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Last verified: Wednesday, 23. September 2020 at 07:19 AM

Portugal Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Portugal

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Portugal. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.8 / 5

Portugal shares a land border with Spain. For these two countries, the Advisory Index is 3.8.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Portugal

There are currently 69,200 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Portugal. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 1,920 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Portugal.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Portugal

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Portugal.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Portugal from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det allmänna säkerhetsläget är gott. Se upp för ficktjuvar och väsktjuvar. Skogsbränder är vanliga på somrarna.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/PT

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Portugal due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Portugal due to COVID-19. Improved conditions have been reported within ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/portugal-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/portugal

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Portugal, fordi Portugal ikke opfylder kriterierne for lave smittetal i modellen for rejsevejledninger for EU- og Schengenlande. Du kan læse mere hos Statens Serum Institut.  Udenrigsministeriets rejsevejledninger er primært rettet mod danske turistrejsende. Erhvervsrejser er ofte nødvendige rejser, og erhvervsrejsende ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/portugal/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Portugal permits Australians to enter from some destinations, but rules vary depending on where your flight originates and transits. Portugal has raised the emergency response level across the country (excluding the Islands of the Azores and Madeira) to State of Contingency in response to the spread of COVID-19. Strict hygiene and social distancing rules are ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/portugal

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Portugal.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/portugal/

Individual rating changes for Portugal

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Portugal. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 18th 2020

The total rating for Portugal changed from 3.9 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Portugal to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Portugal changed from 3.4 to 3.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Portugal to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from July 31st 2020

The total rating for Portugal changed from 3.6 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government decreased their existing warning for Portugal to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from April 9th 2020

The total rating for Portugal changed from 3.3 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Portugal with a rating of 5.0.

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Portugal changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Portugal with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Portugal changed from 2.8 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Portugal to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Portugal to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Portugal changed from 2.4 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Portugal to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Portugal changed from 1.8 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Portugal with a rating of 4.0.

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Portugal to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 8th 2020

The total rating for Portugal changed from 1.5 to 1.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Portugal to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Portugal changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Portugal with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Portugal with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Portugal with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Portugal with a rating of 2.0.

About Portugal

Portugal with its capital Lisbon is a country in Europe (Southern Europe), slightly smaller than Indiana (92,391 km²). The country is located Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain. The climate can be described as maritime temperate; cool and rainy in north, warmer and drier in south. The landscape is mountainous north of the Tagus River, rolling plains in south. With a population of about 10.68 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Lisbon
Population about 10.68 million
Size 92.391 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Indiana
Common languages Portuguese
Currency Euro (short: EUR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +351
Internet Top Level Domain .pt
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 PT
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 PRT
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 620

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Portugal is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution caused by industrial and vehicle emissions
  • especially in coastal areas
  • soil erosion
  • water pollution

Natural hazzards

  • Azores subject to severe earthquakes
  • limited volcanic activity in the Azores Islands; Fayal or Faial (1,043 m) last erupted in 1958; most volcanoes have not erupted in centuries; historically active volcanoes include Agua de Pau, Furnas, Pico, Picos Volcanic System, San Jorge, Sete Cidades,

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Portugal. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. auto parts
  2. automobiles
  3. base metals
  4. ceramics
  5. chemicals
  6. clothing
  7. cork
  8. dairy products
  9. financial services
  10. footwear

Agriculture products

  1. cattle
  2. dairy products
  3. fish
  4. goats
  5. grain
  6. grapes
  7. olives
  8. pigs
  9. potatoes
  10. poultry

Portuguese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Portugal.

Export products

  1. agricultural products
  2. base metals
  3. chemical products
  4. clothing
  5. cork
  6. foodstuffs
  7. footwear
  8. hides
  9. leather
  10. machinery

Import products

  1. agricultural products
  2. base metals
  3. chemical products
  4. computer accessories
  5. food products
  6. oil products
  7. optical
  8. other transport material
  9. parts
  10. precision instruments

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Portugal?

Portugal is currently rated at 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Portugal.

Is it safe to travel Portugal in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Portugal. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Portugal?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Portugal.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Portugal?

There are currently 69,200 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Portugal. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 1,920 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Portugal.

What is the size of Portugal?

Portugal has a size of 92,391 km² or 35,672 mi² which is slightly smaller than Indiana.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.