The current situation (january 2022) is a negative travel advise, e.g. from the American Embassy: Do not travel to Madagascar due to COVID and related conditions. Exercise increased caution due to crime.
On the other hand things are well organized in Antananarivo. After arrival at the new airport Ravenale, each tourist requires (if not yet received) a visa (approx. 40 euro, depending on duration of stay; a photo is not asked for) and a new Malagasy negative PCR test (25 euro at the airport). A hotel reservation should be made in advance and each tourist is brought to this hotel by a gouvernmental shuttle bus (3 euro). The result of the PCR test may last 1-2 days and the tourist is not allowed to leave his/her room. When returning home, each tourist again needs a negative PCR test before entering an airplane, which can easily be obtained in Antananarivo. For example, in the Louis Pasteur Institute, rather expensive (75 euro), but ready the same day. Advise: go their very early in the morning, e.g. 05.00 a.m. Everywhere in Madagascar, when entering a public place, a bank, hospital or taxi, a face mask is required. Be prepared that due to Corona and the absence of clients, most hotels and restaurants are closed.
On 23 October 2021 visitors from Mauritius and Reunion are welcome in Madagascar, and from 6 November people from Europe.
There will be a PCR test at the airport, followed by 1-2 days in a quarantaine hotel in Antananarivo for the result. Check before flying for last minute changes!
The border is now open for Mauritius and Reunion and next week europe will come. One has to pay 25 euros for the PCR test and the money for 1-2 days in a quarantine hotel. 2021
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Het zingen van de Indri
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From the ancient rainforests in the northeast to the dry thorny scrub in the southwest. Beer Visser travels across Madagascar for three months and comes face to face with the many exceptional animals that live in the country. She searches for silk sifakas, leaf-tailed geckos and golden bamboo lemurs, hears indris sing and visits countless
national parks in the country. She cruises the Tsiribihina River in a canoe, takes the only train that still runs in Madagascar, and discovers as she travels that there are plenty of other options for crossing the country than with the notorious jungle taxis. The poverty of the Malagasy and the deforestation of the land humiliates her; beautiful cities, friendly people and the animals that still roam the forests despite the threat surprise her. In the meantime, she writes down her experiences in a blog. These stories have been collected in this book and supplemented with facts worth knowing about the country, recommendations and recommendations about where to stay and tips on what to do. Additional web pages include background information and useful links for the traveler for each chapter.