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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Madagascar
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Madagascar
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Anosy (except its capital Fort Dauphin (Tôlanaro)) and Atsimo-Atsinanana regions (south-east)


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Entry Requirements
Madagascar has suspended international flights and several domestic flights for touristic purposes. Charter flights and medical evacuations are not subject to the suspension. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports. State missionaries, diplomats, experts from strategic industries working with the Malagasy state, athletes who represent Madagascar in international competitions can enter and leave the country in strict compliance with the health protocol in place.

Air France has special flights arranged between Paris and Antananarivo operating biweekly for passengers who meet specific criteria. The criteria and more information can be found online here: https://mg.ambafrance.org/Vols-speciaux-de-retour-vers-la-France

Only diplomatic, UN and private flights are permitted to travel to the rest of the country. Diplomats, experts in strategic industries and officials on mission can re-enter the country.

Testing requirements
Travellers on such flights have to provide a medical certificate for a negative COVID-19 PCR test not older than 72 hours. Another test is performed upon arrival, followed by a quarantine until the test result is received (usually within four or five days). For the first four days, arriving travellers have to stay at a government-designated hotel. The rest of the quarantine can be spent at a location of the traveller's choice.

The quarantine period may only be enforced until a negative result is received. This period must still be carried out at a designated facility, or hotel, unless you are a diplomat or UN worker, in which case reports indicate it can be conducted in the traveller's residence.
(Until further notice)
International flights to Tamatave, Sambava and Mahajanga are suspended.
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? Yes
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Internal Restrictions

- A curfew from 22.00 to 04.00 is in place in the regions of Analamanga (including the capital Antananarivo), Anosy, Haute Matsiatra and Vakinankaratra.
- Gatherings of more than 100 people are not authorised.
- Restaurants are allowed to open, but may only operate at half of their capacity.
- It is mandatory to wear masks in all public spaces.
- Domestic flights operated by the Tsaradia airline have resumed.
- Land transport: national and regional lines have resumed their activities in compliance with the health measures in force.
- A state of emergency is in place nationwide.
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Madagascar

COVID-19 information for Madagascar

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Petty crime is the principal risk to business visitors, particularly in Antananarivo, but violent crime, including armed robberies, also poses a credible risk. Highway banditry can occur in isolated rural areas, including along main roads and primarily at night, though the main risk associated with overland travel is accidents resulting from poor driving standards and damaged roads. The country is exposed to cyclones which can weaken already-poor infrastructure and cause disruption to telecommunications, power supply and transport.

The ousting in March 2009 of then-president Marc Ravalomanana, following protests led by opposition leader Andry Rajoelina, ushered in an era of instability. Although the election of Rajoelina as president in late 2018 was deemed free and fair, the persistent competition between Rajoelina, Ravalomanana and former President Hery Rajaonarimampianinasuggests that the political outlook remains uncertain and renewed political unrest is possible.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Madagascar
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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PolioTo protect themselves from polio, all travellers
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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