Warnings & Dangers for Portugal
OVERAL RISK: LOW
Portugal is a very safe country. It is ranked 13th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK: HIGH
As a top touristic destination, there is a high pickpocket risk in Portugal. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed. Take a look at the city maps to see the most frequent pickpockets locations.
MUGGING & KIDNAPPING RISK: MEDIUM
Portugal is an averagely safe country regarding the chances of being mugged or kidnapped. Be aware of dangerous zones by asking local advice.
SCAMS RISK: MEDIUM
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in Portugal. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: LOW
Transports and taxis are generally very safe in Portugal. Watch out for pickpockets.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: LOW
There are no natural hazards in Portugal.
TERRORISM RISK: LOW
Portugal is a very safe country in respect to terrorist threats.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: LOW
Portugal is generally very safe for women travelers.