Portugal travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Portugal 🇵🇹

Portugal is part of Europe with main city at Lisbon. Its Developed country with a population of 10M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Portuguese. the Portuguese Republic is the formal name of Portugal It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~19.93 °C   🌧 ~40.71 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 10M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Portugal. We haven’t changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions.

issued date: April 9, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

Chart 21 14 7 0

🌧 Rainfall

Chart 113.0 75.3 37.7 0.0
General

🔌 Sockets

Portugal uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Portuguese

Money

💱 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.

💳 Cards

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.

🏧 ATMs

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.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

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.

Calling

📡 Internet

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.

📱 Phones

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.

📞 Calling

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 .

Driving

🛣️ 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.

🆘 Emergency

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Last updated: September 2, 2019

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