Travel Info

Stay informed about all the important information for Madeira Island visitors.


  • Currency


    The Euro is the official Portuguese currency since January 2002

  • VAT and Taxes

    VAT and Taxes

    If you live outside the European Union, you are entitled to a VAT refund on your purchases. Make sure the shop is tax refund compliant and don't forget to ask for the tax free document at checkout.

  • Debit and Credit Card

    Debit and Credit Card

    Card payments are accepted in most establishments.

Health and Safety

  • COVID-19


    The archipelago of Madeira has no restrictions on entry and exit of passengers

  • Emergency No.

     Emergency No.

    112 is the European Emergency Number and MUST ONLY be used in Emergencies.

  • Hospitals


    The archipelago has several hospitals. In case of emergency, you should go to the public hospital Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça

Traveller Information

  • Electricity


    Electric current: 220V, 50 Hz frequency. Sockets in Portugal follow European standards.

  • Travelling with pets

    Travelling with pets

    You can travel to Madeira accompanied by your cat or dog, but not all airlines will transport pets.
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  • Travellers Guide

    Travellers Guide

    For more information on customs procedures, see the Customs formalities guide for travellers.
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  • Holidays


    Check here all public holidays in Portugal and the archipelago of Madeira.
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  • Tourist Offices

    Tourist Offices

    The archipelago of Madeira has nine Tourist Information Offices, one of which is in Porto Santo. You can get information by calling +351 966 765 718, Monday to Sunday from 9am to 8pm.
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  • Consulate Offices

    Consulate Offices

    See here the list of Consulates in the Autonomous Region of Madeira
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  • Road information

     Road information

    Some road parts may be closed, either due to roadworks or adverse weather conditions.
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  • Alerts and Route List

    Alerts and Route List

    Hiking along the archipelago's 'levadas' and trails is a rewarding activity. Discover the hiking trails officially recommended by the Regional Government of Madeira.
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  • Advice for hikers

    Advice for hikers

    Here are some rules of conduct and safety that must always be respected. If you are going for a hike along a 'Levada' or Footpath, read carefully!
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Contacts and useful links

  • Contacts


    Here are all the contacts you should have at hand during your stay.
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