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Your EHIC health card (formerly E111) can be use in Portugal even after Brexit, it will be valid until its expiry date, with medical help and accidents whilst abroad, this will not cover repatriation back to your country of origin if you do not have one then you can obtain one free of charge at https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/home.do
This should not be used instead of travel insurance, in case of loss of your EHIC card abroad Tel:+441912127500
Note: due to the close ties that Portugal and the UK have you can be treated using your health card, you will be ask for ID so it is important to show your Passport, if you incur a stay in hospital you will have to pay for X-rays,scans, as well as food, these can be claimed back from your insurance company so make sure you keep the receipt, the cost of a X-ray in 2019 was around €30 and daily food cost whilst in hospital in 2020 was around €6 per day which included 3 square meals a day.
If you are given a prescription you will be given a official receipt at all chemist that carries the pharmacies stamp & date, it is important to carry this with you when flying back as it may be required for customs now the UK has left the European union.
UK Health Card
Clock changes for Portugal
Don’t miss your flight because of clocks change
Clocks change as follows at 2:am
Forward 1 hour Back 1 hour
Lost/Stolen Passport in Portugal and need Help!?
Portugal has now installed many free Wi-Fi areas in shopping centres, along beach fronts and in popular tourist area’s,they are normally located near tourist information centres and this Wi-Fi is free.
But remember you must have your wireless security switched on or others can log themselves onto you laptop even via mobile phone and steal your private information including passwords.
Tip on the back of your laptop to will see a little hole with a padlock sign, this is for a Kensington lock normally a steel cable which allows you to lock your laptop to a solid fix item, so no need to carry it around with you when not in use, they cost around £5-10 and have a unique key that can’t be picked.
Free Wi-Fi in Portugal
You and your laptop abroad
To find IMEI number, enter: * # 0 6 #on the keypad
this is something all mobile phones will have
If a mobile is lost or stolen, call your provider give them the IMEI number. They will suspended the service and the phone may be traced. If the theft is to be reported, supply the police with the IMEI number. Your phone provider will be able to give you a replacement sim card, provided you report it as soon as possible your credit (if pay as you go) will be credited to your new sim card, your provider will not be able to supply you with our contact numbers that were stored on your phone or sim card, however you can ask for your phone call history ,giving you numbers you have dialled on your phone,
Portugal has a very good signal strength even in a lot of remote places
It is important that you do not store your credit/debit card pin numbers on your mobile if you have to store them on your phone give them a another name that you can easy remember,do give them names like (peter barclay or mike visa) also add a prefix number like 0044, as if your phone is stolen along with your wallet or purse a thief will go through your phone looking for 4 digit numbers that easily tell them that it is a card pin number.
Before you give up on your lost phone try calling it ,check at a local police station to see if it has been handed in
Electric current 220V, frequency 50 Hertz. Current sockets according to European standards. Blade plugs require a transformer for 220 volts and adapter plug.
Tap water The tap water is safe to drink throughout the country, but it is a good idea to buy bottled water available in nearly every grocery shop throughout Portugal
Post Offices (CTT) (Correio) are mostly open (8) 9 - 12.30 and 14.30 - 18.00, Monday to Friday. Main post offices close 2 hrs for lunch, most use a queue ticket system they will be closed on public and some religious holidays
Tourist Information Dial 800 296 296 (English, Spanish, French)
Telephone Phone from a post office. You'll be allocated a booth. Make your call, return to the counter to pay.
International calls to Portugal +(351) and phone number (the area code is part of the phone number)
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Important travel information whilst travelling to Algarve/Portugal