Portugal GNR and Spain’s Guardia Civil are joining forces for 'Operation Easter.'
GNR patrols from Tavira will be working alongside officers from the Guardia Civil on March 30 and April 1, focusing on the Monte Gordo area.
Traditionally, thousands of Spanish tourists come to Portugal for their Easter break, especially in the Algarve region. The Guardia Civil, in collaboration with the GNR, will be carrying out joint patrols with the stated objectives of "promoting support, security and combat crime against tourists."
This will “contribute to a peaceful stay for those who visit Portugal,” in addition to dealing with any trouble from well refreshed locals or Spanish vistors.
GNR command helpfully notes that its patrols "will target tourists and carry out information and awareness actions with the intention of preventing potential risks during their stay.”