Alert:  U.S. Embassy (Lisbon, Portugal)

Alert:  U.S. Embassy (Lisbon, Portugal) (June 13, 2022)

Location:  Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado International Airport

Event:  Significant Delays at Passport Control for Arriving Passengers

Unscheduled strikes by inspectors from the Portuguese Immigration and Border Service (SEF) at Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado International Airport, and other staffing issues, have caused delays of four hours or more for passengers arriving from outside of the Schengen area (including from the United States) to clear passport control.

Those arriving in Portugal should prepare for long waits.  Food or water may not be available in the airport’s non-Schengen arrival hall.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Pack food, water, medication, any items needed for infants and young children, etc.


American Citizens Services, U.S. Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal
Emergency during Business Hours:  +351 21-727-3300
Emergency outside of Business Hours:  +351 21-727-3300

U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs   
+1 (202) 501-4444 (from overseas) or +1 (888) 407-4747 (from the United States)