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 Ethiopian Airlines. At this time, this is the only flight possibility out of Madagascar. In order to be considered, you must have an onward flight booked (though it is recommended to book a cancellable flight) by 4 PM, today March 25, 2020. You must send your name, DOB, and onward flight confirmation to ANTANACS@state.gov.
There is no guarantee the flight will run. Additionally, the number of available seats would be limited. You would be responsible for paying for the flight to Addis Ababa (details to follow but please see the FAQ below). Priority considerations are given to older adults, people with underlying health conditions (such as diabetes or heart and lung disease), minors traveling without a parent or legal guardian, as well as other adults in need of medical assistance.
On March 20, the Government of Madagascar suspended all international air travel for 30 days. The U.S. Embassy is exploring all options for U.S. citizens who remain in Madagascar and wish to leave.
We will continue monitoring local developments closely and will share additional information as it becomes available. We are experiencing a high volume of inquiries and will respond via email to those who have enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) or have otherwise provided contact information as we have additional information.
We will send out twice-daily emails to those enrolled to inform whether or not there have been any changes. The Embassy’s COVID-19 website will also continue to be updated.
The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to not travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.
The Government of Madagascar declared a Public Health Emergency in Madagascar, on March 20, 2020.
If you are a U.S. citizen attempting to depart Madagascar but have been unable to secure a commercial flight, and you haven’t already contacted ANTANACS@state.gov about an evacuation, please send the following information to ANTANACS@state.gov:
Number/Names of U.S. Citizens in Party/Group:
For FAQs about Evacuation please go to this link.
If you previously requested evacuation assistance but no longer need it and have not informed the Embassy please email ANTANACS@state.gov .
State Department—Consular Affairs: