NOVA University - Campolide Campus (MAP)
Campus de Campolide
IPSA Congress Secretariat
International Political Science Association (IPSA)
Association internationale de science politique (AISP)
1590, av. Docteur-Penfield, SB-331
Montréal (QC) H3G 1C5
Tel : +1 (514) 848 8748
Fax: +1 (514) 848 4095
All sessions are held in either of IPSA's official languages: English and French. Panel presentations in the LOC sessions may be in Portuguese.
Visa and Passport Requirements
To enter Portugal, you may need a Passport and/or a Visa, depending on the country you live in. Citizens of the European Union, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania and Switzerland only need an identity card to enter Portugal.
List of countries whose citizens are not required to obtain a Schengen visa in order to enter any member country of the Schengen Area for tourism or business
For visits of less than 90 days, a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay is necessary for visitors.
List of countries whose citizens are required to obtain a Schengen visa in order to enter any member country of the Schengen Area
- Who Needs and Who Doesn’t Need a Schengen Visa to Travel enter Portugal
- Portugal Schengen Visa Application Requirements
- Portuguese Embassies and Consulates Abroad
For more information, contact:
Letter of Invitation
A letter of invitation will be available to fully registered delegates as of January 2020 in electronic format (PDF) from "My Congress" user menu. Registration must be completed and paid before a Letter of Invitation is made available in the participant's online account.
Kindly note that the IPSA Secretariat is unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals.
For details about traveling to Portugal and useful information, visit www.visitportugal.com.
To plan your visit to Lisbon, visit the Lisbon Tourist information
Airlines that fly to Lisbon
Lisbon is easy to get to. It is a short flight away from most European cities. View the list of airlines that fly to Lisbon.
Health and Vaccination Information for Portugal
You will not require any vaccinations to visit Portugal, unless you are coming from an infected area. The most likely infection being ‘Yellow Fever’. Make a point of checking with your tour operator or local Portuguese Embassy if in any doubt.
EU citizens can obtain a refund of most medical costs by using form E111, which is available from Post Offices, Health or Social Security offices in your country.
Yellow Fever Vaccination
International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever is required only when traveling from an infected area and when the traveler is more than one year of age.
Liability and Insurance
The IPSA Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.
Money and VAT (Value Added Tax)
Portugal is one of 19 European Union countries whose common official currency is the euro. Currency exchange is available at banks, open on weekdays 8:30 to 15:0; at bureaux de change; and at automatic currency exchange machines (these are for currency sale transactions only).
Visitors to Portugal who are not resident in any of the European Union member states can be reimbursed for the VAT (Value Added Tax) paid on purchases that they have made in Portugal and are being transported in their personal luggage. Only private individuals can benefit from this reimbursement.
In order to obtain repayment of the tax, the minimum value of purchases must be € 49.88 (net amount without VAT), and, depending on the VAT rate charged, the minimum value of the receipt for goods purchased must be as follows:
- € 61.35 – VAT rate of 23% (general goods)
- € 57.86 – VAT rate of 16% (Madeira and the Azores)
- € 56.36 – VAT rate of 13% (wines)
- € 52.87 – VAT rate of 6% (books, lenses…)
When you make your purchases, you must ask the shop to provide you with a receipt, itemising the amounts paid, the goods that were purchased and the amount that is due for reimbursement.
You can receive the repayment of your tax in cash at the main European airports or in the centres of major European cities, or by credit card or international cheque, provided that the goods in question have previously been shown and declared at the customs.