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Rock in Rio - Lisboa 2021

The legendary festival originating from Rio de Janeiro comes back to Lisbon in the summer of 2021 with huge headline acts including Foo Fighters and The Black Eyed Peas.

Planned changes to Portugal's Golden Visa Scheme shelved due to pandemic

The Portuguese government's planned changes to the visa offered to foreigners who make a qualifying investment in local real estate have been suspended. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been cited confirming "the changes are not currently a priority".

Ryanair foresees "savage cuts" to its Portugal service

Ryanair, Europe's foremost budget carrier, has confirmed the real prospect of huge cuts in terms of capacity and planes connecting the main European hubs to Portugal. It cites ongoing concerns about the resumption of activities following the pandemic's disruption.

TAP Air Portugal set to resume all North American routes by Fall

Portugal's flagship carrier, TAP Air, has announced it will be restarting its North American routes by Fall 2020. The airline has confirmed it will resume its New York JFK, Chicago O'Hare and San Francisco flights by October, with a number of Canadian routes following suit.

New Schengen Visa Waiver Scheme to come into place by 2022

The European Union is preparing to launch the ETIAS Visa Waiver system, which will ensure all third-country visa-exempt nationals are screened for entry before arrival in Portugal or any ETIAS country.