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Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, and the Algarve's beaches are a major attraction. There are day cruises, walking and bus tours and plenty of architecture dating back to the 1500s to enjoy.
Before traveling, you may want to prepare ahead for any unforeseen medical or travel issues. This is when travel insurance is important to consider.
Travel Insurance is Mandatory
The Portugal visa travel insurance requirement is a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros. For non-U.S. residents, travel insurance must be purchased before the issuance of your Schengen Visa. With several Schengen Visa Insurance plans to choose from, VisitorsCoverage can help you decide which one is right for your needs.
If you are a resident of the U.S. traveling to Portugal, trip insurance with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage so that you may recoup some of your costs if you need to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including COVID-19-related concerns. We also have plans that cover the Covid-19 requirements.
COVID-19 in Portugal
Due to current advisories on Covid, be sure you are vaccinated and up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Portugal. Do not travel if you test positive for Covid.
It is still important to continue safe hygiene practices.
- Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
- If soap and water arenât available, clean hands with hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol).
- If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care.
For the most up-to-date information on Covid restrictions for traveling, please follow CDC guidelines.
Covid information for your trip
Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.
Health & Safety
Maintain Personal Security:
- Research your destination(s), including local laws, customs, and culture.
- Monitor travel advisories and alerts from the U.S. Department of State.
- Carry contact information for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
- Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel to avoid loss or theft.
- Follow all local laws and social customs.
Make sure you are up to date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include:
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- Flu (influenza)
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.
Visas & documentation
All visitors must have a valid passport at time of entry with at least three monthsâ validity beyond the date of intended departure from the Schengen area. A tourist visa is not required for stays in the Schengen area under 90 days within a 180-day period. A new period begins after a 90-day absence from the Schengen area.