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Automated Passport Arrival -- LIS

Automated Passport Arrival -- LIS

Old Aug 6, 17, 7:18 am
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Automated Passport Arrival -- LIS

IAD-LIS flight last summer. Over two hour wait after arrival at LIS passport control.

Does anybody know if the LIS automated arrival passport gates work for arriving US citizens yet?

Thank you.
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Old Aug 7, 17, 2:16 am
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I'm afraid the lines haven't gotten too much better, although they've hired some more SEF (immigration) officers.

Automated gates only work for EU/EEC on arrival, and should theoretically work for US citizens on departure if you've arrived through Portugal. However, given the flimsy chips in US passports there's a low probability of the gates working for you on departure.
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