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Golfers from the UK will have plenty to cheer about when they head to the safe and secure island destination of Madeira later this year, with charging just £1 for the cost of golf club carriage on flights from this autumn.

Players eager to escape the Covid-19 misery on an autumn sunshine golf break can take nearly £60 off the cost of their holiday when booking a return flight with the leading airline and package holiday operator.

Available on any new flight-only booking made now and taken between September 1, 2021, and April 30, 2022, the offer applies to any golf club carriage booked on a return flight to Madeira from the UK airports at which operates from. For more details, go to

Golfers from the UK and across northern Europe have headed to Madeira in increasing numbers since last autumn to enjoy its world-class golf courses and many other attractions.

The islands’ three golf courses include two on the mainland – Clube de Golfe Santo da Serra and Palheiro Golf, as well as Porto Santo Golf, which is located on the nearby island of Porto Santo.

Stringent rules are in place for everyone flying into Madeira airport to maintain utmost safety during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Discover Madeira, the consumer-facing brand of the Madeira Promotion Bureau, has published updated guidelines for incoming visitors who have been vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19.

Anyone who has been fully vaccinated against the virus is exempt from the mandatory testing procedure upon arrival, providing they present documentation that certifies their vaccination according to the stipulated vaccination plan and have respected the period of activation of the immune system provided for in the summary of product characteristics (SmPC).

In addition, a tourist or individual who has tested positive in the last 90 days may be excused, if they are provided with a medical document that proves and certifies that this carrier is recovered from the disease Covid-19 and that it has occurred in the last three months.

All other passengers must complete the Regional Health Authority’s (IASAÚDE) epidemiological survey prior to arrival and will need to submit a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure. If they have not performed a test in advance, they will be required to take one upon arrival at the airport – although this is free. Incoming visitors will also be subject to thermal screening, even if they carry a negative test for Covid-19.

Discover Madeira has worked tirelessly with the local and Portuguese authorities since last summer to put plans in place for all holidaymakers to visit safely, with the Madeira Safe to Discover” guidelines being stringently followed across the islands to control and prevent the spread of coronavirus and other possible infections. Hotels, restaurants, bars, golf clubs and other tourist activities across the islands have also adopted the “Clean and Safe” stamp, created by VisitPortugal, which distinguishes tourist activities which are compliant with certain hygiene and cleaning requirements.

In addition, visitors can enhance their experience by downloading the islands’ new ‘Madeira Safe to Discover’ app, the official tourism app of Madeira and Porto Santo which has been the innovative created to help ensure tourists get the most from their visit in a safe and secure way.


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