Apart from the appalling standard of driving which makes road travel risky, Portugal is one of the safest places in Europe. Of course, where tourists gather, so do petty thieves and pickpockets, so secure your valuables. The water can be cold, so don't spend too long swimming. Plenty of other tips for you here:
Phil almost 8 years ago
I'm not sure if I get your question, because I've never seen anyone worried with safety when travelling to Portugal... mainly cause you don't need to! I'm Portuguese, I lived 26 years in Sintra, Lisbon and I've been in Lagos last year and it was very peaceful! Like Phil said, you always have some occasional pickpockets that mostly go for turists, but for sure no one will do anything directly to you if you take care of your belongings. Lisbon and Porto, larger cities, can be more dangerous to travel to (only at night and in some suburbs), but still, if you compare them with most big cities in the world, Portugal is a very safe country! No need to worry about! Portugal still is in Europe :) almost 8 years ago
Why I have to listen to these stupid questions? Europe is a pretty safe place with a few exceptions that I am not listing here and Portugal is one of the quietest or maybe really the quietest country in Europe apart from boring Switzerland!!! almost 8 years ago
Just a thought.... Henry, did you intend to ask this question about Lagos, NIGERIA (not Portugal)? The two could not be more different!
US Bureau of Diplomatic Security just re-issued this warning about Nigeria:
emergency message for U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Nigeria on January 21, 2012.
Due to recent significant events throughout Nigeria, notably the kidnapping of a U.S. citizen in the Niger Delta and the bombings in Kano by alleged elements of Boko Haram, the U.S. Embassy would like to remind all U.S. citizens to review personal security measures. Due to ongoing security concerns, the U.S. Mission to Nigeria has temporarily deferred travel of government personnel to Northern Nigeria.
Phil over 7 years ago