Madeira travel insurance

  • Unlimited medical emergency expenses¹
  • Up to £10K cancellation cover
  • 24/7 emergency medical helpline
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Are you going to Madeira soon?

If you are going to Madeira, make sure you get the best travel insurance for you and your holiday. Some things to think about before you purchase are:

  • The cost of your trip – Sometimes things happen outside of your control, meaning you have to cancel your holiday; it’s good to know that you are able to cover costs
  • Consider the activities that you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our adventure and extreme sports policy
  • The total cost of your baggage
  • Also, don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Madeira from the FCDO

What is covered with travel insurance to Madeira?

All our policies cover over 100 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

For more information about what’s covered in our travel insurance for Madeira, have a read of our policy documents here.

We want to make sure that you have a great holiday to Madeira, so we’ve put together some fun facts and other important information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip.

Currency Euro
Most common languages spoken Portuguese
Capital Funchal
Continent Europe
Population Approx. 268 thousand
Plug type Plug type F
Driving side Right-hand side

Spring – March to May

Summer – June to August

Autumn – September to November

Winter – December to February

Laws Local laws and customs


Do I need a visa for Madeira?

No, you don’t need a visa to travel to Madeira as a British citizen. You can stay in Madeira for up to 3 months as a tourist, and if you’d like to stay for longer, then you must apply for a Registration Certificate from the local Camara Municipal (Town Hall).

What travel insurance do I need for Madeira?

As with our Portugal travel insurance, we can cover Madeira either under a single trip policy, or as part of annual multi-trip travel insurance

Healthcare in Madeira

UK citizens should carry a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which can cover you for necessary medical treatments in public healthcare centres in Madeira. However, it’s always important to make sure you have adequate medical travel insurance in place as the EHIC or GHIC doesn’t cover for repatriation, ongoing medical treatments or non-urgent treatments.

Find out more about healthcare in Madeira here.

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

Useful bits

Emergency? Call us:
+44 (0)207 748 0060

For everything else, contact us.

We cover over 50 activities!

All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip.

Medical & Emergency Assistance in Madeira

If something happens while you’re in Madeira and you need emergency treatment for an illness or injury, we’re here to help.

All travel insurance policyholders have access to our 24-hour medical assistance team.