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Since the pandemic began, Madeira has adopted preventive measures to combat it. Here you can see how the pandemic has evolved and learn about additional measures implemented by the regional government of Madeira on 13 January.

CURRENT SITUATION

Average of the last 14 days (29/03–11/04)

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AVERAGE DAILY CASES OVER THE LAST 14 DAYS
21
AVERAGE RECOVERED CASES OVER THE LAST 14 DAYS
34
AVERAGE DEATHS OVER THE LAST 14 DAYS
0
DAILY CASES ON 11/04
24

VACCINATION

In Madeira vaccination began in December 2020, and groups were organised in order of priority to receive them. The region’s aim was to vaccinate 10% of the population by March 2021. However by this date 24% of the population has already been vaccinated.

It’s foreseen that between 60  and 70% of the population will be vaccinated by September 2021.

Information updated on 12 April

TRAVELLING TO MADEIRA AND PORTO SANTO

As of 1 July 2020, Madeira and Porto Santo are fully open to international travellers. To guarantee the safety of tourists and residents, we have formulated a plan of action:

  1. It is recommended that all passengers be tested within 72 hours prior to departure.
  2. Passengers who have not been tested will be tested free of charge upon arrival at the airport.

All passengers, whether Portuguese citizens or foreigners, with scheduled trips to Madeira can access PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests for COVID-19 free of charge in several Portuguese cities.


PASSENGERS WHO HAVE RECOVERED FROM OR ARE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 - 'GREEN CORRIDOR'

If you have already been vaccinated, you are automatically exempt from mandatory RT-PCR testing upon arrival in Madeira and Porto Santo. You will need to present a document certifying that you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 according to the stipulated schedule and in line with the immune system activation period indicated in the SmPC (Summary of Product Characteristics).

You must bring a vaccination passport or certificate validated by your country of origin, in English, stating the following information:

  1. Name;
  2. Date of birth;
  3. Healthcare system ID;
  4. Vaccine type and dates of both doses.

You are also exempted from mandatory testing if you present, upon disembarkation, a medical document, issued within the previous 90 days, certifying that you have recovered from COVID-19.

Note: All OFFICIAL vaccination documents are accepted, even if, in some cases, they do not contain all the required information specified above.

PASSENGERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, BRAZIL AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

Upon disembarkation at the airports of Madeira, travellers coming from the United Kingdom, Brazil or South Africa who do not have a SARS-CoV-2 screening test certificate with a negative result must perform a test and, whilst waiting for the results, remain in mandatory prophylactic isolation in a hotel room requisitioned by the regional government.

DOUBLE TESTING

All travellers who are residents of Madeira, emigrants from Madeira and their relatives, and students who are attending higher education establishments located in or outside Madeira, or are in mobility programmes (ERASMUS or others), who disembark at the airports of Madeira or Porto Santo, on flights from any territory outside the archipelago, are required to perform a second SARS-CoV-2 PCR screening test between the fifth and seventh day after the first test, and must remain in prophylactic isolation during the period between disembarkation and the second test.


TRAVELLING FROM MADEIRA TO PORTO SANTO

Circulation between the islands is currently being controlled. Passengers who disembark at the Porto Santo airport and who do not carry a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test certificate with a negative result, taken within a maximum period of 72 hours prior to departure, must take a free test upon arrival.

Between 1 and 22 March, passengers who embark at the Funchal port must also present a negative PCR test certificate, issued within a maximum period of 72 hours prior to departure.

In this case, and to perform the test, you must schedule it at the Emergency and Public Health Unit at least 4 days (96 hours) before the travel date, here: www.madeirasafe.com.


COVID INSURANCE

It is recommended that all travellers take out travel insurance to cover illness as a result of COVID-19 infection. Madeira Travel Insurance is available for this purpose. You can find out more at https://www.madeiratravelinsurance.com/.


MEASURES IN FORCE

Restrictions on free movement:

Gatherings of more than 5 people, unless they belong to the same household.

Circulation on public ways and areas is prohibited on weekdays between 7p.m. and 5a.m. of the following day.

On weekends and public holidays, the circulation restriction on public ways and areas will be between 6p.m. and 5a.m. of the following day.

Restrictions on Commercial Activity:

Businesses must close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm at weekends.

The following are exempted: pharmacies, clinics and GP practices; home oxygen services; petrol stations (only for vehicles); bakeries, port loading and unloading activities; and commercial establishments located beyond passenger security checkpoints at airports in Madeira.

Restaurants/Bars and similar establishments: 

These establishments close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm at weekends.

Restaurants will be allowed to operate between 6pm/5pm and 10pm, exclusively to prepare meals for home delivery.

The following are exempt: restaurants, bars and similar establishments located in the reserved area after passenger security checkpoints at the airports of Madeira and Porto Santo, as well as restaurants at tourist resorts and local accommodation establishments, to provide meals exclusively to their guests.

Other restrictions:

All gambling establishments, casinos, bingo halls or similar must close at 6pm on weekdays and at 5pm at weekends.

As long as the state of emergency is in force or there are districts at high risk in Madeira, it is prohibited to circulate on public roads between 7pm and 5am.