Madagascar opens Nosy Be to international tourists from October 1
Madagascar is partially opening up to tourists. From October 1, international flights will resume from and to Nosy Be. As announced by the Madagascan President, Andry Rajoelina, on August 9, visitors must present before boarding, a negative PCR tes t for Covid-19, carried out seventy-two hours before departure, and have a ticket. round trip. They are also prohibited from leaving the island, except to return to their country of departure.
Since the Malagasy borders were closed last March, the country's tourism activity has been in agony. According to Moov, who quotes the tourism minister, 90% of workers in the sector have been unemployed since the lockdown went into effect. "However, nearly 8,700 reservations are still being maintained for this year, despite the border closures," confided Joël Randriamandranto. According to the Madagascan site, the majority of the population lives only on the tourism industry in Nosy Be.
This reopening of "the island of perfumes" would certainly allow Air Madagascar to relaunch its flights to the cities of Paris and Marseille in France. In addition to the national company, Air Austral, Airlink, Ethiopian Airlines, Ewa Air, Neos, among others, could also resume their connections with Nosy Be