The Portuguese currency is the euro (€).
The voltage in Portugal is 220–240 volts (V) (at 50 hertz [Hz]).
Plugs are normally 2 round pins but, as a precaution, you might like to bring an adaptor. Make sure that, if your appliance needs to be earthed, the adaptor also has an earth connection.
National emergency number: 112 (for fire, police and ambulance services).
English is the official language for the congress.
Mainland Portugal is 1 hour behind European Standard Time (GMT) and the same time as the UK.
Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a pleasant climate throughout the year. September is usually a very pleasant month in Portugal. The average high temperature in Lisbon stands at mid-twenties while the low stays at about 18°C.
Lisboa International Airport, 7 km from the city centre, has daily flights to and from the major cities in Europe and the world. The Portuguese airline TAP - Air Portugal, as well as major international airlines, fly to and from Lisboa.
Scores of national and international trains arrive in Lisboa every day. In addition to Santa Apolónia terminal station, the city now has the new Gare do Oriente, which opened in 1998 adjacent to the Parque das Nações. Both stations have direct bus or underground connections to the city center.
Arriving in Lisboa by road is a pleasant experience, as the visitor can enjoy the beautiful countryside along the way. The city has good road accesses and the most frequently used routes are: the A1 motorway, the 25th April Bridge, the new Vasco da Gama Bridge, and the CREL, the outer ring-road for the Lisboa region.