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Madeira

Travel to Madeira during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

At a glance

TRAFFIC LIGHT STATUS: Green Watchlist

Available to book, open now

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

YES

Test pre-travel:

YES

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

YES

Test on return:

YES

Quarantine on return:

NO

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Proof of vaccination:

If you have been fully vaccinated then you may be able to follow different entry requirements to enter this country.  Please read the 'Test time' section under Entry Requirements below, for the full details.

Test pre-travel: PCR Test
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:

People who are not yet fully vaccinated

Tourists must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken no more than 3 days (72 hours) before arrival into the country.  You must ensure that this test includes a nasal swab test.  Children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing.

People who are fully vaccinated

If you have had both doses of an authorised vaccine at least 15 days before you are due to travel, you will be exempt from showing a COVID-19 test result on entry.  You will however need to show medical documentation showing that you have completed the doses within the relevant time frames.  You can do so using a COVID pass letter from the NHS App or requesting online on the NHS website. 

On arrival:

You must ensure you complete the mandatory health survey on the digital platform madeirasafe.com between 48 and 24 hours prior to boarding your flight.  You will need to add in details of your negative test result and therefore we recommend doing this once you have your results from the test before departure. 

After completion of the form, you will receive a notification via email with the access code for the platform.  You will then find in the Madeirasafe website your QR code which will need to be presented at the airport on arrival.  This must be completed by each passenger except for anyone under the age of 12.

On arrival into the airport, there will be thermal screening in place for all arrivals to check for signs of COVID-19

Form pre-travel: Traveller Health Declaration must be completed 24 hours prior to arrival.
Traveller Health Declaration: https://madeirasafe.com/#/login
RETURN REQUIREMENTS
Test pre-return travel:

On your return a negative test must be taken in the 3 days (72 hours) before you depart to the UK. You will be required to show your test results before you board the return flight home.

The test must meet the performance standards of above 97% specificity and above 80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies\ml. The test can be a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as a test from a lateral flow device as long as they meet the performance standards

Your test result can be provided as:

  • a printed document
  • an email or text message you can show on your phone - make sure your device is charged

Children under the age of 11 are exempt from this testing prior to returning back to England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Test on return:

You will be required to take a test on your return back to the United Kingdom.  The details of which will vary as below, depending on the classification of the country you are arriving from. 

Children, under the age of 4 will be exempt from any testing on return to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Children under the age of 5 will be exempt from testing on return to Scotland.

Green list countries

If you are arriving into the United Kingdom from a country that is on the green list then you will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense on or before day 2 of your return into the country.  You must ensure that this test is booked before returning to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.  You may need to place the confirmation reference number on your Passenger Locator Form.  This need to be completed and submitted before your departure home.

Should you be arriving into Northern Ireland from either Portugal, Israel or Singapore you will also be asked to take an additional free PCR test on Day 8.

Green watch list countries

If you are arriving into the United Kingdom from a country that is currently on the green watch list, then you will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense on or before day 2 of your return into the country.  Please remember that countries on the green watch list are able to move to the Amber or red lists.  Therefore should the country you are travelling from move before arrival, you will need to follow the guidance below, depending on the new category.  You must ensure that the testing requirements needed are booked before returning to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.  You may need to place the confirmation reference number on your Passenger Locator Form.  This need to be completed and submitted before your departure home.

Amber list countries

if you are arriving into the United Kingdom from a country that is on the Amber list then alongside your self-isolation period at home, you will be required to undergo 2 further COVID-19 PCR tests at your own expense on your return into the country, unless you are returning to England, Scotland or Wales after the 19th July and have been fully vaccinated.  These tests will need to be taken on or before day 2 and on day 8 of your 10 day isolation period.  You may also able to take advantage of the test to release scheme which will allow for a PCR test to be taken on day 5 to release you from isolation.  You must ensure that your 2 tests are booked before returning to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.  You may need to place the confirmation reference number on your Passenger Locator Form.  This needs to be completed and submitted before your departure home.

If you are returning back to England, Scotland or Wales from the 19th July 2021, are fully vaccinated with at least 14 days since your last dose and are able to provide proof of this through a vaccination certificate, then you will be not be required to self-isolate on your return to England, Scotland or Wales.  You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense on or before day 2 of your return, however the test on day 8 will not be needed.  You must ensure that your test is booked before returning as you may need to place the confirmation reference number on your Passenger Locator Form which needs to be submitted before your departure home.  This guidance is currently only applicable for customers returning to England, Scotland and Wales.  Customers returning to Northern Ireland should follow the original advice above.

Red list countries

If you are arriving into the United Kingdom from a country that is on the red list then you will need to ensure you have booked yourself into government approved hotel quarantine for a 10 day period.  You will be required to undergo 2 further COVID-19 PCR tests at your own expense on your return to the country in your quarantine hotel.  These tests will need to be taken on or before day 2 and on day 8 of your 10 day quarantine period.  You must ensure that your hotel quarantine. along with your test package is booked before returning to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.  You will need to place the confirmation reference number on your Passenger Locator Form.  this needs to be completed and submitted before your departure home.

Quarantine on return:

Not required

FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal
Local regulations:

You should maintain social distancing of at least 2 metres where you can.  Face masks should be worn in all public spaces indoors and outdoors if you are unable to maintain the 2 metre distance.

Shops are generally open until 9pm on weekdays and 1pm on weekends.  You may find you have to queue due to social distancing measures.

Restaurants and cafes are open until 1030pm.  You are able to eat both indoors and outdoors, although capacities may be restricted so it is advisable to book.

There is no exemption for the use of face coverings if you have a medical lanyard.  If you are medically exempt in the UK from wearing a face covering, please carry with you a doctor's note stating that you are exempt.

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 07.07.2021 at 14:32