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 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 cusine 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 😊) 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 the Taize' prayer in some Parrish. I know this is international and that many people, after coming back to Taizé, start to pray the same way ...
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Where can I apply for a Portuguese visa as a resident of Scotland?

I heard that in order to apply for Portugal visa while living in Scotland, I have to do it via the consulate in Manchester, even though the consulate in London is easier to reach. However I cannot ...
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Lisbon: Getting from the airport to city center

I am travelling to Lisbon (on Airport terminal 2) soon, and would like to know how to get to the city center without using a taxi. Is there some public transport that can easily be reached from the ...
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How to decline CDW and LDW when booking a car online?

In a couple of months I will be traveling to Portugal, and I need to rent a car. Since I have a MasterCard Platinum, I can get coverage and save some money by declining CDW and LDW. From MasterCard's ...
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Can a Russian apply for European visa twice if he didn't go to the countries he applied to in the first? [duplicate]

My girlfriend applied for a 1 year Italian visa because they had already given it to her before for some weeks so now they would give her the whole year. What ended up happening is that life got in ...
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Airport transit visa for Lisbon

I am an Iranian passport holder flying from Tehran to Caracas via Turkey and Lisbon (TAP Portugal). The layover is around five hours at Lisbon and I have no Schengen visa of any type. Do I need an ...
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How much time do I have to go to my visa issuing country? [duplicate]

I got the “C” category multiple-entry visa for Portugal. I want to visit several Schengen countries during 15 days. Can I visit other countries before Portugal? e.g. go to Portugal in 10th day or so. ...
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Budget ways of getting from Madrid to Portugal

I'm planning to arrive to Madrid soon and make a short 3-4 day trip to Portugal (Lisbon+Porto). Can anyone point me to some budget means of transport (hitch-hiking is out of the question) - websites, ...
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Tourist visa for Portugal involving sponsorship from a Portuguese friend?

I'm an Indian citizen who recently completed his studies. My friend, who is a Portuguese citizen invited me to her place in Portugal. She is a Portugal citizen and is working there. She is going to ...
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Driving from Belgium to Portugal

On the 1st of August we're driving from Brussels to Idahna-A-Nova in Portugal to attend Boom Festival. We're leaving very early to avoid as many traffic jams as possible. According to Google Maps we ...
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about visa entry and exit [duplicate]

im a indian citizen. i am holding a schengen visa through portugal. due to some circumstances i am not visiting portugal now and visiting other schengen countries like Germany and Hungary. would that ...
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Is there a site that lists all the best viewpoints of Lisbon?

I have a goal which is visiting all view points in Lisbon, if possible, in one day. The city has quite some points with very nice scenic views. I know quite a few, but when I talk to people about ...