Travel advice for Portugal.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Portugal.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Euro (EUR)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Euro EUR

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.00 - 13.00 h and 15.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Driving
  • 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 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Time difference with Switzerland

- 1 h
- 2 h (Azores)

National language

Official language

Portuguese

Language capabilities

English, French and Spanish

Capital

Lisbon (Lisboa)

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Valid ID card or passport expired less than 5 years for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Lissabon, Travessa do Jardim, no. 17
Tel. +351 213 944 090

Other information

The Azores and Madeira are also part of Portugal.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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