Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.
Exercise increased caution due to crime.
Country Summary: 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
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 country information page for additional information on travel to Madagascar.
If you decide to travel to Madagascar:
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.
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 Country Security Report for Madagascar.
U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.