We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Madagascar.
There is currently an outbreak of pneumonic and bubonic plague in Madagascar. You should contact your flight operator or travel agent if you intend to travel this route.
Irish Citizens are advised to follow guidance available on the website of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
There has been political unrest in Madagascar since 2009, and the situation remains unpredictable. Although foreigners have not been targeted in past demonstrations, we advise you to avoid the centre of Antananarivo, to exercise caution, and to keep an eye on news reports, as well as any information that may be posted on this website. Avoid any large gatherings or demonstrations.
The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.
The Emergency Services (Police, Medical Emergency and Fire Service) number in Madagascar is 117.
Because there is no Irish Embassy or Consulate in Madagascar, we’re limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. However, if you need assistance, you can contact the Irish Embassy in Maputo in Mozambique. Please note that if you require assistance in the case of emergency while the Embassy is closed, contact the Duty Officer at +258 82 3091430.
If you phone outside of working hours, leave us a message giving:
- Your name
- The nature of your problem
- Where you are now
- Your contact details (mobile phone number or phone number of where you’re staying)
We regularly monitor these messages and one of our staff members will be in contact with you.
EU Directive on Consular Protection
Under the EU Consular Protection Directive, Irish nationals may seek assistance from the Embassy or Consulate of any other EU member state in a country where there is no Irish Embassy or permanent representation.
Our tips for safe travels
- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities
- Add an alert for your destination within the Travelwise App.
- Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly in an emergency, such as a natural disaster or a family emergency
- Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates
- Read our Topical ‘Know Before You Go’ guide
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:55:13 BST