Latest Travel Alerts and Warnings for Visitors to Portugal

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.

For the latest travel warnings and alerts around the world, read about lockdowns and border restrictions.

What are the important issues affecting travelers visiting Portugal? Read the latest travel warnings and alerts you need to know.


Portuguese flag Photo © Getty Images/LuisPortugal

Algarve Coast wildfire – August 2018

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 8 August 2018 at 3pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.

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  • mr fenwick said

    I wish to have 2 weeks holiday on 14th july but cannot get insured because of united kingdom restrictions


  • Brendan Hackett said

    Hello there,
    I have my girlfriend, trying to travel ( Flight wise ) around the 1st of August to Portugal and/or Spain
    For about 12 Days. Do you think this is possible. with the Covid-19 Restrictions.



  • Louise Redfern said

    Hi. My partner works as an Engineer in the UK and Portugal. He is a British citizen as am I and we both live permanently in the UK. When will he be allowed to safely return to work in Portugal ?


  • jackie williams said

    We are driving to Portugal from Cartagena Spain staying at hotels for 15 days. Is this ok to cross the border.

    Please help. We are going 14th August.


    • Teresa Earle said

      Hi we are in Seville, which is on lockdown, and want to go to Portugal. We are in a motorhome will we be able to leave Seville to drive to Portugal and will we be allowed over the border? Thank you for you help.


  • Alfredo santisgp said

    When can we come there. We are looking into moving there from the US.



    I have asked a simple question. Do I have to self isolate in Portugal as I am due to fly tomorrow for 12 days. I am desperate for this information as 12 days probably isnt long enough and I dont want to be stuck in one place


    • Amelia Brady said

      Hi Susan,

      Have you tried contacting your airline for this information? They will be best suited to answer this.

      Without knowing where you are traveling from, I am unable to help answer this for you.

      All the best,
      Amelia, World Nomads


      • lwells said

        I am looking to travel to Portugal in mid-March from the US. The current situation in the US is not good. What are the conditions currently like in Portugal? What is the outlook for Spring travel from US?




    Hi, are travelers from South Africa having to quarantine on arrival? I have to be at a parent’s funeral.


  • Sallyanne Stonell said

    My partner is english but with a Portuguese residency if he books a flight in april will he when he lands have to sray in a hotel for 14 days or can he travel to hes house and self isolate


  • Lisa said

    Hello, I would like to travel to Portugual coming from the united states. What requirements are needed? Also would it be easier if I travel to spain first?
    Thank you


  • HD said

    I am a Portuguese resident but my son is a Canadian national. We live in Pakistan. Will he be allowed to enter Portugal if we are coming from Pakistan?


  • Jane said

    Does anyone know what restrictions will be in place from next week for driving from the Uk through France and Spain to Portugal (with a dog!). I have Portuguese residency. Thank you.


  • Yogesh chand said

    I want to come portugal from denamrk
    What are the travel restrictions now?


  • Mrs Marcia Redknap said

    Hi there,

    My daughter and i want to quarantine in portugal before heading back to England. Can we do that?
    We will be flying from Brasil,Sao Paulo. We are british.


  • Eva said

    What reasons are considered essential? My brother is coming from Brazil to Portugal. Thanks


  • will poston said

    what are travel restrictions from either turkey or dubai will we have to quarantine or take a pcr test.


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