Information Before & While On Holidays


Being one of the safest places in the world, you won’t need to take special precautions in Madeira.



Visitors from EU countries belonging to Schengen Agreement have unrestricted entry.
Visitors from non-Schengen countries need a valid passport and, in some cases, a visa.
Have always a copy of your passport. If you lose your passport you will still be able to use a copy as a temporary identification until replace it.

Useful Contacts



For a serious medical or ambulance, fire or police need, simply dial the European Emergency Free Number 112 from any landline or mobile phone.
Operators should speak also in English and French.

On minor events: 

For medical needs visit the local medical center.
In case you need police, you have PSP (Polícia de Segurança Pública) or GNR (Guarda Nacional Republicana).

Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça “Cruz de Carvalho” t: +351.291705600

Hospital Dr. João de Almada t: +351.291780300
Hospital dos Marmeleiros t: +351.291705730
Ambulance / Paramedics Portuguese Red Cross (Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa) t: +351.291741115
Clinic Santa Luzia t: +351.291200000
Clinic Sé t: +351.291231777
Madeira Medical Center t: +351.291003300
Doctor Francis Zino t: +351.291742227 / +351.291763292  / +351.919900134
Chemist Shop Bom Sucesso (Farmácia) t: +351.291281483 
Police Public Security (PSP – Polícia de Segurança Pública) t: +351.291208400
Police GNR (Guarda Nacional Republicana) t: +351.291214460
Police Judicial (Polícia Judiciária) t: +351.291215600
Civil Protection Service t: +351.291700110 / +351.291700116
Fire Brigade (Bombeiros Municipais) t: +351.291200930 / +351.291222122
Fire Brigade Volunteer Firefighters (Bombeiros Voluntários) t: +351.291229115+351.291223056
Tourist Office Madeira t: +351.291211902
Airport Madeira Internacional t: +351.291520700

Weather & Temperatures

General Weather and Temperatures in Madeira

Thanks to the Gulf Stream the island has a rather pleasant weather all year long. 
Temperatures are around 25°C in July and August and they rarely drop bellow 18°C in winter. 
Very cold weather is not common, however it can happen occasionally.