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 … Read more

Porto Santo more accessible

Ferry and flights return from tomorrow

Porto Santo

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 … Read more

Firefighting helicopter returns

Helicopter arrives tomorrow

JM headline featuring firefighting helicopter returning 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 … Read more

20-minute test before flying

Travel restrictions could be replaced

COVID test

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 … Read more

Portugal opens for tourism

… mainland tourism will be possible from early June

Tourism in the centre of Lisbon

Afar magazine observes that although its land borders with Spain remain closed until June 15, flights to mainland Portugal are still … Read more

easyJet to slash staff 30%

… as it warns business won’t fully recover until 2023

easyJet planes on the ground

easyJet plans to slash 30% of its staff as the company warns flight demand will not fully recover until 2023. … Read more

Tourism restarts July 1

Madeira to reopen “safely and confidently”, beginning with end of quarantine

The following press release was received by the blog this afternoon from the Office of His Excellency, the Regional … Read more

50 tourists remain in Madeira

50 choose to stay on the island throughout pandemic

JM reports that around 50 tourists have remained in the Region throught the pandemic

JM reports that the Regional Directorate of Tourism understands that around 50 tourists chose to stay on the island throughout the … Read more

Hot weather continues …

… with Orange and Yellow warnings in place

Praiia Formosa - busy in the hot weather

The Diario reports that the Portuguese Weather Institute (IPMA) has placed the south coast of Madeira under an Orange warning until 9:00 … Read more

Praia Formosa busy

… as temperatures head into the 30’s

Praia Formosa today, with record temperatures

The Diario reports that a large influx of bathers to Praia Formosa this summer Sunday, has brought up again the problem of parking … Read more

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