MEDIA RELEASE

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE
AUSTRALIA

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29 June 1999

Portugal - Change of Visa Requirements for Australians

Australians intending overseas travel should be aware of recent changes to visa requirements for entry into Portugal.

The changes, which came into effect on Wednesday June 23, 1999 now require all Australians intending travel to Portugal to obtain a visa prior to entry, and visa fees will be charged.

Further information regarding the new visa requirements may be obtained from your travel agent or the following Portuguese diplomatic missions located in Australia:

Embassy of Portugal
23 Culgoa Circuit
O'MALLEY ACT 2606

Ph: (02) 6290 1733
Fax: (02) 6290 1957
Consulate-General of Portugal
Level 9
30 Clarence Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9262 2199, (02) 9262 1572
Fax: (02) 9262 5991
Media Inquiries: Tony Melville (02) 6261 1555