Madeira moved to the green, low-risk category for covid-19, on the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) map, which supports travel decisions in the European Union (EU).
Mainland Portugal and the Azores are still in the orange.
The green category is the best in the epidemiological situation of the ECDC map, which combines the notification rates of covid-19 cases in the last 14 days, the number of tests performed and the total positives, which are updated weekly, on Thursday. fair.
In today’s update, the Madeira archipelago registers an improvement, as it is now considered to be of low risk, which refers to territories with less than 50 new cases and a positivity rate of less than 4%, or less than 75 cases, but with positivity rate of less than 1%.
Mainland Portugal and the Azores are considered at moderate risk (orange), referring to places where the notification rate of new infections is 50 to 75 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days and the test positivity rate is 1% or between 75 and 200 newly infected per 100,000 population and a test positivity rate of 4% or more.
Last February, and due to the high number of infections, Portugal was even in the dark red category of ECDC maps, used for areas where the virus circulates at very high levels.
These maps from the European agency follow a system of traffic lights on the spread of covid-19 in the EU, starting with green (favorable situation), passing through orange, red and dark red (very dangerous situation).
They serve as an aid to Member States on the restrictions to be applied to travel within the Community.
In mid-June, the EU Council adopted a recommendation for a coordinated approach to travel, proposing that vaccinated and recovered from covid-19 should not be subjected to restrictive measures such as quarantines or testing.