The participation of pilgrims in the WYD is free, which means that
each person can participate freely in the central events (Opening Mass,
Welcome Ceremony, Via Crucis, Vigil and Missioning Mass). For
non-registered pilgrims, specific sectors will be available. However,
for logistical and security reasons, as well as to help cover
organizational costs, all interested parties are invited to register for
the WYD and pay the participation fee – access to registration services
the WYD Lisbon 2023, three different types of registration are
foreseen, with different packages, which differs from each other by the
duration of stay in Lisbon and the content, meeting the different needs
of the pilgrim groups. All Packages includes the pilgrim’s kit,
personal accident insurance and free transportation during the WYD
period. Some of these Packages also include the accommodation and/or the
The value of the corresponding contributions was fixed in euros.
will close on June 30th for pilgrims who wish to select a package that
includes accommodation. Full payment must be sent to the WYD Lisbon 2023
Foundation´s bank account by June 30th. After this date, it will not be
possible to select a package that includes accommodation.More information in the reserved area of the registration platform.
all payments made before December 31st 2022, a 10% discount will be
automatically applied. Subsequently, payments made until April 19th 2023(*) will also
benefit from an automatic discount of 5%. (*)Please note: The
deadline for applying the 5% discount has been extended from 03/15/2023 to
04/19/2023 - information updated 03/13/2023.
Modality A – Full week, of 01/08/2023 to 06/08/2023
PACKAGE A1: includes
accommodation, meal, transportation, insurance and pilgrim’s kit, from
the evening of the 31st of July (dinner included) until the morning of
the 7th of August (breakfast included) - 235€
It will also be possible
to request an extension of the services for one more day (July 30th or
August 8th), choosing between the following packages:
PACKAGE A1+ (30 jul):
includes the services mentioned, from the evening of July 30th (dinner
included) to the morning of August 7th (breakfast included) - 255€
PACKAGE A1+ (8 aug):
includes the services mentioned, from the night of July 31st (dinner
included) to the morning of August 8th (breakfast included) - 255€
PACKAGE A2: includes meal (without breakfast), transportation, insurance and pilgrim’s kit, from July 31st dinner to August 6th dinner - 205€
PACKAGE A3: includes accommodation, transport, insurance and pilgrim’s kit, from the night of July 31st to the morning of August 7th - 180€
will also be possible to request an extension of the services for one
more day (July 30th or August 8th), choosing between the following
PACKAGE A3+ (30 jul): includes the services mentioned, from the night of July 30th to the morning of August 7th - 215€
PACKAGE A3+ (8 aug): includes the services mentioned, from the night of July 31 to the morning of August 8 - 215€
PACKAGE A4: includes transport, insurance and pilgrim’s kit, from the morning of the 1st of August until the evening of the 6th of August - 95€
Modality B – Weekend, from 04/08/2023 to 06/08/2023
includes accommodation, food, transportation, insurance and pilgrim’s
kit, from the evening of the 4th of August (dinner included) until the
morning of the 7th of August (breakfast included) - 125€
It will also
be possible to request an extension of the services for one more day
(8th of August) by choosing the following package:
includes the services mentioned, from the evening of August 4th (dinner
included) until the morning of August 8th (breakfast included) - 140€
PACKAGE B2: includes food, transport, insurance and pilgrim’s kit, from the dinner on August 4th to the dinner on August 6th - 100€
Modality C – Vigil and Missioning Mass, of 05/08/2023 to 06/08/2023
PACKAGE C1: includes transportation, insurance and pilgrim’s kit - 50€
PACKAGE C2: includes picnic for the Vigil, transportation, insurance and pilgrim’s kit, from lunch on August 5th to lunch on August 6th - 60€
who choose a package with accommodation included, will be accommodated
in families houses, pavilions, schools, gyms, among other collective
spaces. Each participant must bring a sleeping bag and a mattress
(travel). The groups of participants who choose for a package without
Accommodation, must have to organize themselves in the way that best
suits for their needs. On the evening from the 5th to the 6th of
August 2023, after the Vigil, all pilgrims will spend the night outdoors
at the place of celebration. Also here, each participant must bring a
sleeping bag and a mat with them.
feeding points will be a mixed system, i.e. WYD Lisbon 2023’s own
areas, restaurants or other feeding points of external partners can be
used. To allow for a balanced use of all feeding points, a system is
being developed that will allow pilgrims to eat at a certain place
and/or pick up their food regardless of the package they have chosen.
*On the days corresponding to the Vigil and the Sending Mass, on August 5th and 6th, WYD Lisbon 2023 will distribute to registered pilgrims a set of 4 meals (The Meal Kit) corresponding to Saturday's lunch and dinner, and Sunday's breakfast and lunch. The QR Code on the credential will grant access to the Meal Kit. More info here.
city of Lisbon and its surroundings have a good public transport
system, which will be a fundamental part of travel during WYD. We are
working with mobility partners to provide a value proposition for all
pilgrims, so that the use of all modes of transport is easy and takes
into account peak usage, the most environmentally sustainable options
and the capacity of the city.
Registration Packages include personal accident insurance during the
WYD period. Opportunely, we will disclose more information.
Pilgrim’s Kit The Pilgrim’s Kit will include official products WYD Lisbon 2023 and will take into account the model of all WYD. We
are working to make the WYD Lisbon 2023 experience easier for everyone.
Whenever possible, “Pilgrim Kits” will be distributed in the host
parishes where pilgrims are staying. For those who do not opt to
register with accommodation included, or who arrive in Lisbon at the
last minute, their pilgrim kits can be collected from the Pilgrims’
Welcome Centre. Opportunely, we will disclose more information.
In addition to the participation contributions indicated above, during
the registration process, the WYD pilgrims are invited to contribute to
the Solidarity Fund with a voluntary donation of at least 10 euros per
person, on which the goal is to cover the costs of the participation of
young people from less favoured countries, allowing them to participate
in the meeting, expanding on this way, the international dimension of
The Portuguese groups will pay these donations to the
Local Organizing Committee of Lisbon; the groups from other countries
will pay the donations to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.Any remaining amounts from this Fund will subsequently be allocated to other WYD related projects.
More information can be found in the Regulation for Participation Contributions available on the registration platform.
The group leader will have to choose
whether to pay in a single instalment or in two instalments: − The option to pay in one
instalment is only available if the status of the group's registration is
'complete', since no changes can be made to the group's data after payment. Any
reduction in force on the date of payment will be applied to the full amount of
the participation contribution owed by the group. − If
payment is made in two instalments, the group leader can set the percentage of
the total amount of the participation contribution that he/she intends to pay
with the first instalment, from a minimum of 25% up to a maximum of 75%. The
first instalment may be paid even before the group's registration has been
completed (“draft” status); the second instalment may only be paid when the
registration is in “complete” status. After the payment of the second
instalment, the payment of the participation contribution will be considered
complete and it will no longer be possible to modify the group data. In both
the first and second instalments, any reduction in force on the date of actual
payment will be automatically applied to the participation contribution.
number of instalments has been set, the group leader must indicate whether
he/she wishes to make the payment by credit card or by bank transfer: − In the
case of payment by credit card (Visa or Mastercard), the leader must fill in
the corresponding fields in the payment interface and then click on the 'Pay'
button in order to complete the procedure. Credit card payments, if successful,
will be automatically validated. The leader will be able to pay the participation
contribution and the donation to the Solidarity Fund in a single transaction.
The amount will be automatically split between the two purposes (split
payment). However, it will always be possible to make a donation to the
Solidarity Fund via the donation facility always available in the group's
reserved area. − In the
case of payment by bank transfer, the group leader will find in their reserved
area the details of a specific “disposable” IBAN to be used exclusively for the
payment in question. The leader will have the option of paying the
participation contribution and the donation to the Solidarity Fund in a single
bank transfer. The amount will be automatically divided between the two
purposes (split payment). However, it will always be possible to make a
donation to the Solidarity Fund via the donation facility always available in
the group’s reserved area. If successful, the payment will be validated as soon
as the amount is available in the destination account. For international
transfers outside the euro zone, it will also be necessary to use the BIC/SWIFT
code: BCOMPTPL. In the latter case, it may be necessary to wait up to seven
days for the payment status to be updated.
More information in the regulation for participation contributions available on the registration platform.
Pilgrim registration fees that
have already been paid will not be refunded. The only exception will be for
pilgrims who are denied a visa to enter Portugal. If a pilgrim is denied a
visa to enter Portugal, and subsequently cannot participate in World Youth Day,
the group leader must provide proof of this for any group members that this
applies to. The group leader must send this proof to the WYD Lisbon 2023 Local
Organizing Committee. The Local Organizing Committee may refund up to 90% of
the amount paid by pilgrims in this situation. Bank transaction fees will be
deducted from the amount to be refunded.
The refund will be
distributed by a single bank transfer to the bank account indicated by the
group leader. Refunds will not be transferred directly to the bank accounts of
each individual group member. The refunds will be completed up to ninety (90)
days after the end of World Youth Day Lisbon 2023.
If an event is canceled or
changed due to weather conditions or force majeure, no refunds will be given
for registration fees
that have already been paid.
For questions about
refunds, the group leader should contact the WYD Lisbon 2023 Local Organizing
Committee at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can consult more
information regarding the registration
fee regulations, which are available on the WYD Lisbon 2023 Foundation
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