The archipelago of Madeira has been one of the safest destinations in Europe ever since the pandemic began. It has also been consistently praised for its efforts in handling the COVID-19 crisis. Further, there is no evidence of the Brazilian strain in the destination and cases are dropping significantly. Over the last seven days there have only been an average of 54 new cases and nearly 87 recovered per day.
Vaccinations have begun in full swing
22,641 members of the population have been vaccinated so far. The destination plans to immunise 60-70 percent of the population by the end of the year. Madeira has also worked closely with SGS, a certification company to ensure safe practice across the destination. A green corridor exists at Madeira airport for everyone who arrives with a negative PCR test done within 72 hours.
The destination has also opened up to vaccinated and recovered tourists (with proof up to 90 days of validity). Testing for these cohorts will no longer be mandatory.
To be eligible, tourists who fall under these new conditions must prove their status through one of two documents:
- Proof of Covid-19 recovery in the last 90 days, validated by the respective country of origin, stating the name, date of birth, health number, type and date of the test and explicit mention of ‘recovered’.
- The official vaccination certificate for each country is accepted which includes the date of the two doses taken and respect for the immunisation period according to instructions for each vaccine.
Documents in English must be submitted to the app ‘Madeirasafe.com’ before the trip begins.