Message for U.S. Citizens: Update 2 for 3/29

The U.S. Mission to Madagascar is still working on the two flight options discussed in previous emails. The State Department continues to explore other options but there are no guarantees. Those who emailed about tomorrow’s flight to Dulles per the last alert’s instructions will receive an email shortly about your status on the flight and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update 1 for 3/29

The U.S. Mission to Madagascar is still working on the two flight options discussed in previous emails. The State Department continues to explore other options but there are no guarantees. Those who emailed about tomorrow’s flight to Dulles per the last alert’s instructions will receive an email shortly about your status on the flight and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Confirmed availability of seats on a charter flight from Antananarivo to Dulles airport in Washington, DC.

The U.S. Mission to Madagascar has confirmed potential availability of seats on a charter flight from Antananarivo to Dulles airport in Washington, DC.  The flight would likely leave at 3:34 PM Madagascar time on Sunday March 29 and arrive at Dulles Airport in Washington, DC on Monday March 30 at 3:49 PM EST. If interested please …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Availability of seats on a charter flight from Antananarivo to Dulles airport in Washington, DC.

The U.S. Mission to Madagascar has confirmed potential availability of seats on a charter flight from Antananarivo to Dulles airport in Washington, DC.  The flight would likely leave the morning of Sunday March 29 or Monday March 30 but this is still to be determined.   Availability is still to be determined.  If interested please send the information requested …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update 2 for 3/27

The Embassy continues to explore all options for evactuation in the midst of a rapidly changing situation. At this time, there is no new information to report. If you wish to stop receiving updates, you can un-enroll through your STEP account. Madagascar has declared a state of health emergency, placed restrictions on movement, and instituted …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update 1 for 3/27

The Embassy continues to explore all options for evacuation while the situation continues to rapidly evolve. At this time, there is no new information to share. If you wish to stop receiving updates, you can un-enroll through your STEP account. Madagascar has declared a state of health emergency, placed restrictions on movement, and instituted a …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update 2 for 3/26

The State Department continues to explore all options for evacuation. However, there is nothing new to report at this time. Madagascar has declared a state of health emergency, placed restrictions on movement, and instituted a curfew. Amcits have reported issues due to the restrictions. Please read about the restrictions by following links on the Embassy’s  COVID-19 website

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update One for 3/26

The State Department continues to explore all options to help American citizens evacuate. Thank you to all who provided the information necessary to express interest in the private charter which may be run by Ethiopian Airlines from Antananrivo to Addis Ababa on Tuesday March 31 leaving at 14:30 and arriving at 19:10.  Again, there are no guarantees …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Available seats on a charter flights from Antananarivo to Addis Ababa.  

The U.S. Mission to Madagascar has confirmed potential availability of seats on a charter flights from Antananarivo to Addis Ababa.  The flight would be a private charter run by Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday March 31 leaving at 14:30 and arriving at 19:10. These are not U.S. government operated or funded flights.  Availability and cancellations are controlled by …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location:  Madagascar and Comoros Event: As of March 18, 2020, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Madagascar or Comoros, but the health systems in both countries have limited capacity to respond in the case of an outbreak. The Government of Madagascar announced that all international flights will be cancelled effective March 20, 2020.  The Government …

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Upcoming Event Alert: U.S. Embassy for Madagascar and the Comoros, Antananarivo

Location: Antananarivo Event: Madagascar will host a visit from Pope Francis from September 6-9 in Antananarivo.  Up to 2 million people are expected in and around the capital.  Traffic may be extremely congested, and emergency services’ ability to respond, such as ambulances and police, may be impeded.  The availability of taxi or other transportation services …

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Alert: Security Alert for Comoros Explosions

Location: Throughout the island of Anjouan, Union of Comoros Event: Recently, explosions near roadways have been reported on the island of Anjouan.  The explosions have been unpredictable and the source is unclear. Actions to take: Reconsider travel to the Island of Anjouan, in the Union of Comoros. Monitor local media for updates. Be aware of your …

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Security Alert for Comoros Political Unrest

Location: Throughout the three islands of the Union of the Comoros Event:  The Union of the Comoros is experiencing gunfire, political unrest, and infrastructure disruptions.  US Government personnel have been ordered to depart the country. Actions to take: Reconsider travel to the Union of Comoros. Monitor local media for updates. Avoid crowds. Avoid demonstrations. Be …

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Security Alert for Comoros Demonstrations

Location: Throughout the three islands of the Union of the Comoros  Event:  The Union of the Comoros has experienced demonstrations, civil unrest, and roadblocks impacting travel since the March 24 elections.  Chief of Mission official and personal travel to the Comoros is restricted until further notice except for mission-critical travel deemed essential by the Deputy …

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Security Alert for Comoros Elections

Location: Throughout Anjouan and Moheli, Comoros  Event: Upcoming elections raise the potential for internal travel disruption in the Union of the Comoros. In such an event, roads may be blocked and travel off of the islands may become impossible. Embassy employees are prohibited from conducting non-official travel to Anjouan and Moheli from March 22, 2019 to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar (February 28, 2019) Location:  Madagascar, country-wide Event: There is an outbreak of measles across Madagascar.  The CDC has issued a Travel Notice for Madagascar with detailed information regarding the outbreak.  There have been more than 82,905 cases of the disease in which 622 deaths are confirmed and 304 suspected as of …

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Alert: Political Demonstration – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

 Location: Downtown Antananarivo specifically around City Hall and the broader Independence Avenue. Event: A political demonstration is currently taking place in downtown Antananarivo, on Independence Avenue, specifically by City Hall.  Please avoid this area until further notice. Embassy personnel have been required to avoid the area during this time. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas …

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Alert: Political Demonstration – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar 

 Location: Downtown Antananarivo specifically City Hall, the Soarano train station, and the broader Independence Avenue. Event: A political demonstration is currently taking place in downtown Antananarivo, on Independence Avenue, specifically by City Hall and Soarano train station.  There have been reports of conflict between demonstrators and security forces.  Please avoid this area until further notice. …

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Demonstration Alert U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: City Hall on Independence Avenue in downtown Antananarivo. Event: A large political rally will gather in front of City Hall in downtown Antananarivo on Independence Avenue on Saturday, December 29th  from 9:00AM to approximately 3:00PM.  The event may cause heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic.  U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid this area. Actions to …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: The Coliseum (near Ivandry) and Mahamasina Stadium in Antananarivo. Event: A large political demonstration will gather at the Coliseum, less than a mile from the Ivandry neighborhood, and Mahamasina Stadium on Saturday, December 15, and Sunday, December 16, beginning at 7:00 a.m. for a political event which may cause heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic. …

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Political Rally – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Downtown Antananarivo specifically Ambohijatovo. Event: A political rally will gather at downtiwn Antananarivo specifcially Ambohijatovo on Saturday, November 10 beginning at 12:00pm to 6:00pm.  Riot police may interrupt or engage the rally participants. U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid this area. Embassy personnel have been required to avoid downtown Antananarivo during this time. …

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Demonstration Alert U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: The Coliseum (near Ivandry) and Mahamasina Stadium in Antananarivo. Event: A large political demonstration will gather at the Coliseum, less than a mile from the Ivandry neighborhood, and Mahamasina Stadium on Saturday, November 3, and Sunday, November 4, beginning at 7:00 a.m. for a political event which may cause heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic.  U.S. citizens …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy for Madagascar and the Comoros, Antananarivo

Location: Throughout Anjouan, Comoros, especially urban areas in and between Mutsamudu and Ouani Event: Civil unrest and demonstrations in response to a constitutional referendum continue sporadically on the island of Anjouan.  There are reports of gunfire and explosions, including several injuries and deaths.  The Government has issued a mandatory curfew beginning on October 15th from …

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Alert : Civil unrest leading to gunfire and reports of explosions – Anjouan, Comoros

Location: Throughout Anjouan, Comoros, especially urban areas in and between Mutsamudu and Ouani Event: Civil unrest leading to gunfire and reports of explosions.  While reports indicate that unrest has subsided, and the port, the airport, and roads have reopened, U.S. personnel in Anjouan have been asked to remain near their homes until further notice. Actions to take: …

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Security Alert: Demonstration in Morondava – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Morandava, Madagascar Event: There are several reports of violent demonstrations in Morondava.  A curfew has been initiated from 08:00PM until dawn until further notice in Morondava.  Malagasy law enforcement officials have indicated that they will be verifying identification documents.    Actions to Take: Carry proper identification at all times, including a U.S. passport with a …

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Alert – U. S. Embassy for Madagascar and the Comoros, Antananarivo

Location: Madagascar Event: The Travel Advisory for Madagascar changed to Level 2-Exercise Increased Caution due to civil unrest and crime on August 1, 2018.  Please see the full Travel Advisory below. Madagascar –Level 2: Exercise increased precautions  Exercise increased precautionsin Madagascar due to civil unrest and crime. Madagascar is preparing for presidential elections in 2018.  There …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy for Madagascar and the Comoros

Location: Throughout the Union of the Comoros, especially urban areas in Anjouan Event: Comoros plans to hold a constitutional referendum on July 30, 2018.  Demonstrations opposing the referendum have been taking place more frequently, especially in, but not limited to, urban areas of Anjouan.  On July 21, assailants on motorcycles fired at the vehicle of …

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Alert: Increased Crime in Morondava – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Morondava, Madagascar Event: The U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo advises U.S. citizens of several reports of violent crimes in Morondava, including the avenue of the baobabs. During the time around National Day, there is often an increase in crime in this popular tourist location. Actions to Take Use caution when walking or driving at night. Carry proper …

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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 …

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Alert: Demonstrations – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the Coliseum in Antsonjombe and near the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo. Event: Demonstrations expected to take place on May 26 beginning at 10:00 am.  Supporters of the current President will gather at the Coliseum and the opposition groups will gather downtown. …

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Alert: Continued Large Gatherings – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Antananarivo and regional cities throughout Madagascar Event: Opposition politicians continue public meetings downtown every day starting at 10 a.m. and dispersing typically around 6:00 in the evening.  All protests that have taken place to date have gathered in the area of May 13th Square in downtown Antananarivo.  Recent gatherings have drawn large crowds and shown the …

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Alert: Large Gathering – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo. Event: Opposition politicians have said that they will continue public meetings downtown every day starting at 10 a.m. for the foreseeable future.  Recent gatherings have drawn large crowds and shown the potential for tensions to escalate.  U.S. citizens are strongly advised to use caution if going …

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Alert: Large Gathering – U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo. Event: A large gathering is reportedly planned in downtown Antananarivo today and, as we have seen in the recent past, there is the potential for tensions to escalate.  U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid the area at this time. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas …

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Large Gathering Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Large Gathering Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar (April 21, 2018) Location: Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo Event: Following four deaths during today’s events, a public wake will be held for the victims at City Hall starting at 10:00 am tomorrow. U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid the …

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Civil Unrest Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo Event: An estimated 10,000 demonstrators are reportedly gathered in downtown Antananarivo and the situation remains tense.  U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid the area at this time. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations in Analakely and the surrounding areas in …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, downtown and surrounding neighborhoods of City Hall in Analakely, Antananarivo Event: Demonstrations expected to take place on the morning of April 21. The opposition groups led by the members of parliament from the opposition parties intend to protest against the election law. Recent protests were …

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