Information to visitors (COVID 19)
LAST UPDATE: 30 May (6pm)
Madeira has, as yet, registries of seventy three (73) recovered cases, ninety (90) positive cases of COVID-19, 17 active cases and 1453 negative cases until the present date.At this moment, there are 250 cases under active surveillance on record.
The Regional Government anounced further restrictive measures, some more specifically, for the Tourism Sector. Consult the official statement by the Regional Government at: https://www.madeira.gov.pt/
Given the state of calamity currently in force, the authorities continue to request the confinement of the population, as much as possible, so as to contain the spread of COVID-19, despite the situation being controlled. In the case of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, entry into the territory via airports is restricted.
- At this moment, confinement, if necessary compulsorily, is valid for a period of fourteen days, of all persons and their luggage that disembark at the airports and ports of Madeira and Porto Santo.
The confinement regime will be carried out at each person's home, should they have a home in Madeira or Porto Santo and have tested for COVID-19 disease, in laboratories certified by national or international authorities, within 72 hours prior to disembarkation, and have obtained a negative result.
If you do not have a domicile in Madeira or Porto Santo, confinement is carried out in hotel units stipulated by the regional authorities for this purpose.
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 with no restriction on circulation in Madeira and Porto Santo.
Madeira and Porto Santo will reopen to tourism on the 1st July date when the mandatory quarantine will be eliminated.
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 at 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.
- We advise that contacts be made with the respective airlines, tour operators, or travel agents to adjust returns.
- The Archipelago ports’and marinas are closed.
Madeira was the first region in Portugal to implement a "Contingency Plan for Emerging Infections: Coronavirus", presented on 03 February 2020, a document that is subject to continuous updates.
Link (download): Plano de Contingência para Infeções Emergentes: COVID-19 da RAM (Contingency Plan for Emerging Infections: Coronavirus - COVID 19 in Madeira Islands) - portuguese version
Please consult the poster with health recommendations regarding Coronavirus - COVID 19: https://covidmadeira.pt/
For more information, browse the IASAÚDE microsite for regular updates at : https://covidmadeira.pt/
Health and Prevention recommendations (COVID 19) - Official video - portuguese version