Madagascar – Update on the measures to limit the spread of COVID-19

13 August, 2020

The designated operator of Madagascar, Paositra Malagasy, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, in order to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Antananarivo, the Madagascan Government has extended the lockdown measures in the Analamanga region until 23 August 2020.

In Antananarivo, the Madagascan capital, travel is subject to restrictions and the use of public transport is not permitted, in order to limit person-to-person contact as far as possible. However, post office opening hours have returned to normal (i.e. 8.00 to 16.00). Mail will therefore be delivered to post office boxes, but home deliveries may still be subject to delays.

In view of the ongoing situation, Paositra Malagasy remains unable to guarantee quality of service for all categories of inbound and outbound mail (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items), or to comply with standards for the delivery and export EMS items.

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