Portugal destination information

All you need to know before visiting Portugal

Portugal summary

Portugal is a small country with around 10M Portuguese. Official language is Portuguese. Portugal uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC-01:00 to UTC+00:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Portugal is Euro (EUR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 110
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 3

ATMs in Portugal are Available everywhere. Internet speed in Portugal is on average 12.1 Mbps. In Portugal you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Lisbon
🗣️ Portuguese
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 10M ☀️ ~15 °C 🌧 ~67 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 92k km2 (36k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
📧 Portuguese visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Portuguese


Currency 💱

1 EUR = 1.1 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦

Available everywhere

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.

Card 💳

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.


Mobile Phone 📱

Portugal uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


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 .

international: + 351 2 1234567
calling local: 2 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Portugal is on average 12.1 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Portugal is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Portugal you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Portuguese visa Online

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Portuguese embassies

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