Portugal red-list does not apply to Madeira

Portugal’s position clarified

Portugal red-list does not apply to Madeira 1
Earlier post today

Following up on the previous post on the Portugal red-list update, the Telegraph reports that the Foreign Office has said: “You must be able to show you have completed the vaccination programme. The rules only currently apply to mainland Portugal and not Madeira and will remain in place until at least July 11″. 

Waiting for some clarification from the Regional Government on this, but they are strangely quiet on the subject …..

Meanwhile the same newspaper reports:

EU poised to launch vaccine passport

An EU-wide Covid certificate for easier travel comes into force on Thursday, just in time for Europe’s busy summer vacation period, but the more-infectious Delta variant is already threatening to curtail its use. However , the vaccine passport will be no use to excluded Brits

The EU document – sporting a QR code and available in digital form on smartphones or hard copy – shows whether the bearer is vaccinated with one of the EU’s approved jabs (from BioNTech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson), has recovered from an infection, or has a recent negative Covid test.

Under an EU law adopted this month, the certificate does away with the need for quarantines or further testing when travelling between the EU’s 27 countries or four associated European nations (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein).

Twenty EU countries have already started issuing and accepting it, with the others expected to follow suit shortly.

A new tab has been added to the top of each page with a link to resources dealing with COVID-19 in Madeira – this covers the latest government regulations on travel to the island, how to get a PCR test, and many other links that will be useful to people wanting to travel to and from Madeira

COVID-19 in Madeira: daily updates can be found in an earlier post

Vaccinations in Madeira: updates can be found in an earlier post

8 thoughts on “Portugal red-list does not apply to Madeira”

  1. These rules are ruining family holidays for the UK. As a large percentage of Adults have been vaccinated twice we are not vaccinating children or under 18s… So my wife and I have both received our two vaccinations but our two daughters can’t at the moment….

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  2. Low percentage of adults have taken up the vaccine in the UK thats why all this carry on by the UK government restrictions will be around for sometime people we still refuse the vaccines.

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  3. We fly out on the 26th. With everything that needs to be done beforehand and before you get back is such a pain in the backside it will be long time before we go abroad again..

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