Faro Airport once again has suffered an overcrowded arrivals area this week, as the video below shows thousands of people in queues, waiting.
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According to reports “the number of passengers embarking and disembarking at Faro Airport increased by 19.2% in July, compared to the same period last year. Compared to the same period in 2019, the pre-pandemic year, there was an increase of 5.4%”.
One of the people waiting in line made a post on Facebook exposing the situation, saying, “this is the Algarve International Airport, or Gago Coutinho Airport, as it was recently renamed. One person at passport control, two hours for passengers to exit or enter. Thank you to the SEF staff and the management of Faro Airport for this wonderful illustrated postcard of the largest gateway for tourists in the region”.
Since at least May this year, it seems anyone entering or leaving the Schengen area, as is the case in England, could spend hours boarding and disembarking, with queues and waiting times much longer than usual.