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COVID-19 | Health Advice

For everyone's protection, always adopt the recommended general measures: hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, physical distancing and use of a face mask.

You are advised  to consult and follow the guidelines, statements and preventive measures issued by the Directorate-General for Health, in accordance with the World Health Organization.

Direção Geral de Saúde - https://covid19.min-saude.pt (in Portuguese)
Resposta de Portugal ao COVID-19 - https://covid19estamoson.gov.pt (in Portuguese)

You can get the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal at WHO - World Health Organization: https://covid19.who.int/region/euro/country/pt

If you experience symptoms like cough, fever or difficulty breathing you should contact the Portuguese National Health Service via telephone number (+351) 808 24 24 24 (SNS24).

According to Portuguese law, all foreign citizens have access to the National Health Service. However, there are specific procedures for access, considering the country of origin, whether it is a European Union country or a country that has a bilateral agreement with Portugal. More information at http://www2.acss.min-saude.pt/Default.aspx?TabId=1180&language=en-US (scroll down for English translation).

If you are a foreigner visitor and want to do the test for Covid-19 shortly after arrival, before departure or at any time in mainland Portugal or Madeira you can do it in one of the hospitals and clinics included in the Portugal Health Passport that can provide you personalized support in your language. The test for Covid-19 must be scheduled with a consultation and the results will be available in up to 72 hours. More information at https://www.portugalhealthpassport.com / test.covid19@portugalhealthpassport.com.

Portugal has developed a travel insurance for visitors living abroad - Portugal Travel Insurance - which covers, among other aspects, medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and hospital expenses related to Covid-19, as well as cancellation, interruption expenses or extension of the trip also for reasons of Covid-19. For further information contact portugaltravelinsurance@bonus-seguros.pt / www.portugaltravelinsurance.com.



In Portugal, during the Summer or in hot weather, follow the directions of the Directorate-General for Health.


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