Portugal is located in south-western Europe on the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula and covers 88,000 sq. kms. The north of this long, narrow country is mountainous and this area gives way to the coastal lowlands, drained by the River Douro. The south of the country is gently undulating. Generally, the north is more populous than the south. Portugal is the world's biggest producer of cork. Fishing, tourism, textiles and wine production provide income.

The climate varies from cool, Atlantic maritime in the north to warmer Mediterranean in the south. From June to August there is little rainfall. The temperature in Lisbon varies from 11°C in January to 24°C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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