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Portuguese authorities relaxed the rules of visiting Madeira for tourists

  • Business
  • Published Mar. 11, 2021
  • Updated Mar. 11, 2021

According to the new rules, tourists who have been vaccinated and who have recovered from the coronavirus should neither provide any tests nor undergo quarantine.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the Madeira archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean has been considered one of the safest places in Europe. Despite this, the whole of Portugal is on the "red" lists of many countries, and tourists are automatically banned from visiting Madeira as well.

Experts draw attention to the fact that the island is located more than 1,000 km from mainland Europe, while not a single case of the Brazilian strain has yet been recorded here, and in general, the incidence rate is steadily decreasing.

So, over the past 7 days, there was an average of 54 new cases and 87 recovered per day.

In addition, for now, 22 641 people have been vaccinated, by the end of the year, it is planned to vaccinate 60-70% of the population.


Recall that before today, tourists arriving at Madeira airport with a negative PCR test, made within 72 hours, got to the island without any problems and did not have any more restrictions.

Madeira is now ready to admit tourists vaccinated and recovered from COVID-19 without any further testing.


To get to the island, tourists must prove their safe status with one of two documents:

  1. Prove recovery from coronavirus in the past 90 days. The document must be confirmed by the official authorities of the country of origin, indicating the name, date of birth, type and date of the test, specify the diagnosis “recovered”.
  2. Provide an official vaccination certificate that includes the dates for the two administrated doses. Be sure to adhere to the immunization period according to the producer's instructions for each vaccine.


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