PortugalFlightLength - Short Haul
Time Zone - (+1) GMT
Currency - Euro
Electricity/Plug - 2 Point
Passport/Visa - Although the United Kingdom is part of the European Union, you still need to carry a full British 10-year passport (or five-year child passport if you are under 16 and not on a parent’s passport) every time you travel to Europe. This includes day trips and travel by Eurostar. Many countries no longer check passports at their land borders, but they still expect visitors to be able to produce a valid form of identification. For UK travellers this is the British passport. Remember, your passport will have to be checked at immigration control when you return to the UK. Portugal: As an EU national, you may remain in Portugal as a tourist for a period not exceeding 180 days. If you intend to settle, you must apply for a residence permit from the nearest office of the Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (Portuguese immigration authority). A minor under the age of 18 travelling to Portugal must either: • be accompanied by a parent or guardian, • be met at the airport or point of entry by a parent or guardian, or • carry a letter of authorisation to travel from a parent or guardian. The letter should name the adult responsible for the minor during his/her stay. A minor who is living in Portugal may be prevented from leaving the country if he/she is travelling unaccompanied and is not carrying a notarised letter of authority from a parent or guardian. This is particularly important for children returning to school in the UK. Similarly, a resident minor travelling with just one of his/her parents, must have a notarised letter of authority to leave the country from the parent who is staying behind. There is a legal requirement for foreign nationals to be able to show some form of identification if requested by the police or judicial authorities. For UK nationals this means a passport. This requirement is rigorously enforced in the case of those driving cars in Portugal. In other cases, it should be sufficient to carry a photocopy of the data page of your passport, but you should be prepared to produce the original document, if necessary. This may mean being accompanied by the police to collect it from your hotel. All UK visitors are in any case advised to keep a photocopy of the data page separate from the original.

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