Passport and Visa Requirements
Delegates and partners may need a visa; please check if one is required for your country.
Euro is the Portuguese official currency.
International credit and debit cards are accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
Portugal has a national network of cash machines (ATMs) identified by the symbol MB (Multibanco) from which you can withdraw cash 24 hours a day.
Banks are open from 8.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (working days).
Restaurants: service is included in the bill; however it is usual to leave a tip (5-10% of the total).
Taxis: It is also usual to tip taxi drivers with the same percentage or rounding up the amount to the nearest euro.
Statistics Portugal advises all participants to book their accommodation as early as possible. Although Lisbon has a vast number of Hotels, they tend to be full, from June to July.
Local time: GMT
Average temperatures in June - July: max 24ºC, min 16ºC;
For weather information:
Electricity: 220/230 volts
Touristic information on Lisbon and surroundings
Suggested websites to find out more about Portugal and Lisboa:
Turismo de Lisboa:
Portugal Confidencial: http://portugalconfidential.com
Useful telephone numbers
Statistics Portugal (INE): +351 218426100
Emergency Service: 112
Lisbon Airport - Flight information: +351 218413700
Lisbon Airport :+351 218413500
Tourism Office (Airport): +351 218450660
Police: +351 217654242
Avis: +351 800201002
Europcar: +351 219407790
Hertz: +351 808202038
The organisers do not take responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance.
The organisers will not accept any liability for damages and/or losses of any kind, which may be incurred by delegates or by any partner, during official activities.
The delegates participate in all events at their own risk. Verbal agreements will not be binding unless they are confirmed in writing. In case that anyone appeals to a court, those involved will submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts of Lisbon’s District, with express waiver of any other.