Travel to and from Madeira

Travel to Madeira after May 17

There is desperately little news around this morning, so I thought it worthwhile clearing up a little confusion about requirements for travel to and from Madeira. At the moment these are those that apply when travel recommences on May 17 but please bear in mind that these could change at any minute, ............ more

Vaccine passport by Monday

NHS smartphone app will be ready

Various sources report that holidaymakers who have been fully inoculated against COVID-19will be able to use the NHS smartphone app as a vaccine passport from Monday, May 17.

Ministers have promised that vaccine passports for travel abroad will be available on the NHS app from next week. The app ............ more

Porto Santo wants more police

More policing requested this summer

JM reports that the majority of Porto-Santenses considers the number of police deployed to the island during the summer to be insufficient, according to an opinion study carried out by Intercampus for JM and radio 88.8. 

Miguel Velosa, of the Association of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Porto ............ more

Tourism returns gradually

Signs of tourism returning to the streets of Funchal

Funchal slightly busier this morning

JM reports that Funchal “is already beginning to feel the resumption of tourism (albeit gradual) and, with it, a ‘smell’ of the much-desired normality of pre-covid times”.

This morning there were already several tourists walking the streets of the Madeiran capital, bringing ............ more

€10,000 presidential flagpole

Flagpole being erecrted at Qta Vigia

Quinta Vigia gets an expensive addition

Still little news about, but the excellent FN website reports on a new addition to the grounds of Quinta Vigia, the official residence of the Regional President.

Apparently, the presidential residence already had a flagpole, but it was not straight! The new one, according to the tender, cost €10,000, ............ more

Jet2CityBreaks to Funchal

Jet2 CityBreaks promo

New Jet2 offering for later this year

Jet2 release CityBreaks: FN reports that following yesterdays announcement that Portugal is one of the countries included in the so-called “green list” for its citizens, so that, starting on May 17, British tourists are expected to arrive in Portugal, with particular focus on regions such as Madeira ............ more

750 Brits due on May 17

British arrivals Madeira airport

Holidaymakers quick off the mark.

TV station RTP Madeira report that after Portugal was included on the “green list” of countries considered safe to travel and exempt from quarantine on arrival back ............ more

Tourism reactivated in Madeira

JM headline about tourism

Record blog readers

JM leads this morning with the headline “Tourism Reactivated”. Today, two dozen air connections signal the reactivation of the tourism sector. Flights from Germany, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the continent plan to visit the airport and confirm the good expectations ............ more

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