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Special Safety Measures at Madeira

Special Safety Measures at Madeira



Madeira island has implemented special safety measures. The measures implemented in Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve do not apply to the island of Madeira.


- SARS-CoV-2 test

Presentation on arrival at Madeira Airport of a SARS-CoV-2 test (PCR) with a negative result, provided that it is carried out within a maximum period of 72 hours prior to boarding, or carrying out, for free, the respective test on arrival at Madeira Airport. The result of this test will be made available within around 12 hours. The Madeira Health Authority recommends that you wait for your test result in confinement in your hotel room. We would like to inform you that our hotels have room service. Please see the menu on the hotel's website.


- Green corridor

Passengers who present a medical document certifying that they are recovered from COVID-19 disease upon disembarkation in Madeira (issued in the last 90 days), or that present a document certifying that they are vaccinated against Covid-19, are not required to do this test. Learn more here.


- Mandatory use of mask outside and inside

From 6 years of age, except: disabled people (due to difficulty in putting on / removing the mask without assistance); sports practice (physical activity and / or leisure that involves physical effort, recreational sports activities in forest areas and recommended walking routes; beaches, bathing areas and complexes and access to the sea;


- Prohibition of circulation on public roads

From Monday to Friday between 7 pm and 5 am and on weekends and holidays between 6 pm and 5 am. With the exception of certain situations, namely travel for health reasons, travel to the airport for passengers to board and disembark.
Gatherings of more than 5 people, unless they belong to the same household.


- Trade and Services close at 6 pm on weekdays and at 5 pm on weekends and holidays

The exception to this measure are: pharmacies, clinics, doctors' offices and petrol stations (only for vehicles fuel supply).


- Restaurants and bars close at 6 pm on weekdays and 5 pm on weekends and holidays

Restaurants will be allowed to operate between 6pm/5pm and 10pm, exclusively to prepare meals for home delivery. 

The restaurants and bars of the hotels remain open to guests at the the established schedule.


More detailed information here.
Watch Madeira Safe to Discover video here.


In response to the current pandemic, PortoBay developed the hygiene and safety protocol 'Together We Care', which implements a set of measures in accordance with the guidelines of WHO and national and regional health authorities. Learn more here.

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