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Covid-19 Testing at Source Mooted


Yesterday, while visiting Porto da Cruz, the President of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque revealed that the Regional Government is negotiating a deal so that tourists are tested in their country of origin. He went on to say that “it is our intention, if we can come to an agreement with our main tourism markets (Germany and the United Kingdom) to arrange for people to be tested before they board their flight.  It would in all essence be less risky and far more practical.  However, to make this work, we would need to create affordable test prices.”

This comes, after it was announced in local newspaper JM this morning that the Regional Government has already spent €300,000 on tests since the island opened up to tourism on the 1st of July. 

Samantha Gannon

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