Madagascar & COVID - Travel Advice & Things To Know

Madagascar COVID-19 Updates

Oh beautiful Madagascar, we have missed you! Since the global pandemic outbreak in March 2020, Madagascar closed its borders and flights to Madagascar have been suspended ever since.. 
The word is out! Since November 2021, after more than 1,5 years, Madagascar has opened its borders for travellers from overseas, allowing incoming and outgoing flights.

We encourage you to book a road trip to Madagascar and go and explore the country. Many people’s livelihood depends on the tourism sector and this has been put to an abrupt standstill for way to long. An adventurist mindset is needed tough. Some hotels will not be in operation anymore, so the information in your Travel Guide might not reflect reality on the ground. Nut not to worry, Roadtrip Africa is present on the ground, and can sort you out with un-expectancies. Good to know that you will be welcomed with open arms, lodges will offer great discounts and you will have the beaches and parks to yourself. Do we need to say more?

Entry requirements and corona travel regulations

Flights to Madagascar - Finally, almost all airlines fly to Madagascar again. KLM / Air France, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenyan Airlines and  Air Madagascar ( from Paris) have direct flights from Europe to Madagascar. Other options to fly to Madagascar are with Air Austral via Reunion island, or Air Mauritius via Mauritius. 
The options for taking domestic flights are currently very limited. We advice to avoid taking a domestic flight. 
PCR test on arrival - All travellers (including children) irrespective of vaccination status or country of origin, are required to arrive with a negative PCR test, based on a sample not older than 72 hours (3 days). On arrival, all travellers are required to do a mandatory rapid test at a standardised fee of € 25. 
Face mask - Wearing a face masks is only required when entering a big supermarket. 

The COVID entry requirements will probably change overtime. If you are planning for your roadtrip next year, just contact us again for the latest updates closer to your departure time, and keep an eye out on our website. We will post updates at this webpage.

Roadtrip Africa flexible booking and payment terms

We accept online payments by Credit Card, Bank transfer, or Ideal (Dutch customer only), and cash payments on arrival. 

Payments are due latest two weeks before the start of your car rental trip. There are no refunds in case of a last minute cancelation or rescheduling, which is 14 days before your departure date or less.

Let's hope that COVID is something of the past. But in case it does become a pandemic again with severe travel restrictions and you have to cancel your booking, not to worry, we refund 100% of the payment. Valid COVID cancelation reasons are you tested positive with a PCR test; flights to/ from Madagascar are banned, or when your home country all of a sudden imposes quarantine to visitors coming from Madagascar.