Airport Faro risks embarrassment on Monday due to SEF strike

SEF strike starts today in Lisbon

the airport of Faro may have constraints on Monday, due to the strike by the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF), which starts today in Lisbon, but which will have to extend to other airports on the 22nd, warns in a statement to ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, advising some passengers to go earlier for boarding.

“There may be constraints at the border control at Lisbon airport on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of May, and at airports in Porto, Faro, Funchal, Porto Santo and Ponta Delgada, on the 22nd of May, mainly in the morning”, he explains.

ANA advises passengers traveling to countries outside the Schengen area to go to boarding earlier and says that it “will do everything in its power to mitigate” the constraints caused to passengers.

Inspectors from the Foreigners and Borders Service start a strike today at Lisbon airport, between 5:00 am and 10:00 am, a stoppage that extends to Porto airports on Monday, Faro and Madeira.

The Union of Investigation, Inspection and Borders Inspectors (SIIFF) announced, two weeks ago, the holding of strike periods from 20 May for the airports of Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Madeira.

The strike is related to the uncertainty regarding the future of SEF inspectors after the Government approved, on April 6, the transition from the extinct SEF investigation and inspection career to the criminal investigation career of the Judiciary Police, following of the restructuring process.

The SIIFF delivered two strike notices that will take place in the months of May and June, one of them for Lisbon airport and the other for the airports of Faro, Porto and Madeira, as well as the other border posts.

ANA manages 10 airports in Portugal, on the mainland (Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Beja) and in the islands of the Azores (Ponta Delgada, Horta, Flores and Santa Maria) and Madeira (Madeira and Porto Santo).