IMPORTANT:  COVID-19 REGULATIONS

Madeira is one of the safest places to be.  There have been very few cases of COVID-19, and no deaths.  The Regional Government is determined to keep Madeira safe for residents and tourists.

For this reason, everyone arriving in Madeira must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours, OR be tested on arrival at Funchal airport*.

WE STRONGLY ADVISE THAT YOU BE TESTED BEFORE YOU TRAVEL.  Those tested on arrival must self-isolate until they receive a negative test result (8-12 hours).  During this time you will not be permitted to leave your accommodation, nor to meet other people.

All incoming passengers must also complete a Regional Health Authority survey form at madeirasafe.com between 12 and 48 hours before flying to Madeira.

(If these regulations change, we will post an update here.)

The regulations are summarised in this short video:

ENGLISH

PORTUGUÊS

Or visit the pages linked below:

REGIONAL HEALTH SECRETARIAT

ILLUSTRATED, ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE

MADEIRA TOURISM

FULL INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

PÁGINA COVID-19 DO GOVERNO REGIONAL

PERGUNTAS FREQUENTES – PORTUGUÊS

PRESIDÊNCIA DO GOVERNO REGIONAL

Resolução n.º 551/2020

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE ON ARRIVAL, you and anyone you have been in direct contact with will be taken to a designated hotel and will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days (the Regional Government will meet the cost of treatment, accommodation and meals).  After 7 days a second test will be carried out, and a decision will be made by the Regional Health Authority as to whether your uninfected direct contacts will be permitted to leave quarantine.

ANYONE REFUSING TO BE TESTED, and anyone they have been in direct contact with, will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days at their own expense. 

If you need to be repatriated, the Regional Government will liaise with the embassy or consulate for your country and with the travel operators. All charges related to repatriation must be covered by passengers’ travel insurance.

*There are two further alternatives to testing:
i)  You may voluntarily quarantine yourself at your own expense in your home or hotel for 14 days or the duration of your stay, whichever is the shorter;
ii) You may return to your airport of origin, remaining isolated in your home or hotel until your departure

It is an offence of civil disobedience to fail to comply with the regulations, liable to penalty under the terms of Article 348 of the Penal Code