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Traveling outside the Schengen area creates congestion at Faro airport

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It only lasted an hour, but long lines once again formed at Faro airport in the passport control area. This time it was during departures, when between 9am and 10am the number of passengers almost doubled.

Faro airport on Tuesday morning had a peak of passengers, about 1170 passengers traveling outside the Schengen area congested the access to the passport control posts.

The SEF guarantees that nine control sections were in operation, but at 9am 438 more people showed up than the previous hour, and most of them were bound for the UK.

The average waiting time for passport control is 15 minutes, but with the agglomeration of passengers this time almost doubled.

The situation has normalized this Wednesday, with passengers waiting, on average, the usual 15 minutes. However, with the increased movement in the Algarve city is expected that over the summer, those who enter or leave the Schengen area, as is the case of England, can catch complicated days of boarding and disembarkation, with queues and waiting times longer than usual.