"The Regional Government Council, meeting in plenary on 18 June, decided to declare, following the epidemiological situation of covid-19, the situation of calamity throughout the territory of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, in order to promote the containment of pandemic covid-19 and prevent the contagion and spread of the disease, with effect from 00:00 on 1 July, 2020 until 23:59 hours on 31 July, 2020", reads the resolution .

The decision of the Regional Government determines that each traveller who disembarks at the airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira is obliged to comply with some rules, such as presenting a negative test and carried out up to 72 hours before departure to covid-19.

Alternatively, you will have to perform the test on arrival in Madeira, and you must remain in isolation, in the respective home or in the hotel establishment where you are staying, until the negative result of that test is obtained.

Those who disembark in the archipelago will still have to perform voluntary isolation, for a period of 14 days, at their home or in the hotel establishment where they are staying, and if the accommodation is less than 14 days, the confinement will have the duration of the accommodation period.

The Regional Government also makes the choice of the traveller to return to the destination of origin or any other destination outside the territory of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, provided that he fulfils, until the time of the flight, isolation at home or in the hotel where he is staying.

The resolution published includes some exceptions, namely for patients undergoing treatment; children up to 11 years of age; people domiciled in Madeira or Porto Santo, moving between the two islands; people who have departed from Airports in the Autonomous Region and whose return takes place within a maximum period of 72 hours; people who travel, evidently, at least once a week, however, they are required, every two weeks, proof of having performed the SARS-CoV-2 PCR test.

The diploma also determines the mandatory confinement, if necessary compulsorily, for a period of 14 days, in a health establishment, in the respective home or in a hotel establishment, upon decision of the competent health authorities to patients infected with covid-19 and the citizens to whom active surveillance has been determined.

The resolution states that PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 "is certified by national authorities and recommended by international health authorities, the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO)" and that "the financial charges for the hotel where the traveller is staying are the responsibility of the traveller".

Failure to comply with the provisions established within the scope of this resolution incurs the respective offenders in the practice of the crime of disobedience.