Summary

Possible strike action by TAP Air Portugal pilots from 1 to 10 May could cause disruption to flights. If you’re planning to travel with TAP between these dates, check with the airline or your tour operator before you travel.

Around 2.1 million British nationals visit Portugal every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Beware of street crime. Thieves tend to target money and passports so don’t keep them all in one place. See Crime

Walking the levadas (ancient irrigation channels) is a popular activity in Madeira, but the walks can be challenging if you are inexperienced.  See Local travel - Madeira

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance and get a free European Health Insurance Card before you travel. See Health