In case of an emergency, simply dial 112 on any phone for aid. Operators speak Portuguese, Spanish & French. Only use this number in real emergencies, for minor Medical problems visit the local 'centro médico' or medical centre. If you need police, most towns and cities have a police 'GNR' - 'Guarda Nacional Republicana'  Station.



Portugal is considered one of the safest countries in the EU or European Union, so don't plan your trip to Portugal in fear of something happening, but keeping a basic safety step in mind and taking some important precautions will ensure your safety while visiting this peaceful country. Read more: How to Stay Safe in Portugal |