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.

How to get international travel health insurance?

If you want an international travel insurance that covers everything from lost baggage to emergency medical expenses for Portugal, Columbus Direct offers international travel insurance at great prices without compromising cover. For more information, check out their official website:

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