Students must have full health-care coverage insurance throughout their entire stay in Portugal.

Students from EU member States or EFTA are entitled to health care in the Portuguese public health system but must have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which may be obtained in the student’s country of origin before coming to Portugal. It is only possible to use Health Centres and Hospital emergency services with this card or with a private health insurance card.

Brazilian students should bring a PB4 form and must formally register at a Health Centre in Faro. If holder of a private insurance this requirement is not necessary.

Other non-EU students with which Portugal has formal agreements regarding health care, students must consult in their own country the conditions and documents necessary for health care in Portugal.

All other foreign students from non-EU countries must have a private health insurance.

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