The island of Madeira, because of its privileged geographical position and mountainous relief, have a surprisingly mild climate.Very mild average temperatures, 25ºC in the summer and 17ºC in the winter, and a moderate level of humidity, confer upon this island exceptional subtropical features.
The seawater temperature is also very mild, because of the influence of the warm Gulf current, presenting averages of 22ºC in the summer and 18º in the winter.
Through the partnership established between the Regional Government of Madeira and the NOVA Medical School - Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, CEDOC - Chronic Diseases Research Centre (Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas) is conducting free COVID-19 diagnostic tests for anyone travelling to Madeira departing from Lisbon.
Due to the current circumstances resulting from the world pandemic by COVID-19, and given the effects that it has caused on the emitting tourism markets for Madeira and on Madeira itself as a destination, the Regional Government decided to postpone the Flower Festival to September, initially scheduled for the month of May. As yet there is still no final date, however the dates, of that which is one of the main festivals of Destination Madeira, will soon be finalized.
Regarding the state of alert declared on the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the Regional Government through the Regional Secretary of Health and Civil Protection proceeded with an addendum with various guidelines, including the implementation of mandatory quarantine / social isolation compulsory for all dissembarked passengers in the airports of the Autonomous Region of Madeira as from 00:00 hours of the 15th of March 2020.
In an official statement dated March 13th, and in relation to the airports of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the Madeira Regional Government has determined the cessation, as soon as possible, of flights originating in all countries with positive cases and referred by the WHO with active community transmission. For this purpose, essential contacts have already been made with the National Government for the implementation of this measure, awaiting only authorization from the National Authorities.
Subsequently to Madeira’s Regional Government communication from 11.3.2020, about the recommendation measures to take into account about the COVID-19, it was decided to suspend all exceptional and/or international school, sport, cultural, scientific and other events, scheduled for March and April.
The TIDE project is an INTERREG Atlantic Area financing program. It focuses on the sustainable development of onshore and underwater sites of historical interest on the Atlantic coastline with the aim to create an Atlantic Network for Developing Historical Maritime Tourism and to help develop new tourism product.
In order to promote Christmas traditions, it will be held from the 19th December to 4th of January a series of workshops regarding delicacies and products that characterise Madeira Christmas and New Year’s festivities.
“Perspectivas”, é a segunda exposição fotográfica que apresenta o trabalho do fotógrafo português, Duarte Sol, apaixonado pela arte da fotografia nas suas vertentes landscape e seascape, numa mostra que estará patente ao público, no espaço InfoArt da Secretaria Regional de Turismo e Cultura, entre os dias 5 e 12 de dezembro, de segunda a sexta-feira, das 09h00 às 17h30 e aos sábados a aos domingos, das 09h00 às 15h30 horas.