Madeira extends PCR test requirement

By TPN/Lusa, in Islands, News · 24-06-2021 11:00:00 · 2 Comments

The Government of Madeira has extended for another month the requirement of a negative PCR test upon entry into airports or ports in the autonomous region for travellers from abroad.

"We are going to extend another month the imperative requirement for PCR tests to enter in airports and ports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira," stated Miguel Albuquerque.

The government explained that the measure that allows to only get a rapid antigen test, scheduled to take effect on 1 July, will be revoked.

Miguel Albuquerque highlighted that the decision stems from the worsening of the epidemiological situation in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, where the Delta variant of the new coronavirus has become prevalent.

"Of course, the PCR test at the airports and ports of the Autonomous Region of Madeira gives us greater security guarantees", he stressed.

Miguel Albuquerque added, on the other hand, that the Delta variant has not yet been detected in the archipelago, and the health authorities are awaiting the results of samples sent for analysis at the National Institute of Health (INSA).

For travel between islands - Madeira and Porto Santo - the requirement to present a negative antigen test from 1 July remains.



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Comments:

We arrived in Madeira on Monday late afternoon and must say the Madeira airport & Madeira safe we experienced was second to none, very professionally organised. We felt very safe. A big well done and thank you to Madeira for this

By Kenneth fell from Madeira on 27-07-2021 02:00

You were one of the first countries to realize PCR tests are worthless. Yet you keep using them. People need to rise up and take your country back

By Latoysha Adams from Açores on 24-06-2021 03:12
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