SAFETY SITUATION, RECOMMANDATIONS FOR TOURISTS
We wish to recommend you to have available photo-copies of your documents, such as: travelling documents-passports, driving licences, etc. They are accepted, even without official authorization. It is better to travel with credit cards as with big sum of money in cash. The tourists would not take with the documents which are of no use abroad (credit cards, valid in Czech Republic only, etc.)
Sheltering, distribution and sale of drogs are fined in Portugal with high rates of imprisonment. Portugal is, from tourists´ point of view, safe country, in comparison with another European states. However, the number of small pilferages in towns and tourist areas, is increasing. So, the following recommandation is valid all the time: would you keep attention to your personal belongings and luggage! Most extended form of criminality (against foreigners) are pickpockets, thefts from vehicles (do not leave, in any case, the documents as well as valuable objects inside your cars, the documents, put on vehicle seats, including auto-radios, which could be taken out), pilferages of bags or small pieces of luggage (even using the force!).
Important Phone Numbers
Emergency (first Aid): 112
Firemen: 342 22 22 (Lisbon)
Police Lisbon: 347 47 30, 346 61 41
Emergency – Health Centres: 714 06 07, 395 21 14 (Lisbon)
Portugal Automobile Club: ACP - service for foreigners, continuously for 24 hours
(Lisbon and south: 9429103,
Porto and north: 22 834 00 01)
Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.