Alert: Madagascar’s National Day – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Madagascar, countrywide

Event: Madagascar’s National Day celebrations have been on-going since June 1, 2018 and will culminate on June 26, 2018.  Police officers and gendarmerie will likely carry out checkpoints throughout the city.  You should carry proper identification at all times – a U.S. passport with a current Malagasy visa.

Actions to Take

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Carry proper identification at all times, including a U.S. passport with a current Malagasy visa. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.


U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar
(261) 20 23 48000/01

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Madagascar Country Information
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