I am resident of Portugal. I have a UK passport. Last Thursday, Nov 3rd, I flew from Faro to the UK - the queue for passport check went three times around the departure area !
I asked if there was a queue for residents and was not given any help. The literally hundreds of people at passport control was frightening !
We just made our flight but I’m sure many missed theirs.
So many people said to me they would not travel to Portugal again. When are the airport authority going to get the chaos under control? Tourism is very, very important to the Algarve.
I live here and my children want to visit, but this situation makes it a total nightmare.