Tourist Information

Currency, Exchange Rate, Credit Cards and Debit Cards

Currency: Euro – €
Exchange Rates: For your orientation only, visit e.g.
Credit Cards and Debit Cards:
Visa and MasterCard credit cards are widely accepted. Other cards are also accepted, but there could be exceptions.
Debit cards associated with Maestro and Visa Electron multi-national debit card services are widely accepted.


Portugal is a member state of the European Union and member of the Schengen Area.

Please check with Portuguese Consular Services in your country if you need visa for entering Portugal.

Electricity power supply

220 volts AC, 50Hz. Continental two-pin plugs CEE7/4 Schuko are in use.
Depending on your country, you may need an adapter.


Smoking – cigarettes, cigars and pipes – is banned in indoor public places in Portugal (as of 1 January 2008). The ban prohibits smoking in all government buildings as well as work places, public transport, schools and sports facilities, hospitals, museums, food and beverage establishments, covered car parks, theatres, libraries, and bars and restaurants where smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas or venues.


There are different rates of VAT (Value Added Tax, in Portuguese: Imposto sobre o Valor Acrescentado – IVA) due for different goods and services. These rates are:


  1. IVA geral (general VAT): 23%

  2. IVA intermedio (intermediate VAT): 13%

  3. IVA reduzido (reduced VAT): 6%

Prices in shops and restaurants are inclusive IVA (VAT).

Units of Measurement

Metric (kg, g, l, m, km, …)

Weather Info


The Organising Committees and/or Conference Organisers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates of the Conference. Delegates should make their own arrangements in respect of personal insurance.


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