Weather Alert – Hurricane Leslie, Madeira and Porto Santo islands, Portugal

Location:  Madeira and Porto Santo islands, Portugal Event:  Hurricane Leslie is expected to impact Madeira and Porto Santo islands between 06:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13th until 18:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14th.  Portuguese authorities are warning people to expect high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding. Actions to Take: Avoid the ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Second Alert 

Location: Sintra and Cascais, Lisbon Region, Portugal Event:  More than 700 firefighters are continuing to fight a wildfire that started late Saturday night near Santuário da Peninha in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. High winds have pushed the fire south and already lead to preventative evacuations in the Biscaia, Figueira do Guincho, and Charneca areas. The highway ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, October 7, 2018

Location: Sintra and Cascais, Lisbon Region, Portugal Event:  Wildfires continue to burn in the Sintra and Cascais areas of the Lisbon Region. Several areas have been evacuated according to local media reports. Be alert for road closures and heed directions from local authorities. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Seek secure shelter. Monitor local media for ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Suspicious Package in Lisbon Metro

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon alerts U.S. citizens that local authorities discovered a suspicious package at the São Sebastião metro station (intersection of blue and red lines) in Lisbon. The metro station and the area have been evacuated. The Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the São Sebastião metro station area until local authorities ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jerusalem-Related Demonstration in Lisbon

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place at the Praça Dom Pedro IV in Lisbon beginning at 6:00p.m. on December 15, 2017.  The event called “Jerusalém é Palestina!” will take place demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against the United States’ recent announcements regarding Jerusalem.  Portuguese law enforcement authorities anticipate there will be approximately 50 people. Even demonstrations intended to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: White House Announcement on Jerusalem

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  U.S. Embassy Lisbon reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review ...
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European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Fire-related demonstrations throughout Portugal

October 21, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in ten of Portugal’s districts on October 21, 2017. The majority of gatherings will begin at 4:00 p.m. The Portugal Group Against the Fires will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against the management of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Wildfires in Central and Northern Portugal

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon cautions U.S. citizens of a large number of ongoing wildfires in central and northern Portugal.  On October 16, the Portuguese government declared a state of public disaster (situação de calamidade pública) for all districts north of the Tejo River, in response to the hundreds of wildfires being reported.  According to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Ophelia

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon cautions U.S. citizens that Category 2 Hurricane Ophelia is expected to make landfall near the Azorean islands of Santa Maria and São Miguel at approximately 12:00 p.m. on October 14, 2017.  The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere has issued an orange alert for wind and a yellow advisory ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Social Media Message Regarding Terrorist Threat Contains False Information

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that a false report regarding a terrorist threat in Portugal is being circulated on social media.  A message, which appears to be circulating primarily on WhatsApp, states that “embassy and police personnel” have confirmed that there are terrorists in Lisbon, and that commercial centers, hotels, and all ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE: Cancellation of Portuguese Immigration and Border Services Strike

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that the Portuguese Immigration and Border Services (SEF) strikes scheduled to take place today, August 24, 2017, and tomorrow, August 25, 2017, have been cancelled.  The Ministry of Internal Administration and SEF were able to reach a compromise that resulted in the cancellation of the strike.  All ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Portuguese Immigration and Border Services 48-hour Strike

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that strikes are expected to take place at every international airport in Portugal for 48 hours beginning at midnight on August 24, 2017 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on August 25, 2017.  The Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) will be striking with the stated purpose of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Wildfires in Central Portugal

Embassy of the United States of America Lisbon, Portugal Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Wildfires in Central Portugal June 18, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon cautions U.S. citizens of an ongoing, large wildfire in central Portugal that has already impacted the town of Pedrógão Grande in the Leiria district, 156 kilometers northeast of Lisbon. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Papal visit to Portugal

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that Pope Francis is expected to visit Fatima, Portugal on May 12-13 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the appearances at Fatima.  The Vatican has announced the Pope will arrive at Monte Real airbase near Leiria at 16:20 on May 12, and depart from Monte Real at ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Portuguese Airport Strikes April 13-17

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs all U.S. citizens that, per local media, Portuguese airport security employees are planning a strike that will begin at 12:01 a.m.  Thursday, April 13 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 17.  Airport authorities have advised customers flying out of Portuguese airports during these times to seek or ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Lisbon on January 20 and 21, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. Citizens in Portugal that two potentially large demonstrations focusing on U.S. politics will occur at the end of this week.  On January 20, a vigil will take place at Largo do Carmo at 17:00.  On January 21, a demonstration is scheduled to take place in front of the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Message Announcement

U.S. Embassy Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that effective January 10, 2017 security messages that relate to demonstrations or strikes, explosive device/suspicious packages, and weather-related events will be posted on the Embassy website .  This information is reflected in our Country Specific Information for Portugal . For further information about security in Portugal: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts , and Portugal’s Country Specific Information . Enroll ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets. This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), ...
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Explosives Used in Recent ATM Robberies

U.S. Embassy Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that since October 5, 2016, we have received reports that an unknown group of still at large criminals have robbed four ATMs using explosives: two in Lisbon, one in Cascais, and one in Alfragide. All of the attacks have occurred between 1:00 – 5:00 a.m., and none of the ...
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Portuguese Airports Security Strike

Media is reporting that airport security employees in Portuguese airports are planning a 24-hour strike on Thursday, October 27th. Although no specific times have been indicated, it appears that the strike will begin at 12:01 a.m. and end at 11:59 p.m. on October 27th. Airport authorities in Portugal have advised customers flying out of Portuguese ...
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Taxi Protest in Lisbon Monday, October 10

U.S. Embassy Lisbon informs U.S. Citizens in Portugal that a taxi protest is scheduled to take place in Lisbon on Monday, October 10 beginning at 8:30. Six thousand taxi drivers are expected to conduct a slow march from Parque das Nações to São Bento. We anticipate fewer available taxis and congested traffic. Please allow for ...
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Update on Forest Fires in Madeira and North of Portugal

Lisbon emergency officials still report forest fires in some regions of the country, although the fires are being contained by Portuguese authorities. The National Civil Protection Authority ’s (NCPA) national emergency plan is still in effect and the current state of alert is yellow. U.S. citizens contemplating visits to Portugal in the immediate future are advised to remain attentive ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Forest Fires in Madeira and North of Portugal

Lisbon emergency officials still report forest fires in some regions of the country, although the fires are being contained by Portuguese authorities. The National Civil Protection Authority ’s (NCPA) national emergency plan is still in effect and the current state of alert is yellow. U.S. citizens contemplating visits to Portugal in the immediate future are advised to remain attentive ...
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