How safe is Portugal compared with other parts of Europe for people?
Portugal is generally considered a very safe country to live in or visit, with a low crime rate and a friendly, welcoming culture. The Algarve is a safe and welcoming region for expats or digital nomads. Portugal has one of the most effective immigration authorities and border services (SEF) to ensure the safety of its residents. Being part of the Schengen region, Portugal must abide by safety rules imposed by the European Union. Overall, it has been ranked as one of the top 3 safest countries in the world by the Global Peace Index in recent years, and it is generally perceived as safer than many other parts of Europe.
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