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 Comorosbut 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 of Madagascar has also announced cruise ships may not stop in Madagascar.  Additional travel restrictions, health screenings, and extended quarantines may be implemented with little or no warning.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19. Peace Corps is suspending operations in Madagascar and Comoros.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

Actions to Take:

  • Have a plan to depart Madagascar and Comoros at the earliest possible opportunity.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Madagascar and Comoros.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s websiteon the latest travel restrictions to the United States

Assistance:

  • US. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar
    (+261) 20 23 480 00
    (+261) 20 23 480 00 (after hours)
    Lot 207 A – Andranoro – Antehiroka
    105 Antananarivo – Madagascar
    antanACS@state.gov
  • State Department—Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444