Portugal travel advice

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

Portugal travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Portugal 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.

Portugal - quick facts
Flight time 2.5 to 4 hours
Time difference UK 0 to -1 hours
Language(s) Portuguese
Currency Euro
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Portugal?

Considering a holiday to the Portugal? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for beaches or culture to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Beach babes - beaches
  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife
  • Night owls - nightlife

Portugal tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Portugal weather

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum daytime temperature °C
Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall
Sea temperature °C

The Portugal weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Lisbon.

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Portugal travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Portugal 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 Portugal.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Portugal travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Portugal 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 Portugal, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Portugal covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Portugal with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Portugal travel features

Do you want to learn more about Portugal? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Portugal.

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Portugal FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Portugal including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Portugal due to Covid-19?

Portugal is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Portugal.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Portugal?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Portugal. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Portugal from the UK?

The flight time to Portugal from the UK is typically 2.5 to 4 hours.

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What is the time difference between Portugal and the UK?

The time difference between Portugal and the UK is UK time0 to UK time-1 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Portugal?

The main language spoken in Portugal is Portuguese.

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What is the currency in Portugal?

The currency in Portugal is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Portugal?

Portugal uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Portugal?

They drive on the right side of the road in Portugal.

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