A little local know-how goes a long way in Portugal. Here is all the essential advice and information you will need during your stay.

Personal Security

While crime in Portugal is very low, pickpockets are fairly common in major cities. Take care in crowded tourist areas and aboard Lisbon’s trams, particularly the 28 and 15. Keep your valuables in a safe place when in your accommodation and with you at all times.

If you have anything stolen, report the crime within 24 hours to the nearest police station and take ID with you. Get a copy of the crime report to make an insurance claim. Contact your embassy if you have your passport stolen, or in the event of a serious crime or accident. The number ...

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