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2016 IPA International Congress

General Information

Currency
The currency used in Lisbon is the Euro (EUR). There are ATMs widely available for cash withdrawal. Credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops though some smaller establishments may have a 5 minimum.

Electricity
In Portugal the power plugs and sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Language
The official language of the 2020 Congress is English.

But... because Portuguese is the country's official language, we've also compiled a few basic greetings for you to try:

  • Bom dia – good morning or 'hello' - used before 1-2 p.m.
  • Boa tarde – good afternoon - used after 1-2 p.m.
  • Boa noite – good evening/ good night
  • Olá - casual 'hi'
  • Tudo bem? or Como está?- Is everything fine/ How are you?
  • Obrigado/a – thank you (males say Obrigado, females use Obrigada)

Time Zone
Lisbon is in the Western European Summer Time Zone, which is one hour ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1)

Tipping
Tipping practices vary by service in Lisbon, based on type of restaurant, service provided, etc. Read more tipping advice when traveling in Portugal.

Weather
Average temperatures in October are between 73°F/23°C and 59°F/15°C.

Acknowledgements

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Cambridge University Press Avanir Pharmaceuticals
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