General Information


Tourism Information

Turismo de Lisboa

Date: 13-15 May 2019

Venue: InterContinental Hotel Lisbon

Registration Fee: All participants are expected to REGISTER and are exempted from registration fee.

Languages:

Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Arabic will be provided. Official documents will be available in English. The other languages will be provided according to availability.

Currency:

The local currency is the Euro. Currency can be exchanged at major banks, exchange agencies and at most hotels.

Insurance:

The participants are expected to have and shall be responsible for their own insurance to cover expenses related to medical treatment while on travel or in Portugal when attending the Summit and/or the related events.

Visa:

Portugal is a party to the Schengen Agreement. Click here for the information and visa requirements to enter Switzerland.

Weather:

May marks spring in Lisbon. The average temperature is between 14°C and 22°C.

Special Note:

The lunches and dinner for the Summit days will be sponsored to all participants that register until the following deadline: April 30th.

After these dates, WFO cannot guarantee the sponsorship of meals as the package will be already closed for a specific number of participants.

Please check frequently for updated information.

From the Airport

Marquês de Pombal (the nearest Station of the Hotel – 5 minutes)

http://www.ana.pt/en-US/Aeroportos/lisboa/Lisboa/PlanYourTrip/Public- Transport/Pages/Public-Transport.aspx

Located just 20 minutes away from the city centre, getting to or coming from the Lisbon Airport is easy. You have at your service an efficient public transportation network that can ensure you arrive where you need to go quickly and comfortably. Choose the transportation that best suits your needs.

 Metro

 Bus

 Shuttle

 Taxi

Metro

The Lisbon Airport has a Metro (subway) station with a direct line to the city centre. The ‘Aeroporto – Saldanha’ line takes you to downtown Lisbon in about 20 minutes. The Metro network will allow you to move around the city at ease. It is a quick and inexpensive way to get around, plus you’ll get to see Lisbon’s subway stations – each with its own theme and décor.

You must purchase the ‘7 Colinas’ / ‘Viva Viagem’ electronic travel card, which you can then top up with balance for your journeys and can be used both for the Metro and for Carris (bus network):

7 Colinas / Viva Viagem electronic card: €0.50 Single Fare Price: €1.45

24H Network Pass: €6.30

o https://www.metrolisboa.pt/

Buses

Several bus lines stop at the airport arrivals terminal, taking you to different parts of the city. However, please note that the maximum baggage size allowed in these buses is 50x40x20cm. If your baggage exceeds this size, you must take the airport’s specific buses (Aerobus and Airport Shuttle).

Fare (on-board): €1.80

You must purchase the ‘7 Colinas’ / ‘Viva Viagem’ electronic travel card, which you can then top up with balance for your journeys, which can be used both for the Metro and for Carris (bus network):

7 Colinas / Viva Viagem electronic card: €0.50 Single Fare Price: €1.45

24H Network Pass: €6.30

 http://www.carris.pt/

Shuttle – Aerobus

The main difference between the two shuttle options is that, while the AeroBus follows a specific route, the Airport Shuttle will take passengers where they need to go.

  With frequent departures from the airport, this bus provides a link between the main city points, the Sete Rios bus terminal, the Entrecampos railway terminal, Cais do Sodré, Areeiro-Martim Moniz and the two terminals at the Lisbon Airport (1 and 2). It stops near the city’s main hotels and digital panels at each stop provide information updated every minute.

 With a completely renewed image and fleet for greater comfort on the journey, the new buses now have a set of new features: free Wi-Fi, USB chargers, luggage compartment, access for reduced mobility and a team available to provide information.

One-way ticket: 24H AEROBUS PASS Adults: €3.60,Children (ages 4 to 10): €2.00

Return Ticket: 2 X 24H AEROBUS PASS Adults: €5.40,Children (ages 4 to 10): €3.00

The 24h AEROBUS PASS can be purchased on board, online, at aerobus.pt, or at the Turismo de Lisboa counters, in arrivals. The ticket is valid for 24 hours of unlimited journeys in the Aerobus network.

https://www.aerobus.pt

TAXI

Depending on traffic, the journey to the city centre is quick, costing between 10 and 15 euros, including luggage fees. If you choose this mean of transportation, make sure the meter is turned on at the beginning of the journey and always ask for a receipt/invoice.