Madagascar (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 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 10.02.2021
1. Flights from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russian Fed., South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, USA, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay or Zimbabwe to Madagascar are suspended.
– This does not apply to repatriation flights.
2. Passengers entering or transiting through Madagascar must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (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 Coronavirus (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 ended its State of Health Emergency on October 18.

It is mandatory to wear a face mask in all public places, including in shops, parks and streets. Gatherings of more than 200 people are not permitted. Business opening hours and public transport operations are subject to change at short notice, and some venues remain closed or operate with limited capacity.

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