Travel Guide

Flight Information

We recommend you fly into Lisbon Airport.

Ground Transportation

Airport transfers: The hospitality team has arranged airport transfers at a discounted rate on your behalf through Lisbon Transfers. If you are interested in booking an airport transfer, sign up or find more information here. If you have questions about the airport transfers through Lisbon Transfers, please contact them here. Find more information about other methods of ground transportation here. Please note that advance sign-up is required.

Car rentals: At Lisbon Airport, rental cars are provided by Avis-Budget, Europcar, Goldcar, Guerin, Hertz and Sixt. For more information, please visit the airport website.

Ubers and taxis: Ubers and taxis are plentiful, but please note that taxis only take local currency (cash) and credit card payment is not available.

It will be approximately a 35 minutes’ drive, depending on traffic, from the Lisbon airport to the Cascais Miragem (conference venue) or to the other guestroom properties located in Cascais; the Hotel Palacio or Intercontinental Cascais-Estoril.



The average temperature in the month of May/June is 64°F (18°C) with average highs of 72°F (22°C) and average lows of 56°F (14°F). There is a slight chance of rain throughout the month.

Dress Code

The dress code for the daytime meetings at the hotel is business casual. The meeting rooms are air-conditioned, so a light jacket or layers are suggested for comfort during sessions. Since rain is a possibility for the month of May, a rain jacket and umbrella are recommended items to pack.

Men’s Dress Code Glossary

  • Business casual – Nice slacks, collared shirts
  • Smart casual – Seasonal sport coat or blazer and slacks or nice jeans, dress shirt, casual button-down shirt, open-collar or polo shirt

Women’s Dress Code Glossary

  • Business casual – Nice slacks, skirt, blouse
  • Smart casual – Dress, skirt and dressy top, dressy pants outfit, nice jeans and dressy top

Remember to bring a sweater to the University. The hotel and other venues will be air-conditioned, and it is recommended that you wear some layers in order to be comfortable in the meeting rooms.

About Portugal

Time Zone: WEST (UTC/GMT +01:00)

Please check to determine what time it is in your home city.

Currency: Euro

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English is the official language of the 2019 EO Portugal University.


The euro (sign: €; code: EUR), is the official currency of Portugal. The euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Banknotes frequently used are €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500, and they are differentiated by their size and color. The coins frequently used are 1¢, 2¢, 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, €1 and €2 euros. All euro coins can be used in any euro-zone country, irrespective of which national symbols they display.

Portugal has a national network of ATMs identified by the symbol MB (Mutibanco), from which it is possible to withdraw cash 24/7, check with your bank about fees and immediately applied interest. Credit cards are accepted at most hotels, stores and restaurants. You can exchange money at banks, which are open from 8.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. five working days a week; at bureaux de change; and at automatic currency exchange machines (these are for currency sale transactions only).

Stay Connected

The country code for Portugal is +351. When dialing a U.S. number from abroad, be sure to dial +1 before the area code and number.

The national emergency number in Portugal is 112.

Please contact your individual mobile phone service provider for information about international plans. Mobile phones are widely used throughout Portugal. Call your service provider before arriving to determine if you should purchase an international roaming plan.

Wi-Fi is available either under payment or for free in some public places such as coffee shops/ bistros, airports, restaurants, and some hotels. The strength and speed of the signal may vary and you may need to ask for login information.

The electrical current in Portugal is 230/400 volts at a frequency of 50 hz. The power sockets comply with European stantards; therefore, you will need a 230 volt transformer and an adaptor to use American-style flat-prong plugs. Check out the following pictures.

Types of Power Outlets

To ensure the safety of your electronics, you can purchase a wide array of converters and universal adapters online.</0>

Entry Requirements and Visas

Citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland need only an identity card to enter Portugal.

For visits of less than 90 days, a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay is necessary for visitors from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong and Macao and Taiwan territorial Authority.

Citizens from countries not mentioned above need a visa to enter Portugal, which may be requested at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of their country for stays of up to 90 days.

Please check your visa requirements as soon as possible because the process can often be lengthy. Visit the official visa request page for instructions and requirements based on your home country.


No vaccinations are required to enter Portugal, unless you are travelling from an infected area. The most likely infection is Yellow Fever, and an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever may be required if this is your case. We recommend checking with your tour operator or Portuguese Embassy if you have any doubts.

Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

You can find more health and safety recommendations for Portugal from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Dietary Restrictions

Please notify us of any dietary restrictions during registration so that your needs are accommodated at the University. To edit any dietary restrictions or input new dietary restrictions, go to the event page and click “Modify Registration.” You will be able to edit or enter dietary information and click “Save.” If you suffer from severe food allergies, we encourage you to visit this website and consider purchasing food and travel-translation cards to effectively communicate your needs while traveling.