“British citizens [resident in Portugal] have been seeking the IMT branch in Faro to exchange their English driving licenses for Portuguese”, said Luís Goes Pinheiro, Assistant State Secretary for Administrative Modernisation, in statements to Lusa News Agency.

The increase in demand has prompted the government to make the decision to add another dozen employees to the Algarve counter, according to the same source.

“Faro is an area under particular pressure due to ‘Brexit’ and the English citizens who live in Portugal”, the Assistant State Secretary commented, noting that he did not have specific information on the number of requests for these licence exchanges.