How to travel Portugal from China

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Traveling from China to Portugal involves several steps, including choosing your mode of transportation, securing necessary travel documents, and planning your itinerary. Here’s a detailed guide to help you plan your trip:

1. Passport

Validity: Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in Portugal. Make sure it has enough blank pages for entry and exit stamps.

2. Visa Requirements

Schengen Visa: As Portugal is a member of the Schengen Area, Chinese nationals need a Schengen Visa to enter. The Schengen Visa allows travel to 26 European countries for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

Application Process:

  1. Where to Apply: Submit your visa application at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate General in China. You can find them in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

  2. Required Documents:

    • Visa Application Form: Complete and sign the Schengen Visa application form.
    • Passport Photos: Two recent passport-sized photos (35x45mm) in color.
    • Passport: Original passport and a copy of the data page.
    • Previous Visas: Copies of any previous visas.
    • Flight Itinerary: Proof of round-trip flight booking.
    • Travel Insurance: Health insurance covering at least €30,000 for medical emergencies and repatriation, valid for the entire Schengen Area.
    • Accommodation Proof: Hotel reservations or an invitation letter if staying with friends or family.
    • Financial Proof: Bank statements for the last three months, proof of income, or sponsorship letter.
    • Employment Letter: A letter from your employer stating your position, salary, and approval of your leave.
    • Travel Itinerary: A detailed plan of your trip including places you will visit and activities.
    • Visa Fee: The visa fee is usually around €80 (subject to change).
  3. Appointment: Schedule an appointment for submitting your application and biometrics (fingerprints and photo) at the visa application center.

  4. Processing Time: The processing time for a Schengen Visa is typically 15 calendar days, but it can take longer during peak travel seasons or if additional documentation is required.

3. Health and Safety Requirements

Vaccinations: No specific vaccinations are required for entry into Portugal from China, but it’s always good to be up-to-date with routine vaccinations.

COVID-19: Due to the pandemic, additional health measures may be in place. Check the latest requirements for COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and quarantine regulations before your departure.

4. Financial Requirements

Proof of Funds: Demonstrate that you have enough funds to cover your stay in Portugal. The general rule is to have around €75 per day.

5. Travel Insurance

Coverage: Ensure your travel insurance policy meets the Schengen requirements, covering medical emergencies, hospitalization, and repatriation for a minimum of €30,000.

6. Customs and Entry

Declarations: Declare any cash amounts over €10,000 upon entry and exit from Portugal.

Restricted Items: Be aware of restrictions on certain items like food, plants, and animals.

7. Local Laws and Regulations

Language: While Portuguese is the official language, English is widely spoken in tourist areas.

Behavior: Familiarize yourself with local customs and laws to ensure respectful and lawful behavior during your stay.

8. Emergency Contacts

Embassy Contact: Note down the contact details of the Chinese Embassy in Portugal for any emergencies:

  • Embassy of China in Portugal:
    • Address: Rua São Caetano, Nº2, 1200-829 Lisboa, Portugal
    • Phone: +351 213 928 430
    • Emergency Contact: +351 965 338 283

Useful Tips

  • Language: Portuguese is the official language, but English is widely understood in tourist areas.
  • Currency: The currency in Portugal is the Euro (€). Make sure to have some Euros on hand for immediate expenses.
  • Local Sim Card/Internet: Consider buying a local SIM card or an international roaming plan for internet access.

By following these guidelines and ensuring all documentation and requirements are met, Chinese nationals can enjoy a trouble-free visit to Portugal.


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