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Madeira lifts mandatory masks and other restrictions

In mid-May, the country’s authorities approved resolution No. 316/2022, according to which the obligation to wear masks in most indoor and outdoor spaces was abolished. The reason is a decrease in the number of new cases of COVID-19 and high rates of vaccination.

The use of protective masks is now mandatory for persons aged 6 years and older only in the following places:

– Medical institutions and services, including pharmacies;

– Public transport, taxi;

– Platforms and covered access roads at bus stations, train stations, airports, and sea terminals;

– For confirmed cases of COVID-19, whenever the person is out of isolation until day 10 after symptom onset or test positive.

Mainland Portugal lifted the obligation to wear masks in most public places and events such as restaurants, cafes, malls, and museums as early as the end of April. Masks, therefore, remained only in medical institutions.

As an autonomous region, since the start of the pandemic, Madeira has imposed and lifted restrictions separately from Portugal. While Portugal continues to control the entry of travelers, Madeira lifted all restrictions in mid-March.

“At the airports, ports, and marinas of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, there are no restrictions on the entry of travelers,” the island authorities explain.

However, individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 are required to be tested at their own expense. In case of a positive result, quarantine at home or in a hotel should be carried out – also at your own expense. You can only leave the isolation room on the fifth day if the symptoms have disappeared. At the end of quarantine, control testing is optional.

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