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Algarve travel advice
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Algarve travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to the Algarve with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
|Algarve - quick facts
|UK +0 hours
|C + F plug (230V)
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Algarve tourist information
✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.
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|Hours of sunshine (daily)
|Days with some rainfall
|Sea temperature °C
The Algarve weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Albufeira.
Algarve travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting the Algarve from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- Canadian travel advice for the Algarve - Government of Canada
- Safe travel advisories for the Algarve - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for the Algarve - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the Algarve.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
Algarve travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the Algarve with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for the Algarve - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for the Algarve - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in the Algarve - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the Algarve, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Algarve covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the Algarve with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Coronavirus timeline in the Algarve - Our World in Data
Algarve travel features
Do you want to learn more about the Algarve? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in the Algarve.
Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the Algarve including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to the Algarve due to Covid-19?
Algarve is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for the Algarve.
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the Algarve?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the Algarve. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
What is the flight time to the Algarve from the UK?
The flight time to the Algarve from the UK is typically 3 hours.
Flights to the Algarve
What is the time difference between the Algarve and the UK?
The time difference between the Algarve and the UK is UK time+0 hours.
What is the main language spoken in the Algarve?
What is the currency in the Algarve?
The currency in the Algarve is the Euro (EUR).
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Which plugs are used in the Algarve?
Algarve uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in the Algarve?
They drive on the right side of the road in the Algarve.
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