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.
You should exercise caution throughout Madagascar at all times and avoid crowds. Following rioting on the island of Nosy Be on 2-3 October 2013, which resulted in the deaths of 2 Europeans and a Malagasy man, the situation is now calm. You should be particularly vigilant in the following areas of Nosy Be: Ambatoloaka, Hell-Ville, all beaches, and the road to the airport.
There has been continued political instability in Madagascar since January 2009. The situation in the center of Antananarivo remains volatile and demonstrations at short notice are likely. The first round of Presidential Elections took place on 25 October. The second round, together with legislative elections, is scheduled for 20 December 2013. You should avoid going out at night in the center of the capital.