Portugal’s open borders with its Western European neighbors allow possible terrorist groups to enter and exit the country with anonymity.
Exercise caution when travelling to Queluz and Sintra, to visit the castles and palaces, as well as to the Costa da Caparica beach, south of Lisbon.
Portugal is on the western side of the Iberian Peninsula and is the westernmost country of mainland Europe.
The country has one land border with Spain to the north and east and has a long coastline with the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south.
To stay connected: CRIME: Crimes of opportunity, such as pickpockets and purse snatchers, particularly at popular tourist sites, restaurants, or on public transportation are common. A SOS immigrant line with English speaking operators who are ready to help you in case of emergency.
Pick-pockets take advantage of crowds getting on and off of all forms of public transportation, using the jostling of the crowd as a distraction. Embassy at (351) (21) 770-2122 or the Emergency after-hours telephone : (351) (21)-770-212 2 or (351) (21) 727-3300.. You may contact them at 351 808 257 257 between the hours of a.m. Please see our information on victims of crime, including possible victim compensation programs in the United States.