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13 AUG – 31 AUG | Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) Strikes

Inspectors from the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) will begin a series of partial strikes starting Saturday, August 14, 2021, through August 31, 2021.  During these strikes, travelers may experience significant delays at immigration for international arrivals and departures (any flight from destinations outside of the Schengen space).   For travelers planning to fly out of Portugal ...
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International Youth Day 2021

To celebrate International Youth Day in 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Portugal and Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude are partnering in three activities with composer, interpreter, entrepreneur and philanthropist Wordsmith, from Baltimore, who promotes a workshop for lovers of hip-hop on August 10th; a master class on the music industry on August 11; and a live concert on the 12th. ...
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45th United States – Portugal Standing Bilateral Commission

45th United States – Portugal Standing Bilateral Commission July 28, 2021, Washington, D.C. 1) The 45th Session of the United States-Portugal Standing Bilateral Commission (SBC) met in-person July 28 in Washington, D.C. Both sides committed to strong Transatlantic ties and shared values which contribute to mutual prosperity and security.  The SBC discussion underscored cooperation and ...
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Fulbright 2021 Grantees Ceremony

Chargé d’Affaires Kristin M. Kane hosted, on July 15th, 2021, the Fulbright Portugal Commission ‘s scholarship award ceremony. The event, conducted by Public Affairs Officer Penny Rechkemmer, also featured messages from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, Augusto Santos Silva; the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor; and the Executive Director of the Fulbright ...
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Pride Month 2021

This year, for Pride Month, the Embassy of the United States of America in Portugal remained committed to promoting the diversity and equality that it continues to uphold throughout the year. The month began with the hoisting of the Pride flag at the Embassy, an act that was done once more at the end of ...
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