Access to hotels from the airport
Lisbon airport is close to the city centre. Participants may use either a bus or a taxi. The usual fair from the airport to the city centre is approx. € 10/15. Always request the receipt.
Bank services are available at the Airport and throughout the city. Banks are open from 08.30 - 15.00 with no lunchtime closing. The city is well supplied with ATMs.
Climate and clothing
Lisbon has a moderate Atlantic climate. There are no great variations in temperature. The weather in April is usually pleasant. Light clothing is suitable with somewhat warmer clothing for the evening.
International credit cards are accepted in ATMs, hotels, restaurants and most shops, as well as car rental agencies. The most commonly accepted credit cards are VISA, Euro card, MasterCard and American Express. Diners Club is not accepted.
A list of the main Lisbon museums and other relevant information will also be provided by the Secretariat (Mundiconvenius).
The € (Euro) is the currency in use in Portugal. Equivalence to the US Dollar = 1,29285 (17th January 2007)
In Portugal, electricity is supplied at 220V/50Hz AC and power sockets are of the 2 pin round type. Participants are advised to bring adaptors.
The food in Portugal is very good and deserves its worldwide reputation. Prices could vary between €15 (modest, traditional restaurant) to € 50 and more (luxury restaurant).
Passport and Visa
In order to attend the 12th European NF - Meeting, nationals of some countries will require a visa to enter Portugal and Schengen Space. If you do need a visa, please note that it may take several weeks to be issued. Don't forget to take care of your visa when you make your registration and travel arrangements. Portuguese embassies and consulates, or those of other Schengen States, are responsible for issuing visas and should be consulted.
After you have registered for the conference, should you require a letter confirming your participation in the conference to either obtain a visa, please contact the Local Conference Secretariat by e-mail.
Services are available at the Hotel or at post offices. The working hours are 09.00 - 18.00.
Buses, trams and underground are available and operate on weekdays from 6 or 7 a.m. until midnight or 1 a.m. (maps and information available at the Secretariat). Tourist passes for 1, 3 or 7 days and valid for trams, buses and the underground are available.
An information and reservation service will be provided by the Secretariat (Mundiconvenius) at appropriate counter.
Shop opening hours
09.00 to 19.00. Most of the shops are open on Saturday mornings. Several shopping centres are open from 10.00 to midnight, seven days a week.
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).