"Travellers disembarking at Airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, from the United Kingdom, who do not present a negative Covid-19 test, must be tested. While awaiting the results of the same, they must remain in compulsory prophylactic isolation in a hotel establishment requested by the Regional Government for the purpose ", reads a communiqué of the regional executive, of PSD / CDS-PP coalition, released after an extraordinary meeting of the Government Council.

The measure was taken due to the current epidemiological evolution in the United Kingdom.

In Portugal the circulation of this new virus variant detected in the United Kingdom is not confirmed, according to the Government, which quotes data obtained by the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge.

In a statement, the Government of Madeira states that the financial charges for the hotel where the traveller is staying are the responsibility of the executive.