After the first day after the reinstatement of land, air and sea border control, due to the approach of World Youth Day, the national authorities announced this morning that the first actions resulted in 17 refusals of entry of citizens into Portuguese territory, among more than almost 77,000 people inspected.

In a joint statement, the National Republican Guard (GNR), the Public Security Police (PSP) and the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) explained that, through the country's airports, 74,341 travellers were inspected (5,234 from Schengen countries), who arrived in Portugal on 463 controlled flights (of which 33 departed from the Schengen area).

At land borders, almost three thousand people (2982) were checked, including 1080 vehicles and a train.

Entry refusals mainly took place at ground control, with 15 people being denied entry into the country by the authorities. At the air borders, entry was refused to two citizens.

Regarding entries by sea, no data were released by the authorities.

SEF also mentions that two people were arrested: one for "document fraud and illegal stay at Faro airport"; and another on suspicion of human trafficking, having been arrested in Lisbon. The GNR also adds that, at the borders, it mobilized 159 soldiers in 13 inspection operations.