Portugal is a country with a long seafaring history. Once known for its colonial past, Portugal today exists as a peaceful early member of the European Union with a diverse economy. Residents and visitors of Portugal enjoy magnificent coastlines, sandy beaches, and some of the best wine in the world. It’s a capital city is Lisbon and it is a vibrant city with natural beauty, a central castle and lots of history.
Porto is to the north is the epicenter of the port industry. Most expatriates in Portugal reside in the southern Algarve region. The Algarve offers golden beaches, bays and an easy going lifestyle for expats and visitors to Portugal. Portugal is especially popular with citizens of the United Kingdom.
Healthcare in Portugal
While there are many competent doctors and physicians practicing in Portugal, facilities and supplies are limited. There are private and public hospitals in Portugal. Most prescription medicine is available, but the quality may vary. In the case of an emergency, it might be best to evacuate to a better-equipped country. The healthcare system in Portugal has come a long way since the early part of this century. Most short-term visitors from Europe are given reciprocal medical treatment.
Insurance for Expatriates in Portugal
If you are visiting or thinking of permanently residing in Portugal, it is vital that you talk to Expat Financial about your international insurance requirements, especially for global medical coverage. Please find below a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Portugal or the surrounding region:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans