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Portugal international travel guide in 2024

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Portugal is part of Europe with main city at Lisbon. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 13.31 ยฐC in Portugal with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 66.01 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 normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developed ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~13.31 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~66.01 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 10M people

Portugal Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions
We've reviewed our travel advice for Portugal. We haven't changed the level, exercise normal safety precautions. All COVID-19 travel restrictions for entry into Portugal have been removed, and face masks are no longer required (see 'Travel' and 'Health'). World Youth Day will be held in Lisbon, Fatima and surrounding areas in early August. You can expect significant congestion and possible delays during this period (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Portugal.
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Portugal Weather

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Portugal Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

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

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Portuguese

Money in Portugal

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Portugal uses the euro (symbol: โ‚ฌ), 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.

๐Ÿ’ณ 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.

๐Ÿง 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 โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ 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 โ€˜extraโ€™ tip.

Calling in Portugal

๐Ÿ“ก 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.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about โ‚ฌ14.09, 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.

๐Ÿ“ž 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 in Portugal

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ 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%.

๐Ÿšฆ 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 โ€“ PT. For news on Portugalโ€™s motorways and tolls use Portugal Tolls. Most popular petrol stations in Portugal are Repsol, Intermarchรฉ, Jumbo, BP and Galp. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called gasolina or Sem chumbo (95/98). Petrol costs about โ‚ฌ1.40 per liter.Diesel option is called Gasรณleo.

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