Portugal toll roads

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  1. Teuchter

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    Last year we entered Portugal from Southern Spain on the E1 / A22 and stopped at the "booth" to be photographed and registered for the tolls, we also returned the same way - No Problem!!

    This Winter we intend entering Portugal the same way but on return driving North through part of Portugal and crossing into Spain at Ciudad Rodrigo on the Salamanca road.

    Question :- Is the photographic numberplate recognition system registered on the A22 valid on the other toll roads in Portugal? (I have heard conflicting reports on its validity)

    Help please :)
     
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    yes!
     
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  3. Tea Bag

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    Hi.
    Check your reg on an '08/09,ticket from Ciudad Rodders,i had a "Freeby" with one,wrong digits,this time i want to import this vehicle,checked ticket,an "R" was a "B",so e-mailed control and put it right.As it needs to be shown what date it arrived.
    Also check ticket for "Sell by date",the only ones i have had have been for 1 calender month,not for 1 year. A lso,a member posted on here a while back that the police checked him over in a service area,checked his ticket that was up to date and mentioned that he could check if there were any outstanding payments oweing,there was not,so both p[arties happy.
    Tea Bag
     
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    It is valid but we were told that it is only good for a month. After a month you would have to reregister.

    Dick
     
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  6. TerryL

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    Travelled the length and breadth of the country and never used one - although of course we did register.
     
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    Technically yes, but the outraged locals have made quite a sport of going out at night and shooting the toll gates! :D
     
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  8. Teuchter

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    Cash definitely but I am not sure about cards, I have heard tell of cards being refused and i have experience of the Correos(Post Office) not accepting cards(UK ones at least). After qeueing for 20 mins I was not best pleased!
     
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  10. bryandh

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    Nothing to do with toll roads, more to do with credit card payments at petrol stations and some stores. Our Spanish debit and credit cards were declined this summer, saying " we do not accept foreign cards"
    Be warned........ It could be you!(y)

    Bryan

    PS: On one occasion we were only told AFTER filling van with diesel!! Fortunately there was a bank nearby...... Saved the day.

    B
     
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    Yes, told by a friend who lives there that non-Portuguese cards are often now not accepted, especially in the automated machines. Always a good idea to have a supply of Euros handy.
     
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