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
Provide proof of full vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test result
If you're travelling to Madeira, you'll have to do one of the following - this excludes children aged 11 and under.
- Provide proof of full vaccination on arrival: If you’re fully vaccinated at least 15 days before your arrival, you won’t need to provide a negative test result to travel to Madeira. Instead, you’ll need to provide proof of full vaccination.
- Provide proof of recovery from COVID-19: You can show your NHS Covid Pass, which contains your COVID-19 test status if you tested positive via an NHS COVID-19 PCR test in the 11-180 days before departure. You can show your EU Digital COVID Certificate if you’re an EU citizen.
- Take a FREE COVID-19 PCR test on arrival and self-isolate until you get your result: Once you’ve taken the test at the airport in Madeira, you’ll have to isolate at your accommodation until you get your results – this can take about 12 hours.
- Take a COVID-19 PCR test and upload a negative result before travel to arrive without self-isolating: If you’d prefer not to self-isolate on arrival, you can take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before your departure to Madeira. A PCR test result is the only type that’ll be accepted. You must upload your negative test result to your overseas passenger locator form before you go or you’ll be refused travel.
Fill out overseas passenger locator form before you travel
Before you travel to Madeira, you must complete the online form here. If you’re travelling with a child aged 12 or under, please include their details in your form.
This is where you’ll also need to upload your test result, if you choose to take a COVID-19 PCR test before travel.
There’s also an app where you can complete your overseas passenger locator form and upload your COVID-19 PCR test to. The Madeiran authorities recommend you download it for an easier travel experience.
If you don’t complete this form, you will not be able to board your flight.
Screening on arrival
You will be subject to health screening on arrival. You will be asked to show:
- your COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate; or
- your RT-PCR COVID-19 negative test certificate if you have not uploaded it to your passenger questionnaire
If you are unable to show one of these certificates, you will have to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and remain at your 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 and remain in isolation at your accommodation.
Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status
If you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days, or have had both doses of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to travel, you will be exempt from showing a RT-PCR test on entry to Madeira.
The authorities in Madeira will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. 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.
If you have recovered from COVID-19, you will need to show a medical report as evidence of your recovery in the last 180 days before travel.
Returning back to the UK
Please see the below article for the action you need to take to return back to the UK