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Portugal Shopping

Language

Overview

The official language is Portuguese. Business people often speak English and French, and sometimes German.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/17/2022 Easter Sunday

04/25/2022 Freedom Day

05/01/2022 Labor Day

06/10/2022 Portugal day

06/16/2022 Corpus Christi

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

05.10.2022 day of the Republic

11/01/2022 all saints day

12/01/2022 restoration of independence

08.12.2022 Immaculate conception

12/25/2022 Christmas

Source: Top-mba-universities.com

There are also regional public holidays.

Duty free shopping

Overview

The following items can be imported duty-free into Portugal by persons aged 17 and over (when traveling from non-EU countries): 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco; 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 2 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of 22% or less; 4 liters of table wine; 16 liters of beer; Gifts/other goods up to a total value of €430 (air and sea travel) or €300 (travel by train/car); Children under 15 generally €175. Tobacco products and alcoholic beverages may only be imported by persons aged 17 and over.

Import regulations

Travelers who bring meat and milk products, among other things, into the EU from outside the European Union must declare them. The regulation does not apply to the import of animal products from EU countries, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal prosecution. More information is available from Countryaah.com.

Prohibited Imports

There is a general ban on imports of live poultry, meat and meat products from third countries (with the exception of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).

Import/Export to the EU

The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers as long as the goods are for personal use and not for resale. In addition, the goods must not have been purchased in duty-free shops. Travelers may be asked to provide proof of their own personal needs. Member States have the right to levy excise duty on spirit drinks or tobacco products if these products are not intended for personal use. The following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements: 800 cigarettes (persons aged 17 and over); 400 cigarillos (over 17s); 200 cigars (over 17s); 1 kg of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); 10 liters of high-proof alcoholic beverages (persons aged 17 and over); 20 liters of fortified wine (such as port or sherry) (over 17s); 90 liters of wine (of which a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) (persons aged 17 and over); 110 liters of beer (over 17s); Tea, perfumes and medicines are unlimited when entering Portugal; Other goods: The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers. However, this does not apply to gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel. Fuel may only be imported from an EC member state exempt from mineral oil tax if it is in the vehicle’s tank or in a spare container that is carried along. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve tank is not objected to. If additional quantities of these goods are carried, e.g. B. a wedding an event that could justify a bulk purchase. Note: However, there are certain exceptions to the free movement of goods regime. They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.) They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.) They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.)

EU

Duty-free sales at airports and seaports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers leaving the EU can shop cheaply in duty-free shops. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and allowances apply as when entering from non-EU countries. More information is available from Portuguese Customs.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Portugal

Consulates General in Le Grand-Saconnex/Geneva and Zurich. Consular agencies in Lugano and Sion.

Weltpoststrasse 20
Bern
Portugal
+41 (31) 352 86 68. Consular Section: +41 (31) 351 17 73/74.

Mon-Fri 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Consular section: Mon-Fri 08.30-15.30.

Embassy of the Republic of Portugal

Honorary consulates in Innsbruck, Graz and Salzburg.

Opernring 3, 1st floor
Vienna
Austria
+43 (1) 586 75 36-0. Consular section: +43 (1) 585 37 20.
http://www.viena.embaixadaportugal.mne.pt
http://www.viena.embaixadaportugal.mne.pt

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.30-17.30. Consular section: Mon-Thu 09.30-13.00 and 14.30-16.30, Fri 09.30-13.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Portugal

Consulates General in Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart, Honorary Consulate in Munich.

Zimmerstrasse 56
Berlin
Germany
+49 (30) 590 06 35 00. Consular Section +49 (30) 229 13 88 and +49 (0) 30 229 00 11.
http://www.berlim.embaixadaportugal.mne.pt/pt
http ://www.berlim.embaixadaportugal.mne.pt/pt

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.30-17.30. Consular section: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00, Wed 09.00-12.30.

Business

Business etiquette

In business circles, knowledge of English or French is often sufficient, but if in doubt, you should ask beforehand. July and August are not recommended for business trips.

Opening hours

Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 15.00-19.00.

Business contacts

Communication

Phone

According to Abbreviationfinder.org, the country code is 00351. Phone booths and payphones can be used with coins or phone cards. Telephone cards can be purchased in MEO shops, in post offices and in some kiosks and tobacconists. There are internet cafés in larger cities and in tourist areas where you can skype. The general emergency number is 112.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800 and 3G 2100. Network operators are MEO, NOS and Vodafone. The network coverage in Portugal is very good. International roaming contracts exist. Roaming abroad can be used within the EU at the regular home tariff of the respective provider. Roaming charges were abolished within the EU in mid-2017.

Internet

Internet providers include Vodafone and MEO. Internet cafes can be found in all urban and some rural areas. Numerous cafés and post offices, as well as other public institutions, offer Internet access for a fee. Mobile surfing is possible in so-called “wireless” zones in restaurants, hotels, in public places such as conference rooms, airports, service areas and shopping centers. Mobile surfing on the Internet is also made possible, among other things, by the Goodspeed Wi-Fi hotspots, which are subject to a charge.

Post office

Mail from Portugal and the Azores to Northern Europe takes about three days, from Madeira about five days. All post offices have counters for poste restante. Post office hours (correios): Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00. The main post offices in Lisbon and at the airports are also open on Saturdays.

Radio

Numerous German-language radio stations can be received via Astra satellites or via the Internet in Portugal, among other things.

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