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Portugal Travel Insurance

A southern European country, Portugal borders Spain and is a popular destination for Europeans due to its location and it has reputation for its cuisine.

Portugal used to be a powerful empire and these influences can be seen in the architecture and culture.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 / support@jsinsurance.co.uk

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Summary of Cover (per person)

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Liability £2,000,000 £2,000,000 £2,000,000
Personal Property £1,000 £1,500 £4,000
Laptop Cover £500 £500 £500
Gadget Cover* £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Schedule Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
End Supplier Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Overseas Return Quarantine Included Included Included
Standard Excess** £100 £50 £35

*Gadget Cover can be added to the quote page at an additional premium.

**Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the Policy Wording of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.

This Travel Insurance policy for a trip to Portugal is underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited, registered in Gibraltar under number 87598, registered office at Level 3, Ocean Village Business Centre, 23 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar. The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission is licensed and regulated by the Financial Services Act 2019 of Gibraltar.

Popular Destinations in Portugal

Lisbon

Visit the stunning capital of Portugal, Lisbon. It is dubbed one of the most charismatic cities in Europe and is filled to the brim with a mixture of tradition and modernity.

Its mild, year-round climate makes it the perfect holiday destination for those chasing the sun, as temperatures rarely fall below 15 degrees celsius all year.

Lisbon offers seemingly endless historical sites and cultural trips, so there is something for everyone in this large town.

Algarve

Relax on the miles of sandy beaches in the Algarve. While it is most known for its gorgeous stretches of golden sand and warm weather, the Algarve also boasts some of Portugal’s most historical and charming Old Towns.

The area’s capital, Faro, has remained virtually untouched since the 18th century, its quaint neighbourhoods beautifully intact.

Visit the Fortaleza de Sagres, a fortress built in the 15th century, and immerse yourself into the culture of this historic region, or simply unwind on the shore of one of Europe’s most renowned seascapes.

Porto

Explore the capital of the north, Porto. This town is famed for the sweet alcoholic drink of Port, and you’ll find many tasting tours available in this region, or you can visit one of the numerous bars along the riverfront.

You can also rent a boat to cruise along the river, or take a stroll and visit all the historical monuments and pretty beaches that this old city has to offer.

Ericeira

Surfing in Ericeira, the busiest beach town close to the capital.

Whilst historically, it is a small fishing town, many heads to Ericeira to catch the waves and soak up some sun.

If surfing doesn’t interest you, have a paddle or fill your stomach at one of the many restaurants serving up delicious traditional Portuguese food.

Sintra

Take a stroll in the lush greenery of Sintra. A mere 30-minute train journey from Lisbon, costing only £2, you can find yourself in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra.

Set against a backdrop of lush, green, rolling hills, this town is filled with gorgeous lakes and lovely beaches.

Visit the Castle of the Moors, and absorb the sights of the whole town. Or take a trip up to Pena Palace, recently named one of the seven wonders of Portugal.

Popular Sports and Activities

Hiking

Bungee Jumping

Canyoning

Scuba Diving

Travel Risks in Portugal

Crime rates in Portugal are low, but pickpocketing and theft remain a problem in busy and ‘touristy’ areas. Always stay vigilant of your surroundings and keep your belongings where you can see them.

Pushy drug dealers are also common in some areas of Portugal, even operating in broad daylight. Ignore them if you can, as responding to them may cause them to keep pushing. Always travel in pairs, especially after dark, to minimise your risk of crime.

Embassy | Consulate

British Embassy in Portugal

Rua de São Bernardo 33, 1249-082 Lisbon, Portugal

+351 21 392 40 00

British Vice Consulate Portimão

Edificio A Fábrica, Avenida Guanaré, 8501-915 Portimão, Portugal

+351 282 490 750

Global Health Insurance Card

The GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card) replaced the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) on the 1st of January 2021.

You can use this card to access medical healthcare abroad. This includes state healthcare including emergency treatment, treatment for existing medical conditions, routine maternity care, oxygen therapy, kidney treatment and many more healthcare requirements.

Please Note This is not a substitute for Travel Insurance for a trip to Portugal, as there are restrictions on the cover and you might have to pay some costs. It is important to note that this card will not cover Repatriation.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre-existing medical conditions and you plan to travel to Portugal, we can provide you with a policy.

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Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our JS Travel Insurance policy for travel to Portugal can cover you provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all but essential travel to your destination.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation - when medically necessary, if you or anyone on this policy contracts COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Cancellation Cover - if you or anyone on this policy are unable to travel because you have contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Curtailment Cover - if your trip is cut short if you or anyone on this policy becomes ill with Covid-19.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine - additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you or anyone on this policy are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.

Already Travelled to Portugal

Already travelled to Portugal? Forgotten to take cover? Travel Insurance has run out?

Globelink International offers a Single Trip policy if you have already travelled to Portugal.

This policy is available for all UK and EU and EEA Residents including Residents of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

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Please read the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

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