Language: English will be the conference language.
UTC/GMT + 1 hour: (Western Europe Daylight at Summer Time).
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The Local Time is according to the Universal Time Coordinated (UTC)/Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Climate: In general, the climate tends to be temperate all year, with long hot summers, mild springs and autumns, and relatively mild winters, although temperatures and weather conditions are marked by strong local differences. When you travel to Portugal visit the IPMA – Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera/Portuguese Sea and Atmosphere Institute website here to prepare yourself to the trip.
Electricity: The electric current in Portugal is 230/400 volts at a frequency of 50 Hz and sockets comply with European standards (with two pins).
If you require medical assistance contact the local Health Centre. Hospital emergency services should be used only in serious situations (serious injury, poisoning, burns, infarction, thromboses, breathing difficulties, …).
In case of illness or accident while visiting Portugal, Nationals from the 27 European Union countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland are entitled to free or reduced-cost healthcare (the same benefits as Portuguese citizens). In order to have access to health services, citizens from the above-mentioned countries, who are not resident in Portugal, must produce their European Health Insurance Cards (issued by the origin country) together with passports or identity cards.
Health Requirements: people from areas where yellow fever is endemic will need to present the vaccination certificates.
Pharmacy: pharmacies are open on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (some close for lunch from 1 to 3 p.m.) and on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. In every area you can find one that is open 24 hours. The symbol for pharmacy is a white cross on green background. They display an illuminated green cross outside when open at night. All pharmacies have information posted on the door indicating the nearest pharmacies that are open at night.
Emergency Number: in case of emergency call 112.