Some governments are advising against travel to certain parts of Madagascar.
This includes Batterie Beach, north of Tuléar, where there have been violent attacks including fatalities and the Anosy and Ankazoabo regions.
The centre of Antananarivo remains unstable and potentially volatile. The Ankatso areas, the Avenue de L’ Independence, Ambohijatovo, Analakely, Bohorika, Isoraka, Ampasamandinika, 67ha, Isotry, Analakely as well as military barracks are potential flashpoints. Although foreigners have not been targeted, you should take care when travelling around the city and avoid any crowds or political gatherings. Don’t touch any suspect packages.
Travellers should avoid all crowds and political demonstrations and follow local advice in the south-east of the country.
In the southern triangle between Ihosy, Tuléar and Fort-Dauphin the security situation remains tense and the roads are in very poor condition. Avoid overnight stays in the countryside.
Travellers should avoid travelling at night on Route Nationale 13 (RN 13) between Ambovombe and Ihosy and on the RN 10 between Betioky and Andranovory (the western route to Toliara/Tuléar). There have been several attacks on vehicles. If you’re travelling to Fort Dauphin, you should travel by air if possible. If this isn’t possible, take great care on roads during the daytime; be vigilant at all times and following the instructions of local authorities.
Plague Outbreak Travel Advice
We are monitoring an outbreak of pneumonic and bubonic plague in Madagascar. The current plague season is predicted to continue until April 2018 and further outbreaks cannot be ruled out.
Please follow the travel advice of your Government:
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.