Emergency Phone Number: 112
Insurance: All conference attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The conference organizers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property. The organizing committee of reserves the right to amend and/or alter the conference program without prior notice.
Prescriptions: If you need particular mediation, take an adequate supply with you, although most pharmacies are well equipped. It is wise to carry a legible prescription with you to show that you legally use the medication.
Time Zone: The time zone in Portugal is GMT.
Water: Tap water in Portugal is drinking water!
Electricity: The voltage in Lisbon is the local current is 220 AC and the connection is made by a two-pin plug. Travelers’ from the USA will require a voltage converter. Travelers’ from the UK will require a plug adapter and this is best bought in the UK as they are hard to find in Lisbon (can try at the Lisbon airport).
Currency, Banks and Post Offices: The national currency in Portugal is Euro. Banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 3 pm. Post offices are usually open between 8.30 am and 6 pm. Exchange houses operate everyday between 9 am and 1 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm.
In Portugal, the most commonly used credit cards are: Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Europay / MasterCard, JCB and Maestro.
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.
Climate: In early September, the temperature in Évora is on average 30ºC (the nights are hot) rain is very unlikely.
TAX & VAT: Visitors to Portugal who are not resident in any of the European Union member states can be reimbursed for the VAT (Value Added Tax) paid on purchases that they have made in Portugal and are being transported in their personal luggage. Only private individuals can benefit from this reimbursement.
Detailed information can be seen in the following websites:
Premier Tax Free – www.premiertaxfree.com – firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Refund – www.globalrefund.com – email@example.com
Innova Taxfree Portugal – http://www.innovataxfree.com/portugal – firstname.lastname@example.org
Taxi / Cab: Telephone: 00351266734734
Internet in the City
Cyber Center Address: Rua de Serpa Pinto, 36 Telephone: +351266746923
I.P.J – Instituto Português da Juventude Address: Rua da República, 119 Telephone: +351266737300
DianaNet Address: Rua das Alcaçarias, 23 Telephone: +351266758606
Bar A Oficina Address: Rua da Moeda, 27 Telephone: +351266707312
Post Office Address: Rua da Olivença Telephone: +351266745480
Police: Address: Rua Francisco S. Lusitano Telephone: +351266702022
Hospital do Espírito Santo Address: Largo Senhor da Pobreza Telephone: +351266740100
Hospital do Patrocínio Address: Av. Infante D. Henrique Telephone: +351266740120
Hospital da Misericórdia Address: Av. Sanches de Miranda Telephone: +351266760630
Hospital Militar Address: Rua Dr. Augusto Eduardo Nunes Telephone: +351266702602
Address: Rua da Olivença
Address: Rossio / Rua Gil Vicente
Citizens of the European Union, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania and Switzerland need only an identity card to enter in Portugal. In addition to their identity card, minors must also present authorisation from their parents to travel.
For visits of less than 90 days, a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay is necessary for visitors from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong and Macao and Taiwan territorial Authority.
Citizens from countries not mentioned above need a visa to enter Portugal, which may be requested at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of their country.
Under the terms of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement, flights between Schengen states are considered to be internal flights and passengers do not need to obtain another visa.
You will find all the detailed information in the following websites:
If you have any questions please ask your nearest Portuguese consulate.