Madagascar (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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 08.09.2021
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 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

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 April 2021, the Government of Madagascar declared a national Health State of Emergency. On 8 August the State of Emergency was extended for a further 15 days. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in all public places, including in shops, parks and streets. Indoor gatherings are restricted to 400 people, although there is no restriction on outdoor gatherings.
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/madagascar/coronavirus
Data Source: covidcontrols.co