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Time Zone

Lisbon's time is in the GMT - Greenwich Mean Time (GMT/UTC GMT/UTC +1 in summer).

Austrália, Camberra +10h
Brazil, Brasília -3h
France, Paris +1h
Germany, Berlin +1h
Holland, Amsterdam +1h
Italy, Rome +1h
Japan, Tokyo +9h
Norway, Oslo +1h
South Africa, Cape Town +2h
Spain, Madrid +1h
Sweden, Stockholm +1h
UK, London =
USA, Chicago -6h
USA, Los Angeles -8h
USA, New York -5h
USA, Washington -5h

 

Climate

Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The agreeable summer temperatures are an open invitation for a walk by the river, or to spend an afternoon in one of the many street cafés to be found all over the city. Although the temperatures may fall somewhat in the autumn and winter months, sunshine is almost always a constant feature.

 

Currency

Since 2002 the sole currency of Portugal has been the Euro.

Coins:  1cent, 2cent, 5cent, 10cent, 20cent, 50cent, €1, €2.
Banknotes:  €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500.

More information about the updated exchange rates can be found at the XE Website.

 

Electricity

European type 2 pin sockets with 230 volts AC with 50 Hz frequency are used. The phase 380-volt current is normally available in meeting and exhibition rooms.

You can use all your equipment in Portugal if the outlet voltage in your own country is between 220V-240V. Nonetheless, to use American-type plugs, a 230-volt transformer should be used together with an adapter plug.

 

Useful Phone Numbers

Country Code: +351
International Call Prefix: 00
Lisbon area prefix:  21
National Emergency Number: 112
Forestry Protection National Number/ Fire Department: 117

Taxis in Lisbon:

21 793 27 56 (Cooptáxis)
21 811 90 00 (RádioTáxis)
21 811 11 00 (Teletáxis)

Police in Lisbon:

PSP/ Lisbon Metropolitan Police Command: 21 765 42 42
Lisbon Tourism Police Station: 21 342 16 23
GNR - General Command: 21 321 70 00
PSP Traffic: 21 750 12 00

Hospitals in Lisbon:

Santa Maria Hospital: 21 780 50 00/  21 780 51 11 /  21 780 52 22
CUF Hospital: 21 392 61 00 /  21 002 52 00
British Hospital Lisbon XXI: 21 721 34 00
Cuf Descobertas Hospital: 21 002 52 00
Luz Hospital:  21 710 44 00
Lusíadas Hospital: 21 770 40 40

CTT- Post Office: 707 26 26 26

Credit Card Offices:

American Express: 707 50 40 50 /  21 427 82 05
Mastercard: 800 811 272
Visa: 800 811 107

 

Health Requirements

As of 19 February 2022, it is no longer mandatory to present a COVID-19 negative test to enter the country, but it is still necessary:
• Vaccination or recovery certificates or other duly recognized proof of vaccination:
(1) Original certificate with the primary vaccination plan - the first doses you took - more than 14 days ago, and less than 270 days ago, or;
(2) An updated Certificate with booster dose. Those who did not take the booster dose by choice, and have already taken the first doses more than 270 days ago, no longer have a valid digital certificate;
(3) Recovery certificate - proving you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months.

• For travelers who do not meet these requirements, it remains to present proof of:
(1) a negative RT-PCR Test (or similar NAAT test) - 72h before boarding, or
(2) an antigen test, with a negative result, carried out within the last 24 hours.

• Children under 12 years of age do not need to present a test.

It is still mandatory to wear masks in public transportation and interior spaces.

If you have symptoms and believe you need to be evaluated for COVID-19 please call or email to COVID-19 - National Health Number:
(00351) 808 24 24 24 (option 9 for English)
atendimento@sns24.gov.pt
www.sns24.gov.pt

Kindly note that these rules can change quickly, so please get informed before travelling.

Information taken from: https://www.visitlisboa.com/en/p/useful-information/covid-19

 

Language

Portuguese is a Romanic Language with 2010 to 2015 million native speakers, usually listed as the sixth or seventh most spoken language in the world.

Some useful expressions in Portuguese:

Hello: Olá
Nice to meet you!:  Prazer em conhecer-te! (often shortened to 'Prazer')
Good Morning:  Bom dia
Good evening:  Boa tarde (in the afternoon)/Boa noite (in the evening and at night)
Good night:  Boa noite
Goodbye:  Adeus
See you soon:  Até logo/ Até à vista
Yes:  Sim
No:  Não
That depends:  Isso depende
I don't know:  Eu não sei
I think so:  Creio que sim
Where?:  Onde?
When?:  Quando?
Why?:  Porquê?
Who?:  Quem?
How much/ How many?: Quanto/ Quantos?
Please: Por favor
Thank you: Obrigado (for men)/  Obrigada (for women)
Excuse me: Com licença
I'm sorry: Peço desculpa
May I?:  Posso?
Good Luck!:  Boa sorte!
Enjoy your meal!: Bom apetite!
Train station: Estação dos comboios
Bus station: Central rodoviária/paragem de autocarro
Taxi central: Praça de táxis


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