TAP to operate 10 flights per day

TAP reverses planned cutbacks in the Region

TAP headline in the JM

JM report the good news that the national carrier TAP’s plans for this year have reversed the forecast of a drastic cut in air connections. TAP reveals to JM that it will ensure a daily flight to Porto Santo, two to Porto and seven to Lisbon. TAP will operate some trips with smaller Embraer aircraft.

The Front Page also highlights the amount of covid junk produced in Madeira related to the pandemic in 2021 (reportedly more than 200 tons) as the collection of masks, gloves, and personal protective equipment is growing exponentially.

The Diario reports this morning that the Regional Government has already spent €66m on testing, with an average of 18,000 people being tested per day since November.

As the pandemic continues to spread, January is already the worst month ever in the Region. In the first 7 days of 2022, more than 9,000 infections were detected, with another 1,690 cases confirmed yesterday. Regional President Miguel Albuquerque has tested negative, whilst regional secretary Susana Prada has tested positive.

The newspaper notes that the pandemic has already caused the cancellation of eight events for international promotion in the Region.

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

Travel latest: requirements for entering and leaving Madeira: is kept up-to-date on a previous post

New restrictions: a detailed updated explanation of the latest regulations can be found here

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