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Portugal Travel warnings

Transport and Getting Around Portugal

Portugal is one of the most beautiful places to visit and for good reason. Breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches, incredible architecture and delectable cuisine make it one of the world’s most popular tourist des

It's Portugal, They Speak Portugese

Imagine if a tourist came up to you and didn’t say hello, just barged into your day and demanded directions to the closest art gallery. You’d think them rude and confrontational. You’d think them ignorant and sil

Portugal - Tips & Dangers

Portugal, with its rich history and gorgeous coastline, is a popular and beautiful place to visit.  By most accounts, it's also one of the safest travel destinations in the world. There are, however, some tips and hid

Eating Customs in Portugal

At a restaurant in most countries anything brought to your table that you didn’t order is considered complimentary. A small basket of bread or some antipasto is simply a gesture of generosity, goodwill from the rest

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Recommended vaccinations for Portugal

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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