flyboy_se From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 891 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3020 times:
What your friend told you sounds similar to my experience.
I arrived on TP from LIS in November 2009. There were 4 counters open, of which 3 dealt with Brasilian nationals only, and one for foreigners. The immigration area was very cramped and it took about 45 minutes to clear it. Once through, arrival area is very small and cramped, and we had to wait in line to clear customs. From disembarking to clearing customs it took little bit over 1 hour. This was my only entry into Brasil, so cannot compare to other airports. It is worth to note that our flight was the only international arrival at the time ( fully loaded A330)
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