Madagascar – Measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus


The designated operator of Madagascar, Paositra Malagasy, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, in order to prevent the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government of Madagascar has declared a state of sanitary emergency for a period of 15 days, with effect from 21 March 2020.

In order to restrict human contact as far as possible, all passenger flights have been suspended, personal travel is strictly limited, and public transport services are no longer permitted to operate.

These measures are having a severe impact on postal operations. Until further notice, post offices will be operating a minimum service and the delivery of mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) is suspended.

Consequently, Paositra Malagasy is no longer able to guarantee quality of service for all categories of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items), in particular with regard to compliance with export and delivery standards for letter-post and EMS items.

Paositra Malagasy thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding, and will provide timely updates on any relevant changes via EmIS.