Insurance Madagascar

The French have always cultivated special ties with Madagascar, and the Red Island’s exceptional charm delights the eye and fills the soul. In fact, they are the second largest foreign community on the island. So there are plenty of reasons to come and live in Madagascar or take a vacation on the island. In any case, whatever your project, remember to take out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. In this way, you can avoid potential financial, health and legal complications in the event of an unexpected accident. We advise you to choose policies that cover repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.

  • Political system: Republic
  • Capital: Antananarivo
  • Surface area: 587 040 Km²
  • Population: 18 million
  • Languages spoken: Malagasy, French
  • Currency: Ariary

Visas Madagascar

If you are a French national, you need an entry visa for Madagascar. You must be able to show proof of a return or onward ticket (with a visa or residence permit for the country of return or onward travel if necessary). Arrival and departure must take place within six months of the date of issue of the visa. The maximum stay is 90 days.

French Embassy Antananarivo
3 rue Jean Jaurès – Ambatomena – BP 204
Antananarivo 101
Tel: 261 22 39 898
Fax: 261 22 39 927

Embassy of Madagascar in Paris
4, avenue Raphaël
75016 Paris

Vaccines and safety in Madagascar

Vaccines and local diseases

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of one year.

  • For adults, don’t forget vaccinations against tetanus, polio, hepatitis A & B, meningitis A & C, and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies.
  • For children, don’t forget vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B (long-stay) and typhoid (long-stay for travellers aged 5 and over).

In Madagascar, the following diseases are common: Amoebiasis, spider, snake, fish and scorpion bites, roundworm, bilharzia, cholera, hepatitis A & B, sexually transmitted diseases, meningitis, malaria, polio, plague, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.

Safety in Madagascar

The risks associated with common crime are high. Uninhabited areas, including national parks and beaches, are particularly prone to attacks on tourists by armed gangs, sometimes with great violence. In addition, the rainy season in Madagascar can be very intense, so it’s a good idea to pay close attention to the weather and follow the safety advice in force. For more information, please consult the France Diplomatie website.

Health and repatriation insurance in Madagascar

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Madagascar? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types of travel insurance, international student insurance and expatriate insurance.

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