Electricity

Portugal has 220 volt electricity, with cycles (Hz) of 50 per second. Power plugs and sockets are of Type F


Important phone numbers

112 is the emergency services number (ambulance, police and fire services)


Currency

The Euro is the currency used in Portugal, with foreign exchange services available in the Arrivals hall at the airport. All major bank cards are accepted and ATMs are widely available in the city. Most businesses accept payment by bank cards but visitors are advised that some places request payment in cash for purchases inferior than €5.


Liability and Insurance

The organisers cannot accept liability for any personal accidents, loss of belongings or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons that may occur during the meeting. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements to obtain health, travel and property insurance before their departure to the conference.


Public transport

Getting around in Porto is fairly easy with a good public transportation system (that includes bus, tram and metro). In addition, Porto’s public transport card (called the Andante Tour card) gives you unlimited use of the metro, buses, and some regional trains to get around the city.
For multiple journeys, save time and cash by investing in a 24-hour pass (€7), which covers the entire network except for trams. For timetables, routes and fares, see STCP and Metro do Porto


Business Hours

Banks are open to the public between 8.30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on business days.


Post Offices are open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central and airport offices have longer opening hours, and may be open on Saturdays and, in some cases, Sundays. More information may be found at the CTT website.

Chemists are on business days between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (some close for lunch between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.), and between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays. They are marked by an illuminated green cross when they are on duty during the night. Information about the closest chemists open during the night is displayed on their doors.

Shops are open from Monday to Friday, opening between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Shopping centres open longer hours – normally between 10 a.m. and midnight – every day of the week. Food shops (such as bakeries, cafés and restaurants) are usually open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. with some places with more or less flexible timing.


Time

Portugal during the month of July follows the Western European Summer time which is UTC/GMT+1 hours


Weather

The weather in Porto in July is hot and sunny, with days that are usually hot and dry, but summer showers might appear. Temperature is usually about 30-35 °C during the day with a minimum of about 15 °C at night. Check the weather forecast for Porto at weather.com