Madeira travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Madeira with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Madeira.

Madeira travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Madeira with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Madeira - quick facts
Flight time 4 hours
Time difference UK +0 hours
Language(s) Portuguese
Currency Euro
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Madeira weather

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The Madeira weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Funchal.

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Madeira travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Madeira from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Madeira.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Madeira travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Madeira with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Madeira, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Madeira covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Madeira with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Madeira FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Madeira including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Madeira due to Covid-19?

Madeira is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Madeira.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Madeira?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Madeira. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Madeira from the UK?

The flight time to Madeira from the UK is typically 4 hours.

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What is the time difference between Madeira and the UK?

The time difference between Madeira and the UK is UK time+0 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Madeira?

The main language spoken in Madeira is Portuguese.

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What is the currency in Madeira?

The currency in Madeira is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Madeira?

Madeira uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Madeira?

They drive on the right side of the road in Madeira.

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