Madagascar Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
July 17, 2019

Madagascar - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

O K E N H U T C

Exercise increased caution in Madagascar due to crime

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, may occur throughout Madagascar and particularly in:

  • Antananarivo, Nosy Be, Toamasina (Tamatave), and Mahajunga
  • Ankarana and Montagne d’Ambre National Parks adjacent to Diego
  • Isalo
  • General area surrounding Tolagnaro (Ft. Dauphin), south of National Route (RN) 7 and RN 27 (excluding the tourist area on the coastal roads between Ambovombe and Farafangana)
  • Batterie Beach, north of Toliara (Tuléar)

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Madagascar:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewelry or watches.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Madagascar.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with updates to a Risk Indicator.

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Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo
Lot 207 A, Point Liberty
Andranoro, Antehiroka
105 Antananarivo
Madagascar
Telephone
+(261) (20) 23-480-00 (Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Emergency
+(261) (20) 23-480-00
Fax
+(261) (20) 23-480-35

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