Practical Information


Passport and Visa

A valid passport (or identity card for European Community nationals) is required.
Visas are not necessary for citizens of member states of the European Union, the U.S.A., Canada and many other countries.
Please contact your local Portuguese Embassy, Consulate or your Travel Agency for further information.
For further details, please see the web page

Public Transport

An extensive network of 90 bus routes covers the entire city and surroundings.
The venue is served by two Metro stations both in the Yellow line – Entrecampos or Cidade Universitária.
There are trains every 4-9 minutes.

Airport Information

Lisboa International Airport, 7 km from the city centre, is connected with all major cities in Europe and the world with daily flights. The Portuguese national airlines are TAP Portugal and PGA.
Approximate flight times to Lisboa:
- London: 3 hours 10 minutes; Amsterdam: 2 hours 45 minutes; Frankfurt : 3 hours;
- New York: 6 hours 45 minutes Los Angeles:12 hours Toronto: 9 hours 30 minutes
- Sydney:22 hours 30 minutes

Vaccinations & Health
Generally no vaccinations are necessary to visit Portugal.
EU citizens can obtain a refund of most medical costs by using the form E111, which are available at Post Offices, Health or Social Security offices in your country.

Important Phone Numbers

Emergency phone number: 112
(Automatic connection to fire, police and ambulance departments).
Private Clinics and hospitals provide 24hrs emergency service.
Police: 21 358 83 00 Pharmacies: 800 20 21 34
Airport: 21 841 35 00 Fire-brigade: 21 342 22 22 /21 392 47 00

Climate and clothing

The climate in Lisboa is temperate, offering the best of both Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea breezes all year round. September is usually still a very warm and pleasant month. Light clothing and a light jacket for evening use are recommended.

Currency and Exchange Rate

As a member of the European Monetary System, the € (euro) is the Portuguese monetary unit.
Credit cards are accepted in most restaurants and shops, the most widely used being Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club.
ATM machine for cash withdraws are widely to be found all over the city.
Current exchange rates can be found at


There is a Bank and several ATM machines available at the Venue

Business Hours

Banks are open from 8:30 to 15:00 from Monday to Friday.
The bank at the Lisbon airport is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Shops are usually open from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00 on weekdays; shops close at 13:00 on Saturdays.
There are also several shopping centres, which are usually open every day until 22:00/24h00.

Most Restaurants open for lunch from noon to 15:00 and for dinner from 19:00 to 23:00.

Pharmacies work from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00 on weekdays and from 9:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays. Outside these opening hours, there’s always one nearby pharmacy on service until 22:00.

Local Time

Portugal maintains Greenwich Mean Time (GMT/UTC) as summer time.


The local current is 220 AC and the connection is made by a two-pin plug.
Travellers from the USA will require a voltage converter.
Travellers from the UK will require a plug adapter and this is best bought in the UK, as they are hard to find in Lisboa.


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