The Beautiful PortBordering Spain on the Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic coast, Portugal has long boasted a tremendous maritime lifestyle. With marks from many seafaring cultures such as the Celts, Romans, Moors, and others, the Iberian nation has seen the rise and fall of many ancient civilizations. Today’s Portugal continues to reflect much of the past with its cobblestone streets and medieval castles. Utilizing the country’s bountiful coastline and fertile mainland soils, Portugal’s dinner tables are always full of fresh seafood, bread, and wines that are paired perfectly with its idyllic beaches.
Be in the know before you go
Portugal is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Portugal for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least six months. You need sufficient funds to support you during your stay (10,000 Euro or equivalent) and a return airline ticket.
If you are a non-resident of Portugal and 1) transited through another European Schengen Convention country by air, sea, or land en route to Portugal, without having registered your entry with Immigration, and 2) you are not staying in a hotel or a similar tourist accommodation, you are required to register with the Portuguese Immigration Service (SEF) within three working days of entering Portugal. You must document your entry to prove your length of stay. You must download a declaration of entry form (declaracão de entrada) from SEF’s website and personally submit it to the nearest SEF office within three business days of entry. You must also present your passport. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in an administrative offense punishable with a fine from €60 to €160.
Under Portuguese Immigration law, foreign minors under 18 years of age entering or exiting Portugal must possess an authorization letter of parental consent to travel if traveling with adults other than their parent(s) or legal guardian. The document must be signed and dated, with the signature(s) certified by a notary. The letter of parental consent to travel must include the dates and reason for travel and the details of an adult who will be responsible for the child.
Health and Wellness
For up-to-date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Portugal, please refer to the CDC website. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.
Please advise us of any dietary restrictions, any medical conditions that may affect your tour, or any other special requests in general at this time in writing so that we may make the appropriate arrangements.