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Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Archipelago of Madeira has adopted a set of preventive measures in order to combat the epidemiological evolution in the region. Thus on this page, you can consult the evolution of the pandemic as well as a set of new additional measures applied by the Regional Government of Madeira.

CURRENT SITUATION

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AVERAGE DAILY CASES OVER THE LAST 14 DAYS
1623
AVERAGE RECOVERED CASES OVER THE LAST 14 DAYS
1046
AVERAGE DEATHS OVER THE LAST 14 DAYS
1
DAILY CASES ON 16TH ANUARY
1455

VACCINATION

In the Archipelago of Madeira vaccination started in December 2020, by priority groups.

By December 2021, 85% of the population was fully vaccinated.

By May 2021 the entire tourism sector will be vaccinated.

Information updated on January, 9. 


TRAVELLING TO MADEIRA AND PORTO SANTO

Since 1 July 2020, Madeira and Porto Santo are fully open to international travellers.
To ensure the safety of both tourists and residents, we have developed an action plan:

  1. All passengers disembarking at the airports, ports and marinas of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, from any territory out of the Region, should carry a negative rapid antigen test (TRAg) for COVID-19, carried out within 48 hours prior to boarding, except for the vaccinated and/or recovered, as well as children up to the age of 11 years (*).
  2. Passengers who have not been tested will undergo a free TRAg test upon arrival at the airports, ports or marinas of the Region, while maintaining the exceptions.
  3. All passengers holding a valid European Union Digital COVID Certificate may disembark at the airports, ports and marinas of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, with prior authorization from the Regional Health Authority and pass through the green corridor, in the case of the airports.
  4. The epidemiological survey is very important for the exchange of information between the Regional Health Authority and all passengers. It should be filled in by all passengers individually, whether by air or sea travel, with exception to children up to 11 years old, between 48 and 12 hours before the trip by concluding the registration on the online platform madeirasafe.com
  5. All disembarked passengers at the airports and ports of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (RAM), are subject to thermal screening, without exceptions.
 

(*) CHILDREN:
In childhood and pre-adolescence, children are exempt from being submitted to a rapid antigen test (TRAg), with exception to:

• Children aged 12 and over, upon the prior decision of the Regional Health Authority;
• Children with suspect criteria for COVID 19 disease;
• Children whose family members or companions are suspect cases;
• Other situations validated by the Health Authority.

NOTE:
The TRAg test for SARS-CoV-2 can be undertaken in pharmacies, laboratories, clinics and collection stations that adhere to the massive testing campaign by the Regional Government, without any charges for travellers, according to information laid down in Government Resolution No. 1330/2021 (portuguese version).

IMPORTANT:
All travellers arriving in the Archipelago of Madeira, as well as all travellers travelling between Madeira and Porto Santo Islands, whether by air or sea, should register on the website http://www.madeirasafe.com/ and fill in the form. They should also submit their supporting documents on the platform and wait for their validation by the Regional Health Authority.

If there are difficulties when filling in the informaion, you can contact the official entities, who will assist you:

Health Authorityhttps://covidmadeira.pt/
COVID line: SRS24 – 800 24 24 20
Landline: (+351) 291 208 738 | 291 208 700 | 291 149 490
Mobile: (+351) 969 320 327 | 969 320 235
e-mail: uesp.madeira@iasaude.madeira.gov.pt

Tourism Entity – https://www.visitmadeira.pt/pt-pt/info-uteis/corona-virus-(covid-19)/informacoes-covid-19
SOS Line: (+351) 966 765 718

Exceptions to the presentation of the TRAg test (rapid antigen test), for trips to the Region, as well as between the islands of the Archipelago of Madeira, by air and sea:

Passengers who are in the following situations are exempt from presenting the TRAg test or doing it upon arrival at the airports, ports and marinas of the Autonomous Region of Madeira:

• Children up to 11 years of age, except in specific situations, as mentioned in Government Resolution No. 1330/2021, of 15 december;

• Passengers with a medical document certifying that they have recovered from the COVID-19 disease, in the last 90 days, upon disembarking in the territory of the Autonomous Region of Madeira,

• Passengers carrying a document certifying that they were vaccinated against COVID-19,  Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac/Instituto Buntantan, Instituto Gambaleya (Sputnik V) e a Sinopharm (VeroCell) vaccines, according to the recommended plan and have respected the activation period of the immune system as provided for in the Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC);

• Passengers with a medical document certifying that they were vaccinated with only one dose (in two-dose vaccine schemes), and have respected the activation period of the immune system as provided for in the SmPC, in the case of patients recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection for more than 90 days or diagnosed with the infection after taking the first dose of the vaccine.

• Passengers carrying the European Union Digital COVID Certificate, according to information laid down in the Government Resolution No. 1330/2021 .

For this purpose, passengers should then schedule the test at a local pharmacy, laboratory or clinic.
Taking the TRAg test for SARS-CoV-2 infection does not incur any charges for the traveller in accordance with Government Resolution No. 1330/2021 .
 


TESTS UPON LEAVING THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF MADEIRA

Those who will be able to benefit from a free screening TRAg test, for SARS-CoV-2 infection, when leaving the Region, should there be a legal obligation to present it for admission purposes to the destination country, include:

  1. All passengers who have undergone a TRAg test prior to arrival at the Region’s airports, at their own expense.
  2. Children up to 11 years of age.
  3. Travellers with a medical document certifying that they have recovered from the COVID-19 disease, when disembarking in the territory of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, or travellers with an official document certifying that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, in accordance with the recommended plan and have respected the activation period of the immune system as provided for in the Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC).
  4. Travellers with a medical document certifying that they were vaccinated with only one dose (in two-dose vaccine schemes), and have respected the activation period of the immune system provided for in the SPC, in the case of patients recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection for more than 90 days, or diagnosed with the infection after having taken the first dose of the vaccine
  5. Passengers carrying the European Union Digital COVID Certificate.
 

For this purpose, travellers should then schedule the test at a pharmacy, laboratory or clinic.

Taking the TRAg test for SARS-CoV-2 infection does not incur any charges for the traveller.


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

If you have already been vaccinated, or  you carry a European Union Digital COVID Certificate. you are automatically exempt from the obligation of TRAg -testing on arrival in Madeira and Porto Santo. In this case, you must present a document certifying that you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the stipulated schedule and respecting the period of activation of the immune system foreseen in the SmPC (summary of product characteristics).

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

    1. Name;
    2. Date of birth;
    3. Health number;
    4. Type of vaccine, Vaccine Brand Name and dates of the two doses of the vaccine.

You are also exempted from the test requirement if you present, at the time of landing, a medical document, issued within the last 90 days, certifying that you are recovered from the COVID-19 disease.


Note: All OFFICIAL vaccination documents of each country are accepted as a vaccination qualification document, even if in some cases they do not contain all the information required and mentioned above.


DOUBLE TESTING

All travellers residing in the territory of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, emigrants from Madeira and their families, and students attending higher education institutions located in or outside of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, or under Mobility Programmes (ERASMUS, or others), who land at Madeira and Porto Santo airports, on flights coming from any territory outside the archipelago, are required to perform a second TRAg screening test for SARS-CoV-2, between the fifth and seventh day after the first test.

Non-resident travellers/tourists travelling to the Autonomous Region of Madeira for leisure/tourism are exempt from this procedure.


TRAVELLING FROM MADEIRA TO PORTO SANTO

Travelling between Madeira and Porto Santo islands is currently subject to control, in that passengers who disembark at Porto Santo Airport, on a flight from Madeira Airport, or vice versa, as well as passengers who board at the Funchal Port bound for Porto Santo Island, or vice versa, should present a vaccination certificate against COVID-19, or a TRAg screening test for SARS-CoV-2 infection, carried out within a maximum period of 7 days prior to boarding, unless passengers are in the situations described below, or they are in possession of a negative PCR screening test for SARS-CoV-2 infection, carried out within a maximum period of 7 days prior to boarding.

Exceptions to the presentation of a test:
a) Children up to eleven years of age;
b) Passengers holding a European Union Digital Covid Certificate;
c) Travellers in possession of a medical document certifying that the holder has recovered from the COVID-19 disease when disembarking in the territory of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, issued in the last 90 days;
d) Travellers with a document certifying that the holder was vaccinated with only one dose (in two-dose vaccination schemes), having respected the activation period of the immune system as provided for in the Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC), in the case of patients recovered from SARS CoV-2 infection (more than 90 days of the recovery date) or diagnosed with the infection after taking the first dose of vaccine;

The rapid antigen test (TRAg) for SARS-CoV-2, mentioned above, can be carried out in pharmacies, laboratories, clinics and centres which adhere to the massive testing campaign by the Regional Government, without any charges for travellers, as laid down in Government Resolution No. 1330/2021 (portuguese version).

Taking the TRAg test for SARS-CoV-2 infection does not incur any charges for the traveller.
It is recommended that all travellers disembarking in the Archipelago of Madeira and those travelling between Madeira and Porto Santo Islands, whether by air or sea, to register on www.madeirasafe.com.

POSITIVE RESULT

If the passenger tests positive to the PCR test, he/she will have to comply with compulsory confinement, if necessary compulsorily, up to 10 days, in a health establishment, at his/her home or in a hotel, subject to a decision by the competent health authorities.

REPATRIATION

In cases of repatriation, the Regional Government of Madeira collaborates with all diplomatic authorities and tourism operators involved.

Costs relating to repatriation operations should be covered by the travel insurance policy of the passengers concerned.

DIVERTED FLIGHTS

Passengers on diverging flights, from Madeira Airport to Porto Santo Airport, must remain in mandatory isolation at the airport until boarding, by air, for Madeira.

Passengers who wish to stay in Porto Santo or travel to Madeira by sea must undergo a Rapid Antigen Test (TRAg) at Porto Santo Airport, carried out by a team appointed by the municipal Health Authority, and remain in mandatory isolation until the result is obtained;

Passengers, who proceed with air travel from Porto Santo Airport to Madeira Airport, must be identified and their identifications reported to the Health Authority at Madeira Airport, who will evaluate the eventual exemption of the test, in case of a negative Rapid Antigen Test (TRAg), Passengers are advised to contact the respective airlines, tour operators or travel agents to adjust any changes that may arise.


COVID INSURANCE

It is recommended that all travellers take out travel insurance that covers illness as a result of infection with COVID-19. For this purpose, Madeira Travel Insurance is available, which information can be found at https://www.madeiratravelinsurance.com/.


MEASURES IN FORCE

The Resolution No. 1483/2021, of December 29, except in exceptional cases, determines the mandatory use of protective face mask for persons over six years of age, for the access, circulation or stay in public venues and areas, whenever the physical distance recommended by the health authorities proves impractical.

The ​Resolution No. 1330/2021 of 15th December, maintains as complementary preventive COVID-19 measures, it is recommended to fully comply with the following rules:

As complementary preventive COVID-19 measures, it is recommended to fully comply with the following rules:

Outdoor and indoor areas:
• Social distancing of 1,5 metres;
• Sanitizing of hands;
• Respiratory etiquette.

It is also recommended that the population and visitors carry a TRAg screening test for SARS-CoV2 infection, with a negative result, carried out in the last seven days, cumulatively with the European Union Digital COVID-19 Certificate or a document certifying that the holder has been vaccinated against COVID-19 so as to be able to access the following sites.
The cumulative effect only comes into force as from 00:00 of the 27th of November:

• Gyms;
• Gambling establishments;
• Cinemas;
• Bars and restauarants;
• Nightclubs and Nocturnal activities;
• Cultural, social and sports events;
• Hairdressers and similar establishments

In the establishments mentioned below, inhabitants and visitors should have a TRAg screening test for SARS-CoV2 infection, with a negative result, carried out in the last seven days or, alternatively, a European Union Digital COVID Certificate or another document certifying that the holder has been vaccinated against COVID-19:

• Public transport;
• Supermarkets;
• Pharmacies;
• Grocery stores;
• Commercial centres;
• Clinics;
• Medical and dental;
• Veterinarians;
• Medical health and social support services;
• Home oxygen and medical gas services;
• Public attendance services (Municipal Councils, Parish Councils, Citizen’s Shop, Finance and Social Security departments, Postal Services);
• Churches and other places of worship;
• Fuel filling stations.

OTHER SPECIFIC MEASURES (until January,31st):
 

• Cultural, Artistic and Sporting Activities | Cultural Events | Conferences
From 00:00 of November 27th, it is recommended that the over twelve years old who participate in these initiatives must carry a TRAg screening test, for SARS-CoV-2 infection, with a negative result, carried out in the seven days prior to the activities/events, as well as a European Union Digital COVID Certificate or a document certifying that the holder has been vaccinated against COVID-19.


Exceptions:

The exceptions include children under 12 and persons who, for health reasons, cannot be vaccinated, upon the presentation of a formal medical certificate and persons with a formal medical statement certifying that the holder has recovered from the COVID-19 disease, issued in the last 90 days.

NOTE: TRAg screening tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection may be carried out, on a weekly basis, in pharmacies, laboratories, clinics and posts that adhere to the massive testing campaign of the Regional Government, without any charges for participants.