Faro Airport

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Ellie 2
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Faro Airport

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Has anyone landed at Faro over the last days? We are due to arrive there in about 10 days time and very concerned about the picture in the Algarve Daily News (article dated 28 August) showing hundreds of people squashed together in the departure hall. Is this what it’s like in arrivals? Any info would help us please.
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I arrived 31 August and it was all good. Easyjet only allowed people to get up and leave a row at a time, which was good. The electronic gates were all shut, but queues at the manned gates were all socially distanced & moved quickly. No problems at all. All looked a bit deserted though!
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Thank you that’s encouraging as we travel this coming Saturday. Appreciate your reply.
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We arrived late Monday night.

Airport quiet and one way systems in place. A new bank of electronic passport readers are now operational and backed up by staffed kiosks.
No queues, no delays and no problems. Car hire collection at P4 empty.

There is nothing to worry about.
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Re: Faro Airport

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Think its a matter of luck as comments on other social media forums suggest there are problems on arrival and departure, especially at Passport Control. When I landed at Faro, as plane headed for stance, I always had a look at whether or not other flights had arrived and passengers were getting off, that gave an indication on how busy PC was going to be!!
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Just to say that leaving Faro today was a breeze...hardly anyone at car return/luggage check in/security/cafe....plane only 25% full, left 15 mins early!
Full marks to Easyjet for ensuring masks and socially-distanced boarding and leaving.
Cold in UK though, can't wait to get back!
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