The measures that are in force should be maintained until Easter, but weekly assessments will be made to decide whether to maintain or alleviate the measures against covid-19, said Miguel Albuquerque, president of the Government of Madeira.

In view of the epidemiological evolution in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, and in accordance with Government Resolution No. 69/2021, of 29 January, the Regional Government of Madeira will maintain the set of preventive measures, already in force as from 13 January, and now extended until 1 March.

Prohibition on Gatherings:
Gatherings of more than 5 persons in public ways, or in any other public area, are prohibited, except if from the same family unit. 

Circulation Restrictions:Circulation on public ways and areas is prohibited on weekdays between 7p.m. and 5a.m. of the following day.On weekends and public holidays, the circulation restriction on public ways and areas will be between 6p.m. and 5a.m. of the following day. 

Restriction on Commercial Activity:These establishments close at 6p.m. on weekdays and 5p.m. on weekends. 

Restaurants / Bars and Similar establishments:These establishments close at 6p.m. on weekdays and 5p.m. on weekends.On weekdays (from Monday to Friday) Restaurants will be allowed to be open between 6p.m. and 10p.m., exclusively for the preparation of meals for home delivery. Exceptions include restaurants / bars and similar establishments located inside the Madeira and Porto Santo airports, in the reserved section after the passenger security control, and restaurants of tourist resorts and local lodging establishments, for the exclusive provision of meals for its guests. 

Others:All gambling establishments, casinos, bingo or similar locations, must close at 6p.m. on weekdays and at 5p.m. on weekends.It has also been determined that, as long as the state of emergency is in force or there are high risk municipalities, the circulation prohibition in the Autonomous Region of Madeira on public ways, on the remaining days, will be from 7p.m. to 5a.m. The exceptions are those forseen in the Government Council Resolution of the 4th of January.

Porto Santo – Maritime Connections Passengers boarding at the Funchal Port with Porto Santo Island as destination, should present the PCR screening test for SARS-CoV-2 infection, with a negative result, carried out within a maximum period of 72 hours prior to departure.


a) Children up to eleven years of age;

b) Travellers who are residents of Porto Santo Island and are returning to the island within seven days, as they will perfom the PCR test on the 5th day after arrival, thus guaranteeing their prophylactic isolation until then;

c) Travellers who present a medical document, issued in the last 90 days, certifying that they have recovered from COVID-19 disease, or a document certifying that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Travellers should schedule the PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 infection at the Emergency and Public Health Services, at least 4 days (96 hours) in advance, using the following email: the PCR screening test for SARS-CoV-2 infection does not incur any charges for the traveller.