View Funchal from an F-16 fighter jet

Video of Portuguese Air Force flypast on Portugal Day

The Portuguese Air Force have released footage of the second of their flypasts above Funchal on June 10 as part of the celebrations to mark Portugal Day.

The video was captured from the cockpit of one of the four F-16s that took part in the flypast.

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Concern as Delta variant arrives in Portugal

Portugal, where the Delta variant is increasing

Community transmission confirmed

Thanks to Peter A for a link to acorianooriental reporting that health authorities in mainland Portugal confirmed this Friday the community transmission of the Delta variant of the new coronavirus, more evident in the Lisbon and ............ more

COVID-19: Madeira averaging just 5 cases/day

Testing centre for COVID cases at the main hospital

65 cases so far in June.

Yesterday the Institute of Health Administration IASAÚDE announced four more positive cases of COVID-19 recorded over the previous 24-hour period (the photo is of the main PCR testing unit at the main Dr ............ more

Curfew put back one hour

Curfew headline in JM

Flower Festival in October.

Curfew change: JM leads with a report that the Regional Government has postponed until tomorrow, at 12:00, the announcement of readjustments in the measures of deconfinement,

However, the newspaper reveals the essential details of the alterations today, with confirmation that the new measures will ............ more

“World Voyager” in Porto Santo – video

"World Voyager" in Porto Santo with the ferry

The Madeira News website, with its automated newsfeed and Google translate, has picked up on the story that the World Voyager, which has been in Funchal since June 9, has now made its way to Porto Santo en route to the Azores.

A new tab has ............ more

Germany lifts Madeira warning

Madeira now "safe to discover" for travellers from Germany

Quarantine requirement removed.

The Diario yesterday reported that the Robert Koch Institute, the public health body of Germany, has removed Madeira from the list of high transmission risk regions of COVID-19. The decision takes effect from midnight ............ more

Importance of Azores link

Azores meeting photo

Tourism secretary seeks to reinforce tourist flow

JM reports that the Regional Secretary for Tourism and Culture, Eduardo Jesus, met yesterday in Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel, in the Azores, with the SATA aviation company.

During that meeting, Eduardo Jesus highlighted the importance of strengthening this air link.

“The meeting ............ more

Portugal Day: 360° photos

link to 360° photos

Remarkable photos from Funchal

FN have published (link opposite) a set of 360° photos from the celebrations yesterday. Not quite sure about 360° photos – a bit gimmicky?

Pandemic restrictions: new decisions today

JM reports that on the sidelines of the June 10 ceremonies in Madeira which took place yesterday morning at Praça da Autonomia, the president of the Regional ............ more

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