Madeira is the most affordable island destination for the British
Madeira is the most affordable island destination, with no quarantine for British people looking for autumn sunshine, according to a new study by Post Office Travel Money.
The report, called ‘Islands in the Sun Holiday Barometer’, compared the prices of meals, drinks and other tourist items, including coffee, beer and sunscreen, in eight destinations in European and Caribbean islands that are not on the United Kingdom government list that requires quarantine upon return from vacation, is the first of its kind compiled by Post Office Travel Money, which claims that island getaways are emerging as the 'most practical choice' for UK tourists in October, after Turkey was added to that list.
Among the 'sun islands' of Europe - with Madeira, Rhodes and Sicily being integrated for the first time in this type of studies, it was verified that the low cost of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks helped make Madeira the cheapest option.
The Caribbean islands were more expensive than any of the European destinations.
Although they remain conditioned to quarantine on the return of British tourists, Post Office Travel Money also evaluated three Canary Islands: Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote, concluding that none of them can compare with the prices of Madeira.