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Madeira lifts restrictions at airports and ports for incoming tourists

The Madeiran authorities have announced in their latest update that the requirement for COVID-19 testing at airports and ports has been lifted.

However, it has been clarified that only certain categories of travelers will be exempted from this entry rule, according to SchengenVisaInfo.com.

According to Madeira’s official tourism portal, the Madeira Regional Tourist Board, the requirement to present a rapid antigen test or be tested upon arrival at Madeira airports does not apply to persons who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 90 days.

In addition, individuals who have been fully vaccinated against the virus with one of the approved vaccines are exempt from testing.

A vaccination certificate is valid for entry into Madeira if the document confirms that the holder has been vaccinated with AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen, Sinovac, Sputnik V and Sinopharm vaccines.

Travelers who have received only the first dose of vaccine in two-dose vaccination schedules and have been infected with the COVID-19 virus within the last 90 days also do not need to present a pre-entry test or be tested upon arrival in Madeira.

However, each person is required to complete the Passenger Locator Form, regardless of vaccination status. The form must be completed within 48 hours prior to arrival.

Unlike vaccinated and recovered travelers, those who have not been vaccinated or who have not recovered from COVID-19 disease must present a negative pre-entry test or be tested upon arrival in order to be allowed to enter Madeira.

Travelers who pass a rapid antigen test within 48 hours prior to boarding their aircraft can proceed immediately to their destination in Madeira.

On the other hand, those who are not tested in their country of origin must take the test upon arrival at the airport. Testing at the airport is free.

In addition to the above measures, while in Madeira, everyone must comply with the internal rules of COVID-19, such as maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.

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