2022 – New Covid-19 entry requirements for Madagascar

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Madagascar has removed mandatory quarantine on arrival for all passengers. Effective immediately, Covid-19 entry requirements for Madagascar have changed, following measures decided by the Government during the Council of Ministers of 30 March 2022.

However, it should be noted that currently some airlines including South African Airlink, Air Mauritius and Ethiopian Airlines are not yet allowed to enter Malagasy territory. Negotiations are underway to determine the conditions under which these airlines will be able to resume flight operations in Madagascar.

For airlines authorized to enter Madagascar, new Covid-19 measures were taken during the Council of Ministers of 30 March 2022 and travelers will no longer be subject to a PCR test upon arrival. Instead all arrivals will have to undergo a rapid antigen test ("lateral flow" or "LFT") at a cost of 15 Euros (approx US$16). This change in testing method will eliminate the 48 hours hotel isolation requirement while waiting for the test result.

Travelers who are tested positive by LFT will be required to self-isolate in a hotel or in a specialized medical center, approved by the Government of Madagascar, for 7-days, (previously 14 days), until a negative test result is obtained.

All travelers are still subject to a PCR test pre-departure and must present a negative result before boarding.

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