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Safety in Portugal: Foreign Commonwealth Office statement

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1. Posted by wherever13 (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

In the Foreign Commonwealth Office website they state the following about Portugal:

"There is an underlying threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers."

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/europe/portugal

I was wondering how true this is. Because to me it sounds PRETTY ridiculous, have been to Portugal many times and to me it still is one of the safest countries in the world.

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 6y

It is completely ridiculous. They state the exact same thing for effectively every single country in the world (I tried Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Peru). You can safely ignore it.

3. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

I'm with Sander 100+% on this one.
Sure, there could be a flare up at anytime, but so there could anywhere in the world - unexpectedly.
If you look at the FCO advice thing (which I gave up glancing at years ago), it says that there is a threat everywhere. I'm not joking, if they put up a site about Ailsa Craig (look it up - if you're not familiar with it), they'd say that there could be a civil war there any day now.
The only problem Portugal has at the moment, is a financial one - then again, who hasn't?