Tropical Cyclone Hellen is forecast to strike North West Madagascar on Monday 31 March. We advise all to take extra caution, monitor local media reports and to follow the advice of the local authorities.
On 25 January 2014 several explosive devices were detonated in the center of Antananarivo leading to over 50 casualties including one fatality.
We advise against all but essential travel to the national parks of ‘Montagne d’Ambre’ and ‘Ankarana’ in northern Madagascar. There have been confirmed reports of armed attacks, including robberies on tourists.