Madagascar (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: No test required
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Anyone arriving to Madagascar form a country at risk, will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 24.03.2021
1. Flights to Madagascar are suspended.
– This does not apply to medevac and repatriation flights.
2. Passengers entering or transiting through Madagascar must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years.
3. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 test and self-isolation at their own expense upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years.


Detailed Tourist Information

Madagascar has suspended almost all routine international flights until further notice. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports.

To enter Madagascar you will need to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of travel. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.

You will also be required to take a test at Ivato International Airport and to self-isolate at your own expense until the test result is received (typically 4 – 5 days). If the test is positive, you may be required to go to a state-mandated facility for treatment.

Lockdown Details

Madagascar renewed the State of Health Emergency effective May 1, 2021.

The number of daily new COVID-19 cases has been increasing. Analamanga, Atsinana, SAVA, Anosy, Vakinankaratra, Matsiatra, and Amboby regions are closed. Domestic flights are suspended. International flights, previously authorized in and out of Nosy Be, are suspended.

In Analamanga, there will be a total lockdown every weekend.

Work and public transportation (except for taxis) will be suspended and only essential services are grocery stores may remain open.

Entry to Madagascar is forbidden. Gatherings of more than 50 people remain prohibited. Mask wearingand physical distancing in public is mandatory. Schools are closed. Local markets are open from 6 AM to 5 PM but only one member of household may run errands.Churches, mosques, bars, and night clubs remain closed. Restaurants may operate at half-capacity.

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