Portugal makes special arrangements for UK Tourists post Brexit
The Portuguese Government has authorised the installation of dedicated UK Passport holder lanes at the Algarve’s Faro Airport.
The aim is to ensure that British citizens will continue to enjoy fast-track access after Brexit, whether the UK leaves with or without a deal.
British visitors to the Algarve will have fast track access
A record 13 million tourists visited Portugal last year, with Britons being by far the largest single group.
Prime Minister António Costa stated that, “Millions of Britons visit Portugal as tourists every year, we have to ensure the flow is not interrupted.” According to the Algarve Daily News, Prime Minister Costa also announced that 60 additional customs officers are to be hired for post-Brexit border checks.
Expats in Portugal post Brexit
In addition, the estimated 45,000-50,000 British citizens living in Portugal will be able to retain their residence and other rights, including access to state healthcare and recognition of UK academic qualifications.
The estimated 400,000 Portuguese citizens living in Britain will also be offered improved consular assistance to ease any residence, work or labour problems arising from no deal, the prime minister said.
In order to relieve internal concerns over the possible effects of a no-deal Brexit, the Portuguese government will also make €50m available to the estimated 2,800 export-focused companies likely to suffer most should Britain crash out of the EU in March 2019.
Keep calm and carry on enjoying your holiday in the Algarve
We’re delighted that Portugal will continue to welcome British visitors in this way so that you can enjoy a great holiday in the Algarve.