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For those seeking an experience like no other, Madagascar, Africa is the perfect destination.  The fourth largest island in the world, it was torn away from African and Indian landmasses millions of years ago after an

Staying Safe & Healthy in Madagascar

Looking for a travel destination that offers diverse landscapes to explore? How about a place with a long, rich history and a fascinating culture that revolves around ancient magic and mystery? Perhaps it’s abundant

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If you’re planning a trip to Madagascar you have just assured yourself one of the most amazing adventures you will ever experience.  This country has something to offer everyone, from the extreme and adventurous trav

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Recommended vaccinations for Madagascar

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.


    There is considerable risk of malaria and prophylaxis is recommended. The choice is between Malarone , Doxycycline  or Lariam . Protection against mosquito bites will reduce the risk further. 

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    HIV in Africa

    109 Danes were infected with HIV in Africa between 1991 and 99. Africa is the continent with most HIV infected people. Overall about 8% of the population is infected with infection rates reaching up to 80% in risk groups like prostitutes.


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

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what is the safety precautions to be taken for the travel to Madagascar?

Marian, it is Africa and has many of the usual African health problems; malaria, rabies, dengue fever, rift valley fever and occasional outbreaks of cholera,... read more »
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Madagascar has a reputation for political instability, and of course petty crime is as much of a problem here as it is anywhere. DFAT says you should "recons... read more »
over 6 years ago

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