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Safety Alert for Madagascar

04 Dec 2013

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Andohahela National Park in the south east of the country and the national parks of Montagne d’Ambre and Ankarana in northern Madagascar. There have been confirmed reports of armed attacks, including robberies on tourists.

Travellers should exercise caution throughout Madagascar at all times and avoid crowds. Rioting on the island of Nosy Be on 2-3 October 2013, resulted in the death of 2 Europeans; the situation is now calm. Travellers should be particularly vigilant in the following areas of Nosy Be: Ambatoloaka, Hell-Ville, all beaches and the road to the airport.

Advice for Travellers

Further information on the FCO website.