On 12 February 2021, the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) issued updated travel advice for Portugal regarding restrictions over the Carnival period in Madeira and Porto Santo, which reads in part as follows: “From 15 to 19 February, you are required to stay at home from 6pm to 5am the following morning, unless you need emergency medical treatment or are an essential worker.

“Shops and other commercial premises, except for pharmacies, health centres and petrol stations, will close at 5pm. Restaurants can remain open until 10pm for food delivery services only.”