World Youth Day will be held in Lisbon, Fatima and surrounding areas on 1-6 August. You can expect significant traffic and public transport congestion, road closures and possible delays during this period. Expect enhanced security at the national border from 22 July – 7 August. Random border checks will be conducted. Demonstrations and strikes are common in Portugal and may occur during the week of World Youth Day. Follow the advice of authorities and check with your travel provider for the latest information.

We advise:

Exercise normal safety precautions in Portugal.


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