Demonstrations & Strikes

From time to time there are demonstrations and strikes in Portugal.  The Embassy recommends the following actions:

For Demonstrations:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Notify friends and family of your safety

For fuel strikes:

  • Maintain personal vehicles fueled up
  • Consider the impact of a fuel shortage on any planned travel
  • Consider using public transportation if available
  • Always monitor local media to keep well-informed of current events that could impact you and your family
  • Maintain emergency supplies at your residence to include medications, non-perishable food items, and water.