Lido opening times change

New season starts at lidos

The Diario reports online that starting tomorrow, June 1, the major bathing complexes in the Funchal, managed by the controversial company Frente MarFunchal will have new schedules.

Lido and Ponta Gorda:

Morning: 8:30 – 13:30

Afternoon: 15:00 – 20:00

Barreirinha and Poças do Gomes:

Morning: ............ more

Porto Santo more accessible

Porto Santo

Ferry and flights return from tomorrow

The Diario reports that the political movement “Mais Porto Santo” (More Porto Santo) has welcomed Binter’s return to the Madeira/Porto Santo connection. The airline will resume flights between the islands tomorrow, June 1, after the connection was suspended in March because of the ............ more

Firefighting helicopter returns

JM headline featuring firefighting helicopter returning tomorrow

Helicopter arrives tomorrow

JM today headlines the imminent arrival of the firefighting helicopter, which is due in Madeira tomorrow.

The newspaper reports that the apparatus for fighting fires comes by boat to the Region. After the propellers are assembled in Caniçal, you will be able to train at the Regional Civil Protection ............ more

20-minute test before flying

COVID test

Travel restrictions could be replaced

Thanks to Jaime for a link to the Telegraph, who reported late last week that Britons could have to take 20-minute coronavirus tests before arriving at the airport under proposals being considered by ministers as part of a bid to enable holidays abroad this summer.   

The newspaper reports ............ more

Portugal opens for tourism

Tourism in the centre of Lisbon

… mainland tourism will be possible from early June

Afar magazine observes that although its land borders with Spain remain closed until June 15, flights to mainland Portugal are still available – at a reduced level, but not eliminated. Routes are currently available between Portugal and ............ more

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