We're delighted that Madeira is welcoming UK visitors for their well-earned holidays.
Please see below the latest entry requirements for customers travelling to Madeira. You should also make sure you check the latest news before you travel, as advice can change at the last minute. You will find the latest news here: FCDO Travel Advice for Portugal
Entry to Madeira
With the exception of children up to the age of 12, all travellers to Madeira must:
- Complete and submit a traveller questionnaire. If you are travelling with a child aged 12 or under, include their details in your questionnaire
- Take a RT-PCR test 72 hours before travel and upload the test result.
Screening on arrival
If you have not uploaded your RT-PCR COVID-19 test certificate, you will be asked to show it on arrival.
If your airline has allowed you to travel without a RT-PCR test, you will have to take a test on arrival and remain in government provided accommodation until the results are known. This will take about 12 hours.
If your test is positive or inconclusive, you will have to repeat the test until the result is negative.
Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status
If you have had both doses of the vaccine at least 15 days prior to travel, you will be exempt from showing a RT-PCR test on entry.
If you live in England, Madeira will accept your NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. If you live in Scotland or Wales, Madeira will accept your respective NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
You can find out how to obtain your evidence by visiting the Government website:
Returning back to the UK
Madeira is on the Green list for entry back into the UK. You must therefore also ensure you arrange the appropriate tests and forms for when you return home. You can find out more about what you need to do in our articles here:
If the traffic light category changes whilst you are away, then you will need to comply with the requirements for the category in place for when you return home. For example, if the category changes from green to amber, you will need to comply with the amber regulations.