The Welsh and English governments have all confirmed Madeira exempt from quarantine…
Madeira’s regional government and local population have worked hard throughout the pandemic to contain the spread of the virus to just 243 cases (at time of writing). Holidaymakers are a key part of the local economy, particularly English and Welsh travellers looking for a spell of winter sunshine, so it’s great news that we won’t be required to isolate on our return home. (Apologies to our Scottish readers who are currently required to quarantine).
Before you travel
You’ll need to register your visit to Madeira by completing a Traveller Registration form prior to your arrival. You’ll receive a password and a QR code by email which you’ll need to present on arrival at Funchal airport.
You’ll have your temperature taken and a COVID test will be performed. Our driver will then transfer you to your accommodation where you’ll self-isolate until your test results come through (officially within twelve hours, but it’s averaging at around six).
If you’re staying on one of our hotels, our reception teams will be on-hand to make your short isolation as comfortable as possible. If you’re self-catering, we’ll arrange for a welcome hamper with everything you’ll need for a relaxing first evening. Portugal’s excellent Clean and Safe scheme means all of our hotels up-to-speed on their COVID-standards for hygiene and cleanliness.
During your stay
Facemasks must be worn in all public spaces; social distancing is two metres and you’ll need to regularly disinfect your hands.