Last updated: August 11, 2022
*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded. Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers. ***
- Borders are open, but domestic and international flights remain limited. Current international flight paths route through Ethiopia, France, Italy, Kenya, Mauritius, Comoros, and Reunion.
- Public gatherings of all sizes are permitted. Mask wearing and physical distancing is recommended, but not always practiced.
- Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible for vaccination. Those interested in being vaccinated against COVID-19 can bring a valid ID card to any vaccination site that accepts walk-in appointments. Available COVID-19 vaccines include AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson, Pfizer, and Sinopharm. Booster shots are also available.
- Are either PCR or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Madagascar? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available by the following calendar day? Yes
- Hospital Manarapenitra Andohatapenaka, LAMM, and IPM Avaradoha offer PCR tests for COVID-19. For IPM Avaradoha, the cost is 313,800 AR. You must bring your passport and a copy of your passport, visa, and ticket. Results are available in 24 hours electronically or by pickup. Their number is 020-22-401 64/65. Institut Pasteur offers serological tests for COVID-19. In each region Centre Hospitalier Regional (CHRR) or Centre Hospitalier de district (CHRD) should offer PCR tests.
- For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to CDC’s requirement that all U.S. bound travelers present a negative COVID test, please review the Department’s latest guidance .
- Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Has the government of Madagascar approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Madagascar for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
- Which vaccines are available in Madagascar? AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson, Pfizer, and Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines are all on offer. Booster shots are also available.
- Individuals 18 years of age and older are now eligible for vaccination. Those interested in being vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to register. Instead, they can bring a valid ID card to any vaccination site that accepts walk-in appointments. For sites outside Antananarivo and Antsirabe, contact the local district’s health authorities.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
- Effective August 11, 2022, the Government of Madagascar has ended all COVID-19 testing requirements for entry.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
- Proof of vaccination is not required for entry.
- The Government of Madagascar no longer allows free tourist visa extensions. Those on tourist visas must purchase a ticket to depart Madagascar and then go to the Immigration Office or Ivato Airport to get a stamp allowing them to remain until their return ticket date.
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Both domestic and international commercial flights are operating, but limited. Current international flight paths route through Ethiopia, France, Italy, Kenya, Mauritius, Comoros, and Reunion.
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Hand sanitizer is provided upon entry. Passengers, drivers, and assistants all must wear masks.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- All American Citizen Services are being offered.
- Routine visa services are being offered, but limited appointments are available.