Madeira opens the "green corridor" for those vaccinated and for those cured by COVID-19
As we anticipate from 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic will put humanity to the test in 2021. It will be some time before we get rid of the threat of this virus.
The difference between last year and this year compared to the new coronavirus lies in the fact that most of us know what we are fighting, we have some vaccines on the market, some effective treatments and we hope for a normality without (too many) restrictions and conditions.
Unfortunately, if we can call it that, the year 2021 will be a transition to a new normal, and travel for tourism will certainly be more than in 2020, but also conditioned in some places.
Vaccination certificates, by vaccination passports, of green corridors, of travel passetc. It is clear that all these discussions and efforts are being made so that people can travel more easily between countries, without having to be quarantined.
Madeira will introduce facilities for those vaccinated
Madeira, for example, has announced the opening of a "green corridor" for those vaccinated and cured by COVID-19. Those with negative COVID-19 tests can already travel to Madeira anyway.
But for the summer season, Madeira wants more tourists and then announced this green corridor for those immunized by vaccine or by curing COVID-19. Tourists must prove that they have been recovering from Covid-19 in the last 90 days or that they have a official vaccination certificate, which includes the date of the two doses taken and the immunization period for each vaccine. Documents must be submitted in English on Madeirasafe.com before traveling.
Although efforts are being made to resume mass tourism, Madeira is currently on the red list of many countries just because it is under Portuguese rule. According to Madeira authorities, there are an average of 50 new cases of COVID-19 every day, but at the same time about 80 people are declared cured. It is estimated that Madeira's population will be 70% immunized by the end of this year.
The example of Madeira will certainly be followed by other countries dependent on tourism and we can mention here Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, but also other European countries. Or EU approved Digital Green Pass and then everything will be clearer to the inhabitants of the old continent.
Portugal is currently on Romania's yellow list and everyone traveling from Portugal to Romania will need COVID-19 negative PCR test and will remain in isolation for 10 days.