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Dear readers of the Boa Onda Guesthouse Peniche blog, in today’s post we will answer a question that often appears on the web about travelling to Portugal, namely: do you need a passport to go to Portugal? Already in the past in the post: what documents are needed to go to Portugal, we had answered a similar question that made a general analysis on the origin of people and the documents needed for European or non-European citizens. Today we are going to get straight to the point with a simple and pragmatic article that answers this question once and for all. Enjoy your reading.

Do I need a passport to go to Portugal?

Portugal is part of the European continent, and for this reason the rules and regulations in force in the European Union apply, both in bureaucratic and economic terms. For this reason, Italian citizens or European citizens in general need only carry the following document:

  • Identity card

Obviously, a passport is also a valid identification document for entering and staying in Portugal. However, we would like to remind you that a driving licence is not recognised as a valid document for air travel, and for this reason you will not be allowed to travel to any destination of your choice.


Which countries are members of the EU and the EEA?

Citizens of any EU (European Union) member country can travel by air and enter Portugal with just their identity card without having to show their passport. In detail, the EU countries are:

  • Austria,
  • Belgium,
  • Bulgaria,
  • Cyprus,
  • Croatia,
  • Denmark,
  • Estonia,
  • Finland,
  • France,
  • Germany,
  • Greece,
  • Ireland,
  • Italy,
  • Latvia,
  • Luxembourg,
  • Malta,
  • Netherlands,
  • Portugal,
  • Czech Republic,
  • Romania,
  • Spain,
  • Switzerland
  • Hungary



Hoping, as always, to have answered your doubts regarding the question: do you need a passport to go to Portugal? We invite you to share the article dedicated to finding out what documents are required to go to Portugal on your social channels and contact us for any further information on the subject. Our official email is:

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