Portugal’s Madeira Opens Up ‘Green Corridor’ For Vaccinated Tourists


Portugal’s Madeira Opens Up ‘Green Corridor’ For Vaccinated Tourists.

The Portuguese island of Madeira has opened a ‘green corridor’ to admit tourists who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19. The destination already allows visitors to enter with proof of a negative Covid test.

However, it still remains on the British ‘red list’ of destinations, meaning that those arriving in the UK from Portugal – including Madeira – must quarantine for 10 days in an airport hotel.

To be eligible for the new requirements, tourists must prove their status through one of two documents – either proof of Covid-19 recovery in the last 90 days, or an official vaccination certificate, which includes the date of the two doses taken and the immunisation period for each vaccine.

Documentation in English must be submitted to the Madeirasafe.com app before the trip is taken. The Madeira Promotion Bureau said in a statement: “Despite currently being on the UK’s red list due to being part of Portugal – although it is geographically over 1,000km from the mainland – there is no evidence of the Brazilian strain in the destination and cases are dropping significantly.

“In the last seven days, there has been an average of 54 new cases and 87 recovered per day. The target is to immunise 60-70% of the population by the end of the year.”

Last July, the island established a regime enabling arrivals to show evidence of a negative test or to take a free test at the airport.

The bureau said the new policy “represents a vote of confidence in this new phase the world is going through, in addition to encouraging visits to the destination to stimulate economic activity, while maintaining Madeira as a safe destination”.

Spain is still in the process of considering the use of ‘green passports’ with Greece, Israel and Cyprus already sharing the system that has seen thousands of tourists flock to the countries.

Thank you for taking the time to read this news article “Portugal’s Madeira Opens Up ‘Green Corridor’ For Vaccinated Tourists”. For more UK daily news, Spanish daily news and Global news stories, visit the Euro Weekly News home page.

Tony Winterburn

Share your story with us by emailing newsdesk@euroweeklynews.com, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

Recent Posts

  • Spain

Lifeguards make FOUR dramatic rescues off Cala Mijo beach in Spain’s Águilas

BEACH lifeguards and a rescue boat were forced to enter the waters off the Cala…

5 hours ago
  • EU News

Estonia demand answers from Russia over Mi-8 helicopter airspace violations

THE Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday, August 10, that it had summoned…

6 hours ago
  • World News

Heartbreak as young Edmonton Oilers fan Ben Stelter dies aged 5

TRIBUTES flooded social media on Wednesday, August 10, following the heartbreaking news that five-year-old Ben…

6 hours ago
  • Ukraine crisis

UPDATE: DANGEROUS ammonia leak following HUGE fire in Russian-occupied Donetsk People’s Republic

FURTHER reports coming out of the Russian-occupied Donetsk People's Republic on Wednesday, August 10 suggest…

6 hours ago
  • World News

Satellite images reportedly show HUGE damage to Crimea’s Novofedorivka Airbase

SATELLITE images circulating online reportedly show the damage as a result of the explosions at…

7 hours ago
  • Italy News

BREAKING: Helicopter crash in Valtellina Italy leaves father dead and son wounded

A DEVASTATING helicopter crash in Italy's Valtellina valley on Wednesday, August 10, has left one…

8 hours ago