train to Lisbon, Portugal from Barcelona, Spain, without using buses or planes?

I am investigating the possibility to reach the capital of Portugal by land (or sea), not renting/owning a car, not catching a Flixbus and not taking any plane, from Barcelona, Spain. There are no ...
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Do South African citizens living in Portugal with temporary residence need a tourist visa to visit UK?

My daughter and her family are moving to Portugal in November on a D7 visa. They will be issued with temporary residence cards valid for two years. If they come to visit me in the UK, do they need a ...
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My Portugal visa was revoked after my appeal application had been approved [closed]

I was applying Portugal Schengen visa, which was refused by Delhi Portugal Embassy. After that I appealed my visa application on 3rd August, this appeal has been approved on 18th August, also I have ...
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How can my girlfriend get a Schengen visa?

My girlfriend is a Filipina living in the United Kingdom on a work visa. I am from Portugal. We’ve been trying to start the processes for her to visit me in Portugal, but unfortunately it's not that ...
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My Booking.com accommodation in Portugal is asking for information via a Google Sheet

So, I’m travelling to Portugal in a few days and the woman that owns the apartment we‘re staying in is asking for our personal information via a Google Sheet. The info includes Passport number, full ...
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Do i need a visa to go to Portugal i have 1951 UN convention travel document

I have 1951 UN travel document issued in United Kingdom, Do i need a visa to go to Portugal for 4 days?
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Travelling from the UK to Portugal via road

I am looking to travel from UK to Lisbon for my wife's passport renewal, I have found Google maps taking us from France, I do not have British passport, I am a UK resident, my kids British nationals ...
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Restaurants in Lisbon only accepting "Portuguese cards"?

I've been in Lisbon for two weeks and have been using my Wise MasterCard, which has worked fine in other European cities. However, I've encountered two restaurants in Lisbon that refused to accept my ...
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Got an EU Residence permit for work, but was laid off before entering

I am a national of a country that requires a visa to the EU for nearly any purpose (including tourism). I obtained a Portuguese Type D visa for the purpose of eventually migrating there for a company (...
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Bragança → Porto Airport (OPO) transfer

I am in need of the cheapest possible transfer solution within Portugal, from Bragança to Porto Airport (OPO). I have a few options to choose from (like public transport combinations), but since the ...
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Medieval Festivals in Portugal

In Portugal there are several festivals with a Middle Ages theme, like in Óbidos, Santa Maria da Feira or Silves. I wonder if there is a medieval festival in Portugal where you can participate ...
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The Gondolas of Aveiro, Portugal

I'll be spending some holidays this February in Porto and plan to do some day trips. Close-by Aveiro caught my attention, as it is called the "Venice of Portugal". Beautiful! On an Aveiro ...
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In Portugal, what exactly is a Cimbalino

In Portugal, you normally order a short shot of coffee (espresso) asking for "um café" or "uma bica", which is pretty much used all over the country. But lately I started to notice ...
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My D4 visa was rejected by the Embassy of Portugal in New Delhi

I submitted my visa application to the Portuguese Embassy in New Delhi. Today, the Portuguese Embassy in New Delhi sent me a notice of a prior hearing, which stated that "the applicant's English ...
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VFS Global applied for the wrong visa type, I believe

I have a business meeting in Portugal requested by my employer, I got a visa invitation letter from the Organization's headquarter in Switzerland indicating that I'll be attending work-related ...
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Where can I go surfing near Arrábida, Portugal?

Could you suggest me where can I go surfing near Arrábida, as beginner/intermediate surfer? I’ve been in places such as Ericeira a bit more in the north, or Caparica. I would prefer to have to do a ...
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How do I get from Leixões to Ribeira?

Can I hail a taxi from the Porto Leixões Cruise Terminal near Porto? Or do I need to book? Next quickest transport to Ribeira? I should be at the Cruise Terminal at around 9 am, and will have no ...
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Years of experience when hiring a car - would a motorbike license count?

My partner has driven a motorbike for many years, but only qualified to drive a car in November last year (~9 months ago). He would like to hire a car whilst on vacation in Portugal, but most car-hire ...
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Can a 17-year-old travel to Portugal with an 18-year-old friend?

As per GOV.UK: Children aged 17 and under travelling to Portugal alone or in the company of a person who is not their parent or legal guardian, must either: be met at the airport or point of entry by ...
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Why can't I take photos inside of stores in Portugal?

In a para-pharmacy in Porto, I was stopped from taking a photo of a product in their store. (I was going to use it to look up the product online to see if I could switch out the power cord when I got ...
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Fare calculator for travel in greater Lisbon?

TL;DR: Is there an easy way to get detailed fare calculations for the Lisbon area? On my last day in Lisbon I'm looking to visit Sintra. I gather day passes aren't going to cut it, so I need to ...
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When to digital fill entry forms (YUL-ZRH-OPO )?

I'm kind of freaking out needing to fill all those forms that we never had to fill before COVID. (this never happened before) and fearing something is missing. I'm flying from Montreal (YUL) to Porto (...
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Travel to US from UK via Portugal – recently recovered from Covid

I am travelling from UK to Portugal with TAP on 22nd March, spending one night in Lisbon, then travelling to San Francisco on 23rd March. I recently had Covid (positive test on 23rd February) and am ...
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Can we travel into a Schengen country with our 3-month baby, we are EU residents, she is not (yet)?

I am a British citizen, my wife is Turkish, we both have 5 year residencies in Portugal. My wife recently gave birth in Turkey. We will return to Portugal with our baby, who has a Turkish passport, ...
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Recenty recovered from covid, concerned about US -> Portugal -> UK trip testing [closed]

My husband and I (both 3x vaccinated) have a trip booked on TAP Portugal for a trip to the UK with a stopover in Lisbon this weekend. Last month we both had mild covid infections. Portugal requires a ...
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Do restrictions exist for vaccinated Canadians travelling in Portugal? [closed]

I'll be travelling to Portugal over the holidays, leaving on December 18 and returning on January 2. I'm a fully vaccinated Canadian with Canadian proof of vaccine. I will have a PCR test before ...
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Requirements for travelling to Portugal from Spain via land

I'm an Indian citizen travelling in Spain for the last 14 days. If I was visiting Portugal by land: Do I need to submit a passenger locator card? I have a EU digital covid certificate. Do I need an ...
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Portugal Schengen visa, tourist or short-stay?

I need a Schengen visa to visit Portugal as a tourist. When trying to make an appointment on vfs website I got confused: Which one should I select as the category?
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Renewing a Portuguese passport 8 months before it expires

I am a Portuguese citizen, and my Portuguese passport expires in May 2022. However, I am planning to go to Lisbon for a few days in October. I am wondering if one can renew a Portuguese passport 8 ...
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Weed sellers in Lisbon / Portugal

It's common for people to try to sell weed to tourists in big Portuguese cities like Lisbon. The "weed" is, please correct me if I'm wrong, almost always just tea leaves (for €10/€20!). What'...
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Should I apply for NIF before renewing my Passport?

I am planning to apply for a D7 Visa in Portugal. The first step would be to get a NIF. I am also renewing my Indian passport for exhaustion of pages. Should I renew the Passport and then apply for ...
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D2 Visa: Portugal Complexities [closed]

Since the virus is slowly coming down I am looking into the D2 Application. Over here in India they have started taking applications again I think. The reqs seem to be complex a bit. But these things ...
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Is Portugal open to travel from Brazil and vice versa, by plane? Covid problems?

Is Portugal open to travel from Brazil by plane?
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Is Portugal open for travelers from Turkey

According to their website: https://www.visitportugal.com/nl/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal Turkey is not mentioned in any group, does anyone know? Is traveling from Turkey to Portugal ...
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Instead of bank statement, can I provide brokerage statement? [closed]

I'm a citizen of a non-EU/US country. For an application for a Portuguese D7 residence visa, I am required to provide bank statements, signed and sealed, according to the information on the embassy's ...
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Travel within Schengen area on visitor (C) visa during pandemic restrictions

This summer we plan to drive through the following countries: Germany, France, Spain and Portugal. The group consists of a German citizen and two non-EU citizens having a German Schengen C visa. Note ...
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Avoiding customs duties when shipping back forgotten items to Portugal from the UK

I forgot my manual coffee grinder and Aeropress at a friend's place in the UK. The items were bought in the EU (but not Portugal) and I have receipts for them. They're missing all packaging and extra ...
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What identification is acceptable to show in Portugal?

I am traveling to Portugal in July for my brothers birthday, we are going to be attending a music festival that is 18+, what form of ID do you think is acceptable to carry while out in Portugal? I don’...
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Shipping vehicle from US to Europe

My girlfriend and I are planning an overlanding trip through Europe via car. We are trying to find cheap but easy and safe options to ship my car to Europe and back to the US at the end of our 90 day ...
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Can a US Citizen for a US company work remotely in Portugal tax free while sightseeing?

Thinking of going to Portugal for vacation but would like to spend more time there than our typical vacation. Do I have to pay taxes for the work performed there for US-based clients and company? It ...
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Travel inside the EU with expired student visa

I am a Brazilian who is currently a student in Lisbon, I would like to travel to France in a few weeks and my student visa is expired, however, I am still enrolled in the university for next semester, ...
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Traveling the Camino Trail during Covid

I am an American who plans to do the Camino Trail via the Coastal Portuguese way. I am wondering what the difference in travel restrictions means to walkers in both Portugal and Spain, and if towns I ...
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Traveling to Europe from banned countries on sweetheart exception

Europe is mostly locked out from the US due to COVID except for essential travel. Tourism obviously does not count, but some countries have made exceptions for visiting important family, fiance, or &...
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Am I allowed to take a monitor and a Slim PS2 to the UK?

It will be my first time flying to another country specifically from Portugal to the UK and i'll be staying as a university student. I wish to take my 23" monitor and my slim ps2 on my hold ...
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I'm American. re: COVID restrictions, can I fly through Portugal on my way to the Czech Republic in September? [closed]

I am a second year masters student who will be traveling to the Czech Republic in mid-September in order to continue my studies. All flights have layovers somewhere, and the cheapest/fastest flight I ...
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Is it allowed to camp outside the designated fields in Portugal?

Me and my friends are planning a road trip to Portugal in August. We would like to hire a camper for 4 people and cruise along the coast, and do some surfing. That said I read that camping is ...
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Travelling restrictions from Budapest, Hungary to Lisbon, Portugal

I would like to travel from Budapest, Hungary to Lisbon, Portugal. I have a return (June 21 - 24, 2020) flight ticket from Budapest, Hungary to Lisbon, Portugal. For the last 4 months, I was in ...
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