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Health and safety

Information about the coronavirus

The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, the abbreviation for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2) has been keeping the whole world in suspense for more than two years. With the pandemic, travel to and in Madagascar had also been severely restricted. This page shows the current state of affairs on the island. Can I travel to Madagascar again? Last update: 11th August 2022 Yes! …

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Traveler first-aid kit

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You should not miss taking a small first-aid kit for travelers with you to Madagascar. Many places lack doctors and hospitals, and mainly also health education. We cannot recommend to look for a doctor in small villages – often enough, you will not even find one. In large cities such as Antananarivo, there are hospitals with European standards, and almost …

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Health prevention

Preparation at home To enjoy your travel, you should visit a competent travel medicine clinic or institute for tropical diseases beforehand. They can advise you individually in details the best way. Medication e.g. for malaria prophylaxis are only available by prescription, and some can have undesirable side effects. So please do not try your medication in Madagascar for the first …

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Is it safe to travel in Madagascar?

For the latest information on the coronavirus pandemic situation in Madagascar, see this article. Is it safe to travel Madagascar? Large cities such as Ambilobe, Antananarivo, or Ambanja, in particular, have to contend with increased crime due to a great deal of poverty and a high population density. This is not a new development but has been the case for …

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