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Madagascar reopening borders in Oct’2021

GRADUAL AND SECURE REOPENING OF MADAGASCAR’S BORDERS

Security: the watchword for the reopening.

The reopening of Madagascar’s borders will first be partial and then progressive.

Air Austral and Air Mauritius will respectively operate regional flights linking Madagascar to Reunion and Mauritius as of October 23, 2021.

Note: Flights from/to Mauritius are suspended from November 27th, 2021.

Flights from Europe to Antananarivo operated by Air Madagascar and Air France will resume on November 6, 2021

Considering the evolution of the health situation in the world and, consequently, to ensure the safety of tourists and the local population, countries are classified in 2 categories: «red» and «green».

Only travelers coming from «green» countries will be allowed to enter the Malagasy national territory.

Countries classified as «red» are those having a community transmission rate of more than 300 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week with a spread of variants, which are of concern for Madagascar.

In addition, the current travel conditions require the following mandatory measures:

– Presentation of a negative result of an Rt-PCR test performed 72 hours before boarding;


– Presentation of 2 nights hotel booking certification and proof of payment of a hotel room for at least 1 night for self-isolation; List of hotels is here.


– Performing a Rt-PCR test upon arrival in Madagascar, at the traveler’s expense (25 euros);


– The airport-hotel transfer is provided by an approved shuttle, at the traveler’s expense;


– Presentation of a letter of commitment to stay in self-isolation until the test result is obtained;


– The completion of a travel tracking form after the self-isolation period;


– In case of a positive result to the Rt-PCR test on arrival, a 14-day self-isolation will be implemented, at the traveler’s expense;

The Antananarivo Ivato airport, where all hygiene protocols are in place, will receive passengers upon landing.

Charter flights from Europe to Nosy Be are also allowed as well as cruise ships.

In its strategy to reopen the borders, the authorities are ensuring that the hygiene protocols developed by the National Tourism Board (ONTM), on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and in partnership with the Confederation of Tourism (CTM), are put in place at all levels in order to ensure a pleasant and safe stay for tourists visiting Madagascar.

Postponement terms & book with confidence during covid-19

For all new bookings: book with confidence

Updated : September 2021

  • 10% deposit is required to confirm a booking. Payment of balance is required 30 days prior to arrival.
  • Some exceptions regarding the amount of deposit may apply with trips which include the following properties : Anjajavy, Mandrare River Camp, Manafiafy beach & Forest Lodge, Masoala Forest Lodge.
  • The option of payment by credit card is offered.

Standard cancellation and payment terms will start to apply once WHO lifts the pandemic status of Covid-19. Our standard cancellation and payment terms can be found here : https://asisten-travel.com/standard-terms-conditions/

Postponement terms for existing bookings

  • Any bookings confirmed and secured with a deposit  scheduled to travel will be eligible to postpone arrangements for travel within 12 months of the original arrival date.
  • Postponement can be requested up to 30 days prior to arrival. One date amendment per booking will be permitted.
  • The itinerary shall be similar to the one initially booked and fare difference may apply.
  • New dates: If guests are unsure of their future travel arrangements, we will propose dates based on availability and feasibility.

Standard cancellation & payment terms to the revised dates will apply. Our standard cancellation and payment terms can be found here : https://asisten-travel.com/standard-terms-conditions/