Madeira Islands reopens with safety and assurance
Madeira and Porto Santo will reopen to tourism on the 1st July date when the mandatory quarantine will be eliminated.
The reopening will be carried out safely and aiming to recover the confidence both of travellers and locals.
On 2nd June, mandatory quarantine can be avoided if travellers present a PCR test with a negative result, carried out in the last 72 hours upon arrival.
Madeira Islands has had very few cases of Covid-19 and acted quickly to control the virus on the archipelago (Portugal has been widely praised for its rapid response). Until the present date the islands of Madeira have registered ninety (90) positive cases of COVID-19, no community contamination, and no deaths.
Madeira was a pioneer in the whole Portugal, in developing a good practices document to deal with Covid-19 - COVID SAFE TOURISM (english version), resulting from the involvement from the whole tourism sector, along with the launch of a certification process that will reassure consumer confidence and hence promote Madeira as a safe tourism location for all visitors.
The Regional Government of Madeira (GRM) will carry out a test for all travellers, upon arrival in Madeira islands. This measure ensures all visitors that not only the locals are virus free, but all those who enter will be scanned, thus promoting a highly secure and reassuring environment.
The government will pay for all costs of the tests upon arrival to Madeira Islands, to prevent any extra costs for travellers. However, these tests can be avoided if passengers present a PCR test with a negative result, carried out in the last 72 hours before landing time. The testing process is being prepared by the Regional Health Authority, with the collaboration of ANA – Airports of Portugal, and strives for the highest speed with least inconvenience for travellers. Further details will be communicated in due course.
The epidemiological evolution of COVID-19 will be taken into account in the reopening plan defined for Madeira Islands.
Travellers between Madeira and Porto Santo are currently free from any control by Health authorities.
The Regional Government of Madeira, through the Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture, and Madeira Promotion Bureau are working side by side with all stakeholders to relaunch the Destination. Our teams are always available to share information.