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Top 2 Nearby Airports

(FNC) madeira

(PXO) porto santo

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Visa Information

Learn up-to-date visa requirements for over 150+ nationalities.

  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required for Portugal
  • Masks are not required in public
  • Visa is not required

Port Restrictions


  • Are there any restrictions on vessels whose previous port call was from COVID -19 high risk countries?
    • Free pratique is granted to vessels only after Health Declaration is received before arrival, and inserted to the port electronic system and submitted for Health department's decision and surveillance.
  • Are there any restrictions on crew who embarked from COVID -19 high risk countries or specific nationalities?
    • Crew change permitted?
      • Yes, but subject to the following conditions
        • For on-signers
          • Please be advised that VOA (Visa on Arrival) is no longer possible in Portugal, therefore all crew which nationalities require visa (such as Filipino, Indian, Chinese, Russian – and Ukrainian nationals not holding biometric passport), must arrive in Lisbon airport (code LIS) holding a valid Schengen visa.
        • For off-signers
          • Concerning departure/exit visas for seafarers disembarking from Portuguese ports, it is still possible to apply at local port immigration offices, always subject to immigration authorities.
          • Crew full personal data (if possible/rather receive scanned copies of passports and seaman books), as well as, confirmed flight particulars, preferably to outside Schengen area, as the routings are subject to Immigration approval.
          • Visa application must be prepared based only on confirmed flights, and submitted with at least 48 hours’...

Flight Restrictions

  • COVID-19 entry regulations lifted on 05 July 2022.

Agency Costs

  • Crew Change Assistance 1-10: USD 110 per pax
  • Crew Change Assistance 11+: USD 80 per pax
  • Coordination of Booked Services: USD 70
  • Launch Hire Coordination: USD 120
  • Meet & Greet: USD 240

Last updated on 30th Mar 2022

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