The latest information about Coronavirus in Madagascar

The Government of Madagascar (GOM) revised eligibility criteria for the AstraZeneca/Covishield COVID-19 vaccine that was allocated to the country through the COVAX initiative. Individuals 18 and over are now eligible to be vaccinated. However, Madagascar is awaiting additional supplies and currently is not running vaccination clinics. Johnson & Johnson vaccines are expected to arrive on July 27. These vaccines will be targeted at those who did not receive the first dose of COVISHIELD. The second shipment of COVISHIELD vaccines is expected to arrive in early August. Please contact the Ministry of Health for more information. 

Update, July 26, 2021

On Sunday, 25 July 2021, the Prime Minister announced that the following health measures are still in force :

  • – The borders are closed to passengers from overseas
  • – Domestic flights run by Tsaradia are still authorized
  • – The state of a health emergency is extended for 15 days throughout the country as of Monday, 26 July 2021.
  • – Masks must still be worn and preventive measures complied with throughout the country
  • – Meetings of over 400 people are banned in Antananarivo City, Antananarivo Atsimondrano, Antananarivo Avaradrano, Ambohidratrimo, Fianarantsoa I and Antsirabe
  • – Discos in the districts listed above are still closed
  • – The curfew runs from midnight to 4 a.m. in those districts
  • – In all other districts, outdoor events are allowed without restriction, but the relevant health measures must be strictly observed.