Useful Information



The average maximum and minimum temperature in the Lisboa area are 22ºC / 72F (high) and 14ºC / 57F (low). Please take into consideration that Lisboa is located by the river and the ocean, and therefore can be somewhat windy in the late afternoon or evening. A sweater or a ladies pashmina may be necessary.


The official currency of Portugal is the euro (€).

Electric Current

The Portuguese standard is the European 2-pin socket with 220 volts AC at 50 cycles.

Health Requirements

With the exception of vaccination certificates for persons coming from areas where yellow fever is endemic, at present there are no special health requirements.

Hotel Check in/out Policy

Normal check in time at hotels is 15:00. The established check out time is 12:00. Should you need guaranteed occupancy before 13:00 on the day of your arrival, the previous night should be reserved.

Please note that it may differ among hotels. Check your booking information in advance.

Local Time

Mainland Portugal is 1 hour behind Central European Time (CET - 1).


The official language in Portugal is Portuguese. English, Spanish, and French are also widely spoken.

Medical Care

Clinics and hospitals provide 24-hour emergency service.

The national emergency phone number is 112. Hotels have a doctor on call through the reception.


The Portuguese law, in accordance with regulations in force in the majority of European Union member states, does not allow smoking in public transportation or in any closed public areas. However, some restaurants, bars, and clubs may have designated smoking areas.

TAX Free

Sales tax (VAT) is included in prices quoted. For persons who are not residents of the European Union, tax-free shopping schemes are available in many shops, giving substantial savings to visitors.