- Flight duration:
- 2 hours 45 minutes from Gatwick
- GMT +0
WHEN TO GO
The Algarve gets good weather around the calendar. In winter, you can look forward to mild days with around 6 hours of sunshine. To see the mercury rise up to the 30°C mark, though – and sometimes as high as 40°C – head here in the summer months instead.
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Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a European Health Insurance Card – or EHIC – before leaving the Ireland. Though it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Portuguese nationals. It won't, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. For the latest health and safety info, visit https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/portugal/
Passports and Visas
Irish citizens don’t need a visa to enter Portugal but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/portugal/
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/