PCR test objectors released

PCR test

Confined in hotel against their will

JM reports that a Funchal court ordered the release of three citizens who had been in compulsory confinement, after refusing to take the PCR test on arrival in Madeira.

As far as JM was concerned, the three citizens arrived in the Region last week, when the state of calamity was still in effect, and ............  ...read more

Clock changes to continue

Funchal's Se Cathedral - clock changes will remain on October 31
Funchal’s Se Cathedral clock

EU continues with clock change on 31 October

The Portugal News reported recently that the time throughout the EU will change as usual on 31 October to winter time, and once again clocks will go back by one hour, despite a proposal since 2018 for the end of this seasonal clock change practice.

European Commission’s spokesperson for Public ............  ...read more

Volcano: gas and dust over Madeira

Windy map of gas and dust from the La Palma volcano

“Volcano fog” visits Madeira

The Diario reports that this week the Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA acknowledged that a cloud of sulphur dioxide (SO2) “originating from the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano” had been ............  ...read more

Motorcyclists protest in Funchal

Motorcyclists protest outside CR7 Hotel

Mandatory inspections from next year

JM reports that Funchal was one of the locations in Portugal where motorcyclists yesterday demonstrated against the imposition of mandatory inspections on motorcycles from January 2022. Unlike what happened in Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra and Faro, in Funchal and Porto Holy the protest was made on foot.

The ............  ...read more

Banana da Madeira sponsors Lisbon Marathon

Lisbon Marathon sponsored by Banana da Madeira

” One of the marathons not to be missed”

JM reports that at 8:00 am tomorrow, Sunday, October 17, at Avenida da República, in Cascais, the starting shot of the 2021 edition of the Lisbon Marathon, sponsored in part by Banana da Madeira, will be fired.

Since 2012, GESBA-Banana Sector Management Company has supported the event, organized by ............  ...read more

Airport traffic recovers

Funchal airport busy

… towards 2019 levels

The Diario reports that according to its operator, VINCI Airports, traffic at Funchal Airport is almost back to the 2019 level.

VINCI information, based on data up to September 30, states that in Portugal, “the number of passengers practically doubled this summer compared to last ............  ...read more

The end of curfew

JM headline the end of curfew

Old Town comes back to life

JM reports that “it was a form of liberation”. Funchal’s old town and other parts of the city once again registered crowds at the start of the first weekend without curfew restrictions.

In an issue that highlights other ‘freedoms’ that were once restricted due to the ............  ...read more

Madeira now considered ‘low risk’

ECDC logo - the organisation now regards Madeira as low risk

… on EU travel map

Press agency Lusa report that Madeira has moved into the green, low risk category for COVID-19 on the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) map, which supports travel decisions in the European Union (EU), with mainland Portugal and the Azores in orange.

This ............  ...read more

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