Here you will find important tips and useful information for Portugal.
in Euro (EUR)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in euro (EUR)
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
EUR 1 = ~ CHF 1.10 ; CHF 1 = ~ EUR 0.91 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
High commissions apply when exchanging foreign banknotes.
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
Minimum age for car rentals: 25 (varies by rental company).
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
The Azores and Madeira are also part of Portugal.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
- 1 h
- 2 h (Azores)
English, French and Spanish
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Valid ID card or passport expired less than 5 years for stays up to 3 months.
Lissabon, Travessa do Jardim, no. 17
Tel. +351 213 944 090
8.30 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h and 15.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)
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