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Before planning your trip to the Madeira Archipelago know how to get there, which are the legal documents, customs formalities and health precautions.
You can access to the islands of The Madeira and The Porto Santo by air.
The daily flights between Lisbon and Funchal have a duration of 1H25m.
The flights between islands are held in about 15 minutes.
There are two airports in the archipelago: the International Airport of Madeira and Porto Santo Airport.
Frequently visited by cruise ships to ports of Funchal and Porto Santo serve as a point of arrival to the islands and point of departure to other destinations.
Between the months of June and September the Spanish company, Naviera Armas, performs a service of ferry-boat for passengers and vehicles, with the ship "Volcán de Tijarafe", between the ports of Las Palmas and Tenerife in the Canary Islands, and Portimão, in Algarve, with scale in the Port of Funchal in both directions. You can therefore reach the Madeira with your car.
The daily ferry-boat "Lobo Marinho" between the island of Porto Santo and Funchal have a duration of 02H30 and allows the transport of vehicles.
Movements within the islands, are much easier, thanks to the modern road structure exists and is accessible almost all places of interest.
If a visitor coming from the European Union, as member of the Schengen agreement, may enter freely. If this agreement does not incorporate, you need an identity card which, according to the Portuguese regulations, will be the valid passport and in some cases a visa.
There are no restrictions on the removal of articles. If you carry a quantity that seems excessive to customs officials, you may be asked to prove that the items are for your personal.
You do not need any vaccinations before traveling to Archipelago. The emergency service in public hospitals to EU citizens is free. The private medical care is suitable for visitors of other nationalities.