Land border control may be reintroduced for World Youth Day

Portugal and Spain are to discuss the reinstatement of land border control during World Youth Day, taking place in Lisbon, in August, the interior minister said today –  acknowledging that many visitors could converge on the capital via Spain. José Luís Carneiro reiterated that around 1.5 million people are expected to the event – promoted by the Catholic Church – for which security is the responsibility of SSI, Portugal’s internal security system.