Portugal international travel guide in 2023
Portugal is part of Europe with main city at Lisbon. It's usually 🌤️ 11.68 °C in Portugal with a rainfall of 🌧 85.44 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Portugal. Internet speed in Portugal is on average 12.1 Mbps. In Portugal you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 10M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Portuguese. Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Portugal. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed 🌤️ ~11.68 °C 🌧 ~85.44 mm 👨👩👦👦 10M people
🛡️ Travel safety
Exercise a high degree of caution
You no longer need a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or negative COVID-19 test to enter Portugal. You must wear a face mask on public transport and in health care facilities. Community transmission of COVID-19 remains high. Bush fires are impacting mainland Portugal this summer. Follow the advice of local authorities (see 'Safety'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Portugal due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Portugal uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
The languages that are typically spoken are Portuguese
💱 Currencies Used
Portugal uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Portugal (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.
Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Portugal. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. Portugal has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Portugal. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.
Internet speed in Portugal is on average 12.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Portugal is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about €14.09, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: MEO, NOS or Vodafone. Portugal uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Portugal upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Portugal, dial +, then 351 (the country code for Portugal), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Portugal, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .
🛣️ Road rules
In Portugal you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90-100 km/h (55-62 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.
🚦 On the road
Road assistance is available at 808 22 22 22 (Automovel Club de Portugal (ACP)) or 808 22 22 22 (Estrada24). For general news on Portugal's traffic use Estradas – PT. For news on Portugal’s motorways and tolls use Portugal Tolls. Most popular petrol stations in Portugal are Repsol, Intermarché, Jumbo, BP and Galp. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called gasolina or Sem chumbo (95/98). Petrol costs about €1.40 per liter.Diesel option is called Gasóleo.
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