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EEF 2019 | 15th EEF – European Ecological Federation Congress

Travel information

General information to help you prepare your travel

Lisbon airport

Lisbon airport is centrally located and only about 5 km away from the University of Lisbon (Faculty of Science), the Conference venue. From the Underground station (Metro) at the Lisbon Airport, take the Red line to the station S. Sebastião where you change to the Yellow line to go to the station Campo Grande (direction: Odivelas).
The Campo Grande Metro station is located 5 minutes walk from the Faculty of Science. The trip from the airport takes about 25 minutes and a one-way ticket costs 1,45€

https://www.aeroportolisboa.pt/en/lis/access-parking/airport-directions/location-and-directions

 

Climate

The average maximum and minimum temperature in the Lisbon area in July are 28ºC / 82 F (high) and 18ºC / 64,4 F (low). Please take into consideration that Lisbon is located by the river and the ocean, and therefore can be somewhat windy in the late afternoon or evening. A sweater or a ladies pashmina may be necessary.
 

Currency

Portugal is a member of the European Monetary System, and the previous currency Escudo was replaced by the €uro on 1 January 2002.
 

Electric Current

Portuguese standard is the European type 2 pin sockets with 220 volts AC at 50 cycles. The phase 380 volt current is normally available in meeting rooms and exhibition halls.
 

Health Requirements

With the exception of vaccination certificates for persons coming from areas where yellow fever is endemic, at the present there are no special health requirements.
 

Hotel Check in/out Policy

Normal check in time at hotels is 15h00. The established check out time is 12h00. Should you need guaranteed occupancy before 13h00 on the day of your arrival, the previous night should be reserved.
 

Local Time

Mainland Portugal is 1 hour ahead of European Standard Time (C.E.T. + 1).
 

Language

The official language in Portugal is Portuguese. Both English, Spanish and French are widely spoken.
 

Medical Care

Clinics and hospitals provide 24 hrs emergency service.
The national emergency phone number is 112. Hotels have a doctor on call through the reception. Reciprocal E.C. cover is available at out-patient departments, otherwise private consultation fees are charged.
 

Smoking

The Portuguese law, in accordance with Regulations in force in the majority of European Countries and the USA, does not allow smoking in any public transportation or in any closed public areas (some restaurants, bars and discotecs may have a designated smoking area).
 

TAX Free

Sales tax (VAT) is included in prices quoted. For non E.U. residents, tax free shopping schemes are available in many shops, which give substantial savings to visitors.
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