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Lisbon 5 clinics

Porto 2 clinics

Madeira 0 clinics

Funchal 1 clinics

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About Portugal

Portugal is on the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, Portugal is an incredible destination to visit. With a remarkable coastline, mouthwatering seafood, cobblestone villages, romantic medieval castles, and captivating cities, there is so much to do and see in the country. 

On top of its natural beauty and fascinating culture, Portugal is a strong player in the provision of medical tourism services as well. The country promotes its healthcare system as one of the best in the world. Boasting cutting-edge medical infrastructures, available 24/7 with advanced technology, spotless rooms, and facilities, as well as well-trained patient-oriented medical professionals, it is easy to see why international medical tourists flock to this country. Around 11 medical centers in the country are accredited by Joint Commission International, so patients can be sure of the safety and standards of treatment they receive. Some of the more popular treatments in the country are cosmetic surgery, dental treatments, orthopedic surgery, weight loss surgery, and cardiac surgery.

Popular Cities and Regions in Portugal

Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, is one of Europe’s most captivating capitals. Its Old Town’s cobbled streets are lined with old-fashioned shops, traditional Fardo bars, giving it a timeless beauty. It is also filled with a wealth of modern architecture, world-famous museums, and a vibrant nightlife scene. Tourists are welcome to see the Belem Tower, walk through the Jardim Botanico, explore the Castle of St. George, or relax in one of its beaches. Besides Lisbon, Porto is also frequented by tourists. This colorful city is a joy to discover. Rising up from the banks of the River Douro, tourists can find an array of colorful buildings lining its waterfront and steep cobbled alleys. The highlight of this city is Igreja de São Francisco, Serralves, Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, and Palácio da Bolsa.

Transport in Portugal

Most international flights fly into Lisbon airport, which is the main international airport in Portugal. It serves flights to numerous cities around the world, including Istanbul, London, and New York. Due to its small size, you can travel nearly everywhere in the country by train or bus. Buses are quick and convenient, but regional trains are usually more affordable. To get around inside cities, taxis are available and are relatively inexpensive by European standards.  

Visas in Portugal

Portugal is a part of the Schengen Area. Therefore, unless you are a citizen of one of the 62 visa waiver countries, you need to obtain a Schengen visa before visiting the country. Citizens of countries listed in the visa waiver program, including Australia, Canada, the US, and the UAE, can visit without a visa for up to 90 days.

Weather in Portugal

There are four seasons in Portugal, including summer (June to mid-September), autumn (mid-September to early December), winter (December to February), and spring (March to May). Summer is mostly sunny and hot, while winter is cooler, but can get rather stormy. Autumn and spring are generally nice, though the weather can be less predictable.

Additional Info
  1. Local Currency: The official currency of Portugal is the Euro (€), which was introduced in 2002. The exchange rate from €1 is around US$1.18.
  2. Money & Payments: In major cities and towns, ATMs that accept international cards are plentiful. However, if you plan to travel to small villages, it is best to carry some cash with you. Credit cards are usually accepted in the midrange and high-end shops and restaurants. Tipping is expected in restaurants and hotels.
  3. Local Language: While Portuguese is the official and most widely spoken language in the country, English, French, and Spanish are also commonly spoken by the population.
  4. Local Culture and Religion: Christianity is the major religion in Portugal. A small portion of the population practices Hinduism, Bahá'í Faith, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism. Many people also identify as irreligious.
  5. Public holidays: Some of the most important public holidays in Portugal are New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Corpus Christi, Portugal Day, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.