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ANAC’s Aerial Accessibility Plan

The National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) published this Monday its standardisation plan for Madeira’s aerial accessibility, as defined by the Regional Government.

On the ANAC website, the plan, effective from the 1st of july, can be consulted in its entirety and concerns travellers to Madeira and Porto Santo airports.

The plan is as follows:

1. Filling out and submitting an epidemiological inquiry http://apps.iasaude.pt/s-alerta/questionarios/viagem/questionario.cfm?l=EN

All passengers must complete the survey Regional Health Authority (IASAÚDE) before travelling, ideally 48 -12 hours prior to departure.

The survey is available on the official IASAUDE website and will be accessible through the websites of the airlines that so consent.

Alternatively, the completion of the survey, on paper, may occur on arrival at airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

2. Thermal screening
All passengers disembarked at airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira are subjected to thermal screening, even if they carry a negative test for COVID-19 disease, carried out within 72 hours prior to disembarkation, in laboratories certified by national or international authorities.

3. Test for COVID-19 disease
Passengers disembarked at airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira carrying a negative test for COVID-19 disease, carried out within 72 hours prior to disembarkation, in laboratories certified by national or international authorities, upon disembarking, they proceed to their destination, upon presentation of the respective report which can also be submitted, in advance, together with the inquiry referred to in point 1.

Passengers disembarking at airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira who have not tested for COVID-19 disease, will do so at the respective airport on arrival, with a maximum period of 1 hour estimated for the completion of the inherent process.

After carrying out the aforementioned test, the passenger will proceed to his destination, being exempted from mandatory confinement, respecting the rules of social distance, use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitary safety.

The test result will be reported to the passenger within the next 12 hours.

4. Monitoring
All passengers will be monitored through an APP (mobile application) of the Regional Health Authority, of voluntary but recommended use, or by telephone contact.

5. Positive test result for COVID-19 disease
The passenger will be directed to a designated hotel and cohabitants (direct contacts) will be subject to mandatory confinement.

The Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira will assume the respective costs of treatment, accommodation and meals, in the designated hotel unit.

After 7 days, the passenger will be subjected to a new test for COVID-19 disease, for decision by the Regional Health Authority.

If the disease manifests itself during the stay, the respective hotel will not close and must comply with the guidelines issued by the Regional Health Authority.

6. Repatriation
The Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira collaborates with all Diplomatic Authorities and operators involved.

Charges related to repatriation operations must be covered by the travel insurance policy of the passengers concerned.

Samantha Gannon

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