Cyprus re-opens tourism from May

Sunset in Cyprus

… but UK government travel restrictions will still be in force.

Various sources report that Cyprus is the first country to announce that it will re-open tourism from the 1st of May – but only to tourists that can prove they have been fully vaccinated.

The Cypriot government said those who had both Covid jabs could travel there without restrictions from 1 ............ more

Nuclear waste ship – intrigue!

Intercepted ship well off course?

Following up on a post last night about the nuclear waste ship that was intercepted by the Portuguese Navy patrol boat off Santa Cruise yesterday, the blog’s resident nautical expert has been in touch, which merits an update.

Jaime is of the opinion that rather than “sea trials”  ( ............ more

No relaxation of restrictions for Easter

DSG and restrictions feature on the cover of JM

President to visit Madeira

JM leads with a report that the population of Funchal are opposed to a relaxation of the current restrictions over the Easter period.

According to an opinion poll carried out by Intercampus between the 19th and 28th of February, two-thirds of the people from Funchal are opposed to any easing of restrictions ............ more

Nuclear waste vessel intercepted

… and escorted away from Madeira.

The Diario reports that this afternoon the Portuguese Navy ‘Douro’ patrol boat, currently serving a spell of duty in Madeira, intercepted the nuclear waste transport ship ‘Pacific Heron’ when it was sailing along the south coast of Madeira, off Santa Cruz – an area where it was ............ more

Vaccination of teachers to start soon

depending on the number received from AstraZeneca

Miguel Albuquerque, president of the Regional Government, said this morning that the vaccination for teachers in schools in the Region is coming soon.

During the visit to the Macaronesian Forest Center, installed in Quinta do Santo da Serra, the minister revealed that vaccination to this risk group ............ more

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