According to Lusa, the laboratory stations at Lisbon airport had “high” waiting times between the 24th and the 26th, due to the increased demand for tests for Covid-19, according to ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal.
“Due to a strong increase in demand for Covid-19 tests, associated with a reduction in the supply of other testing sites, between December 24th and 26th, the laboratory stations at Lisbon airport had high waiting times”, said the company.
According to ANA, "the situation is being monitored and resources reinforced".
"However, and with a view to ensuring the need for passenger testing, and a further increase in demand being expected next weekend, Synlab's laboratory at Lisbon Airport will be exclusive to ticket holders, between the 30th December and January 2nd”, guaranteed the company. According to ANA, "the appointments that have already been made will, of course, be complied with".