Portugal Travel Alerts and Warnings

Get the latest information on natural disasters, political instability, civil unrest and how it may affect your travel plans to Portugal.

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There are no current travel warnings or alerts. For up-to-date information, check with your government travel advisory for travel advice.

Latest Alerts

August 2018 - Algarve Coast

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:

  • Your home country's embassy
  • Your family and friends
  • And when you are in a safe location, use Facebook's Crisis Response tool.

For World Nomads customers, the cut off for coverage is 8th August 2018 at 15:00 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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