On 1st June, mandatory quarantine can be avoided if travelers 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 in accordance with Resolution No. 357 of May 28th.
Madeira and Porto Santo will reopen to tourism on the 1st of 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.
Madeira details Standardization Plan for Air Accessibility
The Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (RAM) has defined, in relation to the Standardization Plan for Air Accessibility, to be in force as of July 1, with regard to travelers to the airports of Madeira and Porto Santo:
1. Filling out and submitting the epidemiological survey
A survey in Portuguese: http://apps.iasaude.pt/s-alerta/questionarios/viagem/questionario.cfm?l=PT
A survey in other foreign languages: http://apps.iasaude.pt/s-alerta/questionarios/viagem/
All passengers must complete the Regional Health Authority’s (IASAÚDE) form.
The form should be filled in previously to the trip, between 48 and 12 hours before departure.
The survey is available at the Regional Health Authority’s website and, will also be accessible through airlines’ websites that so consent.
Alternatively, the completion of the survey, on paper, may occur on arrival at airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
2. Thermal Screening
All passengers landed at airports in Autonomous Region of Madeira are subject to thermal screening, even if they carry a negative test for COVID-19 disease, carried out within 72 hours prior to landing, in laboratories certified by national or international authorities.
3. COVID-19 disease test
Passengers landing at airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira with a negative test for COVID-19 disease, carried out within 72 hours prior landing time, in laboratories certified by national and international authorities, upon landing, proceed to their destination, upon presentation of the corresponding report which can also be submitted, in advance, together with the inquiry referred to in point 1.
Passengers landing at airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira who have not tested for COVID-19 disease, will do so at the respective airport, upon arrival, with an estimated maximum period of 1 hour to complete the inherent process.
After carrying out the aforementioned test, the passenger will proceed to their destination, being exempted from mandatory confinement, respecting the rules of social distance, use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and health safety.
The test result will be reported to the passenger within the next 12 hours.
All passengers will be monitored through an APP (mobile application) of the Regional Health Authority, of voluntary, but recommended use, or by telephone contact.
5. Positive test result for COVID-19 disease
The passenger will be directed to a designated hotel and cohabitants (direct contacts) will be subject to mandatory confinement.
The Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira will assume the respective costs of treatment, accommodation and meals, at the designated hotel unit.
After 7 days, the passenger will be subjected to a new test for COVID-19 disease, for decision by the Regional Health Authority.If the disease manifests itself during the stay, the respective hotel will not close and must comply with the guidelines issued by the Regional Health Authority.
The Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira collaborates with all Diplomatic Authorities and Operators involved.
All charges related to repatriation operations must be covered by passengers’ travel insurance.
Travelers between Madeira and Porto Santo are currently free from any control by Health authorities.
Criteria for submission to the SARS CoV2 test in childhood and pre-adolescence:
- Children from 12 years old, subject to prior decision by the Health Authorities;
- Children with suspect criteria for COVID disease 19;
- Children whose family members or companions are suspected cases;
- Other situations validated by the 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.
This information was taken from the official Madeira Tourism Website: http://visitmadeira.pt
For more information, browse the IASAÚDE microsite for regular updates at : https://covidmadeira.pt