Portuguese border checks

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises that from 16-20 November 2010 immigration checks will be performed at all border points in Portugal due to the NATO summit taking place in Lisbon on 19-20 November.

If you’re planning on visiting Portugal, you should allow extra time and be prepared for delays at the borders when entering or leaving the country.

It is a legal requirement for foreign nationals to show some form of identification if requested by police or government authorities, for UK nationals this means a passport. A valid British passport is needed to enter and exit Portugal and should be valid for the whole duration of your stay.

It is also compulsary to carry your full driving license if you intend to drive in Portugal.

Travellers from EU countries should take their valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which may entitle you to basic medical care but this should not be used as a substitute for travel insurance.

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