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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U.S. Embassy to the Union of the Comoros

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review your personal ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens

Update on Plague Outbreak in Madagascar This is an update on the 2017 plague outbreak in Madagascar.  Plague outbreaks occur annually in Madagascar.  This year there have been confirmed cases and deaths of both bubonic and pulmonary (also known as pneumonic) plague in urban areas, including Antananarivo and Toamasina. U.S. citizens are informed that health ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Plague Outbreak in Madagascar including Antananarivo and Toamasina

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo alerts U.S. citizens to a plague outbreak which occurs each year in Madagascar.  To date, there have been confirmed cases and deaths of both bubonic and pulmonary (also known as pneumonic) plague in urban areas, including Antananarivo and Toamasina. Bubonic plague is a bacterial disease that is initially spread by bites from ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Political Rally in Antananarivo on July 29

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the vicinity of Mahamasina Stadium and central Antananarivo during a planned political rally on Saturday, July 29. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large ...
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Update on Tropical Cyclone ENAWO

March 7, 2017 (3:16PM) : Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Tropical Cyclone ENAWO  Tropical Cyclone ENAWO has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm, according to the RSMC Tropical Cyclone Center.  ENAWO is moving westward and made landfall in Northeast Madagascar earlier this morning. Heavy  rainfall, leading to potentially dangerous flooding and landslides, ...
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Tropical Cyclone ENAWO

Security Message to U.S. Citizens: Tropical Cyclone ENAWO – March 6, 2017 According to the RSMC Tropical Cyclone Center, Tropical Storm ENAWO will hit northeast Madagascar between Antalaha and Fenerive Est, with maximum wind speed of 115 miles/hour.  ENAWO is moving westward at 7 km/h and is likely to make landfall Tuesday morning, March 7. ...
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Visa issuance to aliens

01/31/2017 : Visa issuance to aliens   Urgent Notice: Per U.S. Presidential Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017, visa issuance to aliens from the countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification.  If you are a national, or dual national, of one of these ...
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Immigration Requirements for Foreigners

Reminder-Immigration Requirements for Foreigners United States Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar Message for U.S. Citizens:  Reminder-Immigration Requirements for Foreigners December 27, 2016 This message is a reminder that local law requires all foreigners in Madagascar to carry their original immigration documents at all times. You must carry a valid residence permit or passport showing immigration stamps as ...
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September 12, 2016 : Worldwide Caution

September 12, 2016 As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to ...
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Planned Demonstration in Antananarivo

United States Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration in Antananarivo  August 17, 2016 U.S. Embassy Antananarivo cautions U.S. citizens to avoid the Avenue de l’Independence and its vicinity in central Antananarivo during a planned political protest on the morning of Friday, August 19, 2016. As with any political demonstration, there is ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoid Avenue de l’independence in Antananarivo

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo cautions U.S. citizens to avoid the Avenue de l’independence and its vicinity in central Antananarivo, due to the possibility of politically motivated violence in the area. Additionally, U.S. citizens should exercise caution and avoid large crowds, gatherings, demonstrations or protests, as even peaceful gatherings can escalate into a violent or dangerous situation. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Heightened Awareness After June 26 Explosion

On June 26, at approximately 7:00 p.m., there was an explosion at Mahamasina Stadium in Antananarivo during a music concert being held as a part of Madagascar’s Independence Day celebration.  No U.S. citizens were among the two dead approximately 80 injured.  Separate explosions – that did not result in injuries – were reported at the ...
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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ...
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Town Hall Meeting – March 8, 2016 at 16:00

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar Message for U.S. Citizens:  Town Hall Meeting of the American Community March 8, 2016 at 16:00 The Ambassador of the United States of America, Robert Yamate, is pleased to invite U.S. citizens to attend a town hall meeting of the American community on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The town hall will begin at 4:00 p.m. at ...
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