Government Changes Driving Laws
Here’s your driving guide: Merge onto E1 and continue onto A1/E1 Take exit 14 toward A12 Sul and merge onto A36 Continue onto A12 (toll road) and keep left Estimated Reading Time: 9 mins.
Americans are not required by law to obtain an international driving permit to drive a rental car in Portugal. Short term visitors staying less than six months in the country can drive their rental with a valid US license. Although Portugal does not require that foreign drivers carry this permit, if you are driving to a neighboring country, such as Spain, it could be a requirement.
Driving is quite easy in Portugal, except for Lisbon and Porto, where I would not want to drive. The roads are much better than in the States but there are lots of quite expensive toll roads. And, the Portuguese have a reputation of being bad drivers. I only drive here occasionally and haven’t had any problems, politedriving.coms: 8.
Driving is not for the faint hearted. Saying that if you drive slowly and keep in the slow or middle lane you will be fine. Highways are fine and the other roads are not that bad. You will be fine! Report inappropriate content cubsur Albufeira, Portugal Destination Expert for Algarve, Faro, Portugal Level Contributor 71, 59 reviews.
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