Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1 in Summer
Electricity: 220 V, 50Hz. Power sockets follow European standards.
Language: English is the official language for the congress.
Insurance: We recommend that you arrange your own travel insurance to cover medical expenses, cancellation and all other risks.
Weather: The temperature in Lisbon in late summer ranges from 15 to 25 °C. There is usually a lot of sunshine (about nine hours per day) and not much rain.
Exchange: Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants.
Sales Tax: Sales tax (VAT) is included in prices quoted. For non EU residents, tax free shopping schemes are available in many shops, which give substantial savings to visitors.
Visa requirements: Check visa requirements in due time before you leave. If you have any questions please ask your nearest Portuguese consulate.
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