Chief Inspector José Aleixo was speaking at Lisbon airport following the entry into force in the capital of the contingency plan that provides for more human and electronic resources at national airports.

"The flow of passengers is always high, there will always be waiting times and queues, but we are working to improve", said José Aleixo.

The SEF chief inspector said that between 5:20 am and 9:00 am on 3 June, 20 flights arrived with 4,000 people.

National airports will have a reinforcement of 238 elements of the SEF and PSP during the summer months, 82% more than the current staff at border posts, according to the contingency plan presented on Tuesday.

The national director of the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF), Fernando Silva, indicated that this reinforcement of human resources will be gradual and will be stabilized on July 4th.