Updated rules as of May 15, 2022
Much to the relief of many, most covid-19 measaures have now been dropped in Madeira. The last rudimentary rule is, like in many places, about wearing
There is no longer need to wear a mask in most places, with only a minimal number of exceptions. You still have to wear a mask in
- hospitals and health units
- public transport
It is obvious that buses are public transport, but don´t be too surprised if you are asked to wear a mask in a taxi.
masks on a plane
Strictly speaking, a plane is public transport too. However, The EU has dropped the obligation to wear a mask on a plane. However, the airline still has the right to decide otherwise. So check with your airline, but make sure to have a mask in your pocket just in case. The same goes for airports. Strictly there should be no need to wear a mask, but I would not be surprised if the Madeira Airport authorities would consider the airport as a part of the public transport system. Again, avoid a nasty surprise and carry some.
Travelling to Porto Santo
Though the ferry to Porto Santo allows you to spend the crossing outside enjoying the views, strictly it is a means of public transport and the crew could well demand you wear a mask. Again, avoid a surprise and carry some.
have deleted the former texts and updates, as they have become obsolete. I think that, as usual, we shall have to wait and see how this confusing document comes into effect and how the measures pan out. But experience teaches us that, as a rule, the measures will not spoil your stay in beautiful Madeira.
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