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Portugal Travel Insurance

A southern European country, Portugal borders Spain and is a popular destinations for Europeans due to its location and it has a reputation for its cuisine. Portugal used to be a powerful empire and these influences can be seen in the architecture and culture.

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Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Liability £2,000,000 £2,000,000 £2,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
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
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Standard Excess* £100 £50 £35

*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.

This policy for a trip to Portugal is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority..

Popular Destinations


Visit the stunning capital of Portugal, Lisbon. It is dubbed one of the most charismatic cities in Europe, and 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.


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 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.


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 are 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 leisurely stroll and visit all the historical monuments and pretty beaches that this old city has to offer.


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

Whilst historically, it is a small fishing town, many head 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.


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


Bungee Jumping


Scuba Diving

Travel Risks in Portugal

Crime rates in Portugal are low, but pickpocketing and theft still 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 | Consulates

British Embassy in Portugal

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

Telephone: +351 21 392 40 00

British Vice Consulate Portimão

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

Telephone: +351 282 490 750

Visa Requirements for Portugal

Nationals of the European Union do not require a Visa, you are allowed to stay in Portugal for up to 90 days.

EHIC (European Health Card Insurance)

Your EHIC card will cover you for emergency healthcare in Portugal, but make sure you have the correct Travel Insurance before you leave the United Kingdom.

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

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


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Living in Portugal or Already Travelled

World Nomads offers Travel Insurance if you are living in Portugal.

World Nomads also offers cover if you have already left your home country and you are in Portugal. You can also add Sports and Activities to the policy, as well as High Value Items.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

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