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 to news reports throughout their stay and be prepared for road closures and detours.
U.S. citizens also should review their personal security plans, remain aware of their surroundings, monitor local news for updates, maintain a high level of vigilance, and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security. For additional information, please refer to this page.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Portugal Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Portugal, located at Avenida das Forças Armadas, in the neighborhood of Sete Rios near the Jardim Zoológico, at + (351) 217 702-122, 08:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(351) 21-727-3300 or (351) 21-094-2300.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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