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Portugal is a country with more than 10 million inhabitants. It is located in the Iberian Peninsula in western Europe, with two archipelagos in the Atlantic ocean, the Azores and Madeira.
It`s official name is the Portuguese Republic and the capital city is Lisbon.
Driving licence requirements in Portugal
To be able to drive in Portugal you need to be in possession of a full valid driving licence in your country of residence. If the driving licence is not written in the Roman alphabet you will need to present an international driving licence, together with your domestic driving licence. A driving licence with a photo is mandatory, otherwise you will need to present an international driving licence. In some cases an international driving licence, together with your domestic licence, may be a mandatory requirement for some suppliers and offers.
Tolls in Portugal
You will have to pay tolls for some motorways when driving in Portugal. Car rental companies offer electronic toll devices.
Driving in Portugal
In Portugal you drive on the right hand side of the road. Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers. Children under 12 years and under 1.50 m are not allowed to travel in the front seat of a car unless there is a special child restraint system fitted and adapted to their size or unless the car only has front seats.
Alcohol limit requirements in Portugal
Driving a rental car under the influence of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited. In the event of insurance claims you will be fully responsible for any damage to the rental car if driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Winter equipment in Portugal
Winter tyres are not mandatory winter equipment in Portugal. The use of snow chains is mandatory where indicated by road signs.
Speed limits in Portugal
Built-up areas: 50 km/h
Open roads : 90 km/h
Motorways: 120 km/h