Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Airport Security Strikes

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that strikes are expected to take place for 48 hours at every airport in Portugal, including the Azores, beginning on June 24 and ending on June 25.  According to the airport workers union, demonstrations will take place at the Lisbon International Airport on June 25 from 11:00 until 13:30 and at the airport in Porto from 12:00 to 13:30.  The Embassy is unaware of planned demonstrations at other airports. The airport security screeners will be striking with the stated purpose of protesting working conditions.  Baggage and traveler screening will take longer than usual and travelers should allow for additional time to navigate the security lines.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity.

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