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Passport and Visa

To enter Portugal, you may need a Passport and/or a Visa, depending on the country you live in. Citizens from the European Community don’t need a Visa for entering Portugal. Portugal is also a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement.

Passports must be valid for up to six months (depending on your nationality) and are required by all, except by European Union nationals and nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Norway and Switzerland holding valid national ID cards. British, Australian, Canadian, American and Japanese need a valid passport.

For more information, check directly on the Portugal Embassy or Consulate website for your country.


The principal airport is Sá Carneiro International Airport located 50 kilometers (31 miles) away from Braga, in Porto and about 11 km from the center of Porto, in one of the country’s most important industrial and trading areas. 14 airlines currently operate out of this airport with flights to 64 destinations.

With an annual traffic of more than 6 million passengers, Porto Airport was judged the 3rd Best European Airport in 2011 by the ACI (Airport Council International), its 7th award in 6 consecutive years.

Plan your flight in order to minimize delays and make your passage through the airport a pleasing moment. In case of doubt or for further information, always contact your airline company.



Tel.: +351 22 9432400
Fax: +351 22 9484597

From the Airport to Braga:

Transfer: You have several options on a daily basis. It’s a non-stop transport and leaves directly from the airport.
Cost: € 8.– one-way, € 14.- return ticket. Duration: approx. 45-50 min.

Train: To catch a train to Braga you need to go to the City Centre – Estação de São Bento and Estação da Campanhã. The urban railway leaves every 40/45 min.
Cost: around € 4– one-way. Duration: approx. 50min to 1h15min.

Taxi: You can take a taxi do INL (price around 60€).

By car: A3 and A11 – Follow the direction of Braga Sul, follow directions to “University of Minho” or Melia Hotel.
There is free car parking in front of INL for attendees and exhibitors.

By coach – Rede Expressos


Main Railway Station | BRAGA
Braga Main Station offers all those services that make your stay in Braga as comfortable as possible. From Braga Main Railway Station you reach the City Center in 3 minutes.

You can take a taxi to INL (around 6€).

You can take Bus Nº2 with the name Bom Jesus and Nº43 with the name Minho University (price around 1.55€)

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