If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must follow the Schengen area passport requirements.
Your passport must be:
- Issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the ‘date of issue’)
- valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)
You must check your passport meets these requirements before you travel. If your passport was issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added to its expiry date.
Contact the embassy of the country you are visiting if you think that your passport does not meet both these requirements.
Please visit the Embassy of Portugal website for the most current visa information.
If you are planning to visit or travel through European countries, you should be familiar with the requirements of the Schengen Agreement.
- U.S. citizens may enter Portugal for up to 90 days for tourism or business without a visa.
- Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. If you plan on transiting a Schengen country, review our U.S. Travelers in Europe page.
- You will need sufficient proof of funds and a return plane ticket.
Travelling within the EU
Follow the links below to check which documents you need to take. Documents you need to travel in the EU
Information on travel documents needed by EU nationals, non-EU national family members, non-EU nationals and children when entering the EU or travelling across it. Find out what to do if you lose your passport or it expires when travelling in the EU.