ILA Braga Portugal 2019

Travel Information


Conference participants in need for a VISA can apply for the Portuguese Schengen Visa. The Local Organisers will provide the applicants with the necessary “invitation letter for VISA purpose” in order to facilitate the process.

Please contact  if you require an invitation letter for your VISA application.

VISA maybe required online or at the local/national Portuguese embassy or consulate.

For a complete list of countries whose citizens are required to obtain a Schengen visa in order to enter please click on list of countries.

Additional information available at the website of Schengen VISA information

Besides all the Schengen area countries, the countries listed below DO NOT need a VISA to enter Portugal:

 Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia UK, Cyprus US, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep. of), Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, San Marino, Singapore, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela



The average maximum daily temperature and average minimum temperature in Braga in September are 27ºC / 80,6 F (high) and 18ºC / 64,4 F (low).



Portugal is a member of the European Monetary System, and the previous currency Escudo was replaced by the €uro on 1 January 2002.


Electric Current

Portuguese standard is the European type 2 pin sockets with 220 volts AC at 50 cycles. The phase 380 volt current is normally available in meeting rooms and exhibition halls.



There is a vast choice of restaurants in Braga, some up-market and sophisticated and others simple and basic. Prices vary enormously.


Health Requirements

With the exception of vaccination certificates for persons coming from areas where yellow fever is endemic, at the present there are no special health requirements.


Hotel Check in/out Policy

Normal check in time at hotels is 15h00. The established check out time is 12h00. Should you need guaranteed occupancy before 13h00 on the day of your arrival, the previous night should be reserved.


Local Time

Mainland Portugal is 1 hour ahead of European Standard Time (C.E.T. + 1).



The official languages in Portugal is Portuguese. Both English, Spanish and French are widely spoken.


Medical Care

Clinics and hospitals provide 24 hrs emergency service.

The national emergency phone number is 112. Hotels have a doctor on call through the reception. Reciprocal E.C. cover is available at out-patient departments, otherwise private consultation fees are charged.



The Portuguese law, in accordance with Regulations in force in the majority of European Countries and the USA, does not allow smoking in any public transportation or in any closed public areas (some restaurants, bars and discotecs may have a designated smoking area).


TAX Free

Sales tax (VAT) is included in prices quoted. For non E.U. residents, tax free shopping schemes are available in many shops, which give substantial savings to visitors.


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