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Madagascar travel restrictions

Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

30.09.2020 Air Madagascar during the month of October 2020 plans to operate special repatriation flights to France, according to the airline’s statement. Planned operation as of 29SEP20 as follows.

Antananarivo – Marseille – Paris CDG 1 weekly A340-300
Antananarivo – Paris CDG 1 weekly A340-300

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Open for travel from Madagascar
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Madagascar.
  • This does not apply to the following:
    • Cargo flights, provided the crew members and passengers will not disembark,
    • Evacuation or medical flights.
Flight Restrictions

All flights to Madagascar are suspended.

Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.- Unknown where- subject to PCR.
To enter Madagascar you will need to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of travel.
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.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

To enter Madagascar you will need to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of travel. 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.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2018)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country, with the
highest risk in coastal areas.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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  • Madagascar Latest news: Madagascar civil aviation authority bans flights from, Belgium, France, Germany Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom (MedAfrica Times, 23.10.2020). Government lifts curfew imposed to curb COVID-19; flights resume (GHG, 06.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On 22 October, Madagascar’s Civil Aviation Authority imposed restrictions on travel to Madagascar from a number of countries. If you’re planning to travel to Madagascar you should contact your tour operator or airline for further advice.
    There are currently few commercial transport options available to Madagascar. All international flights to Madagascar are currently suspended with the exception of a weekly Air Madagascar flight from Paris. Air France are also operating weekly repatriation flights to Paris. Tourist flights to/from the island of Nosy Be restarted on 1 October, but onward travel to the mainland of Madagascar is not permitted.
    *Entry and borders: To enter Madagascar you will need to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of travel. 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Madagascar: You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities, including at city checkpoints and Ivato International Airport.
    *Accommodation: Some hotel and guesthouse accommodation remains open, although many businesses catering to tourists are currently closed. You should contact your accommodation provider for more information.
    *Public spaces and services: On 21 March, the Government of Madagascar declared a Health State of Emergency, which was in place until 17 October. 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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    23.10.2020
  • Madagascar Latest news: Government lifts curfew imposed to curb COVID-19; flights resume (GHG, 06.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Madagascar’s President announced on 6 October international flights will start this month with strict guidelines in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Passengers boarding domestic flights will be required to take a coronavirus test 48 hours before departure and will only be allowed to board if the test in negative. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Some hotel and guesthouse accommodation remains open, although many businesses catering to tourists are currently closed. You should contact your accommodation provider for more information.
    On 21 March, the Government of Madagascar declared a Health State of Emergency, which was in place until 17 October.
    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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    19.10.2020
  • Madagascar Latest news: Government lifts curfew imposed to curb COVID-19; flights resume (GHG, 06.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Madagascar’s President announced on 6 October international flights will start this month with strict guidelines in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Passengers boarding domestic flights will be required to take a coronavirus test 48 hours before departure and will only be allowed to board if the test in negative. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Tourist flights to/from the island of Nosy Be are expected to restart from 1 October, but onward travel to the mainland of Madagascar will not be permitted. There are some restrictions on vehicles and people travelling between regions on National Routes, including to and from Antananarivo. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities including at city checkpoints and Ivato International Airport. *Accomodation: Some hotel and guesthouse accommodation remain open, although many businesses catering to tourists are currently closed. You should contact your accommodation provider for more information. * Public spaces and services: On 21 March, the Government of Madagascar declared a Health State of Emergency, which is currently in place until 17 October and is likely to be extended further.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in all public places, including in shops, parks and streets. The government has imposed some further restrictions on the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo, and in the Diana and Sava regions. 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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    16.10.2020
  • Madagascar Latest news: Government lifts curfew imposed to curb COVID-19; flights resume (GHG, 06.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Madagascar’s President announced on 6 October international flights will start this month with strict guidelines in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Passengers boarding domestic flights will be required to take a coronavirus test 48 hours before departure and will only be allowed to board if the test in negative.
    Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Tourist flights to/from the island of Nosy Be are expected to restart from 1 October, but onward travel to the mainland of Madagascar will not be permitted. There are some restrictions on vehicles and people travelling between regions on National Routes, including to and from Antananarivo. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities including at city checkpoints and Ivato International Airport. *Accomodation: Some hotel and guesthouse accommodation remain open, although many businesses catering to tourists are currently closed. You should contact your accommodation provider for more information. * Public spaces and services: On 21 March, the Government of Madagascar declared a Health State of Emergency, which is currently in place until 3 October and is likely to be extended further.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in all public places, including in shops, parks and streets. The government has imposed some further restrictions on the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo, and in the Diana and Sava regions. 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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    06.10.2020
  • Madagascar International Restrictions:
    Madagascar has suspended all international and domestic flights until further notice. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports.

    Internal Restrictions:
    All international flights to Madagascar are currently suspended. Tourist flights to/from the island of Nosy Be are expected to restart from 1 October, but onward travel to the mainland of Madagascar will not be permitted. There are some restrictions on vehicles and people travelling between regions on National Routes, including to and from Antananarivo. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities including at city checkpoints and Ivato International Airport. *Accomodation: Some hotel and guesthouse accommodation remain open, although many businesses catering to tourists are currently closed. You should contact your accommodation provider for more information. * Public spaces and services: On 21 March, the Government of Madagascar declared a Health State of Emergency, which is currently in place until 3 October and is likely to be extended further.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in all public places, including in shops, parks and streets. The government has imposed some further restrictions on the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo, and in the Diana and Sava regions. Business opening hours and public transport operations are subject to change at short notice, and some venues remain closed or operate with limited capacity. A curfew is in place from midnight to 4am.

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    28.09.2020
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    International restrictions:

    All international and regional flights to and from Madagascar are currently suspended. Air transport is suspended with the exception of medical evacuations, repatriations outside of the country, and cargo shipments. All flights must take off or land before 10 a.m. Anyone arriving from any country with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be assigned to a 14-day quarantine. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports. The declared a Health State of Emergency is currently in place until 8 August and is likely to be extended further.

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    Internal restrictions:

    COVID-19 state of health emergency extended until August 23.
    There are severe restrictions on vehicles and people travelling between regions on National Routes, including to and from Antananarivo. Passenger numbers in vehicles remain limited (3 in a taxi, 18 in a taxi-be). In the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo, public transport is banned, except for taxis who may operate until 3pm and carry a maximum of three people. Only goods vehicles may travel in and out of the region. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities including at city checkpoints and Ivato International Airport. Some hotel and guesthouse accommodation remains open, although many businesses catering to tourists are currently closed.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in all public places, including in shops, parks and streets. The government has imposed restrictions on the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo. In this area, public gatherings are banned. Weekly markets, schools and bars are closed. District markets, banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, petrol stations and restaurants may open until 1pm. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 4am. Public transport is banned apart from taxis who may operate until 3pm and carry a maximum of three people. Only goods vehicles may travel in and out of the region. Additional restrictive measures apply in the districts of Tamatave I and II, Moramanga and Fenerive-Est, including restrictive hours for businesses and public transport. A curfew is in place from 10pm to 7am.

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    11.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    All international and regional flights to and from Madagascar are currently suspended. Air transport is suspended with the exception of medical evacuations, repatriations outside of the country, and cargo shipments. All flights must take off or land before 10 a.m. Anyone arriving from any country with a high number of COVID-19 cases will be assigned to a 14-day quarantine. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports. The declared a Health State of Emergency is currently in place until 8 August and is likely to be extended further.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are severe restrictions on vehicles and people travelling between regions on National Routes, including to and from Antananarivo. Passenger numbers in vehicles remain limited (3 in a taxi, 18 in a taxi-be). In the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo, public transport is banned, except for taxis who may operate until 3pm and carry a maximum of three people. Only goods vehicles may travel in and out of the region. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities including at city checkpoints and Ivato International Airport. Some hotel and guesthouse accommodation remains open, although many businesses catering to tourists are currently closed.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask in all public places, including in shops, parks and streets. The government has imposed restrictions on the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo. In this area, public gatherings are banned. Weekly markets, schools and bars are closed. District markets, banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, petrol stations and restaurants may open until 1pm. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 4am. Public transport is banned apart from taxis who may operate until 3pm and carry a maximum of three people. Only goods vehicles may travel in and out of the region. Additional restrictive measures apply in the districts of Tamatave I and II, Moramanga and Fenerive-Est, including restrictive hours for businesses and public transport. A curfew is in place from 10pm to 7am.

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    29.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    All international and regional flights to and from Madagascar are currently suspended. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 21 March, the Government of Madagascar declared a Health State of Emergency, which has now been extended until the 9 August and may possibly be extended further. There are severe restrictions on vehicles and people travelling between regions on National Routes, including to and from Antananarivo. Passenger numbers in vehicles remain limited (3 in a taxi, 18 in a taxi-be). In the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo, public transport is banned, except for taxis who may operate until 3pm and carry a maximum of three people. Only goods vehicles may travel in and out of the region. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities including at city checkpoints and Ivato International Airport. Some hotel and guesthouse accommodation remains open, although many businesses catering to tourists are currently closed.

    On 5 July, the government imposed new restrictions on the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo. In this area, public gatherings are banned. Restaurants, bars, weekly markets and schools are closed. District markets, banks, supermarkets, pharmacies and petrol stations may open until midday. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 4am. Public transport is banned apart from taxis who may operate until 3pm and carry a maximum of three people. Only goods vehicles may travel in and out of the region. Additional restrictive measures apply in the districts of Tamatave I and II, Moramanga and Fenerive-Est, including restrictive hours for businesses and public transport. A curfew is in place in Tamatave and the island of Sainte-Marie from 10pm to 4am. Movements in and out of the Diana region are restricted.

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    28.07.2020
  • Madagascar Lockdown reimposed in Antananarivo until 20 July amid surge in COVID-19 cases (CGTN, 05.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    All international and regional flights to and from Madagascar are currently suspended. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 21 March, the Government of Madagascar declared a Health State of Emergency, which has now been extended until the 25 July and may possibly be extended further. . There are severe restrictions on vehicles and people travelling between regions on National Routes, including to and from Antananarivo. Passenger numbers in vehicles remain limited (3 in a taxi, 18 in a taxi-be). In the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo, public transport is banned, except for taxis who may operate until 3pm and carry a maximum of three people. Only goods vehicles may travel in and out of the region. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities including at city checkpoints and Ivato International Airport. Some hotel and guesthouse accommodation remains open, although many businesses catering to tourists are currently closed.

    On 5 July, the government imposed new restrictions on the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo. In this area, public gatherings are banned. Restaurants, bars, weekly markets and schools are closed. District markets, banks, supermarkets, pharmacies and petrol stations may open until midday. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 4am. Public transport is banned apart from taxis who may operate until 3pm and carry a maximum of three people. Only goods vehicles may travel in and out of the region. Additional restrictive measures apply in the districts of Tamatave I and II, Moramanga and Fenerive-Est, including restrictive hours for businesses and public transport. A curfew is in place in Tamatave and the island of Sainte-Marie from 10pm to 4am. Movements in and out of the Diana region are restricted.

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    15.07.2020
  • Madagascar Lockdown reimposed in Antananarivo until 20 July amid surge in COVID-19 cases (CGTN, 05.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    All international and regional flights to and from Madagascar are currently suspended. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are severe restrictions on vehicles and people travelling between regions on National Routes, including to and from Antananarivo. Passenger numbers in vehicles remain limited (3 in a taxi, 18 in a taxi-be). In the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo, public transport is banned, except for taxis who may operate until 3pm and carry a maximum of three people. Only goods vehicles may travel in and out of the region. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities including at city checkpoints and Ivato International Airport. Some hotel and guesthouse accommodation remains open, although many businesses catering to tourists are currently closed.
    On 21 March, the Government of Madagascar declared a Health State of Emergency, which is currently in place until 11 July and likely to be extended further.
    On 5 July, the government imposed new restrictions on the Analamanga region, including Antananarivo. In this area, public gatherings are banned. Restaurants, bars, weekly markets and schools are closed. District markets, banks, supermarkets, pharmacies and petrol stations may open until midday. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 4am. Public transport is banned apart from taxis who may operate until 3pm and carry a maximum of three people. Only goods vehicles may travel in and out of the region. Additional restrictive measures apply in the districts of Tamatave I and II, Moramanga and Fenerive-Est, including restrictive hours for businesses and public transport. A curfew is in place in Tamatave and the island of Sainte-Marie from 10pm to 4am.

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    14.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Madagascar has suspended all international and domestic flights until further notice. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports. (French embassy currently organising repatriation flights with Air France)

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Health State of Emergency has been renewed until 12 July. All domestic flights have been suspended until further notice. Restrictions remain on vehicles and people travelling to and from Antananarivo, Tamatave and the districts of Moramanga and Fenerive-Est. A curfew is in place in these areas from 10pm to 4am. Businesses may open until 3 pm daily in Tamatave and the districts of Moramanga and Fenerive-Est and until 5pm in Antananarivo . Public transport runs until 5 pm in Tamatave and the districts of Moramanga and Fenerive-Est and until 7pm in Antananarivo. Passenger numbers in vehicles remain limited (3 in a taxi, 18 in a taxi-be). Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted across the country.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask when outdoors.

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    30.06.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Madagascar has suspended all international and domestic flights until further notice. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports. (French embassy currently organising repatriation flights with Air France)

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Health State of Emergency has been renewed until 27 June. All domestic flights have been suspended until further notice. Restrictions remain on vehicles and people travelling to and from Antananarivo, Tamatave and the districts of Moramanga and Fenerive-Est. A curfew is in place in these areas from 10pm to 4am. Businesses may open until 3 pm daily in Tamatave and the districts of Moramanga and Fenerive-Est and until 5pm in Antananarivo . Public transport runs until 5 pm in Tamatave and the districts of Moramanga and Fenerive-Est and until 7pm in Antananarivo. Passenger numbers in vehicles remain limited (3 in a taxi, 18 in a taxi-be). Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted across the country.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask when outdoors.

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    23.06.2020
  • Madagascar On May 30, the Government of Madagascar extended the State of Health Emergency for another 14 days. Flights in and out of the country remain suspended.

    International restrictions:

    All international flights have been suspended until further notice. (French embassy currently organising repatriation flights with Air France). No cruise ships can dock until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    All domestic flights have been suspended until further notice. Transport between urban centres is banned. A nationwide curfew remains in place from 21.00 until 04.00. Wearing a facemask is now compulsory nationwide, including when using public transport. Those caught breaching the order will be sentenced to participate in community services and cleaning. The state of health emergency has been extended until 31 May. Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. All social and sport gatherings are suspended.

    Relaxation in restrictions
    Restrictions are gradually being lifted. All activities are allowed to resume between 06.00 and 13.00. The lockdowns within the capital Antananarivo and the cities of Toamasina (Atsinanana region) and Fianarantsoa (Fianarantsoa region) have been lifted. Public transport has resumed in all three regions but is
    operating with limited capacity (no more than 18 passengers in a bus; no more than three in a taxi). Mowever, entry into those regions is still strictly limited to medical emergencies. Schools and commercial venues, including restaurants, are open from 06.00 to 13.00.

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    05.06.2020
  • Madagascar

    International restrictions:

    All international flights have been suspended until further notice. (French embassy currently organising repatriation flights with Air France). No cruise ships can dock until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    All domestic flights have been suspended until further notice. Transport between urban centres is banned. A nationwide curfew remains in place from 21.00 until 04.00. Wearing a face mask is now compulsory nationwide, including when using public transport. Those caught breaching the order will be sentenced to participate in community services and cleaning. The state of health emergency has been extended until 31 May. Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. All social and sport gatherings are suspended. Relaxation in restrictions: Restrictions are gradually being lifted. All activities are allowed to resume between 06.00 and 13.00 (local time). The lockdown in the capital Antananarivo and the cities of Toamasina (Atsinanana region) and Fianarantsoa (Fianarantsoa region) has been lifted. However, entry and exit bans are still enforced. Public transport has resumed in all three regions but is operating with limited capacity (no more than 18 passengers in a bus; no more than three in a taxi). Schools and commercial venues, including restaurants, are open from 06.00 to 13.00 (local time).

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    18.05.2020
  • Madagascar

    International restrictions:

    All international flights have been suspended until further notice. (French embassy currently organising repatriation flights with Air France). No cruise ships can dock until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    All domestic flights have been suspended until further notice. Transport between urban centres is banned. A nationwide curfew remains in place from 21.00 until 04.00. Wearing a face mask is now compulsory nationwide, including when using public transport. Those caught breaching the order will be sentenced to participate in community services and cleaning. The state of health emergency has been extended until 2 May. Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. All social and sport gatherings are suspended. Relaxation in restrictions: Restrictions are gradually being lifted. All activities are allowed to resume between 06.00 and 13.00 (local time). The lockdown in the capital Antananarivo and the cities of Toamasina (Atsinanana region) and Fianarantsoa (Fianarantsoa region) has been lifted. However, entry and exit bans are still enforced. Public transport has resumed in all three regions but is operating with limited capacity (no more than 18 passengers in a bus; no more than three in a taxi). Schools and commercial venues, including restaurants, are open from 06.00 to 13.00 (local time).

    Source: https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://mg.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/covid-19-information/

    Published on 11.05.2020

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    12.05.2020
  • Madagascar

    International restrictions:

    All international flights have been suspended until further notice. (French embassy currently organising repatriation flights with Air France). No cruise ships can dock until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    All domestic flights have been suspended until further notice. Transport between urban centres is banned. A nationwide curfew remains in place from 21.00 until 04.00. Wearing a face mask is now compulsory nationwide, including when using public transport. Those caught breaching the order will be sentenced to participate in community services and cleaning. The state of health emergency has been extended until 2 May. Gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. All social and sport gatherings are suspended.

    Relaxation in restrictions: Restrictions are gradually being lifted. All activities are allowed to resume between 06.00 and 13.00 (local time). The lockdown in the capital Antananarivo and the cities of Toamasina (Atsinanana region) and Fianarantsoa (Fianarantsoa region) has been lifted. Public transport has resumed in all three regions but is operating with limited capacity (no more than 18 passengers in a bus; no more than three in a taxi). Schools and commercial venues, including restaurants, are open from 06.00 to 13.00 (local time).

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    10.05.2020
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