Health

No vaccinations are required to enter Madagascar. However, it is recommended that you keep up to date with the usual vaccinations: yellow fever, DTPolio, hepatitis A (and B), and typhoid.

For the COVID, please refer to our section “Conditions of entry to Madagascar” on this website or click on https://madagascar-tourisme.com/Fr-fr/border-reopening/

Malaria: It is strongly recommended to take a preventive treatment. In any case, the best prevention remains protection against bites: use long and loose clothing at the end of the day, apply repellent, sleep under a mosquito net or in an air-conditioned room.

IMPORTANT: Your daily medication must remain in your possession, within easy reach, especially on the plane. Do not put your daily medication in your hold luggage, prefer to have them with you in the cabin in case your luggage is lost or delayed.

Digestive disorders are the most common health problems encountered. They are most often caused by changes in diet and, in the bush, by the poor quality of running water. To avoid them, eat well-cooked food, wash and peel fruit and vegetables well, and use bottled water with a cap, possibly even for brushing your teeth.

In the bush, where bottled mineral water is scarce, use products such as Aquatab, Micropur, Micropur express (for hikers or trekkers who need a short product action time). We also recommend Micropur Forte Dccna (in combination with silver ions) which is the only product on the market that not only purifies the water but also preserves it (the water remains drinkable for up to 6 months; ideal for the tank of a camper van or boat). This product eliminates both bacteria and viruses in 30 minutes, but also parasites (amoebas, giardia, cryptosporidium) in 2 hours.

Medical facilities are of fairly good quality in the main cities. You will find well-stocked pharmacies, as well as doctors and hospitals. Outside the cities, medical facilities are basic.

We have a first-aid pharmacy in the vehicles, but it is essential that you have your own travel pharmacy with the medicines you consider useful.


 

 

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