Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2020
International travelers can visit Madeira and Porto Santo from July 1st and to ensure the security for both tourists and residents, all visitors to the islands will have to either present a negative Covid-19 test done within 72 hours prior to departure or be tested upon arrival.
Tests on arrival will be offered without any cost by the Madeira government.
Also, the Madeira Islands is focused on positioning as a Covid-safe destination and are working with SGS, the world leader in certification, to ensure good practice across the destination to minimise risk in the wake of Covid-19.
All the companies in the tourism sector can avail the certification process.Madeira had been a pioneer in the whole of Portugal in developing a good practices document to deal with Covid-19.
There are initiatives to cover testing costs, partner with SGS in certification and develop a good practices document, underpin the destination’s determination to ensure a safe tourism location for all visitors.
So far, Madeira has registered 90 positive cases of Covid-19, 67 recovered cases, and no deaths.
Madeira is considered as the World’s Leading Island Destination which is a small Portuguese paradise located amid the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean.
It has a privileged location provides a mild climate and sea with pleasant temperatures all year round, in addition to impressive sceneries of mountains, valleys and cliffs, all covered by the exuberant Laurissilva vegetation.