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Adjustment of health protocols at the airport

Adjustment of health protocols at the airport

Adjustment of health protocols at the airport

Considering what happened when the first flight from Europe arrived, the authorities will take measures to adjust the health protocols at Ivato airport – Antananarivo.

Speed ​​up the process

The Minister of Tourism and that of Transport were present at the international airport of Ivato during the arrival of the first commercial flight of Air Madagascar, this Sunday 07 November 2021.

The Minister of Tourism Joël Randriamandranto has accepted the fact that the systems put in place at Ivato airport were overwhelmed by the arrival of 640 travelers from Paris on Saturday and Sunday. And he announced that they will see the corrections to be made.

Reminder, the borders of Madagascar are reopened for regional flights from the 23 October. And the reopening for long-haul flights from Europe has taken place since the 06 November 2021.

Since this opening, the Malagasy authorities are showing great vigilance. And the measures are very strict on the arrival of travelers from outside. What delayed travelers at the airport. It was therefore necessary to make improvements.

“There should be more boxes to take samples for PCR counter-tests at Ivato airport. Similarly, we should increase the number of boxes to pay the costs of these counter-tests. Payment should also be computerized. »

Adjustment of health protocols at Ivato airport

The Ministry of Transport and Meteorology explained that these new measures will be taken with a view to "to optimize the processing time of passengers as much as possible from disembarkation to the shuttle". They should also help to "reduce as much as possible the risk of spreading the virus" of Covid-19.

Monday 08 November, the Minister of Transport and Meteorology and that of Tourism as well as the other entities concerned by the opening of borders, went down to Ivato "in order to ensure the effectiveness of the measures undertaken". They also announced other measures to come “with a view to improving the passenger processing chain”.

2 000 passengers since reopening

“Depuis le 23 October when the country reopened air traffic, 2 000 passengers disembarked in Madagascar.” had specified the Minister of Tourism Joël Randriamandranto.

Half of these passengers are residents, and the other half non-residents.

As a reason for travel, 41% came for tourism, 28% for family reasons and 13% for other reasons.

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