Basic vaccinations for travelers to Madagascar:

  • hepatitis A
  • hepatitis B
  • typhoid

Additional vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus and polio are recommended for adventurers and hikers.

Regardless of the season, Madagascar is classified as a malaria-prone area, especially on the coast. Adequate drug prevention is needed against pathogens, which must be started before travel.

Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory if the tourist arrives from or passes through an infected country. Visit the Intermed Vaccination Center website for more information . 

Travel pharmacy is essential with the necessary medicines in it.

Medicines for digestive problems, intestinal infections, diarrhea, mosquito bites and sunburns, wound disinfectants (Betadin), adhesive plasters, bandages, wet wipes (including toilet paper and disinfectant wet wipes) are particularly important.

In the country tap water is not drinkable, it is recommended to consume bottled mineral water.

The consumption of ice cubes is forbidden, and the consumption of “jusnaturel” (fresh juice), which is available in many places, is not recommended either (there are places where it is made by adding tap water).

The Malagasy rum specialty, the very delicious rum ripened with fruit, “rhum arrangĂ©â€ is also perfect for disinfecting the stomach.
Public utilities are deficient in most villages, in many places there is no electricity and running water, and health care is not very high.

That is why proper health insurance is also important.