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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Madagascar

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This article was published on June 8, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Madagascar?

Presently, Madagascar is open for tourism to travelers from all countries. However, some COVID-19 requirements remain in place. 

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Can I enter Madagascar if I am vaccinated?

Vaccinated travelers can enter Madagascar

You are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after completing your vaccination course.

As of April 2022, the following vaccines are approved in Madagascar

  • Covishield
  • Covilo
  • Oxford / AstraZeneca
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

Please make sure to present both of the following documents when entering Madagascar:

  • A vaccination certificate
  • The negative result of a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

Can I enter Madagascar if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated travelers can enter Madagascar. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated 

All travelers need to present the result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival in Madagascar. A test result is required even if you have recovered from COVID-19.

Can I leave Madagascar?

You can leave Madagascar. Please ensure that you have checked the Covid-related entry requirements at your destination country. Certain countries require testing regardless of a traveler’s vaccination or recovery status.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

Vaccinated travelers must have one of the following documents to leave Madagascar:

  • A document confirming vaccination 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, please present one of the following documents:

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Madagascar currently

As of April 2022, international travel to Madagascar is safe.

Tourist paddling small canoe on the Tsiribihina river in Madagascar — ShutterstockThe Tsiribihina river — Shutterstock


Is it safe to travel to Madagascar right now?

Your visit to Madagascar will be safe providing you take basic preventative measures:

  • Wearing masks
  • Keeping a social distance
  • Washing hands regularly

Is Antananarivo open for travel?

Presently, Antananarivo is open for travelers. Please follow the general Covid-related regulations during your stay.

Do I have to go into quarantine if I go to Madagascar?

Upon arrival in Madagascar, you must:

  • Undergo a rapid antigen test at your own expense
  • Wait for the result of the test
  • Self-isolate for at least seven days if your test is positive

How do I get a health pass to travel to Madagascar?

Foreign travelers should carry paper copies of their COVID-19 documents. 

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