Madagascar is open to American tourists from October 23

Madagascar welcomes American citizens starting Saturday, October 23rd.

The island country, located on the coast of East Africa, had banned tourists from the United States and a handful of other countries by October 2020.

To enter under the country’s new travel restrictions, travelers must give COVID negatives within 3 days before boarding and be quarantined at an approved hotel for at least one night while waiting for the results of a second coronavirus test, according to an Oct. 15 press release. of the National Tourism Board of Madagascar. If the test returns positive, the quarantine will be extended for another 14 days.

Regional flights between Madagascar and the neighboring islands of the Indian Ocean, including Mauritius and Reunion Island, are expected to launch on Saturday. Additional flights from Europe are scheduled to resume service on 6 November.

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According to the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and the Comoros, there are U.S. citizens who are welcome.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified Madagascar as a destination with a low risk of COVID-19. He suggests that travelers be fully vaccinated before entering the country.

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