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Madagascar Plague Outbreak Travel Advice


Madagascar Plague Outbreak Travel Advice - Added 16th October 2017 - Current 18th January 2018

We are monitoring an outbreak of pneumonic and bubonic plague in Madagascar. Direct flights from Madagascar to Seychelles are suspended until further notice. The Ministry of Health in Seychelles is currently imposing a six day quarantine on all individuals arriving from Madagascar. Passengers should contact their flight operator or travel agent if they intend to travel this route.

Update on 5th December 2017: The Public Health Authority in Seychelles has reported that it has lifted travel restrictions imposed after the outbreak of pneumonic and bubonic plague in Madagascar.

You are no longer required to spend 7 days outside of Madagascar before entering Seychelles and quarantine will no longer be enforced, although public health surveillance will continue at ports of entry.

Air Seychelles is currently maintaining a suspension of flights between Seychelles and Madagascar until 18 January 2018.

Please follow the travel advice of your Government:


New Zealand

United Kingdom


STA Travel are monitoring this situation and updates will be added to this Travel Advice page.

Anyone with concerns about travel in this area should contact their Booking Store for advice.


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