Current travel advisories for Madagascar

Last Update: Monday, 15. July 2019 at 07:22

We advice caution when travelling to Madagascar.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.5 / 5

Madagascar is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with around 21 million citizens and a land mass of 587,040 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 0 / 5

This country does not share any land based borders with another country.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/madagascar-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased precautions in Madagascar due to civil unrest and crime. Madagascar is preparing for presidential elections in 2018. There is an increased risk for civil unrest related to the elections during demonstrations and political rallies. Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assaults, is common in: Antananarivo, Nosy Be, Toamasina (Tamatave), and Mahajunga Ankarana and Montagne d’Ambre National Parks adjacent to Diego Isalo General area surrounding Tolagnaro (Ft. Dauphin), south of National Route (RN) 7 and RN 27 (excluding the tourist area on the coastal roads between Ambovombe and Farafangana) Batterie Beach, north of Toliara (Tuléar) Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/madagascar

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/madagascar

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Batterie Beach, north of Tuléar, due to violent crime.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Cypriot government

http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Caution

Danger level: 3

Caution.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises all Maltese nationals to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to Madagascar. The political environment in Madagascar is very fragile. Since the 2009 coup d’état, the country has experienced political instability. President Rajoelina was inaugurated on 19 January following two rounds of elections. Whilst violence during the elections was low, political demonstrations and other protests may still occur. Due to the possibility of violence, it is vital that travellers avoid large gatherings and political demonstrations, including those taking place in the area around Independence Square (“La Place du 13 Mai”) and the Town Hall and in the centre of Antananarivo. Travellers should ensure to follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor the local media for information on the latest updates.

Danger level: 3

Exercise high degree of caution.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/madagascar/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 21 million
Covering landmass
587,040 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Ariary (MGA)
ISO 2-Letter Code
MG
Phone prefix
+261
Top Level Domain
.mg
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Madagascar (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.