Health Insurance in Lisbon
The Portuguese Serviço Nacional de Saúde (SNS) is similar to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS), but depending on where you are from you might want to get private heath insurance.
Depending on where you are from, you might want to get travel insurance when travelling to Portugal. If you are from an EU member country, your European Health Insurance Card covers treatment that is needed to allow you to continue your holiday until you go back to your country. Some of the state-provided healthcare is free or you can get it at a reduced cost.
If you are from the States, Canada or Australia, we suggest you get travel insurance before you get to Portugal otherwise healthcare could be a little expensive. Another perk of getting travel insurance is that it covers more than just healthcare.
Check out your insurance policies
If you are thinking of getting a private travel insurance, we recommend you check your other insurance, as some might offer this type of service, like for example, your car or house insurance.
You can also make the most of the various insurances offered by your credit card. Before purchasing your flights to Lisbon, check the clauses, as travel insurance is sometimes included in the pack if you buy your tickets with your credit card.
Contracting Travel Insurance
Before visiting Portugal, we recommend that you contract some travel insurance. Civitatis offers a complete travel insurance package starting at € 9 (US$ 9.70) per person: