Madagascar (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Anyone arriving to Madagascar will be required to quarantine for up to 5 days until results are available.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 06.11.2021
1. Flights to Madagascar are suspended.
– This does not apply to:
– flights arriving from France, Mauritius and Reunion;
– medevac and repatriation flights.
2. Passengers entering or transiting through Madagascar must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test 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 RT- PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for up to 48 hours at an approved hotel at their own expense.


Detailed Tourist Information

Entry is limited to diplomats, technicians working in strategic sectors, and civil servants with special travel orders.

Negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry.

Health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry.

Anyone arriving to Madagascar will be tested, and required to quarantine for up to 5 days until results are available.

The previous policy of allowing free visa extensions has ended. Currently, those on tourist visas must purchase a ticket to depart Madagascar and then go to the Immigration Office or Ivato Airport to get a stamp allowing them to remain until their return ticket date. Only Air France currently flies extraordinary flights to depart Madagascar. Please contact Air France to obtain a ticket.

Lockdown Details

On 3 September 2021, the Government of Madagascar lifted the national Health State of Emergency which had been in place since March 2021. You are still advised to wear a face mask in all public places and follow public health guidelines.

Some hotel and guesthouse accommodation remains open, although many businesses catering to tourists are operating with limited capacity. You should contact your accommodation provider for more information.


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