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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 02 May.

CURRENT SITUATION

Average of the last 14 days (20/04–03/05)

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AVERAGE DAILY CASES OVER THE LAST 14 DAYS
19
AVERAGE RECOVERED CASES OVER THE LAST 14 DAYS
20
AVERAGE DEATHS OVER THE LAST 14 DAYS
0
DAILY CASES ON 03/05
9

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 03 May

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.


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

Curfew:
The mandatory curfew will now be from 11p.m. until 5a.m., including weekends. Exceptions include the essential activities already known.
 
Supermarkets and Comercial Stores:
– Capacity up to 50% and maintenance of the basic protection measures
 
Restaurants:
– Close at 10p.m.;
– Capacity up to 50%;
– Social distancing measures;
– Five persons per table, indoor or outdoor.
 
Bars:
– Close at 10p.m.;
– Capacity up to 50%;
– Social distancing measures;
– Forbidden to drink at the counter or while standing, either inside or on esplanades;
– Five persons per table, indoor or outdoors
 
Games of Fortune or Chance;
Games of Fortune or Chance, Casinos, Bingo or Similar Establishments
– Open until 10p.m.
 
Industrial, Commercial and Service Activities:
All establishment activities, close, imperatively, at 10p.m.
 
Tourist Activities:
– Vehicles used in tourist activities carried out by tourist entertainment companies, or by travel and tourism agencies, may transport at full capacity, if all occupants have been vaccinated or are recovered from COVID-19 disease. On the contrary, the 2/3 limit remains in force.
– The same rule applies to maritime tour activities.
 
Bathing Complexes:
– The general rules relating to social distancing, the protection and hygiene of areas, are to be maintained;
-The changing rooms, indoor showers and drinking water fountains will remain closed, as well as the limit relating to the bathing complexes’ capacity (not exceeding one person per four square metres);
– During this bathing season, swimming pools and children’s playgrounds, sports infrastructures, equipment, and floating platforms will reopen, however its use will be naturally limited and subject to the good practices recommended by the health authorities.
 
Shows, Cultural Events and Conferences:
– Can be held with a limited capacity of 50% of the venue, maintaining the social distancing rules already in force.
– In relation to these events, intervals will not be permitted, in order to avoid gatherings