Madagascar is accessible to US citizens. After more than a year, Madagascar is reopening its borders and inviting back travelers from many nations, including the United States. Since October 23rd, US citizens have had to test negative for COVID within 3 days after boarding and spend at least one night in quarantine at a hotel that has been approved while awaiting the results of a second coronavirus test. All of these actions are taken to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Once you arrive in Madagascar, you should be aware that several regulations are different from those in your home country and are necessary, such as curfew hours in some towns and the requirement to wear a mask in public; breaking any of these laws might result in 24-hour detention.
While visiting Madagascar, you can partake in the following activities, with certain limitations: bars, restaurants, public transportation, shopping, and events.
The Lemur Park
The major draw at this 5-hectare botanical garden and lemur reserve is the opportunity to see some of Madagascar’s wildlife. There are seven distinct kinds of lemurs that can be seen here. Depending on the length and services provided, this park is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm and provides several tour packages. Although you will be instructed not to touch the lemurs, some may attempt to do so as they are allowed to roam freely throughout the park. Despite this, they are not hazardous.
Strict Nature Reserve at Tsingy de Bemaraha
This reserve, which is a piece of the UNESCO World Heritage, is home to several endangered species as well as stunning geomorphological features. The park’s towering limestone pinnacles, which may reach heights of 328 feet, are what make it unique. Between April and November, during daylight hours, this Reserve is open. A number of excursions are given, and entry tickets range from one to two days. It is distinguished for its breathtaking vistas, protected mangrove forests, and its population of wild birds that can be seen all over the reserve.
The Baobab Avenue
Many Baobab trees, which are estimated to be over 800 years old and stand over 30 meters tall, can be seen along this route. Although this area is available around-the-clock, sunset hours draw the most visitors because of the breathtaking photos that may be shot. Since it’s an open road, access is free, but if you don’t feel like driving, paid excursions are available and advised. If, however, you plan to drive to get here, park fees vary.
This stunning island in Madagascar is the one you should pick if you want a more leisurely itinerary since it offers breathtaking views and a tropical setting with a turquoise sea and palm palms all around. Its name, which alludes to the smaller islands that encircle Nosy Be, means “large island.” Additionally, you may practice scuba diving here in the clear seas in the hopes of spotting some sea turtles.
Before traveling to Madagascar, you must get landing authorization. For US residents, you must also register with the Embassy. Both tasks may be completed quickly by visiting the FastTrack website and obtaining the necessary documentation.