Madagascar : Exceptional flights to and from Mauritius and South Africa

Exceptional flights to and from Mauritius and South Africa

Madagascar : Exceptional flights to and from Mauritius and South Africa

Madagascar : Exceptional flights to and from Mauritius and South Africa. Tinoka Roberto, the Minister of Transport has given exceptional authorizations to these flights.

Exceptional authorizations

Reminder, Madagascar had closed its borders to Mauritius since the end of November 2021.

In a press release published Tuesday evening on 04 December 2021, the Ministry of Transport and Meteorology recognizes that exceptional authorisations may be issued for certain passengers going to Mauritius or South Africa, or who return.


According to the ministry, these authorisations are granted in the context of repatriation flights, or nationals of those countries, workers from those countries. It can also be flights carrying state missionaries and diplomats. It specifies that requests for authorization emanate from the embassies of the countries of the passengers concerned.. However, it does not give details of the identity of the competent authorities issuing the authorisations..

Suspension of commercial flights

Commercial flights from Madagascar to Mauritius and South Africa are officially suspended and continue to be suspended, insists the ministry in its press release.

The discovery of a newborn baby in the toilet of an Air Mauritius plane from Madagascar has allowed the public to discover thatthere are two weekly flights between Madagascar and Mauritius, and that these can sometimes carry passengers. The airline and the Ministry of Transport point out, however, that these flights are under the authorization of the Malagasy authorities.

Mauritius reopens its borders to 09 African countries

His side, Mauritius reopens its borders to 09 African countries. Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) announced that Mauritius reopens its borders to flights from African countries since Friday 7 January. This is Botswana, from Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, from Lesotho, from Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and in particular South Africa.

MTPA invites travelers to contact airlines and tour operators to confirm the availability of flights and also to have information on Covid-19 protocols to follow.

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