Coronavirus Update March 2020
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the temporary postponement of our tours in March due to the necessary precautions we are taking over the next few weeks in reaction to COVID-19.
There are currently 78 cases in Portugal, however, none yet reported in Madeira. COVID-19 can be an asymptomatic, but contagious, virus with an incubation period of up to 14 or more days. With the situation escalating daily our priority is your health and we simply do not want to put you and your families at risk.
Cruise liners are now banned from docking in Funchal, all schools and teaching facilities will be closed as of Monday and many flights are being cancelled.
As a result, we have decided to cancel all tours until the end of March. Our office is temporarily closed and our team is in voluntary self isolation too, until advised otherwise by Portuguese health officials.
We do not want to be responsible for the potential spread of COVID-19 and are acting to keep our clients, employees and community safe during this time of uncertainty.
Our team at Hit the Road will be working closely with you to reschedule tours to a more appropriate day in the future, once safe to do so.
If you decide to fly to Madeira, please contact me and I can help keep you updated on the local news and alerts to keep you safe.
I hope to have your consideration and support through this very testing time for us, I am very, very sorry for the inconvenience this news may cause you and I hope to see you all very, very soon!
Do feel free to keep in contact and ask any questions you may have too.
Please stay safe, and much love to you all from myself, Hugo, Lisa, Vitor and Veronica.
Jeff de Gouveia
Hit The Road Tours
Founder & owner