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  • Every year over 1.9 million Brits visit Portugal for its gorgeous beaches and dramatic landscapes
  • You can relax on a sun-kissed beach in Algarve or go on a culture-filled city break in Lisbon
  • Choose the right Portugal travel insurance for you, whether it's single, annual or cruise cover!


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Why travel to Portugal?

Tell someone that you’re going to Portugal and they immediately think that you’re heading to a sun lounger in the Algarve. That’s a great holiday in itself, but there’s so much more to Portugal that’s just waiting to be discovered.

If you feel like doing something a little more active, bring your walking boots and visit the levadas (ancient irrigation ditches) of Madeira, home of the famous Madeira wine. Traditional Madeira cake, sadly, is not from Madeira.

Why do I need Portugal travel insurance?

  • Disrupted plans - Get cover for travel delays, cancellations and airline insolvency
  • Medical emergency - Most travel insurance policies offer 24-hour help so you could receive help when you need it
  • Personal possessions cover - Don't let the pickpockets spoil your holiday; get your bags, laptop/tablet and camera covered against theft
  • Get covered for:

    • Medical cover - You could receive emergency treatment if you fall ill in Portugal
    • Repatriation cover - Your insurance could cover the cost of being flown back to the UK if you're injured
    • Being adventurous? - Get covered if you're scuba diving or windsurfing in Algarve (don't forget to check for any policy exclusions)

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Portugal: Checklist

Money - If you’re worried about carrying cash around, consider taking travellers’ cheques. It’s one of the safest ways to carry your money. Credit cards on the other hand are much more convenient, but you could be charged for foreign transactions, and if you're travelling to smaller towns, credit cards might not be accepted. Find out more money options for your Portugal holiday.

Driving in Portugal - A great way to get a taste of Portuguese culture is by driving around. You can bring your vehicle to Portugal for a maximum 183 days in any 12-month period, but check your car insurance policy beforehand as it may differ to the 183 day limit. You’ll also have to make sure your car insurance is fully comprehensive and you’ll have to check how you’re going to pay for any toll charges. Check out our Portugal driver's guide.

Portugal: Did you know?

- Top cities to see in Portugal are Lisbon (the capital), Porto, Évora, Lagos and Coimbra.

- Portugal is a popular place for package holidays with many hotel resorts all along the coast.

In the summer months, Algarve can reach up to 30°C and as high as 47°C in the Alentejo (that’s hot!)

The Vasco de Gama bridge is the longest bridge in Europe - it stretches over 17 kilometres.

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