When to Visit

With famously gorgeous weather and almost 300 days of sunshine a year, the best time to visit Lisbon is whenever your heart desires. The crowds come in summer, lured by scorching sunshine and big events, but fall and spring have a gentler magic, and even the winter has its own quiet charm.

Spring and summer are Lisbon’s warmest seasons. Prices rise in line with the daily temperatures, and the city is at its liveliest, with lots of outdoor events and music festivals. The pace of life slows down in fall and winter, with children returning to school and local people heading back to work. The colder and shorter days attract fewer tourists and accommodation prices drop, making this a great time for budget-conscious travelers who want to experience a quieter side to the Portuguese capital.

Passports & Visas

EU citizens within the Schengen area are able to enter the country simply by exhibiting their ID card – which is mandatory when flying, for example, but may not always be asked for when entering via land. Passports are of course valid as well, while no visa or return ticket is required.

International travelers (outside the EU) must provide a valid passport with at least six months’ validity, as well as proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay. A return ticket is recommended but not compulsory.

European citizens do not need a visa to enter Portugal, however should their stay be longer than 90 days they will need to apply for a residence permit.

CDC Information

A digital certificate with full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test is no longer required to enter Portugal! You can travel to Portugal without a test or proof of vaccination.