Questions tagged [portugal]

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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Can you bring aerosol bug spray for ants on a plane from Portugal to Canada?

Can you bring aerosol bug spray for ants from Portugal to Canada in your checked luggage?
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660 euro for portugal visa

I will be applying 1st time for tourist schengen visa to portugal from india. presently I have balance of euro 660 for stay for 5-8 days including hotel expense. Is it enough so that visa do not ...
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Do minors flying from Portugal with only one parent need a parental consent letter?

We are a Spanish family living in the UK. We are planning some holidays in Spain in which one of the parents would need to fly the children from Portugal back to the UK. We know that, to leave the ...
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Schengen overstay [closed]

My Brazilian girlfriend left the Schengen area (Portugal) today to return to Brazil. It turned out she had overstayed by one day, something which she and I were responsible for, as we obviously were ...
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Are there any mountaineering/hiking activities in or near Albufeira, Portugal?

I'm heading over to Albufeira, Portugal on Thursday and I was just wondering if there are any hiking or mountaineering activities, or outdoor landmarks worth seeing in the area (or close by). I don'...
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What are the hours of the passport application counter at Lisbon airport

Lisbon airport has a one-stop dedicated counter (shop) for Portuguese citizens who want a passport. Is it open 24 hours?
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Which types of accommodations are affected by Lisbon's municipal tax?

Which types of accommodations are affected by Lisbon's municipal tax? I read on http://www.cm-lisboa.pt/uploads/media/flyerTMT_UK_web.pdf (mirror): Who pays? The tax on overnight stays is ...
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Is a rental confirmation for a holiday home a valid proof of accommodation when applying for a Schengen visa?

To obtain as Ukrainian Citizen a Schengen Tourist Visa for visiting Portugal, do I need to book my holiday home through a traveling agency or can I use any offer on holiday rentals from an Internet ...
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Cancelling Schengen Student Visa Application

I have applied for a student visa at the Portugal embassy in my home country and my visa has been granted. The embassy has called me to buy a ticket and present it to the embassy so that they can ...
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How to switch from Tourist visa to Resident visa status in the Schengen area?

I know that this question has been answered to some degree through other posts, but my question is this: If my type-D visa to Portugal is valid as of April 16th, 2017, may I enter Portugal or any ...
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Schengen tourist visa for a Japanese national

I've a Japanese friend coming to the European Union, land in the UK and depart back to Japan from The Netherlands with flights from UK to Portugal and from Portugal to The Netherlands. I know that ...
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Can a minor fly from Germany to Portugal and back without permission from his parents?

My brother (17) and I (25) plan to fly from Germany to Portugal with Ryanair. I'm worried, if they will let him on the plane without our parents. I did a little bit of research and found this on the ...
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Do I need Schengen travel insurance to visit Portugal if covered by the NHS?

I am a South African citizen living in the UK 22 years with indefinite leave to remain. Do I need Schengen travel insurance to go to Portugal if I'm covered by the NHS in the UK?
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How to get phone mobile data for a month in Portugal as a Canadian?

I live in Canada and will be visiting Portugal for two weeks. My current plan is with Wind Mobile, I would like to get a phone mobile access (to internet) for travelling in Portugal since I will be ...
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Ordering of Spanish coastal cities for trip [closed]

I'm trying to plan a trip to Spain/Portugal next year, visiting the following cities: Madrid Barcelona Valencia Granada Seville Lisbon The order of visiting these cities does not matter, but I will ...
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Are there ATM fees in the Azores?

ATM owners don't charge fees to withdraw cash in Portugal, regardless of your home bank or card issuer. (Of course any fees charged by your home bank / card issuer, e.g. for foreign transactions, are ...
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Transit in Lisbon airport [duplicate]

I'm from Saudi Arabia, I have question my flight to CMN from LHR transit LIS 4 hours but I don't have Portugal transit visa, can I travel or not?
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Are there any issues with speaking Spanish as a tourist in Portugal?

I'm about to go on a trip to Portugal, not knowing any Portuguese. I was planning to learn all the basics (yes, no, hello, goodbye, thank you, etc) but in a slightly more complicated situation it's ...
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Legality of cameras in vacation/holiday home?

I'm currently staying in a property in Portugal (Almancil) that has several Verisure cameras inside and outside of the house. I have seen the panel light up red on a few random occasions which led to ...
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Is there a cultural belief in Brazil or Spain that frowns upon brushing one's teeth / spitting in the kitchen sink?

I was recently told by my Brazilian roommate not to brush my teeth in the sink (I wasn't, I just spit in it) because of cultural reasons. Is there a cultural norm in Brazil / Portugal where this ...
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How can I document my relation to a friend for the purposes of Schengen visa

I'm a Russian national planning to visit my friend A in Portugal. A is also a Russian national, married to a Portugal national B. B is willing to provide me with a term of responsibility letter, that ...
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Indian passport holder living in Scotland, travelling to portugal for vacations

I am living in Edinburgh and hold a 5-year work permit in the UK. I want to travel to Portugal for 15 days. I hold an Indian passport; can you please tell me if I need to apply for a visa? if so, ...
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Looking for a location on the Portuguese coast to surf [closed]

Is there somewhere along the northern area Minho coastal area, near Vigo north of Porto in Portugal suitable for surfing? I'm looking to stay somewhere near mountains with coast for surfing and at ...
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Can Portugal “black list” my passport because I got a visa but didn't visit Portugal with it?

I visited Spain last month with my family, and while applying for the visa I mentioned I would spend max time in Portugal. I got a Schengen visa from the Portugal embassy. That was the actual plan. I ...
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Can I get a Portuguese invitation-based visa without having a 'Termo de Responsabilidade'?

I am an Indian national, and my friend in Portugal has invited me to stay at his place there, while I visit him. All my other documents were fine, but he couldn't give me a Termo de Responsabilidade (...
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Where to buy/top up public transport tickets in Lisbon?

On a recent visit to Lisbon, I made considerable use of the public transport system. On first arriving at the airport, I purchased a "Viva Viagem" card, and loaded it with some funds. This worked ...
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What is the quickest way to get from Portugal to Finland by car? [closed]

My family and I want to travel from Portugal to Finland. Since my daughter is afraid of planes, we need to go by car. We want to make at least 1 layover somewhere. How should we drive to get there as ...
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Can I check my luggage the night before the flight in Porto airport? (OPO with LH)

I'll be having an early morning flight (6am) from Porto airport (OPO) with Lufthansa. Will I be able to drop my luggage (assume I checked in online) the night before?
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Where can I get stitches removed while traveling in Portugal?

I needed to have a very small surgical procedure done in my home country, which resulted in a small incision in my head that had to be closed with two stitches. The stitches are supposed to be ...
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Rent a car without credit card in Portugal

We will go to Porto tomorrow and ordered a credit card but it is delayed. So we are in trouble renting a car in Porto. Any idea if it is possible to rent a car without a credit card there and if so ...
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Can an Indian national with an International Driving Permit rent a car in Spain / Portugal?

Also, is it possible to rent a car in Seville and drop it off in Algarve? I'm traveling with a bunch of friends to Spain-Portugal, and we are planning to drive down the coast.
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Applying for US visa while overstaying in another country

I am a resident in Portugal, but I am not a citizen of Portugal. My residency card is not valid any more. Can I apply for a USA tourist visa as an illegal resident in Portugal?
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Can you travel within Portugal if your residency card is expired?

I am Syrian and I live (and study) in Lisbon, normally I fly between Porto and Lisbon and it is fine. However, my residence card will expire this month, and I want to go to Porto from Lisbon on ...
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Can I take the credit card of my father to Portugal?

I'll travel to Portugal soon, I'm going to rent a car in Lisbon. This rental car agency ask for a credit card to rent a car. I live in Switzerland. I'm a student and I can't get a credit card in my ...
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Urban exploration in Lisbon area, Portugal

We need to spend some days in Lisbon (Portugal), also Sintra and the coast around that area. Are there any good places for urbex? We know Sintra is known for its palaces and mansions (some of them ...
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What is a safe way to carry money and passport at night?

I will be in Lisbon at night (4:00 am) soon, and there will be no buses or metros. I won't be in an hotel, but in a shared hostel. So I will be having my passport and my money (cash money) with me ...
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Possibility of meeting people with the name Vasco da Gama in Portugal? [closed]

Is it still possible to meet people with the famous name Vasco da Gama In Portugal?
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Where to find schedule for bus from Peniche to Baleal

I stay in Baleal, Portugal and sometimes I want to visit nearest city Peniche. I saw several times bus in that direction but I didn't manage to find the schedule. When I asked at the surf school ...
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Portugal - fishing by tourist

I'm going to go to Portugal in two weeks. I'm curious whether I can do fishing there. I would like to do this: Just normal fishing, lets say standing on rock with regular fish hook. Fishing during ...
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Looking for a sunset spot in Porto, Portugal

As mentioned in my question I am looking for a sunset spot in Porto. That could be something like a beach or park with good view of the sunset to have a glass of port wine from the supermarket and ...
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Portugal - snorkeling and fishing

I would like to go snorkeling and maybe fishing to Portugal. I've read that it is not good to do these things on the western portugal because there are big waves and cold water. So I've decided after ...
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French Schengen visa [duplicate]

Me and my Moroccan friend are currently planning a holiday to Portugal (I'm a british citizen). We're slightly concerned though, that because her Schengen visa has been issued via the French embassay ...
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Assuming I have Irish car insurance, do I need to buy extra coverage when renting a car in Portugal?

I live in Ireland. I want to hire a car on holiday in Portugal in August. Do i have to take out the insurance from the hire company or will my car insurance from Ireland cover me in a hire car?
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Travelling from Portugal to Finland - is it recommended to get a passport?

This summer I will be travelling to Helsinki (and staying there for about a week). While both countries belong to the EU, and so I am not obliged to get a passport, I know that not having one can make ...
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Secondhand/antique book shops in Lisbon

I am soon going to Lisbon. Being a big enthusiast of dictionaries, I would like to acquire some when I get there. What I am mostly interested in are big technical (but not only) dictionaries at a ...
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Travel to Portugal from Cologne, Germany [closed]

I am planning to travel to Portugal from Germany. I think everyone will suggest to travel by air. But I am interested to know, what are the other possibilities to travel to Lisbon or Porto from ...
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What is a good area to head to in Lisbon's “Parque Florestal de Monsanto”? [closed]

I'd like to visit the "Parque Florestal de Monsanto" in Lisbon. But this is a very big (10 km2) park and I'm not not sure what area of the park to head to. Is there any area in the park in particular ...
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How long does it take for Portuguese consulates to process short-term visa applications?

I'm going to Mauritius on 27 june and require a Portuguese visa before that. Is there any way out? I'm going to Portugal on 10 June and will be back from previous trip by 6 June. So no time left later....
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Portuguese cuisine in Lisbon

I'm now going to Lisbon. This is travel for work, and now, just at the very last minute, I'm realizing I can enjoy the place as well (and not only think to work duties šŸ˜Š) and especially the cuisine. ...
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Taizé prayer in Lisbon: where?

I'm going to Lisbon for 5 days. Where I live use to go to theĀ Taize' prayer in some Parrish. I know this is international and that many people, after coming back to TaizĆ©, start to pray the same way ...