Travelling to Madeira during the pandemic of covid-19
After the covid-19 pandemic lockdown and from July 1st 2020 the Madeira airport resumed its operation and European flights are landing again! The Madeira Government has decided Resolução n.º 484/2020) that every person arriving at Madeira and Porto Santo airports is required to fulfil one of two:
..a) Present a negative result to a RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 test provided that the analysed sample it is not older than 72 hours prior to departure;
..b) Upon arrival at the airport, do a RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 test carried out by the Madeira health authority and remain in isolation, at the hotel or lodging unit you are booked, until the negative result of the test is obtained (estimated maximum of 12 hours).
Summing up, if you are travelling to Madeira you must take a ‘covid-19’ test less than 72 hours before you travel or at arrival at any of Madeira airports.
Regarding UK rules, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office issued that from July 4th, Madeira and Azores archipelagos are exempt of the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel.
On our side, Wind Birds is ready to take you birdwatching, either in land or at sea, as long as you bring a face covering cloth to use during the tours or sea trips.