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). 

CountryVisa-free accessVisa-on arrival

eTA

Visa onlineVisa requiredDuration of stay
Afghanistan
Albania90 days
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda180 days
Argentina90 days
Armenia180 days
Aruba
Australia90 days
Austria
Azerbaijan30 days
Bahamas90 days
Bahrain30 days
Bangladesh30 days
Barbados90 days
Belarus30 days
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina90 days
Botswana90 days
Brazil90 days
Brunei90 days
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso30 days
Burundi30 days
Cambodia30 days
Cameroon
Canada180 days
Cape Verde30 days
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile90 days
China
Colombia90 days
Comoros45 days
Congo
Congo (Dem. Rep.)45 days
Cook Islands
Costa Rica90 days
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Croatia
Cuba30 days
Curacao
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica180 days
Dominican Republic
Ecuador90 days
Egypt180 days
El Salvador90 days
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Eswatini30 days
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji120 days
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French West Indies
Gabon90 days
Gambia90 days
Georgia360 days
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada90 days
Guam
Guatemala90 days
Guinea90 days
Guinea-Bissau90 days
Guyana90 days
Haiti90 days
Honduras90 days
Hong Kong90 days
Hungary
Iceland
India30 days
Indonesia30 days
Iran30 days
Iraq60 days
Ireland
Israel90 days
Italy
Jamaica30 days
Japan90 days
Jordan
Kazakhstan30 days
Kenya90 days
Kiribati120 days
Kosovo90 days
Kuwait90 days
Kyrgyzstan60 days
Laos30 days
Latvia
Lebanon30 days
Lesotho14 days
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar90 days
Malawi30 days
Malaysia90 days
Maldives30 days
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius90 days
Mayotte
Mexico180 days
Micronesia
Moldova90 days
Monaco
Mongolia30 days
Montenegro90 days
Morocco
Mozambique30 days
Myanmar
Namibia90 days
Nauru
Nepal90 days
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand90 days
Nicaragua90 days
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
North Korea
North Macedonia90 days
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman14 days
Pakistan
Palau90 days
Palestinian Territories
Panama180 days
Papua New Guinea60 days
Paraguay90 days
Peru90 days
Philippines30 days
Poland
Puerto Rico
Qatar90 days
Reunion
Romania
Russia
Rwanda30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis90 days
Saint Lucia90 days
Samoa90 days
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe15 days
Saudi Arabia90 days
Senegal90 days
Serbia90 days
Seychelles90 days
Sierra Leone30 days
Singapore90 days
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia30 days
South Africa90 days
South Korea60 days
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka30 days
St. Vincent and the Grenadines30 days
Sudan
Suriname90 days
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan30 days
Tanzania
Thailand30 days
Timor-Leste90 days
Togo7 days
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago90 days
Tunisia90 days
Turkey90 days
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu90 days
Uganda
Ukraine90 days
United Arab Emirates90 days
United Kingdom180 days
United States of America90 days
Uruguay90 days
Uzbekistan30 days
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela90 days
Vietnam30 days
Yemen
Zambia90 days
Zimbabwe90 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.