The British tabloid ‘The Sun’ published, this weekend, an article about “Islands to Visit Now”, which presents a list of the “most beautiful islands in Portugal, Greece and Italy” where it is possible to go vacation without quarantine. Madeira could not be left out.
The article – which also includes the Azores, the island of Capri, Sardinia and Sicily, in Italy, and the islands of Rhodes, Corfu and Kos, in Greece – says the following about Madeira:
“The island has only about 50 [active] cases of coronavirus, after reopening to tourism in July. Popular attractions on the island include whale watching, as well as the artificial sand beach of Calheta. It is possible to travel directly [from the Kingdom United] via easyJet or British Airways. The requirements include a negative test, which can be done on arrival at the airport, as well as health checks and filling out forms on arrival “.
It should be remembered that despite the British government having removed Portugal from the list of safe countries, the regions of Madeira and the Azores were considered an exception, dispensing with the need for a two-week quarantine upon arrival in the United Kingdom.