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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Madagascar Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Madagascar

Local Situation: 2.6 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Madagascar. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.6 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Risk scoring history for Madagascar

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Madagascar.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Madagascar from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/madagascar-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/madagascar

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Do not travel to Batterie Beach, north of Tuléar, due to violent crime.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/madagascar

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises all Maltese nationals to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to Madagascar. The political environment in Madagascar is very fragile. Since the 2009 coup d’état, the country has experienced political instability. President Rajoelina was inaugurated on 19 January following two rounds ...

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Det politiska läget är fortfarande instabilt efter kuppen 2009. Resenärer uppmanas vara försiktiga särskilt i Antananarivo, i de stora städerna och i landets södra och sydvästra delar. Det förekommer böldpest- och lungpest.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MG

About Madagascar

Madagascar with its capital Antananarivo is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa), slightly less than twice the size of Arizona (587,040 km²). The country is located Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique. The climate can be described as tropical along coast, temperate inland, arid in south. The landscape is narrow coastal plain, high plateau and mountains in center. With a population of about 20.04 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Antananarivo
Population about 20.04 million
Size 587.040 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than twice the size of Arizona
Common languages French, Malagasy
Currency Ariary (short: MGA)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +261
Internet Top Level Domain .mg
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MG
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MDG
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 450

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Madagascar is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • desertification
  • several endangered species of flora and fauna unique to the island
  • soil erosion results from deforestation and overgrazing
  • surface water contaminated with raw sewage and other organic wastes

Natural hazzards

  • and locust infestation
  • drought
  • Madagascar's volcanoes have not erupted in historical times
  • periodic cyclones

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Madagascar. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. automobile assembly plant
  2. beer
  3. cement
  4. glassware
  5. leather
  6. meat processing
  7. mining
  8. paper
  9. petroleum
  10. seafood

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. beans
  3. cassava
  4. cloves
  5. cocoa
  6. coffee
  7. livestock products
  8. manioc
  9. peanuts
  10. rice

Malagasy Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Madagascar.

Export products

  1. chromite
  2. clothing
  3. coffee
  4. cotton cloth
  5. petroleum products
  6. shellfish
  7. sugar
  8. vanilla

Import products

  1. capital goods
  2. consumer goods
  3. food
  4. petroleum

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Madagascar?

Madagascar is currently rated at 2,6 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Madagascar.

Is it safe to travel Madagascar in 2019?

Visiting the country Madagascar is usually fine. The score is at 2,6 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Madagascar?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Madagascar.

What is the size of Madagascar?

Madagascar has a size of 587,040 km² or 226,657 mi² which is slightly less than twice the size of Arizona.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.