Algarve travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Algarve with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for the Algarve.

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
Flight time 3 hours
Time difference UK +0 hours
Language(s) Portuguese
Currency Euro
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Algarve weather

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Algarve FAQs

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.

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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?

The main language spoken in the Algarve is Portuguese.

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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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