A major wildfire burning in the Monchique area in Faro district currently remains out of control, with authorities evacuating affected towns, popular holiday resorts and surrounding areas.
Portuguese authorities have advised that for safety reasons, travel to the affected areas is to be avoided.
If you are traveling in the area, it's important that you listen to and follow all instructions from local authorities such as Portuguese Police and Civil Protection personnel.
Faro Airport remains open and working to schedule.
It's a good idea to touch base with the following:
For World Nomads customers, the cut off for coverage is 8th August 2018 at 15:00 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).
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