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Madeira, Portugal - Unexpected, Safe . . . Perfect

Wonderful people… Natural beauty of the island… Breathtaking… Beautiful scenery… Amazing, tasty food… Unexpected... Safe…Perfect. These were just some of the adjectives the first US visitors on the new NY JFK- Madeira flight used to describe their visit to the island.

The new nonstop flight from New York JFK to Funchal, in Madeira Islands, via SATA Azores Airlines and through their partner Inovtravel, a Portugal based tour operator, launched on November 29. This is the first nonstop flight ever from a major USA gateway to Madeira directly, operating once a week on Mondays, until March 20, 2022. Flights can be booked through SATA Azores Airlines website or via Inovtravel’s team at They’ll be happy to help you about their variety of packages or direct flights to the destination.

Inovtravel is a Portuguese tour operator with license number RNAVT: 3877, IATA# 64212116. CoVid-19 RESTRICTIONS IN MADEIRA ISLANDS Madeira is an autonomous region of Portugal and, therefore, the destination has different CoVid-19 restrictions. Currently, CoVid-19 rules in Madeira are less restrictive than in mainland Portugal. Madeira is the only destination in Portugal that accepts the CDC vaccination card. Travelers that are not vaccinated can also visit Madeira by presenting a negative PCR test performed 72 hours or a rapid antigen test performed 48 hours prior to boarding.

  • Restrictions to enter MADEIRA ISLANDS

  1. CDC Vaccination certificate or

  2. RT-PCR Test - 72h before boarding or

  3. Antigen / TRAg test within 48 hours or

  4. CoVid-19 recovery certificate or

  5. Passengers may perform free test on arrival and await the result in prophylactic isolation (results are available between 12 to 24 hrs)

  6. Perform voluntary isolation, for a period of 14 days, at home or in a hotel accommodation

Exceptions: Children under 12yo

  1. Passengers need to register at



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