Madeira Airport

Welcome back to Madeira

From 1 July 2020, Madeira will welcome tourists to the island again, and the compulsory quarantine will be lifted.

We are proud of the results, achieved after the quick intervention of our government, which resulted in only 90 Covid-19 infections and no deaths. This makes Madeira one of the safest places to travel. To keep both tourists and residents safe, the government has taken extraordinary measures, which you need to know.

What you need to know before coming to Madeira

The Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (RAM) has defined, concerning the Standardization Plan for Air Accessibility, to be in force as of July 1, regarding travellers to the airports of Madeira and Porto Santo:

  1. Filling out and submitting the epidemiological survey.
  2. Thermal Screening
  3. COVID-19 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. This report 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 test as mentioned earlier, 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.
  4. Monitoring. 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. After 7 days, the passenger will be subjected to a new test for COVID-19 disease, for decision by the Regional Health Authority.
  6. Repatriation. The Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira collaborates with all Diplomatic Authorities and Operators involved. Passengers’ travel insurance must cover all charges related to repatriation operations.

Keep up to date

We will do our best to keep this information up to date, however, please confirm with the regional authorities as well, by clicking on this link.

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Marla Castro (Madeira Official Tourist Guide)

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4 thoughts on “Flying to Madeira – What you need to know (COVID-19)

  1. It should be mandatory to have a Covid-19 negative test result prior to boarding a plane. It is not safe otherwise. Please, let’s rethink this policy for everyone’s safety.

    1. Dear Lucy,
      I agree with you, and for your information, our Regional President Miguel Albuquerque sent a letter to Portugal and the UE asking them to have the tests done in the country of origin before people arrive in Madeira. But they rejected the idea. It just proves that our president is far ahead of all leaders, and the results we have had demonstrate that.

  2. Wanna go on holiday in October I will did a test in the UK and I will take it with me but if he says that are passed, do I have to stay in hotel or can I go do the stuff that have to do in Madeira
    Quero ir de férias em Outubro vou fazer um teste no Reino Unido e vou levá-lo comigo mas se ele disser que passaram, tenho de ficar no hotel ou posso ir fazer as coisas que têm de fazer na Madeira

    1. Cara Liliana,
      O teste tem de ser feito 72 horas antes da partida para a Madeira. Pode preencher o inquérito epidemiológico e fazer o upload do teste na ligação no ponto 1 deste artigo. Se o resultado do teste for negativo, poderá viajar e ao chegar cá, passa numa linha verde no aeroporto, mais rápida e pode ir para o seu hotel.

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