Exercise increased caution in Madagascar due to crime.
Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, may occur throughout Madagascar and particularly in:
- Antananarivo, Nosy Be, Toamasina (Tamatave), and Mahajunga
- Ankarana and Montagne d’Ambre National Parks adjacent to Diego
- General area surrounding Tolagnaro (Ft. Dauphin), south of National Route (RN) 7 and RN 27 (excluding the tourist area on the coastal roads between Ambovombe and Farafangana)
- Batterie Beach, north of Toliara (Tuléar)
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Madagascar:
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
- Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewelry or watches.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for Madagascar.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with updates to a Risk Indicator.
Originally Published: July 17, 2019