The Regional Government of Madeira has defined the operating rules for maritime-tourism and tourist entertainment companies and travel agencies, which will only return to normal from September.

A note from the Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture published in the Official Journal of the Autonomous Region of Madeira states that, “in the exercise of maritime-tourist activities, the maximum capacity of vessels is conditioned on two parameters: the capacity of up to 60 passengers and with more than 60 passengers “.

For vessels with capacity for up to 60 passengers, occupancy of up to 70% of their capacity is allowed, until the end of June, 90% during the month of July, and without any capacity restriction, from August onwards. current year.

On the other hand, for vessels with capacity for more than 60 passengers, occupancy is allowed up to 70% of capacity until the end of next July, 90% during August, and without any capacity restriction from September 2020.

These restrictions do not apply, however, to small boats without an engine and jet skis.

In relation to the provision of services by tourist entertainment companies or travel and tourism agencies, related to cultural tourism activities, open air tourism or mere transport within the scope of their own activities, the maximum capacity of the motor vehicles used is conditioned in the following terms: until the end of next June, the occupation is allowed up to 70% of the capacity; during the month of July, the occupation is allowed up to 90% of the capacity; and, finally, from August, motor vehicles can drive with the maximum capacity allowed.

These restrictions, however, do not apply when only members of the same household are transported in the vehicle.

When the activities developed by tourist entertainment companies or travel and tourism agencies are pedestrians, whether in urban, rural or natural surroundings, each tourist information professional cannot accompany more than 25 people.

In all activities, whether in tourist maritime or tourist entertainment, all obligations related to the need to provide hand hygiene products, the use of a protective mask by customers (at the entrance of the vessel) and employees, and cleaning and disinfecting the vessel’s interior after each service provision.

From Jornal Madeira