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can people over 65 "skip the line"?

I read on this forum that according to Portuguese law, elderly people (over 65) can skip lines at tourist sites etc. Is this true? Is it common practice? Do you have to show someone proof of age? (Who would you show?) Is there other requirements such as elderly and disabled?

This sounds intriguing. Thanks

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1. Re: can people over 65 "skip the line"?

elderly people (over 65) - sorry what the law says is not that... it's elderly people with obvious handicaps.

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2. Re: can people over 65 "skip the line"?

It's rude to skip a line!

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3. Re: can people over 65 "skip the line"?

Thanks for the clarification. The article wasn't clear

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4. Re: can people over 65 "skip the line"?

To skip lines is a right for some groups in Portugal, elderly people are one of them, but only being over 65 does not qualifies one for being considered "elderly". The law says "All persons aged 65 years or over who present "an obvious change or limitation of physical or mental functions" are considered to be elderly.".

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