VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa not required for a stay of up to 90 days during a six-month period

For holders of national passports and other travel documents

Visa not required for stays of up to 90 days in a period of six months

Note:

* visa-free regime does not apply to holders of passports issued by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia ― Coordination Directorate.
Visa required for holders of travel document in transit.

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

From 1 December 2021, all travelers arriving in Portugal should have a negative РT-PCR test not older than 72 hours or a rapid antigen test (TRAg) not older than 48 hours, regardless of whether they have an EU Сovid vaccination certificate, Сovid certificate R. Of Serbia on vaccination or any other Covid vaccination certificate recognized by Portugal.
Until 1 December 2021, the following rules apply to entry into Portugal:
Passengers coming from Serbia are allowed to enter Portugal, regardless of the reason for the trip, if they have a Covid certificate issued by authorities of the Republic of Serbia on vaccination carried out with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency - EMA (Pfizer-BioNtech, Janssen, AstraZeneca, Moderna) or EU Covid vaccination certificate.
If they do not have any of the mentioned certificates, passengers from Serbia are allowed to enter only in case of "essential" trips (trips for professional reasons, for family reunification, study and for health and humanitarian reasons). In this case, to enter Portugal,  besides of the proof for the reason for traveling, all passengers, except children under 12, must have a negative RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours or a rapid antigen test (TRAg) not older than 48 hours, which contains data in accordance with the standards EU.
Travelers are allowed to transit through Portugal.
All travelers must fill out the following form prior to arriving to Portugal: https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card.
In addition to the above, air traffic with Portugal is allowed with EU Member States and other countries the Schengen zone (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland). If in any of these countries there are more than 500 cases of Covid-19 virus per 100,000 inhabitants, travelers from these countries can travel in case of abovementioned "essential" reasons or quarantine can be mandatory.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Holders of biometric passport do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days within a period of six months. Visa-free regime does not apply to holders of passports issued by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia ― Coordination Directorate.

As of 19 July 2013, Serbian citizens may enter any EU member state provided they hold a travel document issued in past ten years and valid for at least three months after the planned departure from the territory of the EU member state. Travellers who do not meet these requirements will not be permitted entry.

Visa not required for holders of Serbian biometric passports for stay up to 90 days over a period of six months. The visa-free regime does not apply to holders of travel documents issued by the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia ― Coordination Directorate. A visa is obtained at the Embassy of Portugal in Belgrade.

It is recommended to have travel medical insurance policy valid for the entire period of a tourist visit in Portugal.

Cash amounts up to 10,000 euros do not need to be declared at customs. Amounts exceeding 10,000 euros must be declared.

The carrying of hunting weapons is permitted only with the EU Firearms pass.

Pet passports are required, issued by an authorized veterinary service, which states animal identification (by means of a microchip or tattoo), as well as vaccination (against rabies).

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been concluded.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION  

HEALTH SITUATION — There are no areas in Portugal affected with certain diseases or epidemics, and there are no restrictions on the consumption of certain types of food or drinks. All foreigners staying in Portugal have the right to health care in public health care centres or hospitals (in case of emergencies), and providing health services may not be refused on any grounds (nationality, lack of economic means, etc.). This does not apply in private healthcare facilities, which often require having a valid credit card. Taking out a travel medical insurance policy is recommended. Medical emergency service number is 112.

More information on the current health situation is available on the website of the World Health Organization website ― https://www.who.int/.

SECURITY SITUATION — Portugal is one of the safest countries in Europe.

However, petty theft is common, so it is recommended to be on alert in public transport, parking lots of large shopping centres, during visits to important cultural and historical monuments or other places with large crowds.

Police number:

- Lisbon ― 217654242,

- Cascais ― 214863929,

- Sintra ― 219244925.

TRANSPORT — The most important airports are Lisbon / Portela (tel. 218413500, website: www.ana.pt), Porto / Francisco Sá Carneiro (22942400), Faro (289800800), Madeira / Funchal (291520700) and Azores / Ponta Delgada (296205406).

The railway network covers the entire national territory, with international connections (Vigo, Madrid and Paris). Types of trains available: Alfa Pendular (high level of service, fastest transport on the route Lisbon―Algarve and Lisbon―Porto), intercity trains (Lisbon―Porto―Guimarães, Lisbon―Guarda, Lisbon―Covilhã, Lisbon―Évora and Lisbon―Faro), as well as regional and city trains. More information is available on the website of the Portuguese Railways: www.cp.pt.

The network of highways is extremely well developed, including regional and intercity road connections.

All information on bus transport (which in Portugal is less used compared to rail) is available at www.rede-expressos.pt.

Required documents for operating a vehicle include identification document (passport), driving license (national or international), insurance certificate, proof of vehicle ownership, and vehicle registration certificate.

Serbian driving license may be used, and an international driving permit is required if operating a rented vehicle.

Holders of Serbian driving license can operate vehicles in Portugal for a period of 185 days, starting from the date of obtaining a valid residence in Portugal. Persons staying longer than 185 days are required by law to exchange their Serbian driving license for a Portuguese driving license and no additional driving test is required. Serbian driving license can be used for transit travel through Portugal, for the category of vehicles for which it was issued.

OTHER INFORMATION —

Credit / debit cards are accepted. Before travelling to Portugal, travellers are advised to find out about foreign transaction fees charged by their banks. The most common payment cards in Portugal are: Visa, Maestro, American Express, Diners Club, Europay / MasterCard.

The best website for all tourist information is www.visitportugal.pt.

Border authorities ― Service for Foreigners and Borders:

- Headquarters in Lisbon: 214236200/965903600 (Portugal country code 00351)

- General: 214236200

- Lisbon Airport: 218459622

- Porto Airport: 229414877

- Madeira Airport: 291524122

Customs authorities:

- Headquarters in Lisbon: 218814390, e-mail: dsta@dgaiec.min-financas.pt

- Lisbon Airport: 210030080, e-mail: aalisboa@dgaiec.min-financas.pt

- Porto Airport: 229438060, e-mail: aaporto@dgaiec.min-financas.pt

 

Contact information

For consular assistance and protection while in Portugal, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Lisbon, address Rua Alcolena 11, 1400 – 004 Lisbon, Portugal, tel. + 35121 / 301-53-11, 301-53-12, and email: serviaemba@netcabo.pt.