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Passport / Visa

Passport / Visa

Portugal can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
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Best Time to Visit

Best Time to Visit

Porto provides mild weather throughout the whole year, although especially the winter months can be be dominated by heavier rain – do not forget the typical coastal weather that can change quite fast. For experiencing the typical Portuguese life, however, the best time to visit might be in summer, as the open air markets will be crowded and festivals such as Serralves em Festa and Festa de São João will attract many visitors, Portuguese as well as many tourists.
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