The Portuguese passport allows its holder visa-free entry to more than 110 countries. It grants visa-free access to most European states, as well as most of Central and South America. It also includes some territories in Asia and Africa.
Thanks to this, traveling is much easier for Portuguese people. Many countries grant Portuguese citizens visa-free entry or require only a visa on arrival, or even an eVisa for Portuguese citizens. Keep reading, to find a list of the destinations with visa-free entry for Portuguese passport holders and the ones that will require some kind of visa or eTA authorization in 2022.
|TYPE OF ACCESS||NUMBER OF COUNTRIES|
|Visa-Free Countries||116 (58,5%)|
|Visa-On-Arrival Countries||35 (18%)|
|eVisa Countries||27 (14%)|
|eTA Countries||7 (3,5%)|
|Visa Countries||27 (14%)|
How many countries can Portuguese citizens travel to visa-free?
To be precise, 116 countries allow Portuguese citizens to enter their territory visa-free. Portuguese can travel to some countries without even having to carry their passport – their identity card (ID) is enough.
What countries can Portuguese citizens go to without a visa?
Almost 60% of countries worldwide permit citizens from Portugal to enter their territory visa-free. The majority of those are located in Europe and South America.
Below you can see the list of countries Portuguese passport holders can visit visa-free. The information inside the brackets indicates the length of time you can stay in each location without a visa.
|Albania (90 days)||Luxembourg|
|Andorra||Malaysia (90 days)|
|Antigua and Barbuda (180 days)||Malta|
|Argentina (90 days)||Marshall Islands (90 days)|
|Armenia (180 days)||Mauritius (90 days)|
|Austria||Mexico (180 days)|
|Bahamas (90 days)||Micronesia (90 days)|
|Barbados (90 days)||Moldova (90 days)|
|Belarus (30 days)||Monaco|
|Belgium||Montenegro (90 days)|
|Belize||Morocco (90 days)|
|Bolivia (90 days)||Namibia (90 days)|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina (90 days)||Netherlands|
|Botswana (90 days)||Nicaragua (90 days)|
|Brazil (90 days)||North Macedonia (90 days)|
|Brunei (90 days)||Norway|
|Bulgaria||Palau (90 days)|
|Cape Verde (30 days)||Palestinian Territories|
|Chile (90 days)||Panama (90 days)|
|Colombia (90 days)||Paraguay (90 days)|
|Costa Rica||Peru (90 days)|
|Croatia (90 days)||Philippines (30 days)|
|Czech Republic||Qatar (90 days)|
|Dominica (180 days)||Saint Kitts and Nevis (90 days)|
|Dominican Republic||Saint Lucia (90 days)|
|Ecuador (90 days)||Samoa (90 days)|
|El Salvador (90 days)||San Marino|
|Estonia||Sao Tome and Principe (15 days)|
|Eswatini (30 days)||Senegal (90 days)|
|Fiji (120 days)||Serbia (90 days)|
|Finland||Singapore (90 days)|
|Gambia (90 days)||Slovenia|
|Georgia (360 days)||Solomon Islands (90 days)|
|Germany||South Africa (90 days)|
|Grenada (90 days)||St. Vincent and the Grenadines (30 days)|
|Guatemala (90 days)||Sweden|
|Guyana (90 days)||Switzerland|
|Haiti (90 days)||Taiwan|
|Honduras (90 days)||Tajikistan (30 days)|
|Hong Kong (90 days)||Thailand (30 days)|
|Hungary||Timor-Leste (90 days)|
|Iceland||Tonga (90 days)|
|Ireland||Trinidad and Tobago (90 days)|
|Israel (90 days)||Tunisia (90 days)|
|Italy||Turkey (90 days)|
|Jamaica (30 days)||Tuvalu (90 days)|
|Kazakhstan (30 days)||Ukraine (90 days)|
|Kiribati (120 days)||United Arab Emirates (90 days)|
|Kosovo (90 days)||United Kingdom (180 days)|
|Kyrgyzstan (60 days)||Uruguay (90 days)|
|Latvia||Uzbekistan (30 days)|
|Lesotho (14 days)||Vanuatu (90 days)|
|Lithuania||Venezuela (90 days)|
How many countries can Portuguese citizens visit with a visa on arrival?
Portuguese citizens can travel to 35 countries with a visa on arrival. Several ones allow Portuguese citizens to apply for a visa when they arrive in their territory. This document is called a visa on arrival and can be obtained at the airport, seaport, or land border crossing.
Portuguese who decide to use this option are not required to apply for a visa before starting their trip. When they have completed the application procedure and obtained a visa on arrival, travelers may proceed with their trip. However, it should be noted that the duration of their stay should not exceed that of the validity of the document.
What countries can Portuguese citizens go to with a visa on arrival?
Countries that require Portuguese citizens to have a visa on arrival are located in Africa and Asia. Below, you can find a list of all of them that grant this type of visa to Portuguese. In brackets, you can find the number of days of the visa’s validity:
|Angola (pre-visa on arrival)||Maldives (30 days)|
|Bahrain (30 days)||Mauritania|
|Bangladesh (30 days)||Mozambique (30 days)|
|Burkina Faso (30 days)||Nepal (90 days)|
|Burundi (30 days)||Nigeria (pre-visa on arrival)|
|Comoros (45 days)||Oman (14 days)|
|Cuba (tourist card / 30 days)||Papua New Guinea (60 days)|
|Egypt (30 days)||Rwanda (30 days)|
|Ethiopia||Saudi Arabia (90 days)|
|Gabon (90 days)||Seychelles (tourist registration / 90 days)|
|Guinea-Bissau (90 days)||Sierra Leone (30 days)|
|Indonesia (30 days)||Somalia (30 days)|
|Iraq (60 days)||Suriname (eTourist / 90 days)|
|Laos (30 days)||Togo (7 days)|
|Lebanon (30 days)||Zambia (90 days)|
|Madagascar (90 days)||Zimbabwe (90 days)|
|Malawi (30 days)|
How many countries can Portuguese citizens visit with an eVisa?
27 countries require eVisas for Portuguese passport holders. An eVisa, or electronic visa, is an electronic travel permit that is applied for and granted electronically. It is used for short stays in the country of destination, with the intention of visiting that place for tourism, business, or transit. Taking into account that the process is done completely online, all the necessary documents must be photocopied, instead of being sent or presented in a paper version. You should apply for the eVisa before leaving for your trip.
Which countries require Portuguese citizens to obtain an eVisa?
The countries that require Portuguese citizens to obtain an eVisa are in Africa and the Middle East. In the following list, you can find the states that require an eVisa for Portuguese citizens before they can enter the territory.
|Azerbaijan (30 days)||Laos (30 days)|
|Bahrain (30 days)||Madagascar (90 days)|
|Cambodia (30 days)||Malawi (30 days)|
|Congo (90 days)||Mongolia (30 days)|
|Djibouti||Oman (14 days)|
|Egypt (30 days)||Papua New Guinea (60 days)|
|Ethiopia||Rwanda (30 days)|
|Gabon (90 days)||Saudi Arabia (90 days)|
|Guinea (90 days)||South Sudan|
|Guinea-Bissau (90 days)||Tanzania|
|India (90 days)||Uganda|
|Iran (30 days)||Vietnam (30 days)|
|Kenya (90 days)||Zambia (90 days)|
|Kuwait (90 days)|
How many countries Portuguese citizens are required to have a visa to visit?
Visas are required for Portuguese citizens in 27 countries.
Although a large number of countries allow Portuguese passport holders to enter without a visa, some territories still require one. We recommend that, before booking a flight, you make sure that all your travel documents are in place. Without any doubt, the best place to find everything you need is the official website of the country’s government.
What countries require Portuguese citizens to get a visa?
Some countries located in Africa and Asia require a visa for Portuguese citizens to enter. Below is a list of these states:
|Central African Republic||Niger|
Portuguese citizens can travel to 7 countries with eTA authorization
Electronic travel authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for travelers who are visa-exempt. It is basically used to track the number of visitors entering a territory by air and ensures their safety. It is automatically synchronized with the passenger’s passport and thus allows the authorities to screen incoming people.
7 countries that permit the eTA authorization for Portuguese passport holders:
|Australia (90 days)||South Korea (60 days)|
|Canada (180 days)||Sri Lanka (30 days)|
|Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast, pre-enrollment, 90 days)||United States of America (90 days)|
|New Zealand (90 days)|
Summary of Visa-free countries for Portuguese citizens
The Portuguese passport is able to facilitate entry to a large number of countries with a world reach of 86%. In 2022, Portuguese travelers can travel to 116 countries without a visa, 35 using a visa on arrival, 27 with an eVisa, and visit 7 with a valid electronic travel authorization, the eTA system. Nevertheless, a total of 29 countries require visas for entry.
All in all, Portuguese citizens can travel to 58% of the countries around the world without additional documentation.
How many countries can Portuguese citizens visit without a visa?
Portuguese passport holders can travel to 116 countries without any visa, just using their passport.
Can the Portuguese get a visa after coming to the country?
Yes, this type of visa is called a visa-on-arrival, and Portuguese citizens can obtain it in 35 countries.
Can Portuguese citizens get a visa online?
Yes, this type of visa is called an eVisa and Portuguese passport owners can obtain it in 27 countries.
Cristina is a recent graduate of English Studies and now she is about to start a master’s degree in Translation. Her hobbies are reading, traveling and learning about other cultures. Catalan and Spanish are her mother tongues. In addition, she can speak English and is studying French.