Portugal Passport Visa-Free Countries

If you’re considering getting a second passport, and are searching for a strong passport without having to give up on your current one, then the Portugal passport is an excellent option for you. 

The Portuguese passport ranks number 3, based on its mobility score under the Passport Index which makes it one of the most “powerful” passports in the world. With this excellent ranking, the Portuguese passport allows its holder to have visa-free travel to 186 countries, as per the last update on May 2022. 

As a means to measure a passport ranking, last year Global Citizen Solutions unveiled its very own Global Passport Index, which looks beyond simple mobility as a metric to measure a country’s passport. Using a quantitative approach, we included investment opportunities and quality of life indicators, alongside visa-free travel. 

Once you’re a Portugues Passport holder, you will enjoy the same civil benefits as a Portuguese citizen, and you will have the right to live and work in any of the 27 European countries. 

Read more about the Portuguese Passport and how to get it.

With many options available to get a Portuguese passport, we would like to tell you more about the popular Golden Visa Program, one of the easiest options for expats to gain residency, and ultimately citizenship. 

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Portugal Golden Visa — Program overview

The Portugal Golden Visa Program has proven to be the most popular residency-by-investment program in Europe for non-European citizens who seek a new passport. Expats are attracted to this program due to its flexibility, visa-free travel inside the Schengen Area, and the multitude of other benefits. 

The Portugal Golden Visa grants the opportunity for non-Eu citizens to get a Portuguese passport after at least five years of residency and by investing in the country.  You can get the Portugal Golden Visa through different available options, such as investments in real estate, investment funds, investment in a business and job creation, or transfer of capital to the country, plus through other means. 

Not only will you have the right to live and work in any European country when you have the Portugal Golden Visa but also your family members will be able to reap the benefits alongside you. The Portugal Golden Visa gives you the right as a resident and taxpayer to get a resident permit for your family members as well. This family reunification includes spouse, legitimate children, children born outside marriage (despite their age), and parents of the main applicant and/or spouse. Each member will have his/her separate documents that confirm their residency in the country which will allow them to move freely inside or outside Portugal, which will expand the travel opportunities for all the family members The Portugal Golden Visa provides an excellent opportunity to expand your families’ freedoms and opportunities. Interested to find out more about the Portugal Golden Visa Program? 

Here is our Portugal Golden Visa: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide 2022.

 

Portugal Passport Visa-Free Countries list 2022

As previously mentioned, the Portuguese passport grants visa-free travel to 186 countries around the world, including the UK. It is also worth mentioning that the list of visa-free countries is calculated to reflect the number of countries Portugal passport holders can enter without a visa, through a visa on arrival, and through the eTA.

In the coming table, you will find up-to-date information on tt the visa-free countries that are accessible to Portugal passport holders. In addition, you will also find the accessible countries with visa-on-arrival or an eTA and even the countries that require a visa before arriving (online or physical). 

Country Visa-free access Visa-on arrival

eTA

Visa online Visa required Duration of stay
Afghanistan
Albania 90 days
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda 180 days
Argentina 90 days
Armenia 180 days
Aruba
Australia 90 days
Austria
Azerbaijan 30 days
Bahamas 90 days
Bahrain 30 days
Bangladesh 30 days
Barbados 90 days
Belarus 30 days
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia 90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina 90 days
Botswana 90 days
Brazil 90 days
Brunei 90 days
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso 30 days
Burundi 30 days
Cambodia 30 days
Cameroon
Canada 180 days
Cape Verde 30 days
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile 90 days
China
Colombia 90 days
Comoros 45 days
Congo
Congo (Dem. Rep.) 45 days
Cook Islands
Costa Rica 90 days
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Croatia
Cuba 30 days
Curacao
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica 180 days
Dominican Republic
Ecuador 90 days
Egypt 180 days
El Salvador 90 days
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Eswatini 30 days
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji 120 days
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French West Indies
Gabon 90 days
Gambia 90 days
Georgia 360 days
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada 90 days
Guam
Guatemala 90 days
Guinea 90 days
Guinea-Bissau 90 days
Guyana 90 days
Haiti 90 days
Honduras 90 days
Hong Kong 90 days
Hungary
Iceland
India 30 days
Indonesia 30 days
Iran 30 days
Iraq 60 days
Ireland
Israel 90 days
Italy
Jamaica 30 days
Japan 90 days
Jordan
Kazakhstan 30 days
Kenya 90 days
Kiribati 120 days
Kosovo 90 days
Kuwait 90 days
Kyrgyzstan 60 days
Laos 30 days
Latvia
Lebanon 30 days
Lesotho 14 days
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar 90 days
Malawi 30 days
Malaysia 90 days
Maldives 30 days
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius 90 days
Mayotte
Mexico 180 days
Micronesia
Moldova 90 days
Monaco
Mongolia 30 days
Montenegro 90 days
Morocco
Mozambique 30 days
Myanmar
Namibia 90 days
Nauru
Nepal 90 days
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand 90 days
Nicaragua 90 days
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
North Korea
North Macedonia 90 days
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman 14 days
Pakistan
Palau 90 days
Palestinian Territories
Panama 180 days
Papua New Guinea 60 days
Paraguay 90 days
Peru 90 days
Philippines 30 days
Poland
Puerto Rico
Qatar 90 days
Reunion
Romania
Russia
Rwanda 30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis 90 days
Saint Lucia 90 days
Samoa 90 days
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe 15 days
Saudi Arabia 90 days
Senegal 90 days
Serbia 90 days
Seychelles 90 days
Sierra Leone 30 days
Singapore 90 days
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia 30 days
South Africa 90 days
South Korea 60 days
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka 30 days
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 30 days
Sudan
Suriname 90 days
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan 30 days
Tanzania
Thailand 30 days
Timor-Leste 90 days
Togo 7 days
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago 90 days
Tunisia 90 days
Turkey 90 days
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu 90 days
Uganda
Ukraine 90 days
United Arab Emirates 90 days
United Kingdom 180 days
United States of America 90 days
Uruguay 90 days
Uzbekistan 30 days
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela 90 days
Vietnam 30 days
Yemen
Zambia 90 days
Zimbabwe 90 days

The Portugal D7 Visa:

If you have your own funding and receive a passive income from your own country, you can gain a Portuguese residency by applying for the D7 Visa, also known as the Portugal Passive Income Visa. Whether you’re a retiree or an entrepreneur, enjoy Portuguese residency privileges thanks to the D7 visa. Read more about the D7 visa Program from here:
Portugal D7 Visa 2022 Guide + Free Eligibility Test

 

Frequently asked questions about the Portuguese passport

How many countries are visa-free for Portuguese passports?

Once you have a Portuguese passport, you will have a visa-free entry to 186 countries, showing that Portuguese citizenship has many significant mobility benefits.

More details can be found about Portugal’s performance in Global Citizen Solution’s Global Passport Index, which is found here. Once you get a Portuguese passport, you have excellent mobility, including free movement across the EU and Schengen area, and easy movement to the USA and Canada.

Do Portuguese passports need visas for the USA?

If you have a Portuguese passport, you will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to be able to enter the United States of America for a 90-day stay. The eTA is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals, which is electronically linked to a traveler’s passport.