According to a presidential decree published this Monday in Diário da República, citizens from these countries are now exempt from tourist visas for a period of up to 30 days per entry and 90 days per year.
They will have to comply with the "formalities applicable at border posts", which are not detailed in the diploma, present a passport valid for longer than the period of stay and an international vaccination certificate whenever justified.
Among the 14 African countries with tourist visa exemption are Cape Verde, Morocco, Equatorial Guinea, Botswana and Rwanda, while the 11 Asian countries on the list include China and Japan, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India, Singapore, South Korea and East Timor.
The European list includes 35 countries, including all those that are part of the European Union, Russia, Norway and Turkey.
The United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico are part of the exempt American countries.
The diploma also applies to 14 countries in Oceania, including Australia and New Zealand and 16 small states and islands in the Caribbean and Pacific region.
The presidential decree also includes simplification procedures for the granting of tourist visas to citizens from countries that are not part of this list, directing diplomatic and consular missions to adopt a "simplified and unbureaucratic service" that guarantees the granting of tourist visas. within a period of less than three working days.
Applicants must present a passport valid for more than six months, a round-trip ticket and an international vaccination certificate whenever applicable.