Porto Disabled Visitors
The city of Porto has taken great strides in accommodating people with reduced mobility. Most of the buildings in the city have ramps or lifts to their entrances to make their businesses accessible to all types of visitor. Additionally, there are many hotels making efforts to provide the maximum in comfort and ease for those with mobility issues.
The public transport of Porto offers designated seats for disabled passengers, however there is no ramp or lift for wheelchair access as of yet. When on public transport, those with assistance animals are allowed to travel with their guide pet as long as the animal has on a leash and has a muzzle.
Porto Airport offers personalized service for those with disabilities while on premises. When guests arrive at the airport, they are asked to check-in at a contact point to request their assistance. The service, called MyWay has a telephone provided for this. MyWay employees assist in all aspects of travel (check-in, baggage, security, customs, etc.) leading up to boarding, after which the airline will offer assistance. Guests needing assistance are urged to inform their airline at least 48-hours before their trip to ensure that the proper help is provided at the time of their departure.
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