Portugal – Wildfire Season

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon cautions U.S. citizens of the potential for wildfires in Portugal.  Peak fire season in Portugal is already underway and can last until October.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Also monitor Civil Protection Authority’s website at prociv.pt where you will find notices on elevated fire risks.
  • Track updates to high-risk areas using the Risk Level Map and/or https://fogos.pt/
  • Avoid dangerous areas.
  • Make contingency plans in case you need to leave.
  • Have an evacuation kit prepared, to include passports, IDs, payment methods and medications.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Follow Environmental and Local Guidelines: Respect nature and wildlife and avoid actions that may inadvertently lead to fire hazards.
  • Plan for Road Constraints: In the event of wildfires or road closures, have alternative transportation options ready, and be aware that public transportation routes may be affected.
  • Follow Authorities’ Instructions: If local authorities issue evacuation orders or provide safety guidelines, please follow them promptly and responsibly.
  • In case of fire immediately call 112.

Assistance:American Citizens Services, U.S. Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal Emergency during Business Hours:  +351 21-727-3300 Emergency outside of Business Hours:  +351 21-727-3300

Email:  conslisbon@state.gov

Website:  https://pt.usembassy.gov/

See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide CautionTravel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Portugal’s Country Specific Information.

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